UNIT 2. CHOOSE THE CAREER!
TYPES OF WRITING
Цілі: формувати навички письма; вдосконалювати навички усного мовлення, читання; розвивати культуру спілкування й мовленнєву реакцію учнів; виховувати зацікавленість у розширенні своїх знань.
> Formal and informal letters
Here are two jumbled letters. One is written to a hotel, and the other is to a friend. Decide which sentences go with which letter and put them in the right order.
Letter to a hotel __ Letter to a friend __
I would like a single room with a shower
I’m writing to ask you a favour
I don’t mind where you put me. I’ll sleep anywhere!
I have a further request
I would like to make a reservation for the nights of 22nd, 23rd, and 24th May
I hope the above is convenient
Write soon and let me know
I’m coming down to London at the end of the month to go to a conference
Could I have a bite to eat when I arrive?
I hope you are all well, and that you’ve recovered from the busy Easter period
I would be extremely grateful
Could I possibly have a room at the back a I find the front rooms very noisy?
Could you put me up for a few days?
Just a sandwich will do
I look forward to your reply
It’s the 22nd-24th May
As I will be arriving quite late, could you possibly put a cold buffet in my room on the 22nd?
I hope that’s all right
There’s something else I’d like to ask you
2. Reading and speaking
Do ex. 1, p. 31.
Do ex. 2, p. 31.
Fill in the chart according to the types of letters and reasons for writing.
Reasons for writing
I am writing to draw your attention to…, Could you do something for me?, I am writing to apologise for…, I’ve looked into…, You’ll never guess what…, I am writing to request some advice concerning.., I’m writing to tell you about…, I would be most grateful if you could…, I am writing to apply for the position…, Do you know anything about…, This information should be useful to you…, Why don’t you…, In addition, could you tell me…, I’m really sorry about…, I am writing to inform you of…, I’m sorry to hear. and I think I can help…, I am writing with reference to your advertisement which I saw., Glad to hear that…, I would like to express my dissatisfaction…, This information should help you…, May I bring to your attention…, I really need…, I didn’t mean to…, I would suggest that…, I am writing to offer my sincere apologies regarding.
5. Reading and speaking
Do ex. 3, p. 32.
> Who will get the job?
A major U. S. manufacturing firm is seeking an experienced (5-10 years) marketing expert to develop their international efforts in the areas of distribution, service and sales administration. The specific territory is Eastern Europe and Ukraine. Heavy travel will require absence from home for a high proportion of time. Oral and written skills are a must including fluency in English, Ukrainian, Polish and German. Master’s degree in Business or International management required.
All replies are confidential. Send correspondence to:
Box LF 567
The Wall Street Journal
This is an advertisement from the “Wall Street Journal”. Two people have applied for the job. The Personal Manager has made some notes after the interviews. Compare the applicants. Who do you think will get the job and why?
5 days a week, 7 hours a day
6 days a week, 5 hours a day
Sales manager (1993-2001) Chief of the Commercial Department(2001-2007)
Chief of the Advertising Department (2007 – present)
Shop-assistant (2001-2003) Stock broker (2004-2009) Shop owner (2009 – present)
Good, studied it at college for 3 years
Very good, self-study
Not very good, speaks with mistakes
Fluent speaking, excellent writing
Married, 3 children
Master’s degree in Business Management
Italy, Bulgaria, France, Germany
Ukraine, Germany, Austria, Poland
1) What types of writing do you know?
2) What are the reasons for writing?
On the part of each of the applicants in Ex. 6 write the letter of application. Include information you think relevant.