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Session 3

Sunny the vlogger has found a job she wants to apply for. But her covering letter has a few grammatical mistakes. Can you help her improve the letter, and then write your own?

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    Activity 1
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    Activity 2

Activity 1

Sunny's letter

It's not quite right...

Welcome to Session 3.

Remember Sunny from Session 1? She was trying to find a job. Well, she's decided to apply for a job as a tour manager - someone who organises trips for tourists. She thinks it's a good chance to use her skills and meet interesting people.

She's written a covering letter. It's a letter that goes with a job application to explain a bit more about who you are and why you want the job.

But she made a few mistakes with gerunds and infinitives. Can you find them and correct them?

To do

Read the letter and find the mistakes.

Read the text and complete the activity

Dear Mr Smith,

My name is Sunny Zhang. I am a recent graduate in Drama and Performing Arts. I am writing to apply for the role of Tour Manager that you advertised in the Tourist Daily.

The role of a tour manager is very interesting to me. Working in the travel industry is one of the most challenging but rewarding jobs you can do. I have followed the progress of Big Fun Holiday Tours since the company was founded in 2001 and I have seen how it has continued to grow as a leader in the travel sector. I particularly like how you work with families rather than big groups of adults.

During my BA in Drama and Performing Arts I worked as a Group Leader for Theatre Workshops for Kids. I enjoy to perform on stage. It is rewarding to help children to learn to do drama. I believe that this work experience allowed me to use the knowledge I learned in my degree. After finishing my job for Theatre Workshops, I tried to learn some new skills. I learned to play the ukulele and now I practise playing at least three times a week. Therefore, I believe that I am a good fit for this job, which requires creativity and dedication. I also love to travel and visit new places. While I was travelling, I developed my interpersonal skills. I had to interact with different people to find out information and get help when I needed it. In addition to this, I also speak English and Chinese fluently. I hope learning Spanish and have recently started attending an evening course.

I have decided looking for a job that will help me develop my skills and learn new ones as well. I believe that I am a suitable candidate for this job, because I love travelling and working with a lot of different people. I hope you will give me a chance to work with you.

I am available for interview Monday to Friday from 10am to 2pm.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Yours sincerely,


Sunny Zhang (Miss)

Sunny's mistakes

6 Questions

Look at these sentences from Sunny's letter and choose the best option to say whether each sentence is correct or not

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How did you do? Well done if you spotted all the mistakes! Next, it's your turn to write a covering letter. Can you do a better one than Sunny?

Session Grammar

  • When we use two verbs together, what form does the second verb take?

    Followed by a gerund
    admit, advise, consider, discuss

    Followed by an infinitive
    agree, appear, choose, decide

    Followed by either, same meaning  
    begin, continue, hate, like

    Followed by either, change in meaning
    forget, regret, remember, stop

Session Vocabulary

  • tour manager
    someone who organises trips for tourists

    covering letter
    a letter that goes with a job application, saying why you are suitable for the job