TYPES OF WRITING



UNIT 2. CHOOSE THE CAREER!

LESSON 19

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.

Procedure

1. Warm-up

> 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 __

A)

I would like a single room with a shower

B)

I’m writing to ask you a favour

C)

I don’t mind where you put me. I’ll sleep anywhere!

D)

I have a further request

E)

I would like to make a reservation for the nights of 22nd, 23rd, and 24th May

F)

I hope the above is convenient

G)

Write soon and let me know

H)

I’m coming down to London at the end of the month to go to a conference

I)

Could I have a bite to eat when I arrive?

J)

I hope you are all well, and that you’ve recovered from the busy Easter period

K)

I would be extremely grateful

L)

Could I possibly have a room at the back a I find the front rooms very noisy?

M)

Could

you put me up for a few days?

N)

Just a sandwich will do

O)

I look forward to your reply

P)

It’s the 22nd-24th May

Q)

As I will be arriving quite late, could you possibly put a cold buffet in my room on the 22nd?

R)

I hope that’s all right

S)

There’s something else I’d like to ask you

2. Reading and speaking

Do ex. 1, p. 31.

3. Reading

Do ex. 2, p. 31.

4. Writing

Fill in the chart according to the types of letters and reasons for writing.

Reasons for writing

Informal

Semi-formal

Formal

Requesting

Giving information

Application

Giving news

Giving advice

Apologising

Complaint

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.

6. speaking

> Who will get the job?

Positions available

International marketer

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?

Name

John Smith

Alex W>

Present job

5 days a week, 7 hours a day

6 days a week, 5 hours a day

Previous jobs

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)

Ukrainian

Good, studied it at college for 3 years

Very good, self-study

Czech

Quite good

Mainly reading

German

Not very good, speaks with mis­takes

Fluent speaking, excellent writ­ing

Family

Married, 3 children

Divorced

Age

42 years

32 years

Qualifica­tion

Master’s degree in Business Management

Travelling

Italy, Bulgaria, France, Ger­many

Ukraine, Germany, Austria, Poland

7. Summary

1) What types of writing do you know?

2) What are the reasons for writing?

8. Homework

On the part of each of the applicants in Ex. 6 write the letter of applica­tion. Include information you think relevant.


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