Mrs Barrett, an English-speaking woman who lives in your town, has advertised for someone to help her in her home for a few hours a day next summer. Write a letter to Mrs Barrett. In your letter: • suggest how you could help her in her home • say why you would like to do this work • explain when you will and will not be available Begin your letter as follows: Dear …………….,

Dear Mrs Barrett, I am writing to express my interest to help you with the household work. I work for a restaurant and will be on holiday over the
, it would be a good opportunity for me to spend my free time.
To begin
with, I can help to clean the house and the garden, too.
, I am quite good at painting, so if you have any walls to be painted I can get it done for you.
, I am a decent cook,
, I can
prepare some meals for you to keep over the week.
, I usually like to keep myself occupied, and since I live alone I do not have much work to be done during the holidays.
, I think it would be great to spend time lending you a hand.
In addition
to the above, I will be available during all five weekdays, unfortunately, on the weekends I travel to see my parents who live quite far away.
, if you think that I am a suitable person, do write back to me. Thank you for your consideration. Yours faithfully, Lee Adams
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