An expression of interest

An expression of interest

Learn how to write an email to ask for more information and express interest.

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and tips and do the exercises.

Preparation

Reading text

Travel grant

Are you a first-year or second-year student at Central University? Would you like to learn a language this summer?

Central University offers funding of up to £800 each for five students to go overseas and study English, Spanish, French, German or Chinese.* You can use the grant to pay for accommodation, travel expenses and tuition fees.

For more information, email grants@central-university.ac.uk

*Courses must be full time in July or August and for a minimum of two weeks.


From: Merry Yi
To: grants@central-university.ac.uk
Subject: Summer travel grant

Dear Sir/Madam,

I'm writing to express my interest in the summer travel grant that was advertised in this month's university magazine.

I am a second-year student and I am planning to study English in New York for three weeks in July. I would like to apply for the travel grant to help me with my expenses.

Could you please send me further details, including how to apply and when the application deadline is?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Regards,

Merry

Tips

  1. If you don't know the person's name when writing a formal email, you can start it Dear Sir/Madam.
  2. Your email should have three short main paragraphs:
    1. What you are interested in
    2. Why you're interested
    3. Any questions you have.
  3. I look forward to hearing from you is a good way to close an email if you want a reply.
  4. Regards is a semi-formal, respectful way to end an email. It is common in professional emails too.

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Submitted by Loc Dang on Fri, 09/08/2019 - 15:55

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I think the best way to learn a language is to go to a country where the language is a mother tongue. It is incredibly effective as long as you could practice every day with a correct and conventional manner. Besides, the daily life there would provide you with a deeper understanding of their culture that would be useful in studying a language.

Submitted by Paulo Nunes on Thu, 25/07/2019 - 21:52

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Dear Sir/Madam, I would like to pratice my English because I have an holliday travel to Berlim scheduled to next September. Could you please send me some tips on how to pratice social conversation? I am looking forward to ear from you soon. Best regards Paulo Nunes

Hello Paulo

There are several videos in the Speaking skills sections of LearnEnglish Teens that you might find useful, and I'd also recommend our Word on the Street and Britain is GREAT video series. They contain quite a lot of video of people interacting in a wide variety of contexts.

I hope you find these useful and have a great trip!

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

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Submitted by mtalebi on Sat, 08/06/2019 - 05:38

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I believe that the best place to study a language is in that native country because you can communicate with the people there. Of course, it is very costly. For example, English in England or USA, Persian in Iran, French in France, Arabic in the UAE, Chineese in China.

Submitted by saydin on Sun, 26/05/2019 - 13:10

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I would like to go to England because I want to learn to perfect english. maybe, I can stay one or two year in england

Submitted by Ol4ik on Mon, 29/04/2019 - 18:38

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I would like to study English in Canada because I want to move to this country. I suppose that studying in this beautiful place would help me find out more about Canadian culture and nature before moving.