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.


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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

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

From: Merry Yi
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.




  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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Average: 5 (6 votes)

Submitted by shironeiko on Fri, 28/08/2020 - 16:48

I'd like to study new language in France. Through movies, I love the sceneries there, winter with snowmans. Especially, the intonation of french is really cute, little gentle, little genderness and I do love the music here.
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Submitted by danisep on Wed, 26/08/2020 - 23:42

Dear Sir/Madam, I’m writing to express my interest in travel grant publicited on the web page. This fall I would like to study english in London for three months and would be perfect to be part of the program to receive assistant travel expenses which help me to pay accomodation, tuition fees and other stuff. I would like to know more about the application process and what else is needed. I look forward to hearing from you. Best Regards Daniel
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Submitted by shelly on Tue, 25/08/2020 - 07:17

Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing to show my great interset in the summer yoga study that advertise on the public account. I also learn there is support grant if I decide to attend this activity. I have been studying yoga for three years, and I am eager to improve my body energy and get more progress. Could you please tell me where to fill the application form and more detail about grand. Hope to hear from you soon. Best regards Shelly
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Submitted by shelly on Tue, 25/08/2020 - 04:09

If there is chance to study abroad, I would like to the UK.

Submitted by Rinaa on Tue, 18/08/2020 - 23:13

I would love to study English in the UK. I think interacting with a native speaker and daily conversations would help me a lot to be fluent in English. Dear Sir/Maam I'm writing to express my interest in this summer study travel grant that was advertised on your website. I'm third-year student of the Economy and I'm planning to study English in London for one or more months from Jul. The period of time depends on you, how many months you will see reasonable. I would like to apply for a travel grant, otherwise, I couldn’t cover travel expenses on my own. Could you please send me further information, including the process of application and eligibility criteria. I finished my second year of university on time, with a high GPA. I'm attaching two Letter recommendation from my teacher, who expressed their interest to help me. I'm looking forward to hear from you.

Submitted by aml96 on Sat, 08/08/2020 - 17:22

l hope to study English in unite states for sex month i would like to study from native speaker but i do not have expense it will coast much i here from media there are scholarship to learn language but i can not find one also a lot of people apply and there are limited sits so i l study English in my home in the intent i am very interesting every day i learn new words and i feel butter than past

Submitted by Phan Bao Dung on Wed, 05/08/2020 - 20:36

I would like to go to English speaking countries to study English. There may be US, UK, Australia, Canada, Singapore, or India. English in each different country is a bit different about grammar, accent, pronunciation, and vocabulary. I really like American English so I hope I will have a trip to the US to practice my English.

Submitted by AMANI148 on Sun, 02/08/2020 - 19:37

Actually I started to learn English in US for a fife months .But now I studying in UK . I found USA easier than UK in the pronunciation . Maybe I used to listen voice people USA more.But here I didn't understand when people talk .I found it more defculte . So I trying to listening more .
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Submitted by Hennadii on Mon, 20/07/2020 - 12:20

As an English language learner, I would like to go to the UK. Honestly, it's my dream. I've been to many countries in Europe, like Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland, Austria, Hungary or France (Paris is incredibly beautiful, by the way) already. But England is something special I think. And it's not only because of my target language, you know, but it's also history, culture, literature and even sports (I'm a huge Arsenal fan) that engage me. I hope one day I could visit this country (for a month minimum) and make my dream come true.

Submitted by Dastenova Firuza on Sun, 12/07/2020 - 18:37

I would like to go to one of English speaking countries to practise my English. To be in contact with native speakers is the best way to improve speaking.