Marcia writes an email to one of the candidates giving them the news that they have not got the job.

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Task 1

Comprehension task

Read the following statements and decide if they are true or false.

Exercise

Task 2

Business notes

Telling someone that they didn’t get the job is not an easy thing to do. Philip helps Marcia to word the rejection letter in a suitable way. Here are a few things you should do in a rejection letter.

•    Address the candidate by name.
•    Thank the candidate for the time, effort and interest in the company.
•    Write a supportive sentence about the candidate's qualifications, experience or, at very least, enthusiasm or motivation.
•    Make it clear that the reason you didn't hire the candidate was because you found someone else with better qualifications and experience.
•    Offer some feedback on how they could improve their interview performance.
•    Wish the candidate good luck in his or her career development.
•    Close the letter formally with "sincerely" or "best wishes."
•    Sign your name, including your title.

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Great! but After watching this video, i know that my listening skill  is bad. Can I show me the good way to improve listen skill? Thank a lot!

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Thank Adam a lot! I'll try do the same you said. I hope that success for me.
Good luck!

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