A Restaurant Has Placed An Advertisement For Waiters In Your Local Newspaper | Band 8 IELTS Letter Sample

A restaurant has placed an advertisement for waiters and waitresses in your local newspaper.

Write a letter to the restaurant, applying for the job. In your letter:

  • explain what you are currently doing
  • describe your suitability for this area of work
  • say when you can attend an interview

You should write at least 150 words.

Here is a band 8 IELTS letter on this topic written by one of our students. Need help with IELTS writing? Get your IELTS essays, letters and reports corrected by me.

Band 8 IELTS letter sample

Dear Sir,

I am writing in reference to the job advert for a waiter at Mughal Mahal Restaurant posted in the Thrissur Times newspaper dated 5th March 2023.

I am currently working as a waiter at Kitchen Hyderabad located on the outskirts of Kochi. My current workplace was around 10 minute walk from my then residence. Recently I joined a hotel management course in your locality and moved to Thrissur.

The journey from the new residence to my current workplace is about three hours and it wastes my health and well-being. So, when I came across your advertisement for a waiter, I immediately decided that I should apply. Your restaurant is just a 10-15 minutes’ walk from my new home.

I have 2 years of experience working as a waiter. I have completed high school and am quite good at serving customers. In addition, I have active listening skills and a good memory. I was the “Best Employee of the month” continuously six times. I would be obliged if I could get an opportunity for a face to face interview. I am free on Thursdays and if informed a week in advance, I can come on other days too.

Thanking you for your time and looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours faithfully,


Manjusha Nambiar

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