47 Abrahams Rd
20 January 2006
Ms R PERRY
107 Wolfs Way
Dear Ms Perry 1
I am 3 writing to enquire about2 the possibility of holiday work with your company this summer. I am very interested in gaining some experience working for a newspaper.
For the last two years I have been editor of the student magazine at my school. Next year I am planning to do a one-year course in newspaper journalism.
I have good computer skills and accurate written English.
I very mush hope you have a vacancy for me. I enclose a copy of my CV and look forward to hearing from you soon.
Yours sincerely, 4
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