Curso de Redacción en Inglés

LA WEB DE REDACCION EN INGLES PREFERIDA POR LOS HISPANOPARLANTES

SECTION 5: BUSINESS WRITING

UNIT # 58 (continued)

Regresar a la primera parte de esta lección

Applications for membership

Quienes desean ingresar a una biblioteca pública, club privado, etc. a veces necesitan presentar una solicitud de socio o membresía (membership application).

Aquí tienes varios modelos de cartas por diferentes motivos:

Application for Membership of a Club

 

Dear Sir or Madam,

 

I am a seventeen-year-old Argentine student and am in London for three months in order to improve my knowledge of English.

I should like to apply for membership of your club with a view to meeting English boys and girls of my age. Would you be kind enough to let me know how I should go about this?

Yours faithfully,

 
 

Application for Membership of a Library

 

Dear Sir or Madam,

 

I am an overseas student and am in England for a year. In order to widen my knowledge of the language I am thinking of applying for membership of your library.

I should be grateful if you would let me know the conditions of membership, the annual subscription, the entrance fee and the facilities you provide.

Yours faithfully,

 
 

A veces es necesario presentar una solicitud de licencia o permiso temporario para conducir en el extranjero. Aquí tienes un ejemplo:

Application for a Driving Licence

 

Dear Sir or Madam,

 

As I am going to stay in this country for a few weeks, I should be grateful if you would issue me with a temporary permit to drive in United States. I enclose my International Driving Permit and the necessary fee.

I thank you for all your cooperation.

Yours faithfully,

 
 
 

ACTIVITY # 58a

ANSWERS

Cada una de las frases siguientes contiene dos errores que deberás encontrar. Escribe cada error en las casillas de la izquierda y las correcciones en las casillas de la derecha. Verifica luego tus respuestas.

1.

We are planning to visit Israel the next month and should be grateful if you would let us know what we have to do for get a visa.

 

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MISTAKE 2

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2.

Thank you very much for your informations. I am enclosing my passport herewith: please return it on registered post.

 

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MISTAKE 2

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3.

I have received your visa of which I thank you. I am sending you herewith a cheque for 120 Euros in payment for your charges.

 

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MISTAKE 2

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ACTIVITY # 58b

ANSWERS

En la primera carta de esta página habrás observado la expresión with a view to (para, con el objeto de) que es sinónimo de in order to. Sin embargo, cabe destacar que a la primera expresión le sigue un verbo en –ING mientras que a la segunda le sigue un infinitivo.

A continuación trata de re-escribir cada oración en las casillas en blanco utilizando la expresión with a view to.

1.

l read many English newspapers in order to improve my knowledge of the language.

 

2.

They both went to America in order to make money.

 

3.

I'm going to apply for membership of your club in order to meet some interesting people.

 

4.

Susana's studying hard in order to get a scholarship at OM Personal.

 

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