You are going to another country to study. You would like to do a part-time job while you are studying, so you want to ask a friend who lives there for some help. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter, give details of your study plans explain why you want to get a part-time job suggest how your friend could help you find a job

Dear Sara,

My departure date for Canada is drawing near, and I am busy with preparations. I have enrolled at an institution called ‘IDT English_ in Ottawa, for a four-month intermediate course, full-time. It is quite expensive but I am hopeful of improving my pronunciation, especially.

To assist in covering the costs of my study, I aim to find a part-time job. Not only are the college fees rather high, but


I know that rental accommodation in the capital city

will not be cheap, to say nothing

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will not be cheap, to say anything
will be cheap, to say nothing

Your sentence appears to include a double negative with the inclusion of both will not and nothing. Remove a negative word, or make certain you intend to have the positive result.

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of food and heating expenses! So I would very much like to arrange some temporary employment before I arrive.

I was wondering if you could ask around among your friends and colleagues to see if anyone wants a


Correct your spelling
house cleaner

The word house-cleaner doesn_t seem to fit this context. Consider replacing it with a different one.

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, gardener, or nanny for their children. I know you have a wide social network in Ottawa which you could canvas for me


Remove the comma

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if you wouldn_t mind. I_d be so grateful.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Best wishes,


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