Here is a letter.  This letter is called a ‘letter of recommendation’.

A letter of recommendation is a letter a boss writes for a worker who is leaving the company.

The worker will show the letter to a new company. They will use the letter to show they are a good worker. They will use the letter to help them find a new job.

Please read the letter.

Think about:

Is Trever Adams a good worker?  TIP: Use your dictionary for any new words!


To Whom It May Concern

Trevor Adams, my assistant programmer, can always be found

hard at work in his cubicle. Trevor works independently, without

wasting company time talking to colleagues. Trevor never

thinks twice about assisting fellow employees, and he always

finishes given assignments on time… Often he takes extended

measures to complete his work, sometimes skipping coffee

breaks. Trevor is a dedicated individual who has absolutely no

vanity in spite of his high accomplishments and profound

knowledge in his field.. I firmly believe that Trevor can be

classed as a high-calibre employee, the type that cannot be

dispensed with. Consequently, I truly recommend that Trevor be

promoted to executive management, and a proposal will be

executed as soon as possible.



Yours Sincerely

Bill Manager


The idiot was standing over my shoulder while I wrote this report.

Kindly re-read only every second line.


Now read the letter again, but ONLY READ EVERY SECOND LINE!


Is Trever Adams a good worker? 

Tell me TWO things that Trevor is NOT good at.

Put your answer in the comments!

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  1. Jack says:

    Thank you for this as a colleague applied for a more senior role within our workplace. It went down really well with all staff having a good chuckle when I cc’d them all in on the reference to our Manager. :-)

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