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PET (B1): LETTER WRITING

When we write a letter for the B1 exams, you need to make sure that you use the information in the question and respond to the letter. You need a clear introduction (thank the person for the letter) and a clear ending (say goodbye). For a plan of how to write an excellent letter, click HERE… Continue reading PET (B1): LETTER WRITING

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PET (B1) STORY WRITING

In the writing of a story at B1 level you need to follow the instruction and write a letter of 100 words. To get a step by step guide of how to write an excellent story click HERE   Try writing these letters using real exam questions. Remember to plan your answers and check them for… Continue reading PET (B1) STORY WRITING

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FCE (B2) ESSAY WRITING 2

You have had a class discussion about the pros and cons of where you live. Write an essay of 140-190 words: Is it more beneficial to live in a large city or a small town while you are growing up? Access to entertainment Education Work opportunities Your essay must include grammatically correct sentences, correct punctuation… Continue reading FCE (B2) ESSAY WRITING 2

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CAE ESSAY WRITING 2

You have had a class discussion about the different ways we communicate nowadays and have come up with several opinions. To what extents are people are lacking the necessary social skills to be able to form long-lasting, meaningful relationships? Technology Time spent at work Changing social habits Choose two of the options and write an… Continue reading CAE ESSAY WRITING 2

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FCE (B2) ESSAY WRITING IN PDF

In the FCE (B2) exam you MUST write an essay in the first question of the writing task (HERE). You have about 40 minutes to do this so you should practice against the clock. You have seen a TV documentary about how life has evolved over the past century. Write an essay of 140-190 words:… Continue reading FCE (B2) ESSAY WRITING IN PDF

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CAE (C1 LEVEL) ESSAY QUESTIONS IN PDF

Essay writing should be a fairly simple process, but this is only achieved through practice and organisation. Follow our advice on how to improve your writing HERE and also the different types of essay format HERE. This post contains 5 C1 LEVEL ESSAY QUESTIONS for you to practice at home.   In class you have… Continue reading CAE (C1 LEVEL) ESSAY QUESTIONS IN PDF

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FORMAL VERSUS INFORMAL WRITING

In the Cambridge Exam English and Trinity English exams, candidates are required to write in various genres. The main stumbling block for students is to know the organisation of these texts and also the intricate differences between formal and informal writing. This post looks to settle this debate once and for all. The first thing… Continue reading FORMAL VERSUS INFORMAL WRITING

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5 Simple Ways to Improve your Written English

As one of the four key skills needed for language learning, writing is one of the areas in which most language enthusiasts seek to develop and grow. Writing can be seen as a difficult area to improve, especially for people who are not used to writing on a daily basis, or for those who feel… Continue reading 5 Simple Ways to Improve your Written English

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The Different Types of Essay Format

There are various types of essay format that students need to practice to cover all of the possibilities that could come up in the exam. To get a rounded view of what an essay is, I will start off by looking at generic essay structues and then define each different type of essay. To see… Continue reading The Different Types of Essay Format

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C1 WRITING – HOW TO WRITE A PROPOSAL FOR TASK 2 OF THE CAE

This post is focussed on explaining how to write a proposal for the C1 Advanced Cambridge Assessment English exams.   NOW AVAILABLE CAE PREPARATION COURSE (HERE)   What candidates need to understand is that the evaluation in the innitial stages is very superficial. The ORGANISATION and STRUCTURE of a text is essential. IF IT DOESN´T… Continue reading C1 WRITING – HOW TO WRITE A PROPOSAL FOR TASK 2 OF THE CAE

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C1 WRITING – WRITING A REVIEW FOR TASK 2 OF THE CAE EXAM

This post aims to explain how to write a review for the C1 Advanced Cambridge exam (CAE). A review is one of the options in the 2nd task of the writing exam. The main purpose of a review is to give your personal opinion about something, suggesting what is good or bad about it. Reviews… Continue reading C1 WRITING – WRITING A REVIEW FOR TASK 2 OF THE CAE EXAM

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C1 WRITING – HOW TO WRITE A REPORT FOR TASK 2 OF THE CAE

This post is focussed on explaining how to write a report for the C1 Advanced Cambridge Assessment English exams.   NOW AVAILABLE CAE PREPARATION COURSE (HERE)   What candidates need to understand is that the evaluation in the innitial stages is very superficial. The ORGANISATION and STRUCTURE of a text is essential. IF IT DOESN´T… Continue reading C1 WRITING – HOW TO WRITE A REPORT FOR TASK 2 OF THE CAE

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C1 WRITING – HOW TO WRITE A LETTER/EMAIL FOR TASK 2 OF THE CAE

This post is focussed on explaining how to write a letter or an email for TASK 2 option of the Advanced Cambridge Assessment English exam.   NOW AVAILABLE CAE PREPARATION COURSE (HERE)   In effect the format of the letter and email options in the CAE Cambridge exam are one and the same. You just… Continue reading C1 WRITING – HOW TO WRITE A LETTER/EMAIL FOR TASK 2 OF THE CAE

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C1 WRITING – WRITING AN ESSAY FOR TASK 1 OF THE CAE EXAM

In the writing part of the CAE (Cambridge C1) exam there are 2 tasks that need to be completed in 1:30 minutes. The 1st task is compulsory and the students must complete an essay. The 2nd task is a choice of 3 options (letter/email, proposal, report, review). The word count for each task is 220-260… Continue reading C1 WRITING – WRITING AN ESSAY FOR TASK 1 OF THE CAE EXAM

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Cambridge Preliminary Exam – (B1) writing question 2 – short text – INCLUDES A FREE PRACTICE QUESTION

The writing part of the Preliminary B1 Cambridge Assessment English exam is joined to the READING B1 part. You have 1:30 minutes to do both of the parts. You should allow about 50 minutes for the writing part as it can be difficult to avoid mistakes. This post is aimed at giving students advice on how to… Continue reading Cambridge Preliminary Exam – (B1) writing question 2 – short text – INCLUDES A FREE PRACTICE QUESTION