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Writing an Essay

In one of the Writing Parts of the test, you need to write an essay.

LanguageCert Expert – 

  • P1: Formal argument  150-200 words

  • P2: Informal persuasion, argument, opinion 230-300 words

Cambridge First - P1: Formal/semi-formal 140-190 words

Essay Handout

Exercises

LanguageCert Expert – 

  • P1: Formal argument  150-200 words

  • P2: Informal persuasion, argument, opinion 230-300 words

Cambridge First - P1: Formal/semi-formal 140-190 words

Practice Test Essay

In one of the Writing Parts of the test, you need to write an essay.

In your English class, you have been talking about the environment. Now your English teacher has asked you to write an essay.

Write your essay using all the notes and giving reasons for your points of view. Write your essay in 150–200 words in an appropriate style.

Writing an ARTICLE

How to write an article

ARTICLE Handout

Exercises

Practice Test ARTICLE

In one of the Writing Parts of the test, you need to write an ARTICLE

You see an announcement on an English-language website. 

Write your essay in 150–200 words in an appropriate style.

Writing a REPORT

Tips!

If you’re taking a B2-C2 exam with LanguageCert or Cambridge English there may be a question asking you to write a report.​

A REPORT is usually written for a superior (e.g. a teacher) or a peer group (e.g. members of an
English club). Candidates are expected to give some factual information and make suggestions
or recommendations. A report should be clearly organised and may include headings.

REPORT Handout

Exercises

If you’re taking a B2-C2 exam with LanguageCert or Cambridge English there may be a question asking you to write a report.​

A REPORT is usually written for a superior (e.g. a teacher) or a peer group (e.g. members of an
English club). Candidates are expected to give some factual information and make suggestions
or recommendations. A report should be clearly organised and may include headings.

Practice Test REPORT

In one of the Writing Parts of the test, you may need to write an REPORT.

Read the task. Write your answer in 150–200 words in an appropriate style.

Your local government wants to improve leisure facilities in your town. Your English teacher wants to know the opinions of the students at your language school.
Write a report for your teacher, explaining what facilities there are already in your town and recommending new facilities that would benefit young people.

Writing a FORMAL LETTER OR EMAIL

Tips!

In one of the Writing Parts of the test, you produce between 150 and 200* words of continuous writing in response to input given in the form of a letter, email, schedule, notice, poster, table, graph, extract from a diary, etc.

Formal Letter or Email Handout

Exercises

If you’re taking a B2-C2 exam with LanguageCert or Cambridge English there may be a question asking you to write a formal Letter or Email

Practice Test Formal Letter or Email

In one of the Writing Parts of the test, you may need to write a Formal Letter or Email

Read the task. Write your answer in 150–200 words in an appropriate style.

 

You have seen this advertisement for a summer job.

 

Young people wanted

We are looking for enthusiastic, outgoing young people to work as team leaders in our summer camps, organising activities for children aged 7–12. You must get on well with children and be good at sport.
Please apply saying why you are suitable for the job and what qualifications and experience you have that would be useful in the job.

Writing AN INFORMAL LETTER OR EMAIL

ExercisesHow to write an informal letter

  • In one of the Writing Parts of the test, you may be asked to produce An informal email/letter for a specified reader.

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  • LanguageCert Expert –  P2: 230-300 words

  • Cambridge First – P2: 140-190 words

Informal Letter or Email Handout

Exercises

If you’re taking a B2-C2 exam with LanguageCert or Cambridge English there may be a question asking you to write an informal Letter or Email

Practice Test Informal Letter or Email

In one of the Writing Parts of the test, you may need to write a Formal Letter or Email

You have received an email from your English-speaking pen friend Rob. Write your answer in 230-300 words in an appropriate style.

From: Rob
Subject: Festivals
Can you help me with a class project? I have to write about festivals in different countries, and the way people celebrate them. Can you tell me about your favourite festival in your country? What is it and when does it take place? How do people usually celebrate it? Why do you enjoy it?
Thanks,
Rob

Writing a STORY

How to plan and write an short story

In one of the Writing Parts of the test, you may be asked to produce a narrative composition/ story for a specified reader.

  • LanguageCert Expert –  P2: 230-300 words

  • Cambridge First – P2: 140-190 words

STORY Handout

Exercises

In one of the Writing Parts of the test, you may be asked to produce a narrative composition/ story for a specified reader.

  • LanguageCert Expert –  P2: 230-300 words

  • Cambridge First – P2: 140-190 words

Practice Test STORY

In one of the Writing Parts of the test, you may need to write a short story

Read the task. Write your answer in 230–300 words in an appropriate style.

  • Send us a story!
    We are looking for stories for our English-language magazine for young people. Your story
    must begin with this sentence:
    When Max opened the letter, he was so excited that that he started dancing around the room.
    Your story must include:
    •     a journey
    •     a meeting

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