lunes, 31 de octubre de 2011

Tips and advice for your FCE Writing exam

Well done to all of you who sat the practice exam.  There were some great ideas but consider the following advice before the next paper 2 exam.
  • Do not use contractions in formal letters - contractions are fine for informal letters
  • Try to be consistent in your style - keep it formal or informal but do not mix them up!
  • Use the correct format for an exam - A report should have subheadings and bullet points.
  • ALWAYS check your work afterwords.  Have you answered all the points?  Have you made any spelling mistakes?
Have you all got your writing references?  If not, ask your teacher for your copy straightaway.  When you are practising at home, use your writing reference to give you ideas for useful language and to see the format.

You have 6 weeks before the  exam on December 10th so you should be writing AT LEAST 2 pieces a week.  Good luck!