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Writing corner (FCE/CAE)

FCE WRITING

Paper 2: WRITING consists of two different parts to be completed in 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Part 1 is compulsory. Candidates are given input in the form of an essay title to respond to, along with accompanying notes to guide their writing.
  • In Part 2 candidates choose one from a choice of three questions. They are expected to be able to write text types such as an article, a formal or informal letter/email, a review or a report.

✔ Read first the DOs and DONTs! and

✔ Don't forget to have a look at the useful words and phrases for fce writing.

For model questions and answers, and some guidance follow the links below:

For all task types, questions are constructed to enable candidates to display their English language proficiency at CEFR B2 level; candidates should take special care to read every part of each question, and not to omit any required development of the topic.

CAE WRITING

Paper 2: WRITING consists of two different parts to be completed in 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Part 1 is a compulsory question. Candidates are expected to write an essay in response to a proposition to discuss, and accompanying text.
  • In Part 2 candidates choose one task from a choice of three questions. They are expected to be able to write nonspecialised text types such as a letter, a report or proposal, or a review.

For model questions and answers and some guidance follow the links below:

For all task types, questions are constructed to enable candidates to display their English language proficiency at CEFR C1 level; candidates should take special care to read every part of each question, and not to omit any required development of the topic.