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Writing corner (FCE/CAE)

FCE WRITING

New specifications for examinations from January 2015

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

New specifications for examinations from January 2015

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.