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Today we will see some tips about how to write an article. It is a very important part that you have to master. Revise and repeat and learn our template to write the perfect article.

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FCE EXAM TIP 13

How to write an article

ARTICLE:

Reviews are articles expressing a clear opinion and where in order to convey your interpretation of the facts, humorous ways such as tongue-in-cheek can be used. Articles will also address an audience using rhetorical questions and other forms to create effects or make a statement. Getting and maintaining your reader’s interest is your objective.

You must remember the following:

*4 paragraphs minimum (1 introduction, 2 or 3 body paragraphs and 1 conclusion).
*Give your article a title.
*Speak directly to your readers.
*Give your opinion when appropriate.

Give examples when appropriate

You can use humour when appropriate Some more useful vocabulary:

Have you ever…?
Are you one of those people who thinks that…? What do you think about…?
What would it be like if…?
What would you say to…?
Don’t you think it is…?

Introducing your first point

First of all…
To begin with…
Let’s start by…
One important thing to consider…
In the first place…

Introducing more points

Secondly…
Apart from that…
Added to that…
Another aspect we have to mention here is…
Another consideration…
Furthermore…

Introducing your final points

To conclude…
To sum up…
In a nutshell…
So…
On the whole…
In short…

Giving your opinion

In my opinion…
My personal opinion is…
To my mind…
If you ask me…
In my view…
Personally I believe that…
From where I stand…

Adjectives

gripping jaw-dropping absorbing
riveting action-packed
dull / uneventful /lacking variety colourless / nondescript

Template Article:

Title: i.e. A transcendent experience

Introduction: I recently (summarise the film/experience etc. and give your general opinion) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Paragraph 1: (your viewpoint on one aspect/theme) What I most liked was ……… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Paragraph 2: (your viewpoint on one aspect) What I most disliked was …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Conclusion or recommendation(s): To conclude …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

I therefore recommend ………………………………………………………………………………………………….
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Because a couple of people requested me to do this video here it is: My experience with the Cambridge English Proficiency Certificate (CPE) exam which tests for level C2 in English, aka native speaker level. I share my own results as well as some thoughts I have on standardized testing in general and on this exam in particular. I also try to give a few tips as to where to find study materials and what the tricky parts of the exam are. If you have anything to add or any further questions, please leave it in the comments! xx

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