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Your writing is one of the aspects of the English language you’ll be tested on – so as the exam approaches make sure you know what to do.

Watch this video to find out six top tips to help you in your writing exam. Then visit our website and test your understanding in our quiz: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/english-you-need/unit-15/session-1

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Rob
Your writing is one of the aspects of the English language you’ll be tested on – so as the exam approaches make sure you know what to do. Listen to our top tips to help you on your way!

Well before the exam day, familiarise yourself with the structure of the writing test – do plenty of practice tests, preferably in timed conditions. This will help you look at the timing and the type of writing you’re expected to produce.

But don’t just do them – get feedback on your writing and act on it so that you learn from it. Try to rewrite your work based on this feedback. Once you’re in the real exam, keep calm! This is examiner, Mark Shea’s advice…

Mark Shea, Examiner
Doing an exam successfully is to a large extent a question of good time management. If you’ve done practice exams before, you should have a good idea of how long each part should take you, and when you have to hurry.

Rob
So manage your time – know how long you have for each question. Now, read each question carefully – paying particular attention to instruction verbs such as discuss, examine, compare, contrast.

Next, make a plan before you start writing – you could possibly write down all your ideas and arguments and plan how to use these in your writing. Now it’s time to start writing – as you write, don’t forget to keep the appropriate structure in mind and when you’ve finished, make sure you read what you’ve written and correct any mistakes you’ve made – and that you’ve actually answered the question!

Remember the feedback you received for your practice papers and make sure you’ve acted on this in the real exam. Follow these tips and hopefully everything will go smoothly.

Good luck!

Welcome to a new section of our English course lessons. In this part you will find some tips about the FCE exam. Its is very important for you to be well-prepared to pass the exam. Thanks to our videos, you will know all the tricks not to be surprised by an unforeseen event.

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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In this video i am going to tell you about the format and some mistakes related to newspaper report for class 12
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V.V.I FOR ANY COMPETITIVE EXAM
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In this lesson you can learn how to write an essay for the Cambridge FCE exam, step by step.
You’ll see exactly what to do at each stage and how to get the best possible score.
There are four steps to the writing process. You’ll see what to do at each step, then you’ll learn how the writing is assessed.

See the full version of this lesson with text: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/fce-writing-exam-essay.

Contents:
1. How to Analyse Your FCE Essay Task 0:33
2. How to Plan Your FCE Writing 3:47
3. How to Write Your Answer 5:54
4. How to Check and Improve Your Answer 7:15
5. How to Improve Your Score 10:06

In this lesson, you’ll learn:
– How to understand the FCE Essay Writing task so you can create a good essay.
– Ways to plan what you will write in your FCE Essay.
– How to write the FCE Essay.
– Useful tips on how you can improve your FCE writing.
– The details of the FCE Essay Writing scoring system.

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Learn how to write a review for the FCE writing exam in this lesson. For many people, the writing section is the most challenging part of the FCE test. In this lesson, you’ll see a step-by-step process for writing a review. You’ll see exactly what to do at each stage and how to improve your FCE writing score.

See the full version of this lesson with text here: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/fce-writing-exam-review.

Contents:
1. How to Analyse the Task 0:38
2. How to Plan Your FCE Review 3:34
3. How to Write Your FCE Review 7:19
4. How to Check and Improve Your Answer 7:56

This lesson will help you:

– Understand the FCE writing task and how scoring works.
– Learn how to plan your FCE writing review.
– Write a first draft for the FCE writing review.
– Understand ways to improve that first draft of the FCE writing review.
– Make sure you are using good grammar, sentence structure, spelling, word count and more to get a good mark in the FCE Writing Exam.

See more free English lessons like this on our website: https://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/.

O-level English exam advice from Secondary Teachers, British Council, Singapore.

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