But the finished product is normally not very good. Imagine a chef in a restaurant - does he go into the kitchen and start throwing vegetables into pans? No - he gets a recipe and follows the plan!
So, take a deep breath, think about what you have to write, what you want to write, and how you can write it. You can even start to think about good words you know, and advanced sentences that you can include. Example: Before I started writing this page I listed all the sub-headings. I knew how I would start, and how I would finish. It's much easier to write with the structure already prepared. Content Now let's look at what Cambridge cares about in your writing.
The first point is the content itself. If you are asked to write a letter to your friend and you write a poem - well, it doesn't matter how good that poem is. Maybe you can write the best poem in the history of the world - the examiner will be impressed, and then give you zero points. Here's a sample FCE writing task: You have to write about pollution and the environment, and you have to include 3 points.
If you don't include transport you can't get full marks in the exam. If you don't write about damage to the environment, you can't get full marks. Communicative Achievement The next thing Cambridge wants is for you to show that you understand about tone. In the previous example, you were asked to write an essay for your English teacher.
How formal should that be? You're not writing to a lawyer so you don't have to be super formal, but you aren't writing to your best friend, so you shouldn't be too casual. For that essay, you should use a neutral or slightly formal style. That means you need to study how to write in different ways. Spot the difference in tone in this extracts from letters: 1.
Yo, John, Guess what? I bunked off school and tramped up and down the beach all day. Great fun! I found some nearly-fresh muffins in a box, so that was lunch sorted. Free food! Dear Mr and Mrs Biggins, I regret to inform you that we have taken the decision to suspend Jack from school for the next week. Not only did he fail to come to school today, but we received a call that he had stolen a container of confectionery from a local business.
In short, try to make sure that what you write is appropriate for the person you are writing to. Organisation Cambridge love when you link sentences together with words like 'whereas' and 'however', and link paragraphs with phrases like 'Firstly, secondly'. You must learn how to use these phrases if you want a good grade. One easy way to get a higher score in 'organisation' is to ask a question, and then answer it.
Language Your writing will be more interesting and you'll get a better grade if you can use a wide variety of language. Use high-level vocabulary when you know it; don't repeat the same word too many times; don't make too many mistakes; try to use a variety of grammar not just 'subject verb object' all the time.
You will be rewarded if you learn and use some appropriate phrasal verbs, idioms, and collocations. Compare these sentences: 1. The food was good and the service was good and we had a good time. The food was delicious, while the service was faultless. A text in which there are some gaps, each of which represents one missing word.
You have to think of the correct word for each gap. Grammar and vocabulary. Part 3 Word formation What's in Part 3? A text containing eight gaps.
Each gap represents a word. Part 4 Key word transformations What's in Part 4? You have to use this key word to complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence.
Up to 2 marks for each correct answer. Part 5 Multiple choice What's in Part 5? For each question, there are four options and you have to choose A, B, C or D. Reading for detail, opinion, tone, purpose, main idea, implication, attitude. Part 6 Gapped text What's in Part 6? A single page of text with some numbered gaps which represent missing sentences.
After the text there are some sentences which are not in the right order.Fce You have 80 minutes to write two texts. The first text will always be an writing and should be words long. The second text can be an article, informal email or letter, a formal email or letter, a report, or a review and should be words. The examiners sample you a grade based papers 4 things: Content - Did you write what you were asked to write?
.Grammar and vocabulary. You have to use this key word to complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence. Up to 2 marks for each correct answer. So, take a deep breath, think about what you have to write, what you want to write, and how you can write it.
Content Now let's look at what Cambridge cares about in your writing. Did we have a good time? The title should be interesting so that someone would want to read the article. In the example from question 4, you could have these paragraphs: Introduction Pollution in Rivers and Seas Pollution at Home Conclusion - Try to connect the title you have chosen with the conclusion. Spot the difference in tone in this extracts from letters: 1.