Sunday, 25 September 2016

CAE Exam March 2017 Writing an Essay sample

Submitted by Guillermo Delgado
# of words 275 / Task from book: Advanced 1 (Cambridge)

Your class has listened to a radio discussion on how more young people can be encouraged to study science. you have made the notes below:

Ways of encouraging young people to study science:
1.- Advertising
2.- School programs
3.- Government grants

Some opoinions expressed in the discussion:
"You never see positive images of young scientists on TV, just pop stars or actors."
"Science lessons should be practical and fun."

Write an essay discussing two of the points in your notes. You should explain which way would be more effective in encouraging young people to study sciencie, provinding reasons to support your opinion.
You might, if you wish, make use the opinions expressed in the discussion, but you should use your own words as far as possible.

Essay on young people and science

It is often claimed that education is the single most important factor in the development of a country. Nonetheless, official statistics show that the number of students pursuing a degree program related to a science field has dramatically declined. Not only does it seem to be decreasing scientific research, but also the country’s financial development.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

CPE exam 2016 Essay writing practice

Submitted by Julia Angás 
#Words: 280


From the book: Certificate of Proficiency in English 5 (Cambridge)

Essay on computers: friends or foes?

Computers changed the world we live in a long time ago. But was the change for good? The two texts contrast different views on computers and discuss what we have gained and lost because of them.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Feedback on a piece of writing (CAE/CPE writing practice)

Submitted by Maria Victoria Ferrer


Write an article describing a river and its effects on the 

people who live near it.” Use approximately 200 words.

  • Title with a catchy phrase
  • General introduction about the topic: river ( the river Ganges )
  • The scale of Ganges and where it is located
  • Its importance in history
  • Its importance in culture
  • Today's relevance in the economy and commerce in general
  • Pollution
  • Final conclusion and wrap up

Feedback from CPEsamplewritings is in color red.

                         The River” (title is not catchy at all!)

Flowing through India and Bangladesh, the Ganges river is 

today one of the most important natural flows of water in the

world(,) not only due to the fact that it is the third largest river

in the world (repetition) by discharge but also because of its 

cultural and  historical relevance that are far larger than its 

2700km of length. Good intro but too long, 4 lines would be

enough. Punctuation needs to be checked, as there are no

stops or commas.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

B2 Certification/ CAE: Report Sample 2016

Submitted by Miriam Ortega
# of words: 190

Last year a new Sport and Leisure centre opened in your home town. You have recently received the following letter from the manager of the centre: "I am writing to all members of the Active Leisure club to thank you for your custom over the last year. We want to make the facilities ever better this year! Please, send a short report to us, telling us what you think are the best and the worst aspects of the club. We also want to hear your suggestions for new facilities".

Report on the new Sport and Leisure centre


The purpose of this report is to evaluate the services provided by the Active Leisure club during last year, as well as to make some recommendations on new facilities to be implemented.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

B2 Certification/ CAE: Essay on computers Sample 2016

Submitted by Miriam Ortega 
# of words: 180

We are becoming increasingly dependent on computers. They are used in businesses, hospitals, crime detection and even to fly planes. What things will they be used for in future? Is this dependence on computers a good thing or should we be more suspicious of their benefits? Write an essay of about 180 words.

Computers, friends or foes?

As everybody knows, the computer is one of the best inventions of the 21st century. We use it for almost everything and we cannot imagine our modern world without it. However, in my opinion, we should consider all the risks related to this technology, in order to do a responsible use of it.