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PET Story Writing

Cambridge B1 Preliminary (PET): How to write a story in 2021

Summary Mandatory task: no Word count: around 100 words Main characteristics: interesting/engaging language, clear structure, specific language Structure: beginning, main part, ending Language: interesting adjectives & adverbs, past verb forms, direct speech, time expressions Example As the plane flew lower, Lou saw the golden beaches of the island below. The sun was shining brightly and…
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Cambridge B1 Preliminary (PET) - How to Write an Article

Cambridge B1 Preliminary (PET): How to write an article in 2021

Summary Mandatory task: no Word count: around 100 words Main characteristics: title, interesting/engaging language Structure: introduction, main paragraphs, ending Language: interesting adjectives & adverbs, questions Example Home or cinema – How do you watch your favourite films? I know many people who love animated or romantic films, but for me, there is nothing better than…
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PET - How to Write an Email

Cambridge B1 Preliminary (PET): How to write an email in 2021

Summary Mandatory task: yes Word count: around 100 words Main characteristics: Typical layout, functional language (agreeing/disagreeing, giving your opinion, offering to do something, explaining something) Structure: opening formula & paragraph, topic paragraphs, closing paragraph & formula Language: specific phrases to start/end an email, agreeing/disagreeing, giving your opinion, offering to do something, explaining something Example Dear…
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PET - How To Calculate Your Score

Cambridge B1 Preliminary (PET): How to calculate your score

Calculating your score in the PET exam can be a little bit confusing and a lot of students ask me how to do it. My short answer is always this: There are two different ‘scores’ in the PET exam. The first one shows you the marks you get for each correct answer and the second…
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Cambridge B1 Preliminary (PET): Everything You Need To Know in 2021

Cambridge B1 Preliminary, or PET, is a popular exam to check your English level. Cambridge English is the organisation which designs it and people in many different countries in the world take the test every year. It is a great option to start your journey of learning English and in this article I’m going to…
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Cambridge B2 First (FCE): Listening Distractors

In the FCE Listening paper candidates have to listen to four different parts and they have to do something different in every task. However, there is one thing that often creates a lot of problems – distractors. Here’s what they are: A distractor is a piece of information put in a recording in the FCE…
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How to Write Emails & Letters - Image of a laptop and someone handwriting a letter

Cambridge B2 First (FCE): How to Write an Email/Letter

Summary Mandatory task: no Word count: 140-190 Main characteristics: typical layout, appropriate register, you need to adapt to the specific task Register: formal or informal depending on the task Structure: Opening formula & paragraph, 2-3 topic paragraphs, closing paragraph & formula Language: typical phrases for opening and closing formula depending on the register of the…
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Typewriter with title: How to Write an Article - FCE

Cambridge B2 First (FCE): How to Write an Article

Summary Mandatory task: no Word count: 140-190 Main characteristics: interesting, engaging, personal opinion / comment Register: semi-informal to informal Structure: Title/introduction, 2-3 topic paragraphs, closing paragraph / conclusion Language: adjectives/adverbs, colloquial expressions, phrasal verbs, idioms, linking words, interesting grammar Example: The most useful thing I’ve ever learned Have you ever learned something that completely changed…
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FCE - How to Write a Report

Cambridge B2 First (FCE): How to Write a Report

Introduction A report is usually written for a superior (e.g. a teacher) or a peer group (e.g. members of an English club). Candidates are expected to give some factual information and make suggestions or recommendations. A report should be clearly organised and may include headings. from: Cambridge English First Handbook for Teachers Reports are part…
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Cambridge B2 First (FCE): Writing a Review

Cambridge B2 First (FCE): How to Write a Review

Introduction A review is usually written for an English-language magazine, newspaper or website. The main purpose is to describe and express a personal opinion about something which the writer has experienced (e.g. a film, a holiday, a product, a website etc.) and to give the reader a clear impression of what the item discussed is…
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