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Prezi on Writing for CAE

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Caroline Bastiaanse

on 9 September 2014

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on CAE Writing
Paper 2 Writing: Part 1 and Part 2
90 minutes to write two scripts; each part carries equal marks.

planning per script: 45 minutes, to be divided in
5 minutes for reading & thinking
10 minutes for planning
20 minutes for writing
10 minutes for editing and proofreading

No choices, just one compulsory task
Task type:
You have to write an essay with a discursive focus. The essay should be based on two points given in the input text. You will be asked to explain which of the two points is more important and to give reasons for your opinion.
Focus: Content, communicative achievement, organisation, language.

Length: 220 - 260 words
Paper 2 Writing, Part 1
write an ESSAY
Your options - three tasks to choose from:
letter/email; report/proposal; review

Task type and focus: writing one form a number of possible text types based on a contextualised writing task.

Format: Candidates have a choice of task. The tasks provide candidates wit a clear context, topic, purpose and target reader for their writing.

Length: 220 - 260 words.

Paper 2 Writing, Part 2
Your journey from an idea to a logical and coherent script
And the final hurdle ...
Before you start to write:

Plan your answer
- in the exam you won't have time to write out a rough answer and then a neat final copy.

are you writing to?

: formal, semi-formal or informal style?

Decide what
you need for the task.
After you have finished writing:

- check grammar and spelling: use either British English spelling OR American English spelling - don't mix them up!
- Have you covered all content points?
- Have you included enough detail on each point?
- Have you used a range of grammatical structures and a wide range of vocab?
- and an appropriate style (register)?
plan your answer
Task Types Part 2
: e.g. a letter to the editor, director of a company, to a college principal, or to a peer. Letter conventions!
: business-like, straightforward, facts & figures, bullet points. semi-formal style.
: resembles a report, but focuses on the future
: may be about a book, magazine, film, play or concert. A general description of the thing reviewed is required, but also an evaluation of its suitability for a particular purpose or audience. Appropriate adjectives are required and candidates need to know how to give an opinion.

Clip on paragraph writing:
Part 2 has three tasks to choose from: an email/letter, a report/proposal or a review. Use the prompts provided.
Expected word length

Writing approximately the right number of words
is an integral part of task achievement.

Too few words? This is likely to mean that
the task has not been successfully completed.

Too many words? There is likely to be irrelevance,
repetition of ideas, or poor organisation.
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