Video: Task 1 instructions
Video: Task 1 instructions

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Each task one type has the same set of instructions. The first instruction is that you should spend about twenty minutes on this task. You only have one hour to complete both Task 1 and Task 2, so it is important that you do not spend more than about 20 minutes on Task 1. The second instruction is that you should write at least 150 words. Writing anything over 170 words can actually reduce your final result as you are more likely to make errors and not have enough time to complete Task 2. The final instruction is that you do not need to write any addresses – you should just start your letter with ‘Dear…’. The question itself will give background to the situation. You will also be given three bullet points that you will need to refer to in your answer.

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