Video: The marking criteria

Narration: The examiner is looking for your essay to demonstrate 4 different aspects in order to get a good result: task response (have you completed the task?), cohesion and coherence (does your answer make sense?), lexical resource (have you used academic vocabulary?) and grammatical range and accuracy (is your grammar correct and have you shown … Read more

The instructions for Task 2

Regardless of how good your English is and how good your points are, you won’t get a good result in the writing test if you have not followed the instructions you are given. The length of your response, whether you have used relevant examples, the structure you have used dependent on the question – all … Read more

Are these statements TRUE or FALSE?

So let’s see what you know or have learned about Task 2 of the writing test. Click the link below to answer the TRUE / FALSE questions about Task 2.

Essential vocabulary for this lesson

To complete this lesson, you will need to know the following vocabulary. When you are sure you know all the words, continue to the next page. POINT OF VIEW CHALLENGE PROVIDE COHESION COHERENCE INSTRUCTIONS DEMONSTRATE STRUCTURE LEXICAL

Summary of this lesson

In this lesson, you should have learned… that you should spend about 20 minutes on Task 1 that you should write at least 150 words that you need to select and report the main features and make comparisons that you should only write about what is on the exam paper, not give opinions or reasons … Read more

The marking criteria Task 1

Understanding what the examiner is looking for in your Task 1 writing is very important. Now you have seen the video (on the previous page), test yourself by clicking the link below and answering the questions.

Video: The marking criteria

Narration: The examiner is looking for your essay to demonstrate 4 different aspects in order to get a good result: task achievement (have you completed the task?), cohesion and coherence (does your answer make sense?), lexical resource (have you used academic vocabulary?) and grammatical range and accuracy (is your grammar correct and have you shown … Read more

Video: Diagrams

Narration: A diagram. The last Task 1 type is writing about a diagram. It is important that you look closely at what is being presented and carefully read all of the labels attached to the diagram. In this example, there are 5 different labels. To write 150 words and get a good result, you will … Read more