Spot the 8 errors (answers)

The errors are in red with a description of the error below. There are a number of negative 1. point that need 2. consider. Firstly, there are the different rates of maturity, as it is well known that females mature at a younger age than males, meaning that although they may be of a similar … Read more

Spot the 8 errors

Below are two body paragraphs. There are 8 errors. Can you identify them? The answers are on the next page. There are a number of negative point that need consider. Firstly, there are the different rates of maturity, as it is well known that females mature at a younger age than males, meaning that although … Read more

Video: Editing check list

Narration: Unlike speed reading, in which you are reading to get a general idea of the information, when you are reading to edit your work you need to read closely and carefully. One way to make sure you are reading more carefully is to use a pen to keep you focused on your sentence. It … Read more

Model answer essay 5

Anti-social behaviour is increasing. Some people believe that parents should be made more accountable for the actions of their children. Do you agree? Some young people are showing aggression and engaging in activities such as vandalism and crime. There is a school of thought that believes that parents should take responsibility for the behaviour of … Read more

Model answer essay 4

In many countries, it is easy to get a credit card to borrow money. An increasing number of people are falling deeper into debt. What solutions are there to this? The willingness of banks to provide loans or credit cards to customers who may not be able to afford the repayments has resulted in financial … Read more

Model answer essay 3

In some cultures, fewer people are willing to take responsibility for older people in their family. Suggest possible reasons why. These days it is becoming less common for families to provide care for their elderly relatives; there are a number of potential reasons for this as are outlined below. Firstly, the pace of life has … Read more

Model answer essay 2

Films and television have both positive and negative impacts on society. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages then give your opinion. While movies and the images we see on television bring both benefits and drawbacks to society, the disadvantages are outweighed by the benefits as I will now explain. The films and television we watch enhance … Read more

Model answer essay 1

It is always possible for people to find employment if they are highly motivated and flexible. Do you agree or disagree? Certain individuals in certain situations may find it extremely difficult or impossible to find work regardless of possessing flexibility and a positive attitude as the following essay explains. First of all, in some areas … Read more

Timing practice

It is important to practise as much as possible before your test, particularly trying to complete your essay within 40 minutes. Use the timings suggested in the previous presentation to write a complete essay. Here are some sample titles. Model responses for these essays are provided on the following pages. You should try writing them … Read more

Video: Timing Task 2

Narration: Editing Task 2. To complete Task 2, you have about 40 minutes. As you should already have seen in previous lessons, there are a number of stages you need to complete within this time. You need to analyse the question, get ideas, plan your answer, write an introduction, write the body paragraphs and write … Read more