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Writing practice test 12

Task 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have just had some building work done on your house, but there is a problem with the job. Write a letter to the builder. In your letter:

  • explain what work you asked him to do
  • tell him what is wrong
  • say what you want him to do about the problem

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:


Write at least 150 words.

Task 2

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

An increasing number of larger shopping areas, malls and department stores are leading to the decline of smaller corner shops.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of shopping in larger shopping centres rather than smaller, more traditional shops?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

You should write at least 250 words.