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Writing practice test 9

Task 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Your friend has recently moved overseas for a new job.

Write a letter to your friend. In your letter:

  • ask about life in the new country
  • ask about the new job
  • tell them what’s been happening at home

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:

Many people believe that we have become a ‘disposable’ society, throwing things away rather than repairing them and reusing them.

Why do you think that is?

What are some of the possible problems this can cause?

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

You should write at least 250 words.