This in fact is not so, and teachers and students alike can still expect to find the usual writings such as a formal letter, informal letter, an article, an essaya report, a review, a summaryand also the newly included blog entry which is not found in the general FCE exam. The main differences in the writing exams other than the inclusion of the blog writing are the timing and word limits. Students are still expected to write the same number of writing pieces as in the general exam, which is 2, however, the timing has been cut from 2 hours to 1 hour and 20 minutes. The word limit is also less and students are expected to write between words as opposed to words.
No additional materials are required. Write your name, Centre number and candidate number in the spaces on this page. Answer the Part 1 Question and one question from Part 2.
You must write your answers in the spaces provided on this question paper, within the grey lines. Write clearly in pen, not pencil.
You may make alterations, but make sure that your work is easy to read. Do not write on the bar codes. At the end of the test, hand in this question paper. Write your answer in — words in an appropriate style on the opposite page.
Then write an email to Alex, using all your notes. A new activity centre has just opened near my house. The staff at the centre also take groups into the hills to go mountain biking. Which activity would you prefer to do? So what do you think we should do?
Can your parents bring you to my house on Friday evening rather than Saturday morning? See you Alex Write your email. You must use grammatically correct sentences with accurate spelling and punctuation in a style appropriate for the situation.
Put the question number in the box at the top of the page. Your story must begin with this sentence: At last the weekend had arrived and Anna was both nervous and excited.
Now your teacher has asked you to write an essay, answering the following question: Do you think that you have to spend a lot of money on fashion to look good? Write the letter a or b as well as the number 5 in the question box on the top of the opposite page.
You have decided to write an article, using a character from the story of Macbeth. Write your article about a character in the story of Macbeth.
Now your teacher has given you this essay for homework: Simon and Joe have to make some difficult decisions in the story of Touching the Void.
Do you think they make the right choices? The General Impression Mark Scheme summarises the content, organisation and cohesion, range of structures and vocabulary, register and format, and target reader indicated in the task.
The Task Specific Mark Scheme focuses on criteria specific to each particular task. Examples of candidate responses, together with the Task Specific Mark Schemes, can be found on pages 21— Candidates are penalised for dealing inadequately with the requirements of the Task Specific Mark Scheme. The accuracy of language, including spelling and punctuation, is assessed on the general impression scale for all tasks.
For answers that are below length, the examiner adjusts the maximum mark and the mark given proportionately. For answers that are over-length, the examiner draws a line at the approximate place where the correct length is reached and directs close assessment to what comes before this.
However, credit is given for relevant material appearing later. Marking The panel of examiners is divided into small teams, each with a very experienced examiner as Team Leader.
A Principal Examiner guides and monitors the marking process, beginning with a meeting of the Principal Examiner for the paper and the Team Leaders.2 communication tasks providing lively speaking and writing practice based on the formats of the FCE Speaking and Writing Papers.
Pair work. Based on the revised exam format.3/5(19). 16 fce examination |paper 2: writing The two parts of the Writing paper Each question on the Writing paper carries equal marks. Expected word length Candidates are asked to . IELTS Writing Answer Sheet – TASK 2 ** Do not write below this line /2 TASK 2 Candidate Name Centre Number Test date Module (shade one box): Academic General Training.
Think about who you are writing to and use an appropriate style of language Try to use a range of complex language Read this explanation of how to write an article for FCE Writing part 2. For your First (FCE) exam you will be expected to sit four papers: Reading & Use of English, Listening, Writing and Speaking.
Reading & Use of English is worth 40% of the total mark, and the remaining three papers are each worth 20%. A set of past papers is available in our British Council Shop.
For details, please check with the British Council Shop. To purchase your copy, please visit the British Council Bookshop.