Exam Practice - Writing

 

You are now going to practise your writing skills. The writing test in the Prueba de Certificación has two parts. For the first part (worth 60% of the mark), you have two choices: REMEMBER THAT YOU ONLY HAVE TO DO ONE OF THE OPTIONS. The second part is worth 40% of the mark and you are only give one choice.

This test is taken from the Prueba de Certificación 2008.

 

 

 

Open this page to find useful advice about how to prepare your writing/speaking activities.

 

WRITING TEST:

Remember you need to complete both tasks 1 and 2. In task 1 you have a choice. You also have space for notes. Do not write in the grey areas reserved for the teacher

TASK 1. (60%)

CHOOSE one of the following options and write between 175-225 words.

EITHER

WRITE AN INFORMAL LETTER to a friend telling him or her about an incident involving a person close to you (your partner, a colleague from work or a classmate) which has damaged/spoilt your relationship. Include the following information

  1. What started the incident
  2. · What each of you said
  3. · How you felt
  4. · What consequences this incident will/may have

OR

YOU READ THIS ADVERTISEMENT AND DECIDED TO GO ON THIS HOLIDAY 

 

THE HOLIDAY OF A LIFETIME 

Discover a wealth of beauty and ancient culture in this magical and largely undiscovered region of Indochina. Steeped in history, with amazing temples and beautiful countryside, it will delight your senses.

All the trips will be made in a chauffeur driven limousine and helicopter and you will be accompanied by an expert guide at all times.

You will stay in an exclusive luxury spa resort with magnificent service, food, spa treatments and even your own butler to serve drinks by your private pool.

You saved up for a long time. The place was wonderful but unfortunately the service was terrible and the hotel facilities very poor. The organisation was so bad that it ruined your “holiday of a lifetime”. WRITE A LETTER to the travel agency explaining all the problems you encountered and claiming compensation