CAE Writing - part 2- A report

Report writing

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Report writing

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Paper 2 - Part 2 of the CAE Written Exam
You will be asked to select one question from a choice of three and complete the task given in 220 - 260 words. 

Things that you will be asked to choose from are; letters, reports, proposals and reviews. 

I think reviews and proposals are a good choice!

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Key points:
Who are you writing to?

What would be an appropropriate style for a report? 

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Key points:
What do you need to mention? 
  • Sufficient educational value for teenagers ?
  • ouline any problems
  • Would it be suitable for other age groups? 

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Layout: Use subheadings
The aim of this report is to/ The following report relates to the ...........Blah blah blah 
Educational value
Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Blah blah blah blah. Blah blah blah blah
Suitability for other age groups
Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
To sum up / Taking everything in to consideration/ On balance, I am of the opnion .......blah blah blah blah

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Dear Sir,
I'm writing this report about the holiday. 

  • Introduction
  • The aim of this report is to evaluate the wildlife holiday that took place in January 2018.
Can you find three mistakes

  • Use subheadings-underline if you want to
  • Use your own words to say why you are writing
  • Formal tone

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    Brain storming for the body paragrphs:
    Sufficient educational value 
    Suitability for other age groups

    Activity: Write a few  key points for each of the above on individual Post-it notes

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    1st Body Paragraph
    Use subheadings in a report - (never in a letter or an essay)
    Edit your notes to write only about this topic in the 1st  body paragraph

    Educational value
    First of all/Firstly, ..... The first observation to make is (concerns) 
    In fact /According to (the majority of respondents) 

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    2nd body paragraph
    Secondly/ Furthermore/Moreover
    In spite of (the fact [that])/Despite (the fact [that]) + Noun, 
    Predicting the future: The outlook for ... is (far from [+ing]) bright/optimistic/depressing/daunting
    The future looks bleak/remains uncertain/is promising
    This seems unlikely in the near/foreseeable future
    It has been stressed that

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    3rd body paragraph
    Finally/ Lastly / In fact

    Making recommendations: 
    It would been a good idea to
    It might be advisable to
    It would be preferable to
    I suggest / propose / recommend that we (should)

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    Do not add new issues here.
    Keep it short
    Don't end the report like a letter.

    Yours sincerely
    Susan Corrigan

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    Check out the YouTube clip at home for tips on how to make your language more formal. 

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