CAE Writing - part 2- A report

Report writing
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Report writing

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Writing a report for the test week test
For the test you can bring your Dutch > English and English > Dutch dictionaries.

You will be asked to select one question from a choice of four and complete the task given in 170 - 220 words. 
Things that you will be asked to choose from are: 2 reports and 2 articles.

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Key points:
Who are you writing to?

What information is given in the assignment?

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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 opinion .......blah blah blah blah

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

Can you find three mistakes

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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 topics above. What could you write about?

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        1st Body Paragraph
        Use subheadings in a report - (never in a letter or an essay).
        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) 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 have 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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        Slide 15 - Video