Cambridge class 15 - Review writing part 1

Cambridge English - class 15
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Cambridge English - class 15

Slide 1 - Tekstslide

Class work
  • Review writing part 1

Writing part 1

Slide 2 - Tekstslide

  • Understand and practise Writing part 1

Slide 3 - Tekstslide

Writing paper
2 parts
part 1: writing an essay
part 2: A choice of four questions: article, email/letter, essay, review, story.

1 hour and 20 minutes in total 

Slide 4 - Tekstslide

Writing paper
The examiners give you a grade based on 4 things:
  • Content - Did you write what you were asked to write?
  • Communicative achievement - Was your writing too formal, too informal, or just right?
  • Organisation - Did you link paragraphs and sentences? Is there a logical flow from start to finish?
  • Language - Did you show off your sparkling vocabulary or did you use basic words? Did you make lots of grammar and spelling mistakes?

Slide 5 - Tekstslide

Part 1: Essay
What is it?     Students are given an essay title and two ideas. They write an essay giving their opinion about the title, using the ideas given and adding an idea of their own. The title will be a subject of general interest – students won’t need any specialised knowledge.

What do you have to practise?             Giving an opinion and providing reasons for that opinion.

  • 140 - 190 words

Slide 6 - Tekstslide

Part 1: essay
How to prepare? 
Read a lot!

Practise grammar, vocabulary, formal language, linking words. 

Slide 7 - Tekstslide

Slide 8 - Video

How to act? 
Step 1: read the assignment thoroughly and decide whether you agree or disagree
Step 2: think about who you are writing for, should you write formal of informal? 
Step 3: take 5 - 10 minutes to plan and organize your essay, make an outline of what you are going to mention in the introduction, what your arguments are going to be, and what you will say in the conclusion
Step 4: think of appropriate vocabulary you could use in your essay 
Step 5: write a draft version, then check the amount of words you've used and re-read your essay
Step 6: think of an appropriate title for your essay 
Step 7: write your second draft 

Slide 9 - Tekstslide

Step 1: decide whether you agree or disagree. Should all students study science subjects in every school year?

Slide 10 - Poll

Step 2: decide whether your essay should be formal or informal. In this case, you are writing for your teacher. Will the style have to be formal or informal?

Slide 11 - Poll

Formal language
  • do not use contractions, such as I'm, don't, you'd, he's, etc. 
  • do not use slang, such as wanna, gonna, ain't, u, etc. 
  • do not use informal linking words at the start of your sentence, such as but, and, so, or, etc. 
  • only use the word 'you' when you are actually addressing the person you are writing to. No general statements using the word 'you', such as 'don't you agree?' or 'you can see that this causes a problem'. 

Slide 12 - Tekstslide

Step 3: make an outline.
Think of a third topic you could talk about.

Slide 13 - Woordweb

Step 3: think of what you could say
about 'interesting lessons'.

Slide 14 - Woordweb

Step 3: think of what you could say
about 'future careers in science'.

Slide 15 - Woordweb

Step 4: think of appropriate
vocabulary you could use.

Slide 16 - Woordweb

Step 5: write a first draft
Think of all the information you've just received. First, make an outline and write down what you are going to discuss in each paragraph. 

Then, write an essay according to the assignment. 

If you need some extra guidance. Watch the Youtube video from the link in the next slide, and/or read the example essay from the links in the slide after.  

Slide 17 - Tekstslide

Slide 18 - Video

Slide 19 - Link