Friday, 20 February 2015

FCE writing for 2015 exam

For the new 2015 FCE exam, writing an essay is compulsory for part 1.

This page shows a very informative video on how to form an essay at FCE level:

http://englishaula.com/en/writing-part-2-exam-1-fce-cambridge-first-certificate-english-practice-test-exercise-essay.html


An easy way to understand ESSAY WRITING is as follows:
SAY WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO SAY - THE INTRODUCTION.
SAY WHAT YOU WANT TO SAY - THE DEVELOPMENT.
SAY WHAT YOU JUST SAID - THE CONCLUSION

Es muy importante en el ensayo conectar los argumentos en un orden determinado. 

Te dejo ejemplos de frases que te serán útiles para este propósito.

- Many people/Some people argue... Mucha gente, alguna gente argumenta....

- It is often said.. Se dice frecuentemente que...
- However, in my opinion view ...No obstante, en mi opinión...
- Firstly, it is true (clear) that... En primer lugar, es verdad (está claro) que....
- While it is true that...Aunque es verdad que...
- On the one hand, and on the other hand 
(Cuidado: utilízalo siempre para contrastar opiniones desde dos ángulos distintos (no iguales). 
For example: On the one hand it is true that most teenagers watch videos all day, 
but on the other hand they learn many new skills through those videos. 
Por un lado, es verdad que la mayoría de los adolescentes 
ven vídeos todo el día, pero por otro lado, aprenden nuevas habilidades a través de esos vídeos).
- Finally, it is important to take into account that.... Finalmente es importante tener en cuenta que...



Useful words and phrases: 

Writing an essay for FCE important points

How to write articles, reports and letters for Part 2 of FCE writing exam here


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