CAE Writing

Requires you to be able to create two different pieces of writing, such as essays, letters/emails, proposals, reports and reviews.

Time allowed: 1 hour 30 minutes

Number of parts: 2

Number of questions: Part 1: one compulsory question, Part 2: one question from a choice of three

What's in Part 1? one compulsory question - You read a text, then write an essay based on points included in the text. You’ll be asked to explain which of the two points is more important, and to give reasons for your opinion. - 220–260 words;

What's in Part 2? one question from a choice of three - You write a text from a choice of text types – letter/email, proposal, report or review. To guide your writing, you’ll be given information about context, topic purpose and target reader. - 220–260 words. .

Types of task: Articles, email, essay, letter, report, review.

What do I have to practice? Using language functions, such as evaluating, expressing opinions, hypothesizing, justifying, persuading; writing different types of text that could be included in the exam.