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Informal Letter

You have received a letter from your 21-year-old cousin, who is about to leave
university. Write your letter in reply, offering advice in 220-260 words.

I really don´t know what to do next. I know the most sensible
thing would be to look for a permanent job. But other people
have said it´s best to get different kinds of work experience –
probably unpaid – before I decide what I want to do. And
part of me fancies travelling overseas.
What do you think about these ideas?


You are a student representative on your school council. The council has been
asked to get the views of other students at the school on the current policy of
permanent exclusion from school for students who continually break school rules.
You have been asked to write a report for the principal, outlining the benefits and
drawbacks of exclusion from school.
Give the school council´s views on what should be done.
Write your report in 220-260 words.


Your class has attended a talk on how the government could encourage creativity at
school. You have made the notes below.

Methods by which the government Some opinions expressed in the

could encourage creativity at school discussion:

 “Unless more jobs become available,

 create more career opportunities people won´t be motivated to study
 make creative subjects compulsory creative subjects”
 improve teacher training  “You can´t force students to be
 “Teachers should inspire students”

Write an essay for your tutor discussing two of the methods in the notes. You
should explain which method you think is more important for governments to
consider and provide reasons in support of your answer. You may, if you wish,
make use of the opinions expressed in the discussion, but you should use your own
words as far as possible. Write your essay in 220-260 words.

You see this notice on the students´ noticeboard at the international language
college where you are studying.

A recent survey by the council has revealed that local residents

have a number of concerns regarding the college, particularly
the noise level late at night and the amount of discarded litter.
We are looking for suggestions of how to improve community
To this end, the college is prepared to fund some kind of social
activity. You are invited to submit a proposal to the principal,
outlining ideas for this, after which a decision will be made.

Write your proposal in 220-260 words.

Formal Letter

You work for an overseas voluntary organisation and have been asked to write to
the principals of secondary schools and universities to inform them about your
programme and encourage young people to volunteer.
Your letter should:
- summarise the type of work available
- say what, if any, experience is needed to do the work
- outline the benefits for participants

Write your letter in 220-260 words.


You see this advertisement on a college website:

Have you recently seen the film version of a book you have
read? Compare the film and the book, including your opinions
on how the main characters are portrayed and say which you

Write your review in 220-260 words