Your exam day minute-by-minute. What to bring, how to prepare.
In the Writing Test of the Written Exam, you will do 2 tasks in 30 minutes. During the whole test you can use a printed dictionary.
Task 1 – Form Filling
You must fill in a form with six questions. The first three questions need only one word for an answer. The other three questions ask for 10-15 words.
Tips and Ideas for Task 1
Read each question very carefully before writing anything. You can underline the keyword(s) to make sure you know what to write.
For the sentence answers make sure you put in the important information (e.g. 'I like eating vegetables and fruits and only chicken, but no red meat.' or 'Last weekend I went to the cinema with my best friend...').
In the sentence answers, use simple present or simple past sentences.
Before you start Task 2, check your work.
Task 2 – Message Writing
Here you can choose either a postcard or an email. Write about 50 words.
Tips and Ideas for Task 2
After you have chosen your task, spend two minutes writing a few notes for yourself: the information you would like to include in keywords only.
If you plan, it is easier to write.
Don't count the words you have written. Just write about 50 words.
You can write short forms; e.g.'She’s', 'can’t', 'didn’t' etc. The reader of your writing in these texts is always somebody you know or know well.