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FCE - 2 - Writing

FCE - 2 - Writing

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Published by: Camila Alejandra Manríquez Fuenzalida on Dec 05, 2010
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CAMBRIDGE
EXAMINATIONS, CERTIFICATES & DIPLOMAS
English as aForeign Language
FCE
FIRST CERTIFICATE IN ENGLISH
PAPER 2 SAMPLE PAPERS
 
Page 2
PAPER 2 WRITING SAMPLE PAPER
Part 1
You
must
answer this question.
1
You are studying in Cambridge at present and two friends from your country are coming to visityou next month. During their visit they would especially like to spend a few days in Edinburgh andyou are planning to go with them. Atravel agency has given you the following information. Readit carefully. Then write a letter to your friends, giving them some information about the threedifferent ways of travelling to Edinburgh. Suggest which you think is the best way and explain why.Write a
letter
of between
120 and 180
words in an appropriate style on the opposite page. Donot write any addresses.
• Edinburgh• Cambridge• London
Cambridge to Edinburgh - 540 km
CAR
Car hire:£40 a day plus petrol and
TRAIN
Cambridge dep.Edinburgh arr.07.0012.1507.5613.3809.0014.12Return fare:£90 (Friday and Saturday)£75 (all other days)30% off with a young person’s rail card.
COACH
Cambridge dep.Edinburgh arr.11.0022.0518.0806.3522.3012.25Return fare:£60 (Friday and Saturday)£45 (all other days)30% off with a young person’s coach
 
Page 3
Part 2
Write an answer to
one
of the Questions
2 – 5
in this part. Write your answer in
120 – 180
words inan appropriate style on the opposite page, putting the question number in the box.
2
You have just seen the following advertisement:Write your
article
for the International TVWeekly magazine.
3
You have been asked to write a story for a student magazine beginning with these words:
I wanted to give my best friend a surprise …
Write your
story
.
4
You are going to start a short English course at a new language school. To help the school to putyou in the most suitable class for you, you have been asked to write a report for the Director ofStudies, describing what you find easy and what you find difficult about learning English.Write your
report
.
5Background reading texts
Answer
one
of the following two questions based on your reading of
one
of the five set books:
APassage to India 
- E MForster
Pygmalion 
- G B Shaw
Rebecca 
- Daphne du Maurier
Brave New World 
- Aldous Huxley
Crime Never Pays 
- Oxford Bookworm CollectionYour answer should contain enough detail to make it clear to someone who may not have readthe book. Write the letter
(a)
or
(b)
as well as the number
5
in the question box, and the
title
ofthe book next to the box.
Either(a)
Which part of the book do you think is most important and why?
Or(b)
Write a short article for your college magazine about the character in the bookwhich you would most like to meet and the questions which you would ask that
INTERNATIONAL TV WEEKLYWhat is your favourite programme on TV?Why do you like it?We are looking for short articles answering these questions andwe will publish some of the best articles next month.

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