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PREPARATION FOR CAMBRIDGE EXAMS

Writing for KET exam - Part 9 (email, note, card,


message, postcard)
By: Jhonny Tapia
The basics:
Tips and hints: It is important to read carefully all what is being
asked. To get a good mark, you MUST write responding to the three
prompts on the guided writing. You must write at least 25 words.
Dont forget to write both greeting and signature at the beginning
and end of the message/note/email/postcard. Begin and end your
message correctly.
Remember it is just a short reply, so dont add unnecessary details,
what is being stated on the instruction. Youve got to take up to 15
minutes to write your answer. Whoever trying to get over this section
MUST know how to use in a real context past, present and future
tenses. Preparing, planning, writing and checking are a must before
you get started with writing.
If you know the answer for these questions then you are ready to
succeed in Cambridge KEY. What do you have to do in this task? How
many questions do you have to answer? What are the questions? How
many words should you write? Where do you write your answer in
the exam? What is the estimate time limit you should spend writing?
Have you checked your grammar and spelling after writing? Have you
used capital letters and full stops as proper as it is?

Greetings
Hi Peter!
Dearest Luke,
Hello Ann,
Dear Mathew,
DONT WRITE:
Dear cousin,
Dear brother,
Dear friend,

Signatures
Take care so much,
Bye for now,
Best wishes,
All my love,
Till next time!
Yours,
Regards,
Your friend,
All the best,
Lots of kisses,
So long!
See you soon,
Write back soon,
See you later,
Thank you!

This material is in copyright. Most of it has been taken from Cambridge past exam
papers. This is non-profit stuff, I do not claim rights to the original publisher. All
rights go to their respective owners. "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the
Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism,
comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use
permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit,
educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use."

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Write 25 35 words. Write your answer on a separate sheet.


You saw a TV programme that you liked a lot. Write an email to your
English friend, Sakura.
Say: Where you watched the programme
Who you watched the programme with
Why you liked the programme

Hi Sakura,
I watched a great TV programme
I watched it with .I enjoyed it a lot because.and
Till next time,
(Your name)
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papers. This is non-profit stuff, I do not claim rights to the original publisher. All
rights go to their respective owners. "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the
Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism,
comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use
permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit,
educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use."

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You must meet your friend, Joe, by tomorrow evening.


You want to borrow his history book.
Say: Why you want to meet him.
When you want to meet him.
Where you want to meet him.
Write a note to your friend.
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Read the note from your English friend, Mark.


Ive just been to a nice restaurant in my town with my family.
Whats your favourite place to eat in your town? Who do you
go with?
What do you eat there?
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papers. This is non-profit stuff, I do not claim rights to the original publisher. All
rights go to their respective owners. "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the
Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism,
comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use
permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit,
educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use."

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Write a note to Mark and answer the questions.


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You have been invited to a barbecue next Sunday.
Write an email to your English friend, Valerie.
Say: Why you will be late.
What time you will get there.
What food you will bring.
Write an email now.
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papers. This is non-profit stuff, I do not claim rights to the original publisher. All
rights go to their respective owners. "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the
Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism,
comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use
permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit,
educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use."

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Yesterday you left your friends book on the bus when you
went home.
Write a note to her.
Say: What you lost.
When and where you lost it.
That you want to replace it.
Write a message to her now.
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You have travelled to a welcoming city for vacations last
October.
Write a postcard to your friend, Annie.
Say: What the weather was like.
What things you saw.
The most unforgettable activity you did there.
Write your postcard now.
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This material is in copyright. Most of it has been taken from Cambridge past exam
papers. This is non-profit stuff, I do not claim rights to the original publisher. All
rights go to their respective owners. "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the
Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism,
comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use
permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit,
educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use."

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You are inviting a friend to an amusement park tomorrow.


Write a message to him.
Say: Where the amusement park is.
How much money he should take.
Who else invite.
Write your postcard now.
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You have lost your mp3 player. Write a notice to put on the wall
of your high school.
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papers. This is non-profit stuff, I do not claim rights to the original publisher. All
rights go to their respective owners. "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the
Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism,
comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use
permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit,
educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use."

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Say: Where you lost your mp3 player.
What your mp3 looks like and how to return it to you.

Write your notice now.


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Your English friend, Roger, has got a digital camera.


Youd like to use it. Write and email to him.
Ask if you can use his camera.
Say why you need his camera.
Ask when you can collect his camera.
Write an email now.
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This material is in copyright. Most of it has been taken from Cambridge past exam
papers. This is non-profit stuff, I do not claim rights to the original publisher. All
rights go to their respective owners. "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the
Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism,
comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use
permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit,
educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use."

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You have left your watch at your friend Peters house. Write a
note to him.
Ask him: If he had found it.
When you can go.
What time are you free to get it.

Write your note now.


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You went to a party. Write a message about it to your friend,


Alison.
Say: When you went to the party.
Where the party was.
Why you enjoyed the party.

This material is in copyright. Most of it has been taken from Cambridge past exam
papers. This is non-profit stuff, I do not claim rights to the original publisher. All
rights go to their respective owners. "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the
Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism,
comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use
permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit,
educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use."

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Write your message now.
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You want to visit the science museum soon.


Write a message to your friend, Sam.
Say: Where you want to go.
Which day to go.
How you can go to the museum.
Write your message now.
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This material is in copyright. Most of it has been taken from Cambridge past exam
papers. This is non-profit stuff, I do not claim rights to the original publisher. All
rights go to their respective owners. "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the
Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism,
comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use
permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit,
educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use."

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You bought brand-new clothes last week and you want to tell a
friend about it.
Write a message to your friend.
Say: Where exactly you bought it.
How much you paid for it.
Why you chose that piece of clothing.
Write your message now.
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Your English friend, George, brought you a music magazine to


read.
Write a message to him.
Thank him.
Say why you liked the magazine.
Ask him to bring you another magazine.
Write your message now.
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This material is in copyright. Most of it has been taken from Cambridge past exam
papers. This is non-profit stuff, I do not claim rights to the original publisher. All
rights go to their respective owners. "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the
Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism,
comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use
permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit,
educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use."

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You are preparing a cake at home tonight. Write a note to your
friend.
Say: What ingredients you need
How you want him to help you
Who comes to try the cake at night

Write your message now.


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You want to go and see your English friend, Pat, tomorrow. Write
an email to Pat.
Say: What you did yesterday.
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papers. This is non-profit stuff, I do not claim rights to the original publisher. All
rights go to their respective owners. "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the
Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism,
comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use
permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit,
educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use."

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Why you want to see her.
What time you will arrive.

Write your email now.


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Read this note from your English teacher, Mr Hodson.
Harry,
Id like to ask about your project for this month. Please tell me
what itll be about.
And when you are going to finish it. It would be good to have a
meeting.
Tell me when.
Mr. Hudson.
Write a note answering his questions and suggest a date for a
meeting.
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This material is in copyright. Most of it has been taken from Cambridge past exam
papers. This is non-profit stuff, I do not claim rights to the original publisher. All
rights go to their respective owners. "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the
Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism,
comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use
permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit,
educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use."

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You meet a friend at the cinema tomorrow. Write an email to


him/her.
Say: When you meet your friend.
Which film you will watch.
Why you like that film.

Write your email now.


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A friend is coming to your house tomorrow. Write a note to
him/her.
Say: What time to come.
What to bring.
How to get to your house.

This material is in copyright. Most of it has been taken from Cambridge past exam
papers. This is non-profit stuff, I do not claim rights to the original publisher. All
rights go to their respective owners. "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the
Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism,
comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use
permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit,
educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use."

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Write your note now.
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You saw someone famous in your city last week. Write an email
to him/her.
Say: Which person you saw.
Where you were that day.
How you felt.

Write your email now.


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This material is in copyright. Most of it has been taken from Cambridge past exam
papers. This is non-profit stuff, I do not claim rights to the original publisher. All
rights go to their respective owners. "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the
Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism,
comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use
permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit,
educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use."

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You would like to invite a friend to a party. Write a message to
him/her.
Say: When you are having it.
Who else you invited.
What you want your friend to bring.

Write your message now.


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You are going to the shops. Write a note for your friend.
Tell him/her: Which shops you are going to.
What you are going to buy.
What time you will be back.

Write your note now.


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This material is in copyright. Most of it has been taken from Cambridge past exam
papers. This is non-profit stuff, I do not claim rights to the original publisher. All
rights go to their respective owners. "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the
Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism,
comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use
permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit,
educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use."

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Read a note from your pen friend, Louise.
Dear Ewan,
Im really excited to hear that youre coming to stay with me in
England for a few
days. Tell me when you are coming, how long you will stay and
some things you
want to do.
Best wishes, Louise.
Write a postcard to tell her what she wants to know.
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You have just started a new job. Write an email to a friend.


This material is in copyright. Most of it has been taken from Cambridge past exam
papers. This is non-profit stuff, I do not claim rights to the original publisher. All
rights go to their respective owners. "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the
Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism,
comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use
permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit,
educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use."

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Say: What your new job is.
Which days you work in.
Why you like it.

Write your email now.


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There is going to be a concert in the town you live in. Write an
email to your friend.
Say: A friend to come to the concert.
When the concert is.
How much the tickets are.

Write your email now.


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This material is in copyright. Most of it has been taken from Cambridge past exam
papers. This is non-profit stuff, I do not claim rights to the original publisher. All
rights go to their respective owners. "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the
Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism,
comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use
permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit,
educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use."

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A friend of yours asks you about the music club you go to.
Write an email to your friend.
Say: Where it is.
What day it is.
What you do there.
Write your email now.
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You now live in a new house.
Write a note to a friend about your house.
Say: Where your house is.
Which room you like best and why.

Write your note now.


This material is in copyright. Most of it has been taken from Cambridge past exam
papers. This is non-profit stuff, I do not claim rights to the original publisher. All
rights go to their respective owners. "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the
Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism,
comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use
permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit,
educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use."

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Read this note from your friend Roberto.


Hi Isaac,
I really need my new jacket back. Why have you still got it?
When can you return it to me? Do you want to borrow it again
next week?
Regards,
Roberto.
Write a note to your friend.
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This material is in copyright. Most of it has been taken from Cambridge past exam
papers. This is non-profit stuff, I do not claim rights to the original publisher. All
rights go to their respective owners. "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the
Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism,
comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use
permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit,
educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use."

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Read the note from your friend Richard. Write a postcard to tell
him what he wants
to know.
Its great that youre coming to see me in England. Tell me when
you are coming,
how long you want to stay and what you want to do.
Write soon,
Richard.
Write an email to your friend.
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Read the note from your new pen friend.


Hi Theo!
We are going to meet at last. Where should I wait? What do you
look like?
What clothes will you wear? See you on Sunday!
Bye,
Daniel.
Write a note to your friend.
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This material is in copyright. Most of it has been taken from Cambridge past exam
papers. This is non-profit stuff, I do not claim rights to the original publisher. All
rights go to their respective owners. "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the
Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism,
comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use
permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit,
educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use."

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Read this note from your friend, Sara.
Hi Emily,
Thank you for asking your brother to meet me at the bus station
tomorrow.
What does he look like? What clothes will he wear? Where will
he wait for me?
See you soon!
Sara.
Write a note to your friend.
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Read the note from your friend Leslie.


Hi there,
This material is in copyright. Most of it has been taken from Cambridge past exam
papers. This is non-profit stuff, I do not claim rights to the original publisher. All
rights go to their respective owners. "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the
Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism,
comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use
permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit,
educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use."

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I am having a party at my house on Saturday. Can you come?
Would you like to
bring a friend? What do you like doing at parties?
Leslie.
Write a note to Leslie and answer his questions.
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Read the note from your friend Erick.
Hello,
Ill make the meal tonight. Would you like to eat meat or fish?
What vegetable do
you want? What time will you be home?
Best wishes,
Erick.
Write a note to Erick and answer his questions.
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This material is in copyright. Most of it has been taken from Cambridge past exam
papers. This is non-profit stuff, I do not claim rights to the original publisher. All
rights go to their respective owners. "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the
Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism,
comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use
permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit,
educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use."

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Read this email from your friend, Alex.


From: Alex
Hi!
Lets go to the sports centre tomorrow. What time can you get
there? Where shall
we meet at the sport centre? What would you like to do there?
Waiting for your reply.
Write an email to your friend.
Write a note to Erick and answer his questions.
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Read the email from your friend, Jo.
From: Jo
Hi Patrick,
You said in your last email that you went to the city. Who did
you go with? What
did you do there? How long did you spend there?
Best of luck,
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Write an email to your friend.
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You cannot be at the railway station when your father arrives
there. Your friend is
going to meet him for you. Write a note for your friend.
Say: When your father will arrive.
What he looks like.
What he will be wearing.
Write a note to your friend.
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You went to an awesome city last week. Write an email to your
friend, Hideki.
Say: Where you went to
What people think of that place
What there is to do there

Write an email to your friend.


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You are living with a friend, Ann and her family. Last night you
did something bad.
Say: What you broke
How it happened
What you plan to do

Write a message to your friend.


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You are celebrating your birthday tomorrow. Write an email to
your friend.
Say: What you are planning to do for the party.
What gift you would like to receive and why.

Write an email to your friend.


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You are at the beach in Mexico. Write a postcard to your friend.


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Say: How you feel since you arrived
What you have done so far
What you like about Mexico and why

Write a postcard to your friend.


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You are celebrating a festival next week. Write a note to your
friend.
Say: What festival you are celebrating.
Where it is held.
How much it lasts.

Write a note to your friend.


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Your cousin is going to a museum with you next Thursday. Write


a note to him.
Say: What time you will meet him
Where hes got to wait for you
What he should bring

Write a note to your friend.


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You have planned to visit a friend, Yagami, in Canada. Write an
email to him.
Say: How you are going to travel.
What time you are going to arrive.
What you would like to do during the trip.

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Write an email to your friend.
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You are on vacation by the seaside. Write a postcard to your


friend, Justin.
Say: How long you have been there.
What you have done since you arrive.
What you like most about the vacation.

Write a postcard to your friend.


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You have just spent a weekend with your English friend and his
family. Write an
email to your friend. You should:
Thank him
Say what your enjoyed most
Tell what you are doing next week
Write an email to your friend.
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Writing for PET exam (letter & email)


PUNCTUATION MARKS
Punctuation
Mark

Name

What it does

Full stop
(US: period)
Comma

Creates an interruption to mark the


end of a sentence.
1. Creates small interruption within
a sentence to clarify meaning.
2. Used to create a slight pause
and emphasis before a linking word
(e.g. and, but, however, instead).

Semi-colon

1. Replaces a full stop or "and"

between two or more sentences


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that share a theme.
2. Used before a linking word when
a stronger pause and emphasis is
required.

Colon

Used at the end of a sentence to


show an answer, elaboration or
explanation

follows,

eg

list,

quotation, answer or contrast.

Quotation or
double speech
marks/inverted
commas

1. Used to show spoken words.


2. Used around odd or unusual
terms, jargon or slang.
3. Used around titles when italics
are unavailable.

Question Mark

Exclamation Mark

A replacement for a full stop when


the sentence is a question.
A replacement for a full stop to
suggest surprise or shock.

...

Ellipsis/trailing
dots

1. Used to show unimportant words


have been missed from a
quotation.
2. Used informally to show an
incomplete sentence.

( )

Round brackets
Parentheses

Used around strong "parenthetical


information", ie an inserted
comment, aside, explanation or
additional information.

[ ]

Square Brackets

Used around words added to a


quotation.

Linking Words
The following list can help writers to link sentences to make a piece of
writing much more attracting, interesting and appealing to the eye of
test graders at high level of writing.
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Expressing Time: It is trying to join a sequence of events and
situations using some expressions.
Adding Contrast: It is making a difference between people, ideas, or
situations by comparing them.
Stating Result-Consequence: something that happens, as a result
of a particular action or set of conditions.
Expressing Cause-Reason: to show or explain why something
happens, or why somebody does something.
Laying Emphasis: highlighting something, or drawing special
attention or importance to an idea or fact.
Giving Example: specific fact, idea that is used to explain or support
a general idea, or to show what is typical of a large group.
Listing points: to write a list, or mention things one after other.
Giving Additional information: to include something with
something else or a group.
Summing up: To give the main information in a report, making a
short but interesting statement at the end.
Presenting Opinion: to state your ideas or beliefs about a particular
subject or topic.
expressing time
adding contrast
stating resultconsequence
expressing causereason
laying emphasis
listing points
giving examples
additional
information
summing up
presenting opinion

after that, then, at first, in the beginning,


finally, during, next, in the end, later,
afterwards, eventually
whereas, but, even though, however, yet,
although, on the one hand, on the other
hand, despite the fact that
so, therefore, for this reason, so that, as a
result,
as a consequence, otherwise,
consequently, subsequently
since, as, because, because of, due to, owing
to
in fact, actually, apparently, to tell the truth,
as a matter of fact, obviously, to be honest
first of all, to start with, to begin with, firstly,
secondly, lastly, finally, last but not least, in
the first place
particularly, for example, especially, for
instance, such as, in particular, like, take for
instance
apart from this, besides that, moreover, in
addition, furthermore, in addition to this, also,
what is more,
to sum up, in general, in conclusion, to end
with considering the above, after all
I think that, I believe that, from my personal
experience, in my opinion, personally, my

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believe is that

expressing time

adding contrast

stating resultconsequence
(purpose)

expressing causereason
laying emphasis
listing points
giving examples
adding information

summing up

after that, then, at first, in the beginning,


finally, during, by the time, as soon as, next,
in the end, until, sometime later, when,
before, later, just as, while, soon, as, sooner
or later, in the meantime, meanwhile,
afterwards, at this point of time, at last,
eventually, all the while
in spite of, nevertheless, whereas, but, even
though, however, (and) yet, despite,
although, on the one hand, on the other
hand, by contrast, no matter how/what,
whatever, regardless of, despite the fact
that, not only but also, in contrast to/with,
as long as, unlike, having said that, in the
same way, as to, as regards to, as for,
compared to, at the same time, even so,
though, while
so, therefore, for this reason, so that, as a
result, under the circumstances, such that,
as a consequence, in such case, otherwise,
consequently, in this case, thus, in order to,
in order for, so as to, as long as, provided
that, unless
since, as, because, because of, due to,
owing to, thus, in account of, in case, due to
the fact that
in fact, actually, apparently, to tell the truth,
as a matter of fact, obviously, to be honest,
indeed, above all, in particular, in such way
first of all, to start with, to begin with, firstly,
secondly, lastly, finally, last but not least, in
the first place, now, subsequently
particularly, for example, especially,
for
instance, such as, in particular, like, take for
instance, as shown by, in the case of
apart from this, besides that, moreover,
what is more importantly, another point
worth
mentioning
is,
in
addition,
furthermore, in addition to this, also, as well
as, what is more, something worthy of
mention is that, on top of that, as well as
ultimately, to sum up, on the whole, in

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presenting opinion

general, in conclusion, to end with, taking


everything into account, all in all,
considering the above, after all, in short, in
other words, in brief, in either case,
generally, on balance, after all, it is for
certain/sure that
I am in favor of, as long as I know, in my
view, I think that, I believe that, from my
personal experience, in my opinion, from my
point of view, personally, the way I see it,
my believe is that, I speak for myself when I
say that, I hold the view/opinion that,
Personally I have no doubt that, My own
thought are, to my mind, I reckon, as to
what I know
Writing a letter & email

It is a piece of writing that is mainly written to a friend of relative so


as to talk about plans, give news, thank, congratulate, apologise etc.
Below is a general idea of what an informal letter looks like. The
structure is always the same, yet the content is quite different.
Greeting
Opening paragraph
Content
Closing paragraph

Signing off

Start saying hello or show a sign of


appreciation by telling them dear, dearest
etc.
It is used to explain why you are writing
Do you want to inform them about sth in
particular?
What exactly do you want to tell the reader?
Add details and all what you want
Is there anything you want to highlight or
say again?
State something you want to emphasise
What sort of response, if any, you expect
Use your signature to end and your name
below it.

Suggested expressions for letters based on the


general structure
Hi Peter!
Hey Mathew!
Dearest Luke,
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Hello Ann,
Dear Mathew,
Dear Sir/Madam (very formal)
Dear Mr./Ms./Miss/Dr. Yamada (very formal)
To whom it may concern (very formal)

Greet the reader

Open
paragraph

Reasons to write

your

DONT WRITE:
Dear cousin,
Dear brother,
Dear friend,
I havent heard from you for ages
I hope you are fine
I havent heard from you for such a long time
Its taken me ages to reply, but
It was nice to hear from you
Thanks for your letter
Many thanks for your letter
I hope everything is okay
Ive been meaning to write back, but
Thank you very much for your letter
What are you doing now?
Just thought to drop you a line
What is the latest are we on?
Whats up?
How are you?
How is it going?
What have you been up to?
Sorry I havent written for so long
I write to tell you that
I am writing to
This is just a quick note to say
I am writing to you in connection with
The reason I am writing is that of ing
I am writing with regard to
I am writing with regard to/in regard to/with
reference to
What I wanted to say is
I am writing to ask if you could inform me
about
Just a quick note to
I am/was interested in
I would appreciate some further information
about
I think thats all for today
I hope to hear from you at your earliest
convenience

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Close
paragraph

your

Leave a signature

Well, thats all for now


I must go now
Do drop me a line if you have time
Write back soon
Well, thats about it
Im looking forward to hearing from you
Well, I finish off here
Speak to you soon
I look forward to hearing from you again
Well, Id better finish off here
Waiting for your letter
Write soon
I look forward to hearing from you without
delay
Please write back as soon as possible
Keep in touch
Speak to you when I get back
Give my love to everyone
Please write back soon
Keep in touch
Looking forward to your reply
Give my regards to everyone
Hope to hear from you soon
I would be grateful if you could reply as soon
as possible
Please dont forget to write back
Thanking you for your time and assistance
I would like to thank you in advance
Take care so much,
Bye for now,
Best wishes,
All my love,
See you then!
See ya! (very informal)
Till next time!
Best of luck!
Yours,
Your friend,
Best regards,
Very best wishes,
All the best,
Lots of kisses,
So long!
Regards,
Cheers,
See you soon,

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Best,
Kind regards,
Have a nice time/day!
Write back soon,
Lots of love,
See you later,
Thank you!
Sincerely yours
Yours faithfully/sincerely (very formal)

A quick guideline to write through functions and


prompts.

Inviting

Accepting invitation

Refusing invitation
(apologising)

Making
arrangements

Thanking

Congratulating

Would you like to come to ?


Id like to invite you to
It would be great if you could come to
How about ing?
Im writing to invite you to
Thanks for inviting me to
That would be awesome!
How could I say no?
I just love the idea of ing
Id really like to come to
I am pretty sure that I will
Im afraid I cant come because
It was nice of you to invite me, but
Im sorry, but
Unfortunately I wont be able to attend as
We would have had a great time, but
I dont think I could go since
What do you think about ing?
What if we
Why dont we ?
Lets
I think it would be fantastic if we
Youre great! thank you so much for helping
What would I do without you?
Thank you for
I would like to thank you in advance
Thanking you for your time and assistance
You have done a lot for me
It is awesome that youve helped me
I would like to offer congratulations on

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Let me congratulate you on
Well done!
Congratulations!
I love
I really like
I dislike
I would prefer to
I like better than
I prefer ing to ing
Id prefer ing to ing
I would rather walk than run
Would you prefer to ?
Would you rather ?

Expressing
Preference

Comparing
Expressing
assumptions

Perhaps
Maybe
I am sure

Expressing Surprise
Expressing Regret

Asking
information

Asking for advice

for

I regret ing
I regret not ing
If only I had
I wish I had
I should have done sth
If I had done sth, I would have done sth
I amreally sorry that I couldnt
I am writing to ask if you could inform me
about
I would appreciate some further information
about
Sorry I havent written for so long, but I ve
been having problems with
I need your advice because I dont know
what to do
Ive got a problem and Id like your advice
Im writing to ask for your advice
I hope you can help me with a problem (I
have)
What should I do?
Do you think I would be a good idea to ?
If you were me, what would you do?
If you were in my shoes, would you ?
What do you think of the problem/situation?
I feel helpless and dont know what to do
What do you suggest?
If I were you, I would
You could

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Giving advice &


Making suggestions

Making inquiries
(emails)

Replying enquiries
(e-mails)

Informing/giving
information
(emails)

If I were in your shoes, I would


I suggest that
If I were in your position, I would
I really think you should
I urge you to
In my opinion, you should/ought to
I strongly advise you to
What about trying ?
It would be advisable/wise to
It would be a good idea to
I think youd better
It is advisable that you
One thing you can do is
What I always find helpful is
My advice to you is to
I suggest that you should
Why dont you ?
It is recommended that you
How you thought about ing?
The way I see it, you can
I am interested in receiving/finding out
I would like to receive
I would be grateful if
Could/Can you please send me ?
Would you be able to ?
Thank you for your interest
Im please to send you
Im sending you (in an attachment)
Please find the requested information
attached
I hope you find this satisfactory
I hope you are happy/satisfied with this
Thanks for choosing
Your request is being processed
We are working on your request
In reply to your letter concerning
Id like to inform you
Just a few comments about your last email:
I am writing to tell you about/let you know

In reply to your letter concerning


Just a note to say
I am writing in reply to you letter
Heres the low-down on
If you need further information, do not
hesitate to contact me.
Just a quick word about

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Complaining

Apologising

Ill be glad to give information


Just to update you on
This is to let you know
With reference to your letter of
Hope this helps
Let me know if I can be of further help
Let me/us know if you need anything else
I am writing to give you information about
I hope this information will be of some help
to you
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with
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I am dissatisfied with
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It was completely different from
I feel it is absolutely unacceptable
The problem is
I must mention/point out that
To make matters worse
As if that wasnt bad enough
You failed to mention that
You led me to believe that
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immediate
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replacement
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matter out as soon as possible.
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with immediately, I will
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Topics for Cambridge KEY
Clothes
Daily life
Entertainment and media
Food and drink
Health, medicine and exercise
Hobbies and leisure
House and home
Language
People
Personal feelings, opinions and experiences
Personal identification
Places and buildings
School and study
Services
Shopping
Social interaction
Sport
The natural world
Transport
Travel and holidays
Weather
Subject areas must be covered on speaking and writing
Exchanging greetings
Giving personal information, e.g. name, age
Identifying and naming items given in the lexical list below
Leave-taking
Personal information
Immediate surroundings including classroom objects
Basic parts of the face and body
Common animals (domestic, farm and wild)
Cardinal numbers up to 20
Colours
Everyday items of clothing
Words relating to the language functions listed above
Indicating the position of people and objects
Describing people, animals, objects and places very simply
Stating simple facts
Informing about possessions
Asking very simple questions about personal details
Rooms in the home
Household objects
Family and friends
Pets
Possessions
Days of the week and months of the year
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Cardinal numbers up to 50
Words and phrases relating to the language functions listed above
Describing daily routines and times
Giving dates
Expressing ability and inability
Giving very simple directions and locations
Describing current activities of real people or those in pictures
Describing states in the past
Asking simple questions about everyday life
Jobs
Places in the local area
Place of study
Home life
Weather
Free time
Times and dates
Ordinal numbers up to 31st for dates
Words and phrases relating to the language functions listed above
Holidays
Shopping
School and work
Hobbies and sports
Food
Weekend and seasonal activities
Festivals
Means of transport
Special occasions, e.g. birthday celebrations
Entertainment, e.g. cinema, television, clubs
Music
Recent personal experiences
Travel
Money
Fashion
Rules and regulations
Health and fitness
Learning a foreign language

Word list for linking sentences: my personal top (for extensive


writing.) Look at a reference in PLUS. THAT WOULD HELP!!!
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After that, Also, On the first hand, On the other hand, To begin with,
To start with, Firstly, First of all, secondly, Moreover, In addition,
furthermore, by contrast, in the end, by the end, lastly, anyway.
SPEAKING FOR PET CANDIDATES
B1/B2 Questions
What would be your ideal way to spend a weekend?
Do you prefer to work or study on your own, or with other people?
Quick talk: A place you always visit
Describe it
What you like about it
Why you would recommend it.
BETTER SPEAKING
Giving opinions
In my opinion,
According to me,
I think that,
In my view,
I strongly believe that,
From my personal
experience,
I consider that,
As to what I know,
What I can say is that,
As long as I know,

Giving reasons
since,
as,
because,
because of,
due to (owing to)
in account of,
due to the fact that,
it is just because,
it is partly because,

Why is it important to do exercise?


From my personal experience, exercise is really useful especially
when you have put on weight, due to the fact that when you jog or
run, you can lose weight and you become healthier.
Why do people work every day?
What do you think about travelling?
Why do people study a new language?
What reason do people have to have a pet?
Why do we eat fruit and vegetables?
What reason do foreigners have to come to Ecuador?
Why do people go to university?
What do you think of being on holidays?
Categories to test vocabulary.
Understanding vocabulary by asking example sentences.
Pictures and definitions and vice versa.
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Topics for difficulty.
Time date weather
Likes and dislikes
High school, subjects, timing, schedule.

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