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Paper 2 Part 2 - Review

A REVIEW is usually written for an English-language magazine,


newspaper or website. The main purpose is to describe and express
a personal opinion about something that the writer has experienced
(e.g. a film, a holiday, a product, a website etc.) and to give the
reader a clear impression of what the item discussed is like.
Description and explanation are key functions for this task, and a
review will normally include a recommendation to the reader.

A review is a good opportunity to show your range of vocabulary.


Complete the table below by writing each of the adjectives in the
box in the appropriate row.

AIRY COSY DELICIOUS FRESH


INFORMATIVE

RESONABLE RUSHED STATISFYING


TASTY

WONDERFUL WELCOMING ATTRACTIVE


DELIGHTFUL

CHEERFUL COLOURFUL COMPETITIVE


RAW

EXCEPTIONAL ORIGINAL WELL-BALANCED


ELEGANT

THE WAITERS/SERVICE

THE INTERIOR

THE FOOD AND MENU

THE PRICE

THE RESTAURANT IN GENERAL


TASK : YOU SEE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IN YOUR LOCAL UNIVERSITY
MAGAZINE

Do you have a favourite restaurant of caf in town? If so, why not


write a review for our Free Time section telling us what your
favourite place is like and why would you recommend it to our
students.

Write your review in 140-190 words

What to include

Give your review an interesting title.


The name and type of place and where it is situated
Overall opinion of the place
Particular dishes the places serves and opinion of them
The dcor, the service, the price
Things you liked (or disliked)
General recommendation

Useful Phrases For Restaurant Reviews

What I liked most was..


The thing I liked most was
I was pleasantly surprised (disappointed by) by..
Its important to book in advance
Its (not) worth the money
Overall, if you like..., you'll love / you should ...
You really must/should try the (food)...
I would definitely recommend trying/visiting
If you get a chance you should try/visit the..
I found the ______ (dish) rather disappointing.

Useful Phrases for Book/Film/Concerts

..provides a fascinating/valuable insight into.


I found the plot rather predictable/disappointing.
The acting is very impressive/convincing.
She gives a compelling/memorable performance as..
One particular strength/ weakness of the film/book is..
Do not be put off by the title/critics.
It will have you roaring with laughter, leaving you with a
desire to see/read more and to know what happens next.
Its a definite must-see/read.
I would definitely give it a miss.
I would highly/strongly/thoroughly recommend it to anyone
interest in