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Writing module (1 hour) Speaking module (11–14 minutes)

WRITING TASK 1 PART 1 Answer the following examiner questions.


Strategy
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case, describe the first device briefly and then describe how it was changed or OR:
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remember to give a summarising statement. Do you meet many people in your job / studies? Why / Why not?

Now let’s talk about clothes.


WRITING TASK 1
What kind of clothes do you wear for work / college?
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. Do you prefer wearing formal or casual clothes? Why?
Tip Strip Do you like to get clothes as gifts from friends or family? Why / Why not?
• Read the task prompt The diagrams below show stages in the development of simple cooking
carefully as this will
give you help in how to equipment. PART 2 You have one minute to make notes on the following. Then talk about it for two
approach the task. In minutes.
this case ‘stages in the Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features,
development’ suggests and make comparisons where relevant. Tip Strip
how you can structure • Think about the tense Describe a family event you are looking forward to.
your answer. Write at least 150 words. you need to use for this
• For help with vocabulary task. You should say:
look at the Language what the event is
of Technology on page
163. where it will be held
what you will do at this event

Explain why you are looking forward to this family event.

Did you help to plan this event?


Does your family often have special events?

PART 3 Think about the issues and answer the questions.

Let’s talk about family celebrations.


Tip Strip
• You are not expected What type of special occasions are generally celebrated in your country?
to know about these
topics, but you should How important is it for families to celebrate occasions together? Why?
be able to think about Are family occasions as important today as they were for former generations?
WRITING TASK 2 WRITING TASK 2 them in relation to your
own context. Try to Let’s think about any recent social changes in your country.
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. explore the topic and
Tip Strip ask the examiner for
• When making clarification or examples How has the role of elderly people in the family changed in recent times?
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suggestions for solving if you’re not sure what
problems, use tentative he or she means. grandparents?
language, such as In recent years some countries have experienced very rapid economic ,QWKHIXWXUHZKDWNLQGRIXQLWVRUJURXSVZLOOSHRSOHOLYHLQGR\RXWKLQN"
perhaps, possibly, development. This has resulted in much higher standards of living in urban What impact have modern lifestyles had on neighbourhood communities?
and modal verbs, e.g. areas but not in the countryside.
might, could, etc.
Why?
• For help with This situation may bring some problems for the country as a whole.
vocabulary look at the
Language of Cause and What are these problems?
Effect on page 160, and
the Language of the How might they be reduced?
Urban Environment on
page 165.
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own
knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.

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