CAE Writing

WRITING – Part 1
You must answer this question. Write your answer in 220-260 words in an appropriate style.
1. You have listened to a radio discussion programme about which facilities are needed most in your area. You have made the notes below:

Which facilities are needed most in your area?
• car park
• sport centre
• history museum

Some opinions expressed in the discussion:
“Young people need sports facilities.”
“Car parks are only for people who own a car.”
“Museums help to educate people.”

Write an essay discussing two of the facilities in your notes. You should explain which facility is needed most in your area, giving reasons in support of your answer.
You may, if you wish, make use of the opinions expressed in the discussion, but you should use your own words as far as possible.

WRITING – Part 2
Write an answer to one of the questions 2-4 in this part. Write your answer in 220-260 words in an appropriate style.

2. You have just completed a cooking course. As part of the school’s research and efforts to offer superior classes, they have asked you to write an evaluation of your experience as a student. Your report should discuss what you learned from the class and what you thought of the teachers and their instruction methods. Mention any ways you think the class could be improved and say whether you would or would not recommend the course to a friend or relative.
Write your report.

3. You see this advert in a newspaper:
Tour guides needed
We need a hard-working team of people to work as tour guides throughout the summer period. A good knowledge of your local area is required, as well as the ability to get on well with people. If you are at least 18 years old, write to us and tell us about your character and interests. We would also like you to say what you think is one of the highlights of your area and why.
Write a letter applying for the job advertised. You do not need to include postal addresses.

4. You are the arts review writer for a magazine. Your editor has asked you to review a film. Choose a film that you have seen. Describe the plot and the characters involved. Say who the film is suitable for and why. Mention any special effects or aspects of the film that stood out in some way. Would you recommend the film? Why, why not?
Write your review.