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PAPER 2: WRITING, PART 1: 
AN EMAIL 
EMAIL (about 40 minutes writing parts 1 and 2) 
• COMPULSORY TASK 
• CANDIDATES’ ABIL...
PAPER 2: WRITING, PART 1: 
EMAIL: STRUCTURE 
Dear Tessa 
Lovely to hear from you after so long! I’ve just received your em...
PAPER 2: WRITING, PART 1: 
EMAIL 
• Candidates must cover all of he essential points of the text 
in their answer: THERE A...
PAPER 2: WRITING, PART 1: 
EMAIL: FUNCTIONS 
SUGGESTING 
-I suggest you (+ infinitive without 
to) 
-I recommend + -ing 
-...
PAPER 2: WRITING, PART 1: 
EMAIL 
TASK: Your English speaking friend, Tessa, has lost her mobile phone. Read Tessa’s email...
Writing, part 1 
• You’re going to stay with your English-speaking friend, Alex, for the weekend. Read Alex’s 
Email and t...
EXAMINER COMMENTS/ASSESSMENT AND MARKS 
ASSESSMENT IS DONE TAKING INTO ACCOUNT 
THESE BASIC ITEMS: 
• CONTENT (ALL POINTS ...
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Paper 2 writing part 1

  1. 1. PAPER 2: WRITING, PART 1: AN EMAIL EMAIL (about 40 minutes writing parts 1 and 2) • COMPULSORY TASK • CANDIDATES’ ABILITY TO RESPOND TO AN EMAIL AND ACCOMPANYING NOTES. LENGHT: APROX. 160 WORDS TASK: Your English speaking friend, Tessa, has lost her mobile phone. Read Tessa’s email and the notes From: Tessa Sent: 2nd March Subject: lost my phone. Great to get your email and I’m glad to hear that you’ve been working so hard! Did you get your essay finished on time? I’m afraid I missed the deadline and I had to ask for exra time. The reason I haven’t called you recently is that I’ve lost my mobile phone! I know, typical me- left it on the train while I was coming home late one night! Bet you’ve never done that! Anyway, obviously I need to get a new one. I’m so confused by all hese advertisements for mobile phones and networks –I just don’t know which one to go for. What would you suggest? Money’s not a problem really as I’ve just got paid for my summer job. Let me know what you think. Thanks Tessa No, say why sympathise Yes, I have. Say when recommend you have made. Then write an email to Tessa, using all your notes.
  2. 2. PAPER 2: WRITING, PART 1: EMAIL: STRUCTURE Dear Tessa Lovely to hear from you after so long! I’ve just received your email and I tell you that I haven’t finished my essay on time since I’ve been ill these last days. I’ll ned extra time to hand it too. I’m sorry you have lost your mobile phone. Don’t worry about your silence. I can understand you absolutely because I lost mine last month in the cinema. I understand that you can’t take a decision. All mobiles are similiar now and offer almost the same things. If I were you, I’d buy the last model of Samsung or a Blackberry if you want to use The Internet. If you only need it as a phone, the Samsung model could be fine. I hope to have been of help Love Frank OPENING REMARKS: -Great/lovely to hear from you (after so long) -Thanks for the letter… -Sorry I haven’t wwritten for so long. (SEE MORE EXPRESSIONS ON THE PHOTOCOPY MAGIC EXPRESSIONS) ENDING THE LETTER: -Write me back soon and let me know how it goes -Looking forward to hearing from you/ Ican’t wait to see you again -Love/ regards to…. SING OFF: -All the best -Best wishes -Lots f love -All my love/love
  3. 3. PAPER 2: WRITING, PART 1: EMAIL • Candidates must cover all of he essential points of the text in their answer: THERE ARE FOUR NOTES YOU MUST DEAL WITH IN YOUR ANSWER • You must follow instructions exactly • MAIN FEATURES: organisation, cohesion, clear layout, use of register appropriate for the audience and control and accuracy of language. (SEE SLIDE WITH THE CORRECTION ITEMS) • Task 1 offers the candidates the opportunity to add a piece of information, or make a suggestion, an advise or request and persuading. .
  4. 4. PAPER 2: WRITING, PART 1: EMAIL: FUNCTIONS SUGGESTING -I suggest you (+ infinitive without to) -I recommend + -ing -If I were you, I’d buy… -What about going/doing…? -We could…… ADVISING - If I were you, I’d… -There’s no point + -ing -You’d be better off+ -ing -In my opinion you should/ought to… -I strongly advise you to PERSUADING -It would be wonderful for you to -Just imagine how it would….
  5. 5. PAPER 2: WRITING, PART 1: EMAIL TASK: Your English speaking friend, Tessa, has lost her mobile phone. Read Tessa’s email and the notes you have made. Then write an email to Tessa,using all your notes. No, say why To: Tesa Sent: 5th March Subject: lost my phone. (PARAGRAPH 1: DID YOU GET YOUR ESSAY FINISHED ON TIME?) I’ve just received your email and I tell you that I haven’t finished my essay on time since I’ve been ill these last days. I’ll ned extra time to hand it too. (SECOND PARAGRAPH: I HAVE LOST MY MOBILE/ BET YOU’VE NEVER DONE THAT!) I’m sorry you have lost your mobile phone. Don’t worry about your silence. I can understand you absolutely because I lost mine last month in the cinema. (THIRD PARAGRAPH: WHAT WOULD YOU SUGGEST?) I understand that you can’t take a decision. All mobiles are similiar now and offer almost the same things. If I were you, I’d buy the last model of Samsung or a Blackberry if you want to use The Internet. If you only need it as a phone, the Samsung model could be fine. I hope to have been of help Love Frank sympathise Yes, I have. Say when recommend
  6. 6. Writing, part 1 • You’re going to stay with your English-speaking friend, Alex, for the weekend. Read Alex’s Email and the notes you have done. Thwen write an email to Alex, using all your notes. Yes! It’s great that you can visit me this weekend. A new activity centre has just opened near my house. Shall we go? There’s climbing wall at the centre, otr they can take us sailing on the river. The staff at the centre also take groups into the hills to do mountain biking. Which activity would you prefer to do? I think we’ll be tired on Saturday evening so maybe we should just stay in and do something.So, what do you think we should do? I’m so excited about the visit. Can your parents bring you to my house on Friday evening rather than Saturday morning? See you Alex Tell Alex suggest No, because…
  7. 7. EXAMINER COMMENTS/ASSESSMENT AND MARKS ASSESSMENT IS DONE TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THESE BASIC ITEMS: • CONTENT (ALL POINTS COVERED) • ORGANISATION AND COHESION (EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATION) • RANGE (LIMIT/LENGHT) • ACCURACY (ERRORS) • APPROPRIACY OR REGISTER AND FORMAT • TARGET READER (FULL INFO) • MARKS (BANDS 0-5)

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