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C2 WRITING February 27, 2017

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Have we forgotten how to paragraph?

Look at the following questions, choose one per pair and together:

1-Brainstorm

2-Select 2-4 ideas for the body of the text

3- Decide what order the ideas should be presented in

4-Think of suitable conclusion and introductory paragraphs

Now write your  text separately (280-320 words )and, when you are done, swap and give each other feedback.

QUESTION 1

You work for a large company. The company is considerning ways to reduce its carbon footprint. Your manager has asked you to write a report . You should describe the positive and negative things the company is doing in relation to its carbon footprint and add your own suggestions on how it could improve.

QUESTION 2

The local government has recently installed CCTV cameras in your neighbourhood. You have been asked to write a report of local people´s feelings about the installation. You should describe the positive and negative effects of the introduction of the CCTV cameras and suggest any other measures that could be taken.

QUESTION 3

A health magazine has invited readers to write an article about significant changes to diet in their own country. Write your own article giving details of changes and your opinion on the positive and negative impact of these changes.

QUESTION 4

A travel magazine has asked you to write a description of a nostagic journey. Write your article giving details of the journey and explaining why it was nostalgic for you.

QUESTION 5

A sports magazine has invited its readers to write letters on the topic of dangerous sports. You have decided to write a letter expressing your views about dangerous sports and what you think the reponsibilities of the people who do these sports are.

QUESTION 6

A friend of yours has applied for a job as a project manager in an office. The company has asked you to write a letter of recommendation for your friend. You should refer to the duties and responsibilities your friend has had in their previous job and any admirable personal qualities that would make them suitable for the role.

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Now read other students´answers and rate them on a scale of 1-5 where 5 is top performance on four categories: content, communicative achievement, organisation and language.

How does the following feedback compare with yours?

 

Job interview questions February 22, 2017

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Job interview questions

STUDENT A

STUDENT B

 

Job Guidance February 20, 2017

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The lies papers spread live after them;the good is oft unpublished

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STUDENT A

The lies that papers write live after them;the good is oft interred unpublished

STUDENT B

The right to go off-line

 

Register for your certification exam now February 14, 2017

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Mark Antony and Brutus February 13, 2017

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Watch Mark Antony´s famous funeral speech. The speech starts after Julius Caesar has been assassinated and Brutus, one of the killers, has persuaded the crowd that Ceasar had to die for the good of Rome(*). Mark Antony  makes the case for  Julius Ceasar´s innocence:

How many figures of speech can you find?Click here to see the text

(*)Julius Caesar Act III Scene 2

Romans, countrymen, and lovers! hear me for my
cause, and be silent, that you may hear: believe me
for mine honour, and have respect to mine honour, that
you may believe: censure me in your wisdom, and
awake your senses, that you may the better judge.
If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of
Caesar’s, to him I say, that Brutus’ love to Caesar
was no less than his. If then that friend demand
why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer:
Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved
Rome more. Had you rather Caesar were living and
die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead, to live
all free men? As Caesar loved me, I weep for him;
as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it; as he was
valiant, I honour him: but, as he was ambitious, I
slew him. There is tears for his love; joy for his
fortune; honour for his valour; and death for his
ambition. Who is here so base that would be a
bondman? If any, speak; for him have I offended.
Who is here so rude that would not be a Roman? If
any, speak; for him have I offended. Who is here so
vile that will not love his country? If any, speak;
for him have I offended. I pause for a reply.

 

UK DIY statistics

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UK DIY statistics