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Optional examinations - Written expression
test comprises six writing exercises, all of which are mandatory.
Candidates are not allowed to use reference grammars, dictionaries
or electronic dictionaries.
are marked at CIEP by a team of accredited markers. Each mark is double-checked.
duration: 1¾ hrs.
1: Draft a simple, informal message of around 40 words in length,
or fill out a form.
2: Write a personal letter on a routine subject of approximately
60 words in length.
(Tests command of informal and familiar language registers).
3: Write a summary of an experience or an event of approximately
80 words in length.
4: Outline in writing (approximately 100 words) your personal
opinion or emotions on a subject.
5: Present and argue a case based on an input text discussing
a social issue in a written piece of 100 to 125 words in length.
6: Draft a summary of a text or document of approximately 100
words in length.