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Cambridge English: Advanced

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Writing Paper Part 2. Task Type: Review

You see the following announcement in a magazine:


Have you read a book or seen a film that has a central character whose life is affected by an event or decision they make early in the story?

What did you learn about the person's character? Did the book or film help you to understand how the person was affected by this event or decision?

Send us your review for our next issue.

Write the review for the magazine readers (around 220-260 words).

What you need to do to pass
Read our checklist first to understand what the examiner is looking for in a good answer.

Ideas for writing
Ask yourself the following questions to help you get started:

  • What general information can you supply about the book/film? For example: When was it written? Who is the author/director?
  • When/Where is the action set? Who is the main character? What is the main character's role in the basic plot?
  • In which ways does the character's past affect him/her? How does this help us to understand the person's character?

Drafting and proofreading your work

You should look at your first draft of the task and decide:

  • Have you answered the question?
  • Is the layout and organisation appropriate?
  • Is the language accurate with a good range of structures?
  • Is the style appropriate and consistent?
  • Will it have a positive effect on the reader?

If the answer is 'no' to any of these questions then you will need to do some more drafting!



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