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Cambridge English: Advanced

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Writing Paper Part 2. Task Type: Book/Film Review

You see the following announcement on a website that sells books and film videos:

Submit a review of one of our books or film videos that you have enjoyed recently, and get 10% off your next purchase! Tell our website users what it's about and what type of person it would most appeal to.

Write your review for the website users. (Between 220 and 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:

  • Are you going to write about a book or a film? Write down the full title and make a note of the author (book) or the director/actors (film).
  • What genre does your book or film belong to? A thriller, a love story, a horror story...?
  • What's the basic plot? Make notes of the key points of the story but don't reveal the ending!
  • Who are the main characters and what is most interesting about them?
  • Is the setting or location of the book/film important? If so, make notes on this.
  • What type of person would this work most appeal to?

Drafting and proofreading your work

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

  • Have you included all the essential information about the book/film?
  • 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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