Check out students' answers to Flo-Joe's CAE Writing tasks with a teacher's feedback
You have recently read the following magazine article:
|Is it the end of the printed book as we know it? According to internet experts, the book is dead. What they are predicting is that by 2020 90% of everything we read will be in electronic form. So the form of the book that has been around for 1300 years will become extinct...|
Write a letter to the editor of 'Future Net' giving your views (220-260 words).
Read Anna's answer to this question below. Try correcting the piece of writing yourself first: use the marking codes to think about what might be wrong (or what's good) about the piece of work. Then when you're ready, click the green buttons in the text for our feedback.
I am writing to you after reading the article about the influence of computers on printed books. I want to share my opinion with you and all readers. Gd
The article says that according to the internet experts, books are dead and will soon become extinct. The predictions for 2020 that you stated are very alarming.
Computers have become very common in recent years. Every month the number of people using /\
The biggest pro of electronic form of what we read PE
However, after considering all these advantages, I am not even a little bit convinced of using WW
This letter is well-organised, Anna. You balance the arguments for and against e-books and the reader is left with a clear impression of your own point of view. This is good to do in the type of task where you are asked to give your opinion.
You have a nice style of writing and you express your feelings well. There are some language errors (mainly missing articles, the odd preposition and verb tense) but this essay also demonstrates a good range of vocabulary. (I have highlighted the phrases I particularly liked!) The register is (mostly) consistently on the formal side, which is appropriate for the task.
/\ Word(s) missing
- Omit word
PE Poorly expressed
SS Sentence Structure
T Tip (Not wrong but a suggestion)
WF Wrong form
WO Word order
WT Wrong tense
WW Wrong word