In this article you are taught by me how exactly to write a CAE proposal – what’s important, what is not.
How exactly to write a CAE essay/letter/report/proposal
I rate a student’s Writing Part 1 Essay, then give suggestions on how to rewrite it. Can it is taken by us from a B to an A?
I also made a video about writing essays – see the section below.
Our Videos about CAE Writing
A Skype speak to Marina in Italy – we discuss simple tips to plan the essay in part 1 of the CAE Writing test. I emphasise the importance of planning, and my theory that you must not only plan your paragraphs, but also which structures you will use and which vocabulary fits the topic.
In this video I put myself during my students’ shoes and attempt to write a CAE Writing Part 1 essay. Watch as I destroy my poor keyboard while writing an essay. Laugh as I are not able to type your message ‘government’ 7 times out of 8. Cringe as I am rudely interrupted.
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Most CAE students don’t make obvious, basic mistakes like your/you’re or its/it’s. However they do struggle with things such as:
You’ll want to learn the essential difference between defining and non-defining clauses that are relative. Your non-defining clauses need commas, while your defining clauses shouldn’t have commas.
I experienced lunch with my grandfather, who is 90 years old. (the half that is second of sentence informs you more info on my grandfather. It’s bonus information, generally there has got to be a comma.)
I had lunch with my pal who lives in Prague. (i will be very cool and popular – I have a lot of friends. I had lunch with my friend’ you don’t know which friend I mean if I say. Therefore the ‘who lives in Prague’ clause gives you information that is essential. Therefore, no comma!)
Note that non-defining pronouns cannot be changed to ‘that’, so you should never write a comma followed by ‘that’. (this will be especially a challenge for German speakers because in German you HAVE to use a comma before ‘that’.)
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