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FCE exam writing part 2 Formal letter

FCE exam- Writing Part 2 Formal letter

formal email science club fce expert p 72

* task taken from FCE English Expert coursebook 

 

Sample letter:

Dear Sir/ Madam,

My name is Emily and I am a secretary of the Middlesex Science Club. Reading your advert in the newspaper caused a heated discussion amongst club’s members hence we wish to visit and learn more about exhibits. Nevertheless, prior to our tour I was hoping you could answer few questions please.

Firstly, we are a group of fifty passionate scientists, and so we are uncertain whether the museum is capable to accommodate such a vast number of visitors. Do you think you could confirm if it essential to book a timeslot and also how far in advance shall we do that?

In addition, we are planning to spend a relaxing afternoon while enjoying our lunch, therefore I would be grateful if you could advise whether there is a snack bar or a picnic space available in a close proximity of the museum.

Last but not least, we wish to take some photos and maybe record a video to post it on our Facebook page. Could you please let me know whether there are any restrictions in terms of the use of electronic devices such as mobiles with flash?

Thank you in advance for all your help. I look forward to receiving your reply.

Yours faithfully,

Emily Kruszewska

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FCE Speaking Part 2 B

In this part of the test, the interlocutor is going to give each candidate two photographs. You’d need to talk about your photographs on your own for about a minute, and also to answer a question about your partner’s photographs.

(Candidate A), it’s your turn first. Here are your photographs. They show police officers doing their work in two different places. I’d like you to compare the photographs, and say how you think they keep our strets and neighbourhoods safe. All right? (1 minute)

(Candidate B), do you think the police officers’ job is dangerous? (30 seconds)
Thank you. Now, (Candidate B), here are your photographs. They show two types of buildings. I’d like you to compare the photographs, and say why the people enjoy living in these places. All right? (1 minute)

Thank you. (Candidate A), would you prefer living in a countryside or in a big city? (30 seconds)

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FCE Speaking Part 2 A

In this part of the test, the interlocutor is going to give each candidate two photographs. You’d need to talk about your photographs on your own for about a minute, and also to answer a question about your partner’s photographs.

(Candidate A), it’s your turn first. Here are your photographs. They show eldery people spending time with their grandchildren. I’d like you to compare the photographs, and say why you think the people are enjoying these activities. All right? (1 minute)

(Candidate B), did you use to spend time with your grandparents when you were a child? (30 seconds)
Thank you. Now, (Candidate B), here are your photographs. They show two landfills. I’d like you to compare the photographs, and say how dangerous are both situation presented in the photographs. All right? (1 minute)

Thank you. (Candidate A), is recycling taken seriously in your household? (30 seconds)

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FCE Speaking Part 4 f

Use the following questions, in order, as appropriate:

1. Do you think government of your country should increase the spending on defense? Why/ Why not?

2. How important is it for the government to allocate some part of the budget towards arts?

3. What restrictions can the government introduce in order to stop people from smoking?

4. Do you agree that more money should be spent on building railways rather than roads? Why/ Why not?

5. Are there any steps government can take to make people aware how important recycling is?

6. Do you think it’s fair that wealthy people pay higher taxes?

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FCE Speaking Part 4 e

Use the following questions, in order, as appropriate:

1. What are the benefits of owning a pet?
2. How important it is to protect the endangered species?
3. Mistreating an animal is a criminal offence. What punishment would you serve to someone who’s abandoned kittens in the forest?
4. How important are animal shelters in the cities?
5. Do you think some people should not own pets?
6. Should dogs be allowed to enter restaurants and pubs? Why? Why not?

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FCE Speaking Part 4 d

Use the following questions, in order, as appropriate:

1. Have you ever risk your life when doing an extreme sport?
2. How important is sport and physical fitness in young person’s life?
3. Do you agree that the elderly should keep fit? Why? Why not?
4. What are the advantages of being a part of a team sport?
5. How difficult do you it is to be a football referee?

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FCE Speaking Part 4 b

Use the following questions, in order, as appropriate:

1. Why do you think charities are important?

2. Have you ever donated any money for a charity? Which one?

3. Some people claim that only a small portion of our donation goes to people who really need it the rest is spent on red tape and bureaucracy. Do you agree? Why/Why not?

4. What kind of charities are there in your country?

5. Do you think young people should do voluntary work for a charity?

6. Why do you think wealthy people ought to donate more money to charity?

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