FCE Writing Part 2 Article A

Part 2

You’ve noticed the following announcement in an English- language magazine.

Articles wanted:

A really special holiday

Have you ever had a really special holiday? Where did you go? What did you do there? 

Write us an account of your holiday

The best article will be published in the magazine

Write your article in 140- 190 words in an appropriate style on the separate answer sheet.

Sample answer:

A really special holiday

You wouldn’t believe but it was not until spring 2011 that I’ve had the truly magnificent vacation ever. A childhood friend of mine Monika massively contributed to the life changing holiday we spent backpacking in India.

Prior to booking the flights we had investigated the ideal time to travel on the east coast and soon after we were taking off at the Heathrow airport. I had no idea what to expect as apart from the accommodation for just one night in Mumbai nothing else was arranged. Scared of the unknown, I quickly got used to the spicy food, unbearable heat, humidity, that made you gasp for fresh air, and annoying, loud horns on the street. It has been totally spontaneous four weeks of total immersion in Indian culture, which I loved.

We have covered staggering eight thousand kilometers while sleeping on numerous overnight coached and trains. Meeting locals, attending events, such as weddings or funerals made us understand that our world is an amazing and diverse place.

My holiday in India and its influence on my life has totally changed me as a person. So, if you’re looking to spend amazingly adventurous time while completely shifting your mindset, backpacking in India is the answer.