FCE Writing Part 2 report b

How to write a report for the New FCE exam? Here’s a topic and sample answer.
Part 2
You must answer this question. Write your answer in 140- 190 words in an appropriate style on the separate answer sheet.
The principal of your college has asked you to find out reasons and suggest solutions to a decreasing number of students visiting canteen.

Sample report 

Student cafe in Bradford College


The aim of this report is to outline the reasons why the majority of students fail to dine at college’s canteen and suggest solutions to improve the exciting situation.

Current problems

Having interviewed almost a hundred students of the college the following concerns have been risen:

  • The cafe closes too early which prevents students from buying meals if they attend evening lectures.
  • Almost 50% of learners are vegan or vegetarian and there are no plant-based meal options in the menu.
  • Seats and tables are rather old and uncomfortable.
  • Compared with a local restaurant, canteen prices are much higher.


It is understandable that the college might find it difficult to invest a significant amount of money in a new decor. Nevertheless, unless new and more comfortable seats and tables are bought, the number of students eating there will continue to fall.  Moreover, introducing a new vegan menu might attract more students to spend money in the canteen provided some discounts or promotions are offered.


Bradford College Cafe used to be considered as the heart and soul of the college. New furniture, attractive menu and lower prices might help bring the sparkle back to this once so popular place.