Cambridge C1 Advanced

C1 Advanced Exam (CAE): Writing Test 3

1 hour 30 minutes to complete.

Part One

You must answer this question. Write your answer in 220-260 words in an appropriate style on the separate answer sheet.

1. You attended a college debate that discussed ways of encouraging more people to be more environmentally friendly in their energy use and production. You have made the notes below:

How can individuals protect the environment through their home energy policy?

  • Subsidised solar panels
  • Free insulation
  • Replacement heating systems

Some opinions expressed during the debate:

"Governments should be doing this, not individuals!"

"Heating old, cold buildings helps nobody."

"Solar panels take decades to pay for themselves!"

Write an essay, discussing two of the ideas in your notes. You should explain which idea would help protect the environment most, giving reasons in support of your answer.

You may, if you wish, make use of the opinions expressed in the debate, but you should use your own words as far as possible.

Part Two

Write an answer to one of the questions 2-4 in this part. Write your answer in 220-260 words in an appropriate style on the separate answer sheet.

2. You were for a hotel and have been asked to write a report about the hotel facilities which will be sent to a large company that is thinking of buying the hotel.

In your report, you should give information on:
  • sports and fitness facilities
  • dining facilities
  • room and staff information

Write your report.

3. You recently witnessed a heated argument at work between two colleagues and have decided to write an email to a friend describing what happened. You should mention in the email:

  • what the argument was about
  • which side you come down on
  • the reaction of others in the office

Write your email.

4. You have seen the following notice posted in your local library:

A Book For Paradise

Which book would you like to take to a desert island? Send us your book reviews today! What makes this book so memorable for you? Who is your favourite character? What else you like about it: language, setting, etc.

Write your review?

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