Placeholder Image

Subtitles section Play video

  • Your writing is one of the aspects of the English language you'll be tested on, so as the exam approaches, make sure you know what to do.

  • Listen to our top tips to help you on your way!

  • Well before the exam day, familiarise yourself with the structure of the writing test: do plenty of practice tests, preferably in timed conditions.

  • This will help you look at the timing and the type of writing you're expected to produce.

  • But don't just do themget feedback on your writing, and act on it, so that you learn from it.

  • Try to rewrite your work based on this feedback.

  • Once you're in the real exam, keep calm!

  • This is examiner Mark Shea's advice

  • Doing an exam successfully is to a large extent a question of good time management.

  • If you've done practice exams before, you should have a good idea of how long each part should take you and when you have to hurry.

  • So manage your time: know how long you have for each question.

  • Now, read each question carefully, paying particular attention to instruction verbs such as discuss, examine, compare, contrast.

  • Next, make a plan before you start writingyou could possibly write down all your ideas and arguments and plan how to use these in your writing.

  • Now it's time to start writing. As you write, don't forget to keep the appropriate structure in mind.

  • And when you've finished, make sure you read what you've written and correct any mistakes you've madeand that you've actually answered the question!

  • Remember the feedback you received for your practice papers, and make sure you've acted on this in the real exam.

  • Follow these tips and hopefully everything will go smoothly.

  • Good luck!

Your writing is one of the aspects of the English language you'll be tested on, so as the exam approaches, make sure you know what to do.

Subtitles and vocabulary

Operation of videos Adjust the video here to display the subtitles

A2 UK exam writing feedback practice question structure

Exam skills: 6 tips to help you with writing exams

  • 24462 1032
    Helena posted on 2019/12/03
Video vocabulary