|EE–015a| C1: Advanced – Writing [Part1]

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We’ve finally finished looking at some tips for the C1: Advanced Reading and Use of English parts:

Just to remember that we also looked at the C1: Advanced Speaking parts:

Today, let’s take a look at the C1: Advanced Writing [Part1].



The C1: Advanced allows a total of 1 hour 30 minutes to complete the Writing Exam. It contains 2 parts:

  • Part 1: one compulsory question
  • Part 2: one question from a choice of three

However, you decide how much time you will share between these parts.

Part 1: Compulsory Question

You will read a text, then write an essay based on points included in the text. You’ll be asked to explain which of the two points is more important, and to give reasons for your opinion. You should write between 220–260 words.

In this part of the test, you are expected to have developed points as fully as possible in order to demonstrate a range of structures, vocabulary and language functions, such as evaluating, expressing opinions, hypothesizing, justifying, persuading.

Here is an example of the test:


Later this week I will be writing a sample of how to develop the writing above, however, I want to see how well you are able to develop this one, so I’ll give you some time to prepare a text based on the task above.

One important thing about writing a #CAE text is to use words that you don’t usually use and to have a coherent text. Reading books and articles in English is the best way to help you develop a good writing essay! Moreover, practice writing, it provides you ideas for your writing and agility! 🙂

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