Compulsory task: yes.
Word count: 140 – 190 words.
Education and languages Fashion
Environment Health & lifestyle: diet and exercise
Use Complex grammar and expressions:
Present perfect If only
Inversion (not only…but also…) As if/As though
2nd and 3rd conditionals Passive voice
Provided that (on the condition that) Insofar as (to the extend/degree that)
Use vocabulary related to the topic:
Essay about shops: range of goods, prices, purchase, bulk, customers, brands, stores….
Essay about transport: transportation system, public transport, commuters, fuel-efficient, passengers, traffic jams, vehicles….
Examiners will be checking the following:
Content relevant to the task (you answer the question and include all the THREE prompts)
Reader (examiner) is fully informed.
Correct register (formal/academic writing)
Organisation (logical and ordered)
Language (simple and complex grammar forms and vocabulary)
There is no need to write the prompts in the order given, and they can be combined in one paragraph.
INTRODUCTION: Paragraph one. Write a general statement about the topic (not the question)
There are different things you can add in an introduction, but you do not need to add all of them.
BODY: Paragraph two, three. And four if there is any.
Here you must develop the prompts.
They do not need to be developed in the order given, but you can do it if you want.
In each paragraph:
Start with a topic sentence to introduce the prompt.
Then, add reasons, examples, and/or points of view.
To introduce the paragraphs:
First of all,
To start with,
In the first place,
To introduce the following paragraph:
Second of all,
To contrast ideas:
Despite/In spite of
On the contrary
On the one hand…on the other hand
To add ideas:
In addition (to this)
As well as
Another reason (why)
On top of that
To explain a consequence:
As a consequence
As a result
As a result (of)
Due to this
Owing to this
Because of this
For this reason
To introduce the last paragraph:
Last but not least,
CONCLUSION: Paragraph five. Summarise your ideas and state your opinion.
To sum up,
All in all,
All things considered,
To give your opinion:
In my opinion/view…
I personally feel that…
I would say…
I firmly believe that…
I partly/fully agree that…
Eating habits have drastically changed alongside lifestyle in the last few years. It is gruelling to have a balanced diet in our modern society due to our lifestyle.
Firstly, nowadays fast food has become part of our daily lives. It can be bought anywhere and at any time as long as we have an Internet connection. This could be beneficial if it were healthy food, but unfortunately, this food has been created to be appetizing and filling as they tend to be refined and full of saturated fat.
On the other hand, people not only make poor food choices but also do not follow eating routines. Due to high work demands, people eat on the go and have poor diets. Just a few years ago, this was almost impossible to happen.
Last but not least, people try to cook healthier, using less saturated and more vegetables. Counting calories, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, etc, has become essential in some people’s lives whereas this was something unthinkable not long ago.
In conclusion, I tend to believe that we eat better and healthier than in the past when possible but with some poor decisions along the week.