At Intermediate level in EOI you are asked to write two tasks at the exams.
A short one of about 100 words, and a longer one of about 170-200 words.
In the next post you’ll get the rest you need to know.
Types of writing
• Notes (apologizing, excusing, thanking, etc), blog comments and short messages…
• Giving instructions (how to get to a place, a cooking recipe, how a machine works, etc)
• Informal or friendly letters or emails.
• Formal letters or emails ( applying for a job, complaining about a bad service, etc)
• Descriptive compositions (about people, places, objects…).
• Stories or narrative compositions (about real or imaginary events).
• Discursive essays (Opinion essays or ‘for and against’ essays).
• Reports ( about news; Reviews about a book, a film, a restaurant, etc).
***Before you start to write any type of composition:
Think about the topic.
Make a list of the main points and ideas.
Think of the vocabulary you can use.
Think of examples to back up your points.
***After you finish writing, check:
• That the format is correct ( an email is different from an opinion essay or a book review).
• That all you have been asked to write about is included in your composition.
• That you have separated paragraphs, when you present a new idea or point.
• That you have linked your ideas using the correct linking words (and, also, but, On the other hand, therefore, although, after that, when, so, before…)
• That you have left margin.
• That you have no spelling mistakes and the punctuation is correct.
• That you have not made grammar mistakes (verb tenses, prepositions, correct use of modal verbs, articles, etc)
• That you’ve made a wide use of the vocabulary studied, especially that which is related to the topic.
• That your ideas follow a logical order.
• That it is easy to understand by anybody (especially the teacher), because it’s clean and clear.
See Document below for more tips and examples