How to Write an Article for the Cambridge B1 Preliminary (PET)

An article is an informal/ neutral piece of writing that is written for a specific audience. The purpose of an article is to share an opinion, or knowledge on a particular topic, or offer suggestions and pieces of advice to the readers. Newspapers, magazines, and journals usually publish articles. For that reason, articles have toContinue reading “How to Write an Article for the Cambridge B1 Preliminary (PET)”

How to Write a Short Story for the B1 Preliminary Test (PET)

A short story is a piece of fiction that has a limited number of words and a few characters. Parts of a short story Title: It summarizes the whole story, or it is related to the main theme. The theme is the central idea or belief in a short story. Exposition: It is the beginningContinue reading “How to Write a Short Story for the B1 Preliminary Test (PET)”

How to Write a Formal Email

for the B1 Cambridge test (PET) or the General Training IELTS test Formal emails are the ones that people write to people they don’t know well. The language used in this type of emails is more formal and polite. informal email formal email friendsfamily memberspeople we know well people we don’t knowbosses or managersdoctors, teachersContinue reading “How to Write a Formal Email”

Advantages and Disadvantages Essay

for B1 Preliminary Cambridge Test/ IELTS An essay is a written piece where you can present an idea, propose an argument, express your emotions or initiate a debate. In an advantages and disadvantages essay your task is to describe the positive and the negative sides of a specific topic. You must include examples and reasonsContinue reading “Advantages and Disadvantages Essay”

Phrasal Verbs in Research Papers

Have you been told that phrasal verbs are informal words? Have you been told that you should avoid using phrasal verbs in formal/ academic writing? Many English learners and international grad students often think that phrasal verbs are informal and not appropriate for a manuscript, a research paper or an essay. Phrasal verbs, in fact,Continue reading “Phrasal Verbs in Research Papers”

What to write in a Christmas Card

Let’s write some Christmas cards! Writing Christmas cards is a tradition in many many English speaking countries. The tradition of sending Christmas cards started in the mid 1800’s in the UK when a British artist created a greeting card for Sir Henry Cole to send forth to his family and friends. Sir Henry Cole thoughtContinue reading “What to write in a Christmas Card”

How to Write an Opinion Essay A2/B1

An opinion essay is a formal piece of writing in which you share your thoughts on a specific topic. You should express your opinion clearly and give reasons and examples to support your point of view. Remember that when we write in formal style, we must not use contractions or informal words or expressions. PartsContinue reading “How to Write an Opinion Essay A2/B1”