Writing an Essay for International Exams

Today we are going to look again at one of your comments, this time about writing. Oumaima (I hope I said that right) Oumaima says: You’re amazing sir!  Please can you help me by telling me what are the steps to follow for writing an essay or short paragraph.

And what is the best way to improve my English more and more. Well thank you very much for your very kind words. When it comes to writing essays for international exams, there are two important things that you need to remember. Read the question and plan your answer. In my experience for international exams like CAE, CPE, IELTS and TOEFL, there’s normally 3 or 4 points that are mentioned in the questions that you must refer to in your answer. These carry a lot of weight in the grading because they show that you have understood the task. And it’s always important to plan you writing,

That’s true in any language. Make sure that each paragraph has a theme and that you don’t jump around. Give your work an overall structure with a beginning and middle and an end. Well I hope that is helpful for the writing. For the second part of your question, the best way to improve more and more Is to keep practicing and don’t be afraid to make mistakes. We learn from our mistakes so the more you make the more you learn. Thanks for the question Oumaima, and everyone; What kind of writing do you get asked to do? How do you find it? Let me know in the comments below.