How to Write a FCE Report

Report
A Report
Aspects to Consider When
Planning
• Appearance
• Organisation
• Content
• Aim
• Register
• Language
• Vocabulary
• Structures
Appearance
• What should this writing look like?
• Title?
Not essential
• Headings?
YES! For every paragraph
• Paragraphs?
Yes. 4 or 5.
Organisation
• What do I need to present?
• Information from personal experience or from
From survey results?
• Do I have to invent survey findings? Are the
questions specified in the task?
• How can I organise my report into paragraphs?
1. Introduction
2. finding 1
3. finding 2
4. finding 3
5. Recommendation
Content
1. Introduction
• State your aim. (Get this from the exam task)
• What is the survey based on?
2. Heading 1
• Survey finding 1 – Present results without
interpretation. Save that for the recommendation!
3. Heading 2
• Survey finding 2
4. Heading 3
• Survey finding 3
5. Recommendation
• Your suggested plan of action. This must relate
to….
• The survey findings
• The aim of the report.
Aim
• Why am I writing this?
To ask for information?
To give information?
To complain?
To explain?
To discuss?
To convince?
To recommend?
Register
• Who am I writing for?
• Should it be Formal or informal?
FORMAL!
Language
• How will the register affect the language?
Contractions?
NONE
Verbs?
Latinate when possible
Linking words and phrases?
Formal
Vocabulary
• What vocabulary do I know related to this
subject that will impress the examiner?
Structures + Phrases
• What structures can I use to impress the
examiner?
To present results -
• Reported speech
• Phrases that start with adverbs
(surprisingly, understandably etc.)
To indicate order of / add
information -
• Firstly, secondly etc.
• Furthermore, moreover
etc.
Give your recommendation
• As a result of the survey I
would recommend……
• I also suggest …….
Other structures to
impress-
• Conditionals, relative
clauses etc.
Talking about quantity
many, a great deal , a vast amount, a large number of
MOST
The majority … , The vast majority …, a large proportion …
A FEW
A small proportion…. , only a handful of……., a
minority…. , hardly any / anybody ….
One in four answered that ……
1/4
Twenty five per cent felt that ……
A quarter of people were of the opinion that ….
One out of every four people thought ….

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