How to write an essay for the FCE or IELTS exams?


When preparing for the Cambridge FCE, CAE and IELTS exams, it is often a difficult written task for students to write essays (essay) – partly because in the Ukrainian system of school education we are more used to writing essays or essays, and at university – term papers and theses, but occasionally canadianwritings essays. On the other hand, in the Western educational system (for example, in the USA and Canada) the essay format is widely used as a knowledge test in final examinations, as a test assignment during the competitive selection for universities, during employment in state structures, as a common test of logic and creativity at the same time. Therefore, it is not surprising that in these countries the study of stucco essay writing is part of the high school curriculum.

But what, after all, should you do if you have to take an exam and you have no idea what an essay is? Indeed, the term “essay” is somewhat vague. Although an essay should have a clear structure, in addition to this, it can and often should contain your own reflections, arguments supported by evidence, quotes from a reference list or those you choose yourself, examples from your own experience, and an academic essay should also contain a list of used literature.

In general, it is easier to visualize the structure of an essay like an essay fish, where the spine of the fish is your main point or argument that you are proving, and the side bones are your evidence or examples. The structure of your essay should clearly distinguish the introduction, the main body, and the conclusion.

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