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The writing tests last sixty minutes and you have two tasks to do in that time.

In the first task you have to write a description of information usually given in a diagram.  This may be an object, a set of data or a procedure.  You have twenty minutes and have to write a minimum of 150 words.  You need to present the description in a clear, logical and appropriate way.

For the second task you will be asked to write a clear argument, discussion or report on a given topic. You have forty minutes and have to write a minimum of 250 words.  Again the argument has to be presented clearly and logically and you are expected to support your ideas with evidence and examples from your own knowledge and experience.

As in the other tasks, it is very important to analyse the tasks carefully.  You will not get marks for irrelevant material, no matter how much you write.  It is equally important to control your time.

When introducing your description for task 1 or your argument/discussion for task 2, you must be careful not to copy whole sentences from the question paper.  You get no marks for copying.

You are given a booklet in which you have to write your answers. You may used a pencil to make notes but you may not use a dictionary.  Your answers must be written in full sentences.

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