FCE Example Report: Topic (Technology)
A group of British teachers is going to visit your college for two days. The aim of their trip is to learn about how technology is used in education in your country.
You have been asked to write a report for the group leader. Your report should:
- include information about how technology is used to teach different subjects
- recommend which lessons the teachers should watch to see technology being use
Write your report.
Use of Technology in education
This report is intended to inform how technology is used in common lessons and recommend the most interesting technical developments to be seen. I conducted a survey among teachers and students in order to find out what is prefered to be used by them.
Technology in different subjects
The majority of the people claimed that the best thing were computers and interactive boards. I was given these reasons:
- They provide an oportunity to make the lessons more enjoyable
- Everybody is able to find information on the internet whenever they want to
- Computer presentations can be easily given
However, use of another technical developments vary among students and teachers depending on which subject they focus on. For instance, people were interested in Science mentioned these points:
- newly equipped chemical lab with its recently purchased substances
- equipment suitable for teaching Physics (e.g. digital watches, laser)
For most of the people who I asked for their reply were really important computers and interactive boards in the classrooms. I would therefore recommend seeing this. On the other hand, if you are interested
|Content||5||All content is relevant and the target reader is fully informed.|
The report gives information about which technology is used for teaching purposes around the school (interactive boards; computers) and specifically in science (newly equipped chemical lab).
The report has a clear recommendation at the end and gives options about what would be good for the reader to see: either going to see what the students have decided is important (computers and interactive boards) or what the reader has a specific interest in (if you are interested in particular subjects you ought to see their specialised classrooms).
|4||The conventions of report writing are used effectively to hold the target reader’s attention. The register is neutral and information is given in an objective tone, making good use of the passive voice (This report is intended; developments to be seen; can be easily given). The format of the report is effective in using headings, sub-headings and a numbering system in the second section to highlight important aspects.|
Straightforward ideas are communicated.
|Organisation||4||The text is well organised and coherent, and the overall organisation of the report is effective in helping to communicate the main points.|
A variety of appropriate linking words are used (However; which; For instance).
|Language||3||A range of everyday vocabulary is used appropriately and there is some good use of topic-specific vocabulary (technical developments; conducted a survey; interactive boards; provide an oportunity; I would therefore recommend).|
A range of simple and some more complex grammatical forms is used, particularly different passive structures. Some errors occur when attempting more complex ideas (For most of the people who I asked for their reply were really important computers).
However, the errors do not impede communication.
FCE Example Report: Topic (Town Centre)
Your local government wants to improve your town centre and make it better for local people.
Your college principal has asked students to write a report on the situation to send to the local government. In your report you should:
- Describe some of the problems in the town centre
- Suggest, with reasons, what improvements should be made to solve these problems
Write your report.
The aim of this report is to provide an overview of some problems in the Pascani’s centre and to suggest what improvements should be made.
The already existing problems include the fact that there is no big shopping mall, just some little shops with aliments or clothes. The parking zone is also quite small and, as it is located in front of the Central Hotel, there is no space for all the cars. Not to mention the low level of cleanness around the zone where you can’t even go for a walk.
It seems like the town centre has a lot of problems regarding its place. My recommendations are the following:
- building a new shopping centre which includes a variety of products and activities.
- enlarging the parking zone, so there will be more space for cars and for leisure activities of the young men too.
- cleaning up the zone and introducing recycle bins for the garbage
In the light of my suggestions, I strongly believe that these are the best methods of raising the pedestrians view of city
|Content||5||All content is relevant and the target reader would be fully informed. The report describes several problems and suggests a range of solutions, giving reasons for why these would help improve the situation.|
|4||The report has been written using the conventions of the genre, for example a clear introduction and conclusion and an objective and formal tone. Straightforward facts are supported by examples and explanations and bullet points are used to draw the reader’s attention to key recommendations.|
|Organisation||4||The report is well organised and coherent, with effective use of paragraphing and punctuation to separate the key points. It makes use of a variety of cohesive devices to connect ideas within and across sentences and paragraphs.|
|Language||4||There is a range of task-specific vocabulary used appropriately (an overview of some problems; My recommendations are the following; enlarging the parking zone; In the light of my suggestions). There is a range of simple and more complex grammatical forms used with control. There are minimal errors and these do not impede.|
FCE Example Report: Topic (Cafe)
Recently there have been some complaints from students about your college cafe. Your College Principal has asked you to write a report about the cafe and make recommendations on how to improve:
- the food and drink evadable
- the furniture and decoration
- the entertainment facilities
Write your report.
I’m writing about the college cafe because students have complained that the standart it is very low and needs to be improved.
Food and drink
In our college cafe you can only buy feet food or ‘sandwiches which its not co healty. This Is very bad for young people who they are trying to get fit. Why can’t our cafe provided with different salats, fruit and vegetarien food? This would be much better. Also changing cola or fuzz drink with fresh juice is more healty.
Furniture and decoration
The furniture is too uncomfortable. Some of tables and chair is also broken, so that could be dangerous. Sometimes no enough chairs for all the students so they can’t seat down. And decoration as well in old fashion, with horrible colour.
It is only one TV in the cafe for entertainment, but nobody watching it because the volume is down. Also not all students want to watching the same chanel. My recomendation is get rid off the TV and have like an Internet cafe. Students can entertain and study at the same time.
|Content||4||All the content is relevant. However, there is no explicit recommendation given for ‘furniture and decor’, so the target reader is not fully informed on this point|
|3||The target reader’s attention is held and straightforward ideas are conveyed, using the communicative conventions of the report, e.g. use of the passive in the introduction and would be when making recommendations. There is some attempt to achieve a formal register.|
|Organisation||3||The report is appropriately organised with an introduction and three sub-headings. A variety of cohesive devices is used — referencing, relative pronouns, conjunctions – although not always successfully. The linking of some of the short sentences would have improved the cohesion of the report.|
|Language||2||The lexis is appropriate to the topic, although some spelling errors like ‘seat’ and ‘fuzz’ are slightly distracting. Simple grammatical structures are used. Some attempt is made to use more complex structures. The errors do not impede meaning.|
FCE Model Report: Topic (Swimming Facilities)
A friend is intending to stay in your town. She will be the group leader of ten teenagers from her swimming club.
She would like you to write a report for her club about the swimming facilities in your area, both outdoor and indoor, with your recommendations.
Write your report.
The aim of this report is to provide information about the swimming facilities in the town of Bamford.
There are three swimming pools in Bamford; the Temple Meads Pool, the St Helens Pool and the Scartho Pool (outdoor).
Temple Meads Pool
This pool is located in the city centre. There are eight lanes and there is also a pool for children. The pool facilities are all new. The admission costs are the highest as it costs £3.00 per session and £1.50 for under 12s.
St Helens Pool
This pool was built over 100 years ago and the architecture is very beautiful. The pool is colder than the Temple Meads pool. The admission cost is only £2.00 and £1.00 for under 10s.
This outdoor pool is open from the 1st June to 15th September. It is a very big pool and it is extremely popular on hot summer days (It is sometimes full). It also opens to 9.00 on summer evenings. It is the same price as Temple Meads.
I really think your group would enjoy Scartho Pool but if it’s raining or full Temple Meads would be fine.