Academic & General
Training, Task 2
1 How many words are you expected to write?
2 How long should you spend on the task?
3 What sort of writing are you expected to produce?
4 What must you include in your answer?
5 What sort of things do you think the examiners will be checking for?
UNDERSTANDING THE INSTRUCTIONS
There are no 'right' or 'wrong' answers to this task, but you must read the question carefully and make sure you understand exactly what you have to write about.
Present a written argument or
case to an educated reader
with no specialist knowledge of
the following topic:
As part of a class assignment
you have to write about the
What sort of answer do you think you should write?
After the task, the instructions state:
You should use your own ideas,
knowledge and experience and
support your arguments with
examples and relevant evidence.
How should you approach the task?
Give reasons for your
APPROACHING THE TASK
Read the following task.
Enormous effort is put into researching and marketing 'the perfect potato crisp' while research into stress at work, for example, is ignored.
How important are staff working conditions? Should employers research and improve the working conditions of their staff or should they concentrate more on their product? Which of the following areas would it be appropriate to include in your answer? a a comparison of different types of product
b a discussion of the difficulties of food industries
с an analysis of the effects of bad working environments
d an explanation of how to make potato crisps
e an ana...