Remember, in the exam, you will have one hour to complete both task. As Part 2 is worth twice as many points asTask 1 you should try to spend 20 minutes on Task 1 and 40 on Task 2. To get the best practice you should time yourself as you do the test and try to keep as closely to the timing as possible.

General Training Task 1

A friend has agreed to look after your cat while you are away for a week on business.

Write a letter to your friend. In your letter

•        give contact details for the hotel you will be staying in while are away

•        give instructions about how to care for your cat

•        thank her for her help

Write at least 150 words.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear …………………,

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You should write at least 150 words.

General Training Task 2

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

Some people believe that work must take first priority in a person’s life while others think that spending time with family is more important.

Discuss the advantages of both viewpoints and give your own opinion.

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.