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American spelling: OK!!

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I was feeling kind of guilty, and this is what Cambridge site says on using AmE in their examinations:

Some of my students use American spelling. Will they be penalised?
No. Both British and American usage and spelling are equally acceptable.

Written by ElenaBen

December 7, 2007 at 10:40 am

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(FCE Writing: 1 hour & 30′)

Letters always appear in Part 1. It is a transactional letter in response to or initiate a course of action. The letter may be formal or informal, the instructions will tell you which style is expected. In Part 2, you will be able to choose from a range of writing tasks including a composition, an article, a report, a short story, an informal letter or a letter of application (depending on the type of letter which has appeared in Part 1). Here, I show you a list of writing tasks with their links to writing tips and a FCE sample (which you can email me)

Online sites for further practice on writing skills:

  1. Parapal Online: cloze letter exercises.
  2. ParagraphPunch: this site takes you through the steps of writing paragraphs on a given topic.

For the lucky (i.e. with a lot of free time) and curious: a list on links on Writing Skills.

Written by ElenaBen

December 7, 2007 at 10:38 am