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Advanced Writing 2 con Respuestas Modelo C1: Prueba 2

Aptis Advanced: Writing Test 2 con Respuestas Modelo C1

Aquí tienes otro Aptis Advanced Writing con respuestas modelo C1. Empezamos dándote las preguntas del test para que las trabajes tú mismo, y te recomendamos fuertemente que lo hagas. Siempre es buena idea ver lo que se te ocurre antes de leer nuestra versión con respuestas modelo. Así que abre un nuevo documento, o coge papel y bolígrafo.

Antes de empezar a escribir, asegúrate de que entiendes perfectamente todas las preguntas y lo que tienes que hacer. Haz un plan rápido de lo que vas a escribir.

Debes responder a las preguntas sin salirte del tema, mantener el recuento de palabras y utilizar una gramática y un vocabulario adecuados al nivel. recuerda utilizar párrafos en las partes dos y tres (las respuestas de la parte uno son demasiado breves para ello). Por último, pero no por ello menos importante, revisa siempre la ortografía y la puntuación. (En el examen, recuerda editar tu escrito antes de pasar a la siguiente pregunta).

Si no estás familiarizado con el formato del examen, encontrarás un resumen de cada una de las tres partes del Writing Test en Advanced Writing Test 1. Recuerda que el tiempo total permitido para la prueba de redacción es de 45 minutos, así que intenta completarla dentro del tiempo del examen.

Una vez que lo hayas hecho, ¡puedes pasar a ver el vídeo y estudiar el guión!

Aptis Advanced Writing con Respuestas Modelo C1: Prueba 2

Part One: Three written responses to questions

You are a member of a book club. You are talking to three other members in the book club chat room. Talk to them using sentences. Use 30 to 40 words per answer. You have 10 minutes in total. Answer all three questions.

Book Club Chat

Ahmad: Hi! Welcome to the club. I’ve always been into reading, especially novels, and I usually read about three a month. What about you?

Sofia: Welcome. Can you tell me something about the type of books that are popular in your country?

Nur: Who’s your favourite author, and why are you interested in him or her?

 

Part Two: Email response

You have received this email from the airline you recently flew with. Read the e-mail and the notes you have made. Write a reply using all the information in your notes, and express how you feel about the situation.

You should write between 120 and 150 words.

Dear Passenger

Thank you for flying with us recently. We value your custom and would like to hear about your experience. Firstly, we want to know your opinion of our cabin staff (1), as your safety is of the utmost importance. Were they able to help you in any way? We would also like to know what you thought about the plane (2) and its facilities. Finally, we would like to hear your suggestions for improving the overall flying experience (3).

Yours faithfully,

Customer Services

Your notes

  1. Staff very young and inexperienced – chatted to each other all the time – but friendly.
  2. Plane clean, very new – but seats were uncomfortable.
  3. Too many announcements selling things.

 

Part Three: Article for website publication

Life Today is a website that accepts short articles from members of the public on subjects of popular interest. You have been asked to contribute an article on the subject of ‘How do people spend their time?’ You have already done some research on the subject in note and diagram form. Use information from your research notes to help you write an article that is both informative and interesting.

Write between 180 and 220 words.

Notes

  • Some predictable patterns?
  • Sleeping seems to be the most uniform result
  • This is the latest information, but times are only an average
  • Cultural differences seem to play a role

 

Time spent per activity

countryWork per daySleep per dayEating and drinking per day
USA251 mins8hrs 48 min63 mins
Ireland231 mins8hrs 11 mins85 mins
Italy149 mins8 hrs 33 mins127 mins

Reference https://ourworldindata.org/time-use-living-conditions

Ahora mira cómo John te habla de cada parte del examen, resaltando el lenguaje útil en las respuestas de ejemplo del C1 y dándote consejos. Encontrarás el guión de este Advanced Writing con respuestas modelo C1 debajo del vídeo.

Aptis Advanced Writing con respuestas Modelo C1: Prueba 2

Part One

You are a member of a book club. You are talking to three other members in the book club chat room. Talk to them using sentences. Use 30 to 40 words per answer. You have 10 minutes in total. Answer all three questions.

Book Club Chat

Ahmad: Hi! Welcome to the club. I’ve always been into reading, especially novels, and I usually read about three a month. What about you?

Hi Ahmad, wow – you’re a real bookworm! I suppose I get through about one novel each month. Unfortunately, work eats into my free time these days, but if I worked less, I’d probably do the same!

Sofia: Welcome. Can you tell me something about the type of books that are popular in your country?

Funnily enough, I was in my local bookshop just the other day, and I noticed they had a list of best-sellers on the wall. The top three in fiction were all psychological thrillers, while cookbooks topped the non-fiction charts.

Nur: Who’s your favourite author, and why are you interested in him or her?

If I had to pick just one writer, I’d say Agatha Christie. I can’t resist a good whodunnit! Her books may not be highbrow literature, but I love the way she weaves the plot and creates three-dimensional characters.

Part Two

You have received this email from the airline you recently flew with. Read the e-mail and the notes you have made. Write a reply using all the information in your notes, and express how you feel about the situation.

You should write between 120 and 150 words.

Dear Passenger

Thank you for flying with us recently. We value your custom and would like to hear about your experience. Firstly, we want to know your opinion of our cabin staff (1), as your safety is of the utmost importance. Were they able to help you in any way? We would also like to know what you thought about the plane (2) and its facilities. Finally, we would like to hear your suggestions for improving the overall flying experience (3).

Yours faithfully,

Customer Services

Your notes

  1. Staff very young and inexperienced – chatted to each other all the time – but friendly.
  2. Plane clean, very new – but seats were uncomfortable.
  3. Too many announcements selling things.

 

Dear Customer Services

I am writing in response to your email pertaining to my recent flight.

With regard to the cabin crew, boarding and disembarking were very efficiently managed. Although I didn’t require assistance personally, I noticed that they were prompt in coming to the aid of passengers with young children.

However, when it came to serving the snacks, they were rather disorganised, mixing up several orders. I attribute this to lack of experience, as they were all very young.

As for the plane itself, it was obviously brand new, which made me feel secure. There was adequate storage space, and the toilets were clean. In terms of comfort, I felt rather cramped and could have done with more legroom.

I would suggest that the overall experience could be improved by reducing the constant announcements about inflight sales and the duty-free trolleys blocking the aisle.

Yours faithfully,

John Harrop

Part Three

Life Today is a website that accepts short articles from members of the public on subjects of popular interest. You have been asked to contribute an article on the subject of ‘How do people spend their time?’ You have already done some research on the subject in note and diagram form. Use information from your research notes to help you write an article that is both informative and interesting.

Write between 180 and 220 words.

Notes

  • Some predictable patterns?
  • Sleeping seems to be the most uniform result
  • This is the latest information, but times are only an average
  • Cultural differences seem to play a role

Time spent per activity

Country

Work per day

Sleep per day

Eating and drinking per day

USA

251 mins

8hrs 48 mins

63 mins

Ireland

231 mins

8hrs 11 mins

85 mins

Italy

149 mins

8 hrs 33 mins

127 mins

 
Work to live, or live to work?

This perennial question usually comes up when we’re fed-up at work. We find ourselves wondering if it’s all worthwhile. So let’s have a look at the habits of three nationalities, to see if we’ve got the right work/life balance.

Going by the latest numbers, the inhabitants of the country with the highest GDP in the world – the USA – predictably work the longest hours. They also spend the most time sleeping – after all, they must be tired! The average American devotes barely more than an hour per day to eating.

At the other end of the spectrum are the Italians. With their culture of living and eating well – ‘la dolce vita’ is famous throughout the world – it’s no surprise to see they spend more than two hours a day eating and drinking. Their working day is by far the shortest.

The Irish fall between these two camps. Although their working day is considerably longer than that of the Italians and not much shorter than in the USA, they only spend 85 minutes per day eating. Meanwhile, the activity with the least variation in time per country is sleeping.

While these numbers are, of course, only a generalisation, they definitely give us food for thought. So – keeping that in mind – how does your life compare?

 

Lenguaje destacado:

En el vídeo, John explica parte del vocabulario que aparece en este artículo en particular. En cambio, el lenguaje que hemos resaltado aquí está pensado como «scaffolding» para ayudarte a escribir tus respuestas de la tercera parte en general. El scaffolding es en realidad lo que se ve en el exterior de un edificio mientras se construye. Es un marco que ayuda a las personas que trabajan a pasar de una parte del edificio a otra, y les da apoyo. Del mismo modo, el lenguaje destacado te proporciona una estructura para su artículo.

Por supuesto, todas las respuestas dependerán de la pregunta, pero estas expresiones te ayudarán a hablar de resultados numéricos y tendencias.

Siguientes pasos

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Lee Aptis Avanzado: Cómo redactar un artículo y nuestros Consejos principales para superar el Writing.

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