Dear friends,

We have prepared a set of three answers to the same CAE – Part 1 Essay question in order to illustrate the difference between a low performance (50%-55% = 165 in the new scale), an average performance (65%-70%= 185 in the new scale) and a high performance (over 75%= 205 in the new scale).

We have used the new Cambridge Marking Scale ranging from 160 to 230.

Αγαπητοί φίλοι,

Στις παρακάτω αναρτήσεις προσπαθούμε να καταδείξουμε τη διαφορά ανάμεσα σε:

α) Ένα ‘φτωχό’ essay που δεν περνά το κατώφλι του C1 παρότι ο μαθητής προσπαθεί: Benchmark Essay for B2 level

β) Ένα ‘καλό’ essay που μπορούμε να το θεωρήσουμε advanced: Benchmark Essay for C1 level

γ) Ένα ‘τόσο καλό’ essay στο επίπεδο του c1 που περνά το κατώφλι του c2 (proficiency): Benchmark Essay for C2 level

  • Εδώ μπορείτε να δείτε τις τρεις απαντήσεις ‘διπλα-δίπλα’: Benchmark Essays Compared

Το θέμα του essay είναι το ακόλουθο:

Writing Part 1

You must answer this question. Write your answer in 220-260 words in an appropriate style.

Your class has watched a documentary about the serious repercussions of obesity and the importance of fitness. You have made the notes below:

How we can keep fit and avoid obesity problems

  • doing exercises

  • attending seminars

  • eating healthily

Some opinions expressed in the documentary:

physical activity prevents a lot of illnesses”

becoming aware of the potential dangers of sedentary lifestyle will motivate us to take up a sport”

avoiding junk food you can easily lose weight”

Write an essay discussing two of the areas in your notes. You should explain which one is the better way for people to be fit and healthy, giving reasons in support of your answer.

You may, if you wish, make use of the opinions expressed in the discussion, but you should use your own words as far as possible.



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