FCE Writing Part One essay tasks on arts and the media

Part One: Speaking

Discuss the questions below, making sure you discuss three sub-topics each time, including the two given and one more of your own choice.

Some people say that violent computer games have a bad effect on people’s lives. Do you agree?

Notes

Speak about:

  1. violence in real life
  2. younger and older people
  3. (your own idea)

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Some people say that using the internet has become the best way to watch movies. Do you agree?

Notes

Speak about:

  1. convenience
  2. the experience
  3. … (your own idea)

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Should people continue studying an instrument until they are an adult before they decide if they want to give it up?

Notes

Speak about:

  1. the best age to learn
  2. regretting it later
  3. … (your own idea)

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Which is more important to young people – movies or computer games?

Notes

Speak about:

  1. topics of conversation
  2. time spent
  3. (your own idea)

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Computer games are becoming more and more popular but they mean people don’t move their bodies. Do you think this problem can be solved?

Notes

Speak about:

  1. changes in technology
  2. what schools can do
  3. (your own idea)

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Is it better to give students comic versions of classic stories, or to make them read the original books?

Notes

Speak about:

  1. motivation
  2. future reading
  3. (your own idea)

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Some people say that it is impossible to get young people interested in classic literature. Do you agree?

Notes

Speak about:

  1. attention spans
  2. different ways of getting people interested
  3. (your own idea)

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We should concentrate on science and maths more than arts in schools. Do you agree?

Notes

Speak about:

  1. the economy
  2. personal development
  3. (your own idea)

 

Part Two: Writing

Plan a couple of the tasks above, including deciding what overall structure (= topic of each paragraph in the main body of your essay) you will use. 

Decide on the introduction for one of those tasks.

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