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WRITING – Integrated test

1. Reading – 3 minutes
a. Read the 3 or 2 last lines of the first paragraph. There you will find the author´s opinion.
b. Read the first lines of the other paragraphs to find the support for the main idea.
c. Take notes: the author´s opinion and the support of this opinion.

•• TEMPLATE TO ORGANIZE THE IDEAS

READING LECTURE
O-
R1 -
R2 -
R3 -

2. Lecture – 2 minutes
The same academic topic as in the reading passage – The lecturer opposes the Reading passage, point by point.

3. Writing – 20 minutes
200 – 250 words
Write the maximum information from the lecture.
The structure is the same of the reading: introduction, 3 supporting paragraphs.

•• TEMPLATE TO ORGANIZE THE TEXT

INTRODUCTION (2/3 minutes) PARAGRAPH 1 (5 minutes) PARAGRAPH 2 and 3


“In this set of materials, the “First, the author “Second, the article points that [...] But
AUTHOR/READING AFIRMS/SAYS/CLAIMS/INFORMS according to the professor [...].”
DISCUSSES/STATES THAT/SAYS that [...] (then, the first support of the
THAT/CLAIMS/INFORMES THAT [...] author – here you don´t need to give “Third, according to the author [...] and
and provides three reasons to support. The details, The focus is on the lecture). AFFIRMS/CLAIMS/STATES/SAYS
LISTENING/PROFESSOR/LECTURER However, the professor that [...]. The professor opposes this point
passage opposes the Reading (in the other OPPOSES/REFUTES this point by by explain that [...]”.
hand. The professor explains that [...] and saying that [...].”
refutes each of the author´s Reading”.

WRITING – Independent Writing

•• TEMPLATE TO ORGANIZE THE TEXT

INTRODUCTION (4 minutes) PARAGRAPH 1 (9 minutes) PARAGRAPH 2 (9 minutes)


“Theres no shortage of debate about...”. “First of all...” “Secondly...”
“In my opinion, It is more advantageous...” “In addition, ...” “For instance...”
(your main point) “My own experience is a compelling “Moreover
“I feel this way for two reasons which I exemple of this”.
will explore in the following essay”. (A “For this reason, I strongly believe that...”
transitional sentence) [Use conjunctions as: “and”, “so”,
“but”.

CONCLUSION: “In conclusion, I strongly believe...” // “This is because reason one..., and reason twon...”.

FINAL THOUGHTS
• Aim for about 400 words
• Avoid contractions and slangs.

PLANNING YOUR ASSEY TIME


• 3 minutes to plan
• 4 minutes to write the introduction
• 9 minutes to write the 1st paragraph
• 9 minutes to write the 2nd paragraph
• 2 minutes to review