Teorija

You should spend about 25 minutes on this task. Write between 100 – 120 words.
 
You are planning to create a website about your favourite leisure activity. Describe your idea. Write:
  • about the activity,
  • what information/materials you can include,
  • why this website could be interesting for other teenagers,
  • if you need any help creating the website.
 
1. Before you do anything, read the question(s) carefully and find out the following:
  • who you are writing to
  • why you are writing
  • what you are writing about
 
2. When you have worked out what the purpose of your letter is, you should be able to work out what kind of style you will need to use. In this case it will be informal writing style.
 
3. Even in informal writing, there is a good range of language which can be used: conditional sentences, a range of perfect and continuous tenses, indirect questions etc.
 
4. Use linking words.
 
5. And make sure that your reply answers any questions that you were asked in the task and take into account any additional information that you have been told to mention.
 
 
Start with the introduction.
Start with some introductory phrases. Try to write the thesis sentence in which you include all points you are going to write about. The introduction should not be too long.
 
Paragraph 2
Give the main sentence of the paragraph and then write the support of it. Give some facts/ideas what materials/information can be found on your website.
 
Paragraph 3
Give the main sentence of the paragraph and then write why this website could be interesting for other teenagers. Give examples, do not generalise your statements. Write short and concrete sentences.
 
Paragraph 4
Give the main sentence about the last point - if you need any help creating the website. Then write the support of this sentence. Do not generalize it, write concrete things and mention examples.
 
Conclusion
Write some closing remarks, recommendations. Do not write more than two three sentences there.
 
 
USEFUL EXPRESSIONS FOR FORMAL WRITING:

INTRODUCTION
  • First of all
  • To begin with
  • In order to decide whether.... or not
  • To outline the main points
  • Firstly, secondly, thirdly, finally / eventually
 
GENERALIZING
  • On the whole
  • In general / generally speaking
  • As a rule
  • To some extent
  • To a large extent / to what extent
  • In many ways
  • In all respects
  • In most / many cases
  • Basically

REFERING TO
  • With reference to
  • Regarding
  • As regards
  • As far as ... is concerned
  • According to (according to is used to introduce someone else's opinion. Don't say "according to me")
 
RESTRICTIONS
  • However / though
  • Nevertheless
  • Whereas
  • Although / though / even though
  • In spite of / despite
  • Unlike
  • In contrast to / with sth.
  • On the contrary
  • Sth is contrary to sth
 
EMPHASIZING
  • I’d like to point out that
  • I’d like to emphasize
 
COMPARISONS
  • Compared to / in comparison with
  • To draw / make a comparison between ...and
  • Similarly
  • As well as
 
GIVING EXAMPLES
  • For example / for instance
  • Such as / including
  • In particular / particularly
  • To give you an example of what I mean
  • To illustrate this point
  • What I mean is
  • Et cetera / and so on / and so forth
  • That is to say / i.e

INTEREST, PLAN, INTENTIONS
  • To be interested in sth / in doing sth
  • It interests me a lot
  • My main / particular interest is
  • I have the intention of doing
  • I am prepared to do sth
  • I am determined to do sth
  • I’m planning to do sth
  • I’m very keen on doing sth

SUMMERIZING AND DRAWING CONCLUSIONS
  • Finally
  • Last of all
  • Last but not least
  • In conclusion / to conclude
  • We can draw the conclusion
  • To sum up / to summarize we can say
  • All in all
  • In short / in brief / briefly
  • All things considered
  • The subject under discussion
  • I find it difficult to reach a conclusion but I’m
  • Tempted to say