En este artículo encontraras modelos de ejercicios similares a la parte del Writing o expresión escrita del examen de Aptis Advanced del British Council . Este examen consta de tres ejercicios. Estos ejercicios están diseñados de menor a mayor dificultad; preguntas en un foro virtual, un email formal y la redacción de un artículo. Dispones de 45 minutos en total para completar la prueba.

Preguntas en un foro

El primer ejercicio consiste en responder tres preguntas en el contexto de un foro virtual, con 20 -30 palabras. Es recomendable usar expresiones idiomáticas (idioms) y “phrasal verbs” en la medida que sea posible que demuestren un nivel alto. A continuación una recopilación de ejercicios para practicar:

1. You are a member of PERFECT TEACHER website and you are in the chat room. You are talking to Jane, the principal of a school who is considering hiring you as a teacher. Talk to Jane using complete sentences.

  • Jane: Hi! I find your profile quite interesting. Why are you interested in teaching?
  • You:
  • Jane: Oh, I see! Have you had a look at our profile as a school? Would you like to work for us?
  • You:
  • Jane: I can only offer you a salary of £2300 per month, and you can have lunch at the school canteen for free every day. How do you feel about it?
  • You:

2. You are a new member in the ‘School Bullying Conference’ and you are in the chat room. You are talking to Tim, another member. Talk to him using complete sentences. Use 30 to 40 words per answer. You have 10 minutes.

  • Tim: Hello! Are you attending the conference about bullying at school? I applied a week ago because I was interested in learning about managing bullying situations in the classroom. Why did you apply?
  • You:
  • Tim: What do you think about the contents and design of the conference?
  • You:
  • Tim: How do you feel about the fact that no more conferences about this subject are going to be held this year?
  • You:

3. You are a new member in the ‘Technologies Course’ and you are in the chat room. You are talking to Nick, an old member in this course. Talk to him using complete sentences. Use 30 to 40 words per answer. You have 10 minutes.

  • Nathan: Hello! Are you a new member? I joined this course a few weeks ago because I was interested in learning about the use of technologies in the classroom. Why did you join?
  • You:
  • Nathan: What do you think about the contents and design of the course?
  • You:
  • Nathan: How do you feel about the fact that no meetings are going to be held next month?
  • You:
La práctica es la clave

Email formal

El segundo ejercicio del examen Aptis consiste en la redacción de un email formal. Por lo tanto, no debemos usar contracciones entre otros aspectos a tener en cuenta. En este enlace una explicación de como redactar un email formal:

1. You are a member of the ‘PERFECT TEACHER’ service. On your last visit to their website you saw a private message from a school.

Dear teacher,

I am sorry to inform you that we won’t be able to keep your £2300/month salary due to recent financial problems. For this reason, we have found ourselves forced to reduce it a 10%.

We feel so sorry about it and will appreciate your comprehension.

Kind regards,

Ms Collins

Write an email to the principal of the school who sent you that private message, explaining your feelings about the change and suggesting possible alternatives. Write about 120-150 words. You have 20 minutes.

2. You are attending a ‘School Bullying Conference’. After your last visit to the webpage where you applied, you saw the notice below:

Dear members,

We are sorry to inform you that next week’s conference has been postponed until next month.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to email us at studentsupport@technologiescourse.com

Write an email to the course’s manager,showing your disagreement with the situation and asking for solutions. Write about 120-150 words. You have 20 minutes.

3. You are a member of ‘New Technologies Course’. After your last visit to the webpage you saw the notice below:

Dear members,

We are sorry to inform you that next month’s meeting has been cancelled due to the organisational problems with our room.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to email us at studentsupport@technologiescourse.com

Write an email to the course’s manager,showing your disagreement with the situation and asking for solutions. Write about 120-150 words. You have 20 minutes.

Redactar un artículo

El último ejercicio consiste en redactar un artículo de 180 -220 palabras a partir de unos datos dados. Escribir un buen artículo en este caso implica gestionar el tiempo del que se dispone además de demostrar un uso gramatical sin errores y adornarlo con un léxico variado. En este enlace viene explicado como realizar un artículo. A continuación unos ejemplos de ejercicios para practicar:

1. A study by the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) established the following data about the time it takes to degrade different products. The exact time may vary depending on the environmental conditions:

  • Polyethylene glass; 50 years
  • Aluminium can: 200 years
  • Diaper: 450 years
  • Plastic bottle: 450 years
  • Fishing rod: 600 years

Fuente: https://acento.com.do/2017/bbcmundo/8517514-5-graficos-para-entender-por-que-el-plastico-es-una-amenaza-para-nuestro-planeta/attachment/99151586_grafico_plastico_04_nc/

2. The World Health Organization has conducted a study among university students to learn about their sports activity.

DAYS PER WEEKTIME OF THE DAY
0 days: 14%
1 day; 26%
2 days: 23%
3 days: 15%
4 days: 10%
5 days: 7%
6 days: 3%
7 days: 2%
Early morning: 6%
Morning: 31%
Afternoon: 25%
Evening: 15%
Night: 23%

3. A last most interesting insight from ComScore in 2016 came about the time spent on social networking sites per gender. Their end result was that women are 30% more active, across not just time spent, but posting, clicking and overall engagement with content online.

Part of the worldMale (% of his free time)Female (% of her free time)
Latin America
Europe
North America
Asia Pacific
WorldWide
6,9 %
6,3 %
6,0 %
2,7 %
5,0%
8,2 %
8,2 %
7,9 %
3,3 %
6,5 %

Fuente: https://buffer.com/resources/social-media-stats-studies

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