Thursday, 25 August 2016

B2 Certification/ CAE: Letter of Complaint Sample 2016

Submitted by Miriam Ortega 
# of words: 190

Dear Sir/ Madam

I am writing to complain about a two week holiday to Wales that I booked for me and my family through your company (booking reference G29576).  

According to your brouchure, the cottage where we stayed was supposed to be "3-star accommodation with only 5 minutes acces walk to a sandy beach". Unfortunately, this was not the case, not only was the beach 30 km far from our accommodation, but it was also dirty and full of stones, which made our stay there quite uncomfortable.

With regard to the house equipment, we were dissatisfied too. There was not hot water and the light from the garden did not work at all, so we could not enjoy it at nights.

I demand some kind of compensation from your company, as you did not deliver what you promised. I believe a discount for our next trip or a 50% refund would be totally fair in this situation.

I also recommend that you solve the hot water and electricity problem before the next group of tourists arrive. Is either that or making the description from location and facilities a lot more realistic.

Yours faithfully,
(Full name)

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Submitted by Monika Agarwal
# of words: 280


Your local newspaper is asking its readers to write a review of a restaurant where you have eaten recently and would recommend to others.

Write your review in 280-320 words

CPE Exam 

RESTAURENT REVIEW: Kaidi Kitchen (Mylapore)

Kaidi Kitchen’ is a restaurant in the centre of Mylapore city. It is one of my favourite places to enjoy a meal because of its original decoration, a prison cell, and the fact that it attracts a young, international, artistry and interesting crowd as well.  

Monday, 22 August 2016

F.A.Q: CPE Exam Idioms and Phrasal Verbs


My name is anthony and I am an avid student.
I am now getting ready for the CPE in December, nonetheless I must say that I am terrible at adv idioms and phrasal verbs (I  mean the advanced one often required in the exam), do you have any suggestion of articles, magazines or even books so that i can get the message across easily ?

Regards =D


Hello Anthony. There are a couple of posts about idioms, sayings and phrasal verbs in the blog. Let me just share the links with you:

Idioms from A to Z

Idioms with Animals

Thursday, 11 August 2016

CPE Cambridge Proficiency in English Exam. Essay Sample 2016

Submitted by Patryk Lukasz
#of words: 250

The task is from the official CPE sample paper from Cambridge university website

 Essay on the digitalisation of 

outdoor advertising

"Digitalisation" has come to change the world forever. This world´s digital transformation is particularly affecting the ways in which companies persuade people to buy their products. Both texts above discuss the pros and cons of digital advertising.

Sunday, 31 July 2016

CPE exam 2016 Article Sample

Submitted by Elena Malykh
# words: 240

The Unibaken museum in Stockholm

Located in the city center, on an island, this museum looks like a small railway station, but was actually the house of Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren, who became a household name in the 1920s for writing riveting books for children like "Pipilongstokey", the red-haired naughty girl with super-strength powers.