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How to write a review for the New FCE exam?

FCE exam, Writing Part 2 – review 

You must answer this question.

An international art website is looking for reviews of novels for a new section called ‘A Reader Writes’. You have decided to write a review of the best novel you’ve ever read. Describe the novel and say what you think about it. Would you recommend this novel to other people?

Write your review in 140- 190 words in an appropriate style on the separate answer sheet.

The best book I have ever read was written by a London based author Jeffrey Archer, the title of this bestseller is Kane and Abel.
Archer’s fiction thriller tells a story of two individuals born on the same day and brought up in completely different countries, however, their paths cross when Abel, after a troublesome and long journey, eventually arrives in America. Once they meet a cunning, gruesome and very manipulative battle of characters and power begins. Written in a simple yet far from the dull style the book is a real page-turner. What’s more the historical events integrated in the plot make it even more compelling especially for avid history readers. The main character Kane is a wealthy US banker who’s always been interested in building his empire and wealth, Abel, at first introduced as poor Polish man who releases himself from Soviet’s oppression, makes his way to and finds the American dream.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone keen on finding out what it takes to become successful in life. Courage, intelligence, persistence are clearly depicted qualities you can learn when reading this phenomenal book.

word count: around 200

FCE exam, Writing Part 1 – essay

The world’s supply of water is running out. We must find ways to make these resources last longer. How we manage the rest of this precious resource?

A significant decrease of available drinking water has been noticed in recent decades. Some people advocate myself included, that certain actions need taking before this crucial resource is exhausted. So how could we save water these days?

First of all, citizens should understand that small steps lead to big results and we as individuals can positively contribute to the problem especially in our households. One example is to have a shower instead of a bath or reuse rainwater when watering a garden. Although these might seem like unimportant actions thus when applied by the majority can definitely bring massive effects.

It is also worth noting that governing bodies should act and implement environmental changes in order to minimize the problem. Introducing higher taxes to owners of swimming pools or ponds is without a doubt deterrent as no one would welcome an increased water bill.

To sum up, I strongly believe that we are in a very fortunate position to prevent water from running out. A bit of encouragement is needed to implement changes that will help save not only water but also money,