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How to write an essay for the New FCE exam?

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Sample essays for FCE exam:

1. In your English class you have been talking about endangered species, animals or plants that will likely become extinct. Your English teacher has asked you to write an essay.

Write an essay using all the notes and give reasons for your point of view.

Many wildlife species are in danger of extinction. How can we save endangered animals?

Write about:

  1. hunting
  2. destruction of forests
  3. . …….(your own idea)

Pandas, Bengali tigers or bold eagles are just a few creatures that have been at risk of extinction for the last five decades. Many organizations have been fighting to protect lives of endangered species, but some argue, myself included, that more action could be taken to save these animals.

First of all, it is worth noting that mainly exotic species that poachers hunt for are at risk. Elephants and tigers are killed because of financial gains once illegally obtain tusks or fur is sold.On the other hand, pandas habitat is being destroyed, due to deforestation, hence they are unable to breed in a natural manner.  Strict borders control as well as more severe punishment might act as deterrents and stop further extinction.

Furthermore, protecting wild creatures helps maintain and keep the balance and life cycle of the ecosystem. Our world was created so that flora and fauna coexist in harmony, losing a piece of the system would mean that some aspects of the mechanism will fail.

Personally, I believe the issue of endangered species is not treated seriously and people have to be more aware that failure to take certain actions might result is irrevocable changes.



2. In your English class you have been talking about choosing a career. Your English teacher has asked you to write an essay.

Write an essay using all the notes and give reasons for your point of view.

Some people claim that the salary is the most important factor to consider when choosing a career. Do you agree or disagree?


– job satisfaction

– personal development

– …..(your own idea)


The career choice we make determines a huge part of the rest of our life, hence many choose high paid jobs as their professions. Others are convinced, myself included, that work satisfaction, fulfillment or social engagement are key elements when choosing a career path.

First of all, our talents and inner calling ought to guide us when considering a prospective job. Following your heart and being happy with accomplishing your daily, often mandaue, tasks is without a doubt more satisfying than the financial benefits. Moreover, whenever we occupy ourselves with fulfilling duties, we are very often rewarded for the outstanding work we accomplished with perks, incentives or other bonuses.

No sooner have you embarked on a career that closely matches your dream job then you aim to climb the career ladder thanks to constant development which as a result makes you an expert in a particular field, provides you with relevant experience and skills.

On the other hand, there are some who choose money over passion and very often find themselves trapped in a job they dislike within a workplace that jeopardizes their health.

All in all, one should follow the instinct and concentrate on a profession that matches the dreams and fulfills one’s desires.