Cambridge Writing Task 2 - Email, article or report

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Cambridge Writing Task 2

In this task, you have to write 140 - 190 words as either an answer to an email, an article based on a given title, or a report with suggestions on how to write it.

This example is a structured report.

You are doing a unit in class about traveling and foreign countries. Write a report giving your opinion about the importance of traveling and learning another language.

In your report, you should:

  • explain the benefits of traveling
  • point out some dangers
  • state why it is important to learn a second language

Write your report

Click here for a sample report.

Traveling is important because it helps us to learn about the world we live in. Today, technology can show us every corner of the world. But traveling means that you actually go to these places, walk on their streets, eat their food and interact with people who live there. Going to a foreign country is very easy today with many types of transportation available.

There are also some dangers, though. In many tourist areas there are pickpockets, and traveling alone can be a risk because you can get lost and not know anyone who can help you. Some countries have dangerous animals, plants or places which can be harmful if you are a tourist and do not know.

Finally, in spite of the possible problems, learning a foreign language and going to the country where the people speak the language is rewarding. You can talk about the life you know and learn about their lives. Later, you might even be able to use the foreign language to find a job!

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