What you need to do + some BONUS advice

Hey there again, right now we are going to look at the report section. I think a report is one of the more difficult tasks of the exam. And that is my bonus, I think it’s difficult and there are easier tasks.

Here is what the Cambridge Handbook tells us: 

A report is usually written for a superior (e.g. a teacher) or a peer group (e.g. members of an English club). Candidates are expected to give some factual information and make suggestions or recommendations. A report should be clearly organised and may include headings.

So, it’s written for a superior or a group. You should give information and make suggestions and recommendations. It must be organised and include headings. 

I have underlined this because a report really must have a style that makes it a report.

Here is an example question from the handbook:

A group of British teachers is going to visit your college for two days. The aim of their trip is to learn about how technology is used in education in your country. 

You have been asked to write a report for the group leader.

Your report should:
 • include information about how technology is used to teach different subjects
 • recommend which lessons the teachers should watch to see technology being used. 

Write your report

Don’t worry, in the next sections everything will become clear and I will talk more about headings.