Monday, 10 November 2014

CPE ESSAY SAMPLE (Writing Paper Part 1)



CPE Writing Paper model . In the Proficiency in English Cambridge Exam (Paper 2- Writing, Part 1) you are given two pieces of text and are asked to write an essay based on the information given. #Words: 240-280


The life we want. 


A better job, a higher salary, improved healthcare services and friendlier neighbours are just a few of all the things most people dream of. But do we really need it all in order to have "good quality of life"? 

According to the first text, only a small group of lucky ones live in such perfect conditions. They are even fortunate enough to live in a country with nice weather, which understandably is a factor we cannot control. It seems like some are born with good luck whereas others have to live in the cold or struggle to make ends meet.


Text two pictures a more attainable ‘quality of life’ picture. It leaves a ray of hope to those who can’t, at least for the time being, meet the requirements set up by the thorough statistics on perfect living conditions. Considering the argument it puts forward, life is less about the money and more about the love of friends and family.

Having said that, I believe we all have the right to have good quality of life. We should bare in mind that we are free to take radical steps and make life-changing decisions such as moving abroad. However, change can also start at home. For instance, if we work on fostering better family relationships and we focus on doing more exercise and eating sensibly we can also in this way have a better quality of life.


By Sara Albadalejo from Spain