B2 Visiting Relative email is an exercise for the B2 First Writing Part 2 which describes someone’s home and family.
The email is written in response to a situation outlined in the question. You can expect to be asked to write emails to an English-speaking friend or colleague. The email will require a response which is consistently appropriate in register and tone for the specified target reader.
You have received an email from your cousin.
Read this part of the email and then write an email to your cousin.
I’m going to visit you for a few weeks. It’s going to be great, isn’t it? First, can you let me know a bit about your house and family? Also, can you let me know the sleeping arrangements.
You are required to produce two pieces of writing. The first piece is compulsory and will be an essay of 140-190 words. For the second, you can choose from an article, email/letter, essay, review or report (B2 First for schools the report is replaced with a short story) of 140-190 words.
You need to be able to understand a range of texts, including how they are organised and the opinions and attitudes expressed in them. The texts will be from sources familiar to you such as magazines, articles, fiction and advertisements, but targeted at the interests of students.
Students’ use of English will be tested by tasks which show how well they can control their grammar and vocabulary.
In this part, you talk about two photos on your own which you have to compare for about 1 minute. After you have finished, your partner will be asked a short question about your photo. When your partner has spoken about their photos for about 1 minute, you will be asked a question about their photos.
Cambridge English exams are designed for learners at all levels from the pre-intermediate level Cambridge English: Key (KET) to the very advanced level Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE). These exams give candidates proof of their ability to use English in a wide variety of contexts, relevant to work, study and leisure activities.