IGCSE ESL Reading & Writing | Exercise 6: Top Tips

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This is a video showing tips for Exercise 6 informal email (Extended). This is an example of Exercise 6 where you write approximately 150–200 words of continuous prose, in response to a short stimulus (which may take the form of pictures) and/or short prompts. The question includes information on the purpose, format and audience.

In this example, last week you met a person who you hadn’t seen for a few years.

Write an email to your friend about it.

In the email, you asked to include the following:

  • explain how you know this person
  • describe how this person has changed in the last few years
  • say what you did together when you met last week.

Tips for Exercise 6 informal email


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More practice exercises for the Informal letter or email in this section:

Set 1: New AttractionSet 2: Birthday PartySet 3: Holiday TripSet 4: Interesting Meeting

Here are links to all parts of the IGCSE ESL Reading and Writing Paper:

Exercise 1 | Exercise 2 | Exercise 3 | Exercise 4 | Exercise 5 | Exercise 6 | Exercise 7