IGCSE ESL Reading & Writing | Exercise 7 Set 3

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In this example, you have been asked to write an article for your school newspaper, giving your views about the following issue: Some people think that it is better to live in one place all your life, but others think that it is better to experience life in different places.

This is an example of Exercise 7 where you have to 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 printed on the paper. The question includes information on the purpose, format and audience, which are different from those in Exercise 6.

You should organize your writing to include an introduction, one paragraph for each idea in the middle section, and a conclusion.

Here are two of the comments already made:

  • “It is better to live in other places so that you learn more about the world.”
  • “You have closer friends if you stay in the same place.”

Experience life


Here are more exercises that will help you to pass the Cambridge IGCSE ESL. We add exercises on a regular basis, so why not bookmark our site, so you can come back to practice anywhere or at anytime of the day.

More practice exercises for the school newspaper or magazine in this section:

Set 1: Teenager Choices at SchoolSet 2: Secure our SportSet 3: Move or Stay

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