Control Tasks

“The world would be a much more peaceful place if there were more women in power.” Do you agree with this statement?
1. What type of composition is required?
2. What are the key words?
3. Do you agree or disagree with the statement? Why?
4. What useful language would be helpful in writing this type of composition?
5. Which paragraph plan would you follow?
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You recently read an article or advertisement in a magazine which you believe to be misleading. Write a letter to the editor of the magazine stating your views and requesting that the misleading information be corrected.
1. What are the key words?
2. What might the subject of the article or advertisement be?
3. In what ways can an article or advertisement be misleading?
4. What useful language would you use to make your points?
5. What paragraph plan would you follow?

You have seen the following advertisement and want to apply for the post. Write your letter, including qualifications, qualities and reasons why you are suitable for the post.

TEACHER’S ASSISTANTS WANTED

We are looking for young people who love children and want to help them learn! Must be over 18, enthusiastic and energetic.
Write to: The Director of Studies
St Mary’s Nursery School
29 Wilkins Rd, Barstone

1. What type of letter is required?
2. What are the key words?
3. What information about yourself should you include?
4. Is it necessary to include a physical description of yourself?
5. What could the opening/closing sentences be?
6. Which paragraph plan would you follow?

“The media have both harmful and beneficial effects.” Do you agree?
1. What type of composition is required?
2. What is meant by “the media”?
3. What good/bad points can you think of?
4. Would you state your opinion in the first paragraph? Why/why not?
5. What paragraph plan would you follow?

“The public has the right to know about the private lives of celebrities.” Discuss.
1. What type of composition is this?
2. What is meant by the word “celebrities”?
3. What are the points in favour and against the statement?
4. What linking words/phrases would be useful for writing this topic?
5. What paragraph plan would you follow?

Works consulted
Taken from "Successful Writing Proficiency" by Virginia Evans

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