First Certificate – Writing a Report – Get It Right
When you write a report here are the top things you need to think about:
- You need to write 4 or 5 paragraphs, including an introduction and recommendation.
The first paragraph should state the “aim of the report”+ where you got the information
Use headings to make it easier to read.
Use points under each heading with “bullet points” or numbers.
Avoid your personal opinion and “I” , “my” , “We” etc. Use the passive voice.
Use formal language and generalising functions.
Sum up the report’s possible recommendations and suggest the best one(s).
Here is a typical task:
Write a report suggesting improvements to classes at Today School.
Look at a student’s answer to the question. Appropriate language is highlighted in red.
The aim of this report is to compare different ideas to make classes in Today School more enjoyable for students while learning at the same time. A large number of students were interviewed to find out differing opinions.
Other useful language for a report: