The number of words you write is important.This subject is covered in other posts in this blog. You don’t need to count exactly how many words your text contains. This is a waste of valuable time which you should spend planning or writing your answer. However, there is a quick way to estimate the number … More Do I need to count my words?
Writing 135 words and not 140 is not a big deal. However, writing 50 or 100 is. Examiners instinctively know – or they can see – when a text is too short. If your text is much too short, you’re in trouble and you’ll probably receive a lower score in all four subscales (Content, Communicative … More What if I write too few words?
This is a question which often interests candidates. In both Part 1 and Part 2 of FCE Writing, you’re required to write from 140 to 190 words. First of all, examiners don’t usually count the number of words you write. They don’t have time. But they have an instinct. They mark hundreds of exams and … More What if I write too many words?