Everyday English 2
Everyday English 2

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Everyday English 2

1.1 Preparing

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Figure 2 The first step: preparing

Preparing is about setting yourself up to succeed, not fail. It means making sure you have:

  • what you need to be able to write (a computer or paper and pen)

  • a suitable place to write (where you won’t be continually interrupted or distracted)

  • enough time to tackle the task properly, without feeling rushed and pressured.

Activity 1 Different approaches for different tasks

Timing: Allow about 5 minutes

In light of the points above, make a list of the things you might do to prepare for each of the writing tasks.

Letter to a friend

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Long report for work

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Discussion

Your answer may have included some of the following.

Letter to a friend

  • Find a piece of paper and something to write with.
  • Find somewhere to sit down and a surface on which to write.

Long report for work

  • Think about how much time the task will take and when it must be handed in.
  • Set aside that time in your schedule.
  • Gather together any other pieces of information you may need (such as statistics or other reports).
  • Make sure you have access to a computer or a pen and paper.
  • Find a place to work where you won’t be disturbed.
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