Эссе в Cambridge FCE: 40+ заданий

С заданиями по эссе FCE я сделала то же самое, что и с эссе САЕ — разбила на темы. Вопросы я взяла из Cambridge English: First 1-3, First Trainers 1-2, Handbooks for Teachers, Exam essentials 1, Practice Tests Plus. 
Условно тексты можно разделить на три группы в зависимости от вопроса в задании:

  • согласиться или нет,
  • сделать выбор,
  • предложить решение.

Основные требования к эссе я расписала в этом посте. Ниже — 40+ заданий по типам и темам.

Agree or disagree

Environment

“We should do everything we can to save animals which are in danger of disappearing from our planet”. Do you agree?
Write about:
1. the kind of animals which are in danger
2. the reasons for protecting these animals
3. … (your own idea)

Technology

Many people think that the internet has changed our lives dramatically. What do you think?
Write about:
1. the benefits of the internet
2. personal relationships
3. … (you own idea)

Libraries are no longer needed, as people can learn all they need online. Do you agree?
Write about:
1. college libraries and public libraries
2. different services libraries can offer
3. … (your own idea)

Do we share too much personal information on social media websites?
Write about:
1. uploading images
2. posting comments
3. ………… (your own idea)

Education and upbringing

All students should study science subjects in every school year. Do you agree?
Write about:
1. interesting lesson
2. future careers in science
3. … (your own idea)

Should schools spend more money on computers and software than on textbooks. Do you agree?
Write about:
1. which is better for education
2. which are more enjoyable to use
3. … (your own idea)

Studying in another country is a great way of learning English. What do you think?
Write about:
1. how you can learn English in another country
2. where to stay
3. … (your own idea)

Science is very important in the 21st century. How do you think it could be made more appealing to young people?
Write about:
1. television programme
2. interactive museums
3. … (your own idea)

Learning practical skills (such a cooking, managing money and mending electrical things) is just as important as studying academic subjects. But these skills aren’t given enough attention at school. Do you agree?
Write about:
1. which subjects and skills should be given more /less attention and why
2. possible consequences of any changes
3. … (your own idea)

More needs to be done to encourage children to spend time healthily outdoors. Do you agree?
Write about:
1. benefits and disadvantages of children’s outdoor activities
2. recommendations for parents and teachers
3. … (your own idea)

Is it important to follow national and international events in the news?
Write about:
1. events
2. news about famous people
3. ……… (your own idea)

Some people say you can learn almost everything from the internet nowadays. What do you think?
Write about:
1. the role of parents and teachers
2. quality of the information available
3. ……….. (your own idea)

‘Teenagers are too young to teach other people about anything.’ Do you agree?
Write about:
1. technology
2. the environment
3. ……. (your own idea)

Is it worth learning a foreign languages?
Write about:
1. using a foreign language a work
2. using a foreign language for travel
3. ……… (your own idea)

Social issues

‘Advertising is a very good thing for society.’ Do you agree?
Write about:
1.  people informed
2. encouraging competition between companies
3. ………….. (your own idea)

Is playing a team sport the best way to get fit?
Write about:
1. exercising with other people
2. how convenient it is
3. ………. (your idea)

Do celebrities deserve the admirations they receive?
Write about:
1. the influence they have on young people
2. the money they are paid
3. …….. (your own idea).

“Life is better today than it was 100 years ago”.  Do you agree?
Write about:
1. health
2. entertainment
3. …. (you own idea)

Some people say the fashion industry has a bad effect on people’s lives.
Write about:
1. whether people’s appearance is important
2. the price of clothes
3. ……… (your own idea)

Should we spend money on exploring space?
Write about:
1. spending priorities
2. what we might discover in space
3. …. (your own idea)

Growing up in a large family is better than being brought up on a small one. Do you agree?
Write about:
1. attention from parents
2. relationships with brothers and sisters
3. ………(your own idea)

If online shopping continues to grow in popularity, shops in our town centres will close because fewer people will use them. Do you agree?
Write about:
1. the kind of shops that most at risk
2. any evidence that town centres are already facing problems
3. … (you own idea)

Is it appropriate for governments to spend money on creating public works of art, such as statues and sculptures in parks and town centres? Why/ Why not?
Write about:
1. benefits of art which is paid for by the government
2. other things which the money could be spent on
3. … (your own idea)

‘Famous sports people are paid too much money.’ Do you agree?
Write about:
1. the entertainment they provide
2. how hard they work
3. ………… (your own idea)

Some people say you don’t need much money to be happy. What do you think?
Notes
Write about:
1. when money is necessary
2. having the latest gadgets
3. ……. (your own idea)

Is fast food always a bad thing?
Notes
Write about:
1. health
2. cost
3. ……. (your own idea)

Making a choice

Abstract and social issues

Which is more important — friends or family?
Write about:
1. who you can enjoy yourself with
2. who will help you when you have problems
3. … (your own idea)

Is it better to earn a lot of money or enjoy your job?
Write about:
1. how much time is spent at work
2. the type of work which is done
3. … (your own idea)

Is it better to be self-employed or to work for somebody else?
Write about:
1. being independent
2. job security
3. …………… (your own idea)

Which is more important: improving people’s standard of living or protecting the environment?
Write about:
1. employment
2. housing
3. … (your own idea).

Which is better: attending a concert, or watching the same concert at home, for example online or on TV?
Write about:
1. convenience
2. atmosphere
3. … (your own idea)

Is it a good or bad thing to have products that last a long time?
Write about:
1. changing technology
2. fashion
3. …………….. (your own idea)

Is it better to have holidays near home rather than travel abroad?
Notes
Write about:
1. which is cheaper
2. which is better for the environment
3. …………. (you own idea)

Is it better to do things with other people or to do them on your own?
Write about:
1. work at school or college
2. sports activities
3. …………… (your own idea)

Do you think it is better to use public transport than travel by car?
Notes
Write about:
environmental effects
cost
………. (your own idea)

Education

Should students have a long summer holiday or should terms be longer?
Write about:
1. which is better for learning
2. leisure activities in the holidays
3. … (your own idea)

Some parents teach their children at home rather than sending them to school.
Write about:
1. having a parent as a teacher
2. making friends
3. …….. (your own idea)

Shopping

Is it more sensible for people to buy food that is already prepared, rather than waste time cooking meals for themselves?
Write about:
1. health
2. eating alone/ eating with other people
3. … (you own idea)

Is it better to shop in small local shops or big supermarkets?
Write about:
1. goods available
2. prices
3. ……… (your own idea)

Solutions

Environment

What can young people do to help protect and improve their local environment?
Write about:
1. recycling things
2. cycling or walking instead of using cars
3. ……….. (your own idea)

Every country in the world had problems with pollution and damage to the environment. Do you think these problems can be solved?
Write about:
1. transport
2. rivers and seas
3. ……….. (your own idea).