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Publisher:
Global ELT
Author:
Andrew Betsis, Linda Lethem, Maria Windsor
Year:
June 29, 2021
Exercises:
86
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Writing Success B2

Writing Success Level B2 designed for upper-intermediate level students of English.


  • 32 tasks in 8 theme-based units (4 Writing Tasks in each unit) help students learn useful vocabulary and helpful phrases that they can use in any writing task they may come across.
  • Thorough preparation with ideas & tips on how to approach writing tasks that students might encounter in B2-level exams e.g. Cambridge English B2 First, Trinity ISE II, and many others
  • All task types are covered extensively: essay, report, review, email/letter (formal & informal), story and article.
  • A comprehensive Guide on Writing provides assistance and step-by-step guidance on how to tackle each writing task.

1.1

B2

Listening
8 mins
Professor talking about an ancient Greek philosopher - True/False/Doesn't say
Professor talking about an ancient Greek philosopher - True/False/Doesn't say
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Listening comprehension History Astronomy Life Events

Listening comprehension

History

Astronomy

Life Events

1.2

B2

Writing
30 mins
Social media are replacing traditional ways of communication. What are the advantages and disadvantages of social media, in your opinion?
Social media are replacing traditional ways of communication. What are the advantages and disadvantages of social media, in your opinion?
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Advantages/disadvantages

Advantages/disadvantages

1.3

B2

Writing
30 mins
Write a letter to Manuel giving him advice and telling him what you do to make studying easier.
Write a letter to Manuel giving him advice and telling him what you do to make studying easier.
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Personal experience

Personal experience

1.4

B2

Writing
30 mins
You have seen the following advertisement in a local newspaper. Write a letter of application in an appropriate style.
You have seen the following advertisement in a local newspaper. Write a letter of application in an appropriate style.
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Formal message

Formal message

1.5

B2

Writing
30 mins
You have seen this notice in the library. Write your answer.
You have seen this notice in the library. Write your answer.
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Review

Review

1.6

B2

Writing
30 mins
You work for a travel agent and have been asked to visit a hotel to write a proposal. Write a proposal recommending what could be improved at the hotel and the good things that it offers for a family holiday.
You work for a travel agent and have been asked to visit a hotel to write a proposal. Write a proposal recommending what could be improved at the hotel and the good things that it offers for a family holiday.
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Formal message

Formal message

1.7

B2

Writing
30 mins
You have seen this notice in an English-language magazine. Write your story.
You have seen this notice in an English-language magazine. Write your story.
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Story

Story

2.1

B2

Writing
20 mins
You are organising an evening out in town for your birthday. Write an email to a friend of yours suggesting where you could go and what you could do during this evening as well as asking him/her for suggestions.
You are organising an evening out in town for your birthday. Write an email to a friend of yours suggesting where you could go and what you could do during this evening as well as asking him/her for suggestions.
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Informal message

Informal message

2.2

B2

Writing
30 mins
You have seen this announcement in a new English-language magazine for young people. Write your story.
You have seen this announcement in a new English-language magazine for young people. Write your story.
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Story

Story

2.3

B2

Writing
30 mins
Write your essay using all the notes and giving reasons for your point of view.
Write your essay using all the notes and giving reasons for your point of view.
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Argument

Argument

2.4

B2

Writing
30 mins
You recently saw this announcement in a magazine. Write your review.
You recently saw this announcement in a magazine. Write your review.
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Review

Review

2.6

B2

Vocabulary
5 mins
Part of Speech - prefix and suffix
Part of Speech - prefix and suffix
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Theatre and Film

Theatre and Film

2.7

B2

Vocabulary
10 mins
Vocabulary builder - derivatives of the words, verbs, adverbs, nouns, adjectives
Vocabulary builder - derivatives of the words, verbs, adverbs, nouns, adjectives
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2.8

B2

Grammar
10 mins
Using and forming third conditional
Using and forming third conditional
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Regretting Gap Fill (Words)

Regretting

Gap Fill (Words)

2.9

B2

Vocabulary
4 mins
Vocabulary builder - linking words and phrases- Drag and Drop Exercise
Vocabulary builder - linking words and phrases- Drag and Drop Exercise
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2.10

B2

Listening
5 mins
Listening - message understanding
Listening - message understanding
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Relationship

Relationship

2.11

B2

Reading
10 mins
Read the following text about entertainment on TV and the internet and answer the questions
Read the following text about entertainment on TV and the internet and answer the questions
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TV

TV

2.12

B2

Vocabulary
15 mins
Entertainment vocabulary builder - words in context
Entertainment vocabulary builder - words in context
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Theatre and Film

Theatre and Film

2.13

B2

Reading
5 mins
Read the text and select if the statements are True (T) or False (F)
Read the text and select if the statements are True (T) or False (F)
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Theatre and Film

Theatre and Film

3.1

B2

Listening
10 mins
Education - conversation between classmates
Education - conversation between classmates
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Education

Education

3.2

B2

Reading
10 mins
Education 2-4-essay
Education 2-4-essay
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3.3

B2

Writing
30 mins
Write an email giving your friend some advice
Write an email giving your friend some advice
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Personal experience

Personal experience

3.4

B2

Writing
30 mins
write your story in 120-170 words. You can use the ideas from the conversation to help you write your story. Don’t forget to use some of your own ideas too.
write your story in 120-170 words. You can use the ideas from the conversation to help you write your story. Don’t forget to use some of your own ideas too.
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Story

Story

3.5

B2

Writing
30 mins
Write an essay about the advantages and disadvantages of getting into higher education rather than leaving school to work.
Write an essay about the advantages and disadvantages of getting into higher education rather than leaving school to work.
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Advantages/disadvantages

Advantages/disadvantages

3.6

B2

Writing
30 mins
You recently saw this announcement on your school notice board. Write your review.
You recently saw this announcement on your school notice board. Write your review.
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Review

Review

3.7

B2

Vocabulary
10 mins
Vocabulary builder - education
Vocabulary builder - education
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Education

Education

3.8

B2

Listening
10 mins
Conversation between two friends about university
Conversation between two friends about university
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Education

Education

3.9

B2

Grammar
10 mins
Match sentences practising the Passive Voice
Match sentences practising the Passive Voice
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Passives Education Matching

Passives

Education

Matching

4.1

B2

Writing
20 mins
You are making arrangements for a holiday with your family. Write an email to a friend of yours to invite him/her to join you, letting him/her know all the details of the trip.
You are making arrangements for a holiday with your family. Write an email to a friend of yours to invite him/her to join you, letting him/her know all the details of the trip.
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Informal message

Informal message

4.2

B2

Writing
30 mins
You see this announcement on your school noticeboard. Write your report.
You see this announcement on your school noticeboard. Write your report.
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Review

Review

4.3

B2

Writing
30 mins
Some people argue that a camping holiday is not as suitable as staying in a hotel for families with young children. Do you agree?
Some people argue that a camping holiday is not as suitable as staying in a hotel for families with young children. Do you agree?
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Agree/disagree

Agree/disagree

4.4

B2

Writing
30 mins
You have seen this announcement in a new English-language magazine for young people. Write your story.
You have seen this announcement in a new English-language magazine for young people. Write your story.
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Story

Story

4.5

B2

Reading
10 mins
Read conversation between two friends talking about their holiday and answer the questions.
Read conversation between two friends talking about their holiday and answer the questions.
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Travel

Travel

4.8

B2

Vocabulary
15 mins
Vocabulary builder - words in context - holiday
Vocabulary builder - words in context - holiday
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Travel

Travel

5.1

B2

Grammar
10 mins
Past Perfect Simple and Past Perfect Continuous - Art and Culture 4-3-story
Past Perfect Simple and Past Perfect Continuous - Art and Culture 4-3-story
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Past Art and Culture Gap Fill (Words)

Past

Art and Culture

Gap Fill (Words)

5.2

B2

Writing
25 mins
Write a story that begins as follows: "It was the worst day out ever." Continue the story.
Write a story that begins as follows: "It was the worst day out ever." Continue the story.
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Story

Story

5.3

B2

Writing
30 mins
Write a review of the Mona Lisa for your art class.
Write a review of the Mona Lisa for your art class.
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Review

Review

5.4

B2

Writing
30 mins
You see this announcement on an English language website. Write your article.
You see this announcement on an English language website. Write your article.
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Article

Article

5.5

B2

Listening
10 mins
Conversation between two cousins about a bad day
Conversation between two cousins about a bad day
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Art and Culture

Art and Culture

5.6

B2

Reading
10 mins
Art and Culture 4-5-article- read and choose the correct answer
Art and Culture 4-5-article- read and choose the correct answer
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Art and Culture

Art and Culture

5.7

B2

Writing
20 mins
You have received an email from your English-speaking friend, June. Read the email and try to understand why she has sent it to you.
You have received an email from your English-speaking friend, June. Read the email and try to understand why she has sent it to you.
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Informal message

Informal message

5.8

B2

Vocabulary
10 mins
Art and Culture - words in context
Art and Culture - words in context
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Art and Culture

Art and Culture

5.9

B2

Reading
10 mins
Formal / Informal vocabulary
Formal / Informal vocabulary
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Art and Culture

Art and Culture

5.10

B2

Listening
10 mins
Art and Culture 4-6-review - listen and fill in the gaps with correct words.
Art and Culture 4-6-review - listen and fill in the gaps with correct words.
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Art and Culture

Art and Culture

6.1

B2

Writing
30 mins
Write a letter to the editor of the newspaper stating the case for or against the establishment of the new oil refinery. Support your views fully.
Write a letter to the editor of the newspaper stating the case for or against the establishment of the new oil refinery. Support your views fully.
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Formal message

Formal message

6.2

B2

Writing
30 mins
In what ways does man pollute and destroy the environment and what measures should be taken, in your opinion, to stop this destruction and conserve the environment?
In what ways does man pollute and destroy the environment and what measures should be taken, in your opinion, to stop this destruction and conserve the environment?
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Argument

Argument

6.3

B2

Writing
30 mins
Use the information from the four texts you read in A to write a short article (150-180 words) for a leaflet about paper recycling.
Use the information from the four texts you read in A to write a short article (150-180 words) for a leaflet about paper recycling.
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Article

Article

6.4

B2

Writing
30 mins
You have seen this announcement in a new English-language magazine for young people. Write your story.
You have seen this announcement in a new English-language magazine for young people. Write your story.
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Story

Story

6.5

B2

Reading
15 mins
The Environment - reading comprehension
The Environment - reading comprehension
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Environment

Environment

6.6

B2

Reading
10 mins
The Environment (3) Article about recycling - text comprehension.
The Environment (3) Article about recycling - text comprehension.
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Environment

Environment

6.7

B2

Listening
10 mins
The Environment 5-6-report
The Environment 5-6-report
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Environment

Environment

6.8

B2

Writing
30 mins
You see this announcement on your college noticeboard. Write your report.
You see this announcement on your college noticeboard. Write your report.
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Formal message

Formal message

6.9

B2

Vocabulary
5 mins
Vocabulary builder - the environment
Vocabulary builder - the environment
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Environment

Environment

6.10

B2

Reading
10 mins
The Environment (2) Article about recycling - text comprehension
The Environment (2) Article about recycling - text comprehension
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Environment

Environment

6.11

B2

Vocabulary
10 mins
The Environment (1) Words and phrases in context - Vocabulary builder
The Environment (1) Words and phrases in context - Vocabulary builder
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Environment

Environment

7.1

B2

Writing
25 mins
Write a story that begins as follows: "If only I hadn’t forgo en my girlfriend’s birthday." Continue the story.
Write a story that begins as follows: "If only I hadn’t forgo en my girlfriend’s birthday." Continue the story.
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Story

Story

7.2

B2

Writing
25 mins
Use the points given below the Writing Task. You may add your own points if you wish. Write your letter.
Use the points given below the Writing Task. You may add your own points if you wish. Write your letter.
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Informal message

Informal message

7.3

B2

Writing
30 mins
You see this announcement on an English-language website. Write your article.
You see this announcement on an English-language website. Write your article.
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Article

Article

7.4

B2

Writing
30 mins
You have received an email from your English-speaking friend, Sam. Read the email and try to understand why she has sent it to you. Write your email.
You have received an email from your English-speaking friend, Sam. Read the email and try to understand why she has sent it to you. Write your email.
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Informal message

Informal message

7.5

B2

Grammar
10 mins
If / only / wish - use the correct form of the verbs to complete the sentences.
If / only / wish - use the correct form of the verbs to complete the sentences.
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Clauses Health Gap Fill (Sentences)

Clauses

Health

Gap Fill (Sentences)

7.6

B2

Vocabulary
5 mins
Vocabulary builder - Relationship
Vocabulary builder - Relationship
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Relationship

Relationship

7.7

B2

Listening
10 mins
Healthy food - listen and complete the gaps with the right words.
Healthy food - listen and complete the gaps with the right words.
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Health

Health

7.8

B2

Vocabulary
10 mins
Health 6-1-words in context
Health 6-1-words in context
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Health

Health

7.9

B2

Reading
10 mins
Children's Health - Now and in the Past 6-5-article
Children's Health - Now and in the Past 6-5-article
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Health

Health

7.11

B2

Reading
10 mins
Healthy food - Read text and choose the correct answers.
Healthy food - Read text and choose the correct answers.