Key Expressions for IGCSE Writing Part 5

The IGCSE Writing section for the English as a Second Language test has 2 writing parts: Part 5 and Part 6. Part 6 is a bit more complex as it can be a range of themes, from article to review, report or essay, and can also either formal or informal depending on the context.

Writing Part 5 on the other hand is always a letter, typically in the informal register, and is a bit more predictable, making it easier to prepare for! Today we’ll look at some key expressions to help you raise your IGCSE writing score.

EXPRESSIONS TO OPEN YOUR EMAIL/LETTER:

  • It is so good to hear from you!
  • We haven’t spoken in ages
  • It has been ages since we last spoke

EXPRESSIONS TO DESCRIBE CONTENT ABOUT YOURSELF:

  • I’ve got some news I would like to tell you
  • Guess what? I….
  • You’ll never believe what happened.

QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR FRIEND:

  • What’s new with you?
  • How have you been?
  • Is there any news from your side?

EXPRESSIONS TO CLOSE THE EMAIL:

  • I’m looking forward to + hearing from you/seeing you soon/speaking with you.
  • Take care of yourself.
  • Send my best to your family.
  • Sincerely, ….

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