The report task is a part 2 exercise and report writing is relevant to many areas of business and everyday life. Here we take a look at the format and requirements for it.
In the Cambridge First exam the question on the report presents a situation and details on what you should include in the report. This is a typical example.
Example Report Question
In this question you are expected to include information about places of interest to visit, typical food and to make some recommendations. After you plan what to include in each part you are ready to write.
For this example we will use four paragraphs or sections and a header for each one. When choosing a header it should tell a reader what a specific section is about. Our headers, in this case, might be as follows.
Places of Interest
When it comes to report writing there are two sections which are always included; the introduction and the conclusion or recommendation. For a reader, they are extremely important, as they tell them what they are about to read and in the final part what the writer proposes. The introduction always has the same type of format. For our question here we could write the following introduction.
The aim/purpose of this report is to consider activities for the coming visit and to make recommendations on the best options for the visitors.
For the sections which are a key part of the question think about what you want to include. Take a look at our writing paragraphs page to help plan out how to organise your ideas.
In the final paragraph or section we summarise very generally what we have discussed and typically make a recommendation.
To sum up, our town has many things that visitors can enjoy. However, a visit to the castle and a bus tour, with food at the best restaurant are recommended for such a short visit. This should make it a memorable trip to our town.
Finally, here’s a list of ideas and suggestions for writing reports.