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head of a vacuum cleaner on blue rug

Write a product description for a new vacuum cleaner. The description will appear in both print and on-line catalogues for an appliance store. You are limited to 50–75 words.

First, create a name for the vacuum cleaner.

Then, write a sales pitch describing it. Use these words in your description:

  • effortless
  • tested
  • toxic
Athletic shoe dissolving into paint splatters

Write a product description for new athletic shoes. The ad will appear on an online shopping site that sells sports equipment. You are limited to 50–75 words.

First, create a name for the shoes.

Then, write a sales pitch describing the shoes. Use these words in your description:

  • state-of-the-art
  • turbo-charged
  • unbelievable
Shark underwater at night

Below are bar graphs showing fatal shark attacks in Southern and Western Australia. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

 

 

Hanging plants and flowers for sale in a market

TOEIC Writing Part One

QUESTIONS 1–5: Write a sentence based on a picture

DIRECTIONS: In this part of the test, you will write ONE sentence that is based on a picture. With each picture, you will be given TWO words or phrases that you must use in your sentence. You can change the forms of the words, and you can use the words in any order.

WORDS: market/flower

Business trade fair

You recently visited a business tech trade fair and are very interested SimpleTalk, a product that simplifies business answering systems. You would like to purchase a SimpleTalk system for all four branches of your company.

Write an email to the vendor requesting information and setting up a time to talk further.

Red pen lying on paper with corrections to text

It is very important to proofread a business email before you send it. Errors give a bad impression and make you sound less professional.

Below you will find a sample email with 9 errors in it. Correct as many as you can find and write out the finished, corrected email.

Dear Mr. Jenson:

It was a pleasant to meet you last week at the local Chamber of Commerce lunch. Your description of the work that you're company does was very interesting, and I believe that I could be able to help you. I worked as a freelance designer for several years and many of my clients in the local area and nationwide have been happy with what I did for them. I can provide several references from satisfied clients.

If you would like to discuss this, please call me at 555-555-5555 so we can make a meeting. I look forward to your response

I have been thinking about the problem that you described and believe that I might havea solution for you. I would like to meet with you to explain the idea I have and how we can progress it to benefit your company. I have attached a copy of our broshure.

Catch you later,

Ms. Ahtel

Laptop computer, password protection

You are the CSO (Chief Security Officer) of a digital products manufacturer. Recently there has been a breach of security by an outside hacker. In response to this threat, you are asking all employees to change their passwords. 

Write a company-wide email to explain the situation and request the change in passwords.

Blue car, station wagon, for sale sign

You are the owner of a car that you want to sell for $4000. You've put an ad in the local paper, and someone has emailed you for more information. Respond to their email (below), answering their questions and providing any other information that might help persuade them to purchase the car.

To: Car owner
From: Shana Lewis
Subject: Your car for sale
Sent: August 21

I saw your ad in the paper about your car for sale. Can you give me some more information about it? How old is it? How many miles (km) does it have on it? Are there any things that will need to be repaired right away? I'd also like to know if the price is negotiable.

Thank you for your attention.

Sincerely
Shana Lewis

 

birds-eye view of crowded city square

Agree or disagree: Global overpopulation is a serious threat to the future of humankind.

Write a 200–240 word essay on the topic. Give three reasons to support your answer.

blue and white, globe, QWERTY keyboard

Agree or disagree: Globalization is a positive force in today's world.

Write a 200–240 word essay on the topic. Give three reasons to support your answer.

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