Welcome to your MOCK TEST 5 - WRITING

Full Name
Phone number


You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

A friend is expecting you to stay with him in two weeks' time, but unfortunately you forgot that you have a business trip at the same time. 

Write a letter to your friend. In your letter,

  • apologise and say that you cannot come to visit

  • explain why you will not be able to visit

  • suggest another time that you could visit

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses. Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Tom,


You should spend about40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

Providing a national system in a country where the unemployed receive a regular payment only encourages people not to seek work and puts an unreasonable strain on a country's financial resources.

Discuss this statement and give your opinion.

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge or experience.

You should write at least 250 words.