4V T1a Essay Plan B1

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4V T1a Essay Plan B1

The Story Behind This Task


This task consists out of three parts: T1a, T1b and T1c. It ends with an essay you will write during your test week. For this essay, you can get a maximum of 800 XP, depending on how well you do. T1a focuses on creating the plan for an essay, T1b focuses on writing an essay, and T1c focuses on preparing for the essay in the test week. It’s important to keep up to speed, so you can hand everything in on time.

You are…

A researcher who going to publish an argumentative essay.

You will get a number of statements and will do research on one of the chosen statements. You will give arguments for and against, and with this, will prove that the statement is true or false.

It is important to use facts to support your arguments and to make sure that the information you’ve found comes from credible sources.

In this task, you will focus on how to create an essay plan for the argumentative essay you’re going to write.


You have two lessons a week to work on the task. The other lesson we will do other activities.

You have 2 weeks for this task.

  • Explore Phase: 1 lesson
  • Produce Phase I: 2 lessons
  • Feedback Phase: 0.5 lesson
  • Grow Phase I: 0.5 lesson


You can earn 400XP with this task.

You can earn 20 extra GEMS in total for this task. These are based on:
– using advanced vocabulary and grammar
– having great arguments for your essay

You can only get these points if you did extra well. SO better than you should.


related to:
– essay
– research
– formal language


related to:

  • Formal writing
  • Concise writing
  • Passive voice / active voice
  • Past simple
  • Present perfect

Year and level

Year 2
B2 Writing
B1 and B2 Reading

Learning Goals






Link naar volledige leerdoelen kaart

De bovenstaande leerdoelen voor schrijven zijn terug te vinden op de leerdoelkaart B1 en B2 voor moderne vreemde talen (MVT). Zie deze link voor het volledige overzicht van de B1 MVT leerdoelen. Zie deze link voor het volledige overzicht van de B2 MVT leerdoelen.

Mining Expeditions

Essay Plan Mining Expedition

For this task (T1a, T1b, T1c), you can do a mining expedition in which you write another 200-word essay in which you use proper essay structure to argue for or against a topic of your choice.

  V4 T1a Vocab List
1 besides
2 furthermore
3 moreover
4 indeed
5 additionally
6 after all
7 since
8 admittedly
9 although
10 despite
11 conversely
12 nevertheless
13 rather
14 whereas
15 unless
16 initially
17 as a result
18 consequently 
19 hence
20 thus
21 equally
22 likewise
23 for instance
24 contrary to
25 generally
26 as a last resort
27 in addition to
28 unlike
29 to conclude
30 in conclusion
31 however
32 proponent
33 similarly
34 to exaggerate
35 citation
36 source
37 reference
38 to merit
39 pitfall
40 exhaustively
41 narrow-minded
42 to obtain
43 to oppose
44 to fabricate
45 to accumulate
46 to establish
47 to illustrate
48 to represent
49 to commence
50 to omit