4V T1b Essay Writing B1+

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4V T1a Essay Writing 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…

Still the same researcher who is going to publish an argumentative essay.

You’ve done your research and have planned out your essay structure, so now it is time to start writing!

In this task, you will continue your work from T1a Essay Plan B1 and turn your essay plan into an argumentative essay.

You will learn about formal writing, concise writing, and how to write a convincing argumentative essay.

Make sure to ask your teacher any questions you have regarding the task.


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.

  • Produce Phase II: 2 lessons
  • Feedback Phase II: 1 lesson
  • Grow Phase II: 1 lesson
  • Reflect Phase: 0.5 lessons
  • Show Phase: 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 great concise language
– using great formal language

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

Difficult essay

For this task, you can write an additional difficult essay. You can find the assignment here.

  V4 T1b Vocab List
51 paradoxically
52 eventually
53 to imply
54 to stress
55 It highlights
56 It is in accordance with
57 It summarises
58 ancient
59 advantage
60 prosperity
61 society
62 moral
63 ethical
64 trial
65 clinical
66 innate
67 offspring
68 access
69 consistent
70 emphasis
71 focus
72 It amounts to
73 major
74 likely
75 proportion
76 purpose
77 whether
78 First of all,
79 Secondly,
80 Alternatively 
81 Meanwhile,
82 evidently
83 previously
84 simultaneously
85 Therefore,
86 To sum up,
87 In brief,
88 in spite of
89 formerly
90 immediately
91 unquestionably
92 undeniably
93 tedious
94 benefit
95 illicit
96 elicit
97 to humiliate
98 environment
99 research
100 argument