B1 Cambridge Email Writing Ace

Tips, tricks and key language to pass the 2020 Preliminary English Writing Test (PET).
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (19 ratings)
2,366 students
29min of on-demand video
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What to consider before you start
How to create the right writing style
Expected language for a letter or email
Essential language for responding to instructions
Cool and exciting ways to talk about things you like
Tips and tricks to boost your final score


  • Students should have an elementary (A2) level of English.


Write with accuracy, clarity and confidence in the B1 English exam.

  • 10 study units

  • Video lectures

  • Downloadable PDFs

  • Worksheets

  • Slideshows

  • Tips and exam hacks

This step-by-step guide teaches you how to pass the Cambridge B1 email writing exam task with top marks, no matter what topic is given.

The course covers grammar, punctuation, key language and secret tips that the examiners would rather you didn't know, which are guaranteed to boost your score.

The course also looks at common mistakes, how to avoid them and gives you easy-to-follow strategies that will turn you into a B1 writing ace in three hours.

Why I made this course

I've noticed a difference between students who write well and those who don’t. The students who write well are calmer and happier as the exams get closer. They show less nerves in the classroom because they know that whatever the topic will be, they will succeed. They sit the exam knowing that 25% of their total score is in the bank(guaranteed). No stress. No panic.

But not everyone has the concentration or dedication to develop their writing skills over a long period of time. Lots of my students aren’t familiar enough with English to write well. And they don't dedicate enough time to practising reading and writing in English.

For this type of student, I've created a plan B.

Instead of asking my students to read and write lots of texts, I ask them to memorise a few particular expressions to use in every letter writing task. I teach them where and how they can upgrade their words and sentences. I also teach them to think about each writing task from the examiner's perspective. What does the examiner want to see? How can the student deliver it?

The result is this course. It’s a combination of strategies, grammar, vocabulary and tips based on what I’ve seen succeed and what I’ve seen fail over the years.

Who this course is for:

  • If you want to get high marks in the Cambridge B1 Preliminary English Writing Exam.
  • If you're looking for a quick and effective way to improve their writing ability.
  • If you're looking to improve your informal letter writing skills.
  • If you want to write informal texts with greater control and precision.
  • If you want your letter writing to feel natural, as if written by a native English writer.


English Teacher
Thomas Hollett
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 19 Reviews
  • 2,366 Students
  • 1 Course


I became an English teacher because I love travelling and connecting with people from all over the world. I started in 2005 in Tanzania and went on to work in Poland, Portugal, Kuwait, Brazil, Dubai, Russia and Spain.

After eight years of the nomadic lifestyle I met my wife, settled down in Spain and decided that it was time to get serious about teaching.

The Spanish are serious about studying English which they need to graduate from university and find cool job opportunities, which is how I came to specialise in passing English Language exams.

I come from a family of English teachers and I'm also married to one. I teach at universities, businesses and academies in the city of Almería, Andalucia. When I'm not teaching I'm  playing football, learning new things or playing with my three year old son.

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