Marking and Assessment An expert evaluation of your writing through Question 15 of the Podcast Plus - the Extended Writing question
Podcast Plus Questions 1-14 can be self-marked from the Podcast Plus Answer Sheets, but Question 15 is an extended writing question, giving you a unique opportunity to write creatively on one of the idioms discussed in the podcast. Your writing can be in any genre - such as a story, a newspaper report, a letter, a dialogue, a song, a play or a diary entry. There's no restriction on what you write nor on how much!
There can be no doubt that the act of writing in a foreign language is one of the most effective ways, if not the most effective way, of improving your command of the language. Just search writing to learn a language online and you'll find any number of scientific studies that support this.
However, in order to maximise your progress, you need an expert to assess your work. That's where I come in. A native speaker from England now living in Australia, I am an experienced editor and writer and have been teaching English in secondary schools and to learners of English as a foreign language for over 10 years. I have a Master's degree in mediaeval languages (mediaeval Latin, Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse) from the University of Cambridge and speak fluent German, French and Swedish. See Articles page for some of my published writing on language learning.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org about having your Question 15 Podcast Plus Extended Writing piece marked and assessed and I'll get back to you straight away to discuss the next step.