B1 WRITING TASK

Here is a writing task so you can get some writing practice. We will share with you a version written by one of our teachers next week. This way you’ll have time to create your own version first and then you can compare it with ours.

A GAP YEAR

TASK. You have taken a gap year to travel alone around the world, and have decided to write a blog about your experience. 

Write a blog entry (160 words). Do not forget to mention: 

some reasons to spend a year travelling 

the advantages of being an independent traveller

Source: Certification exam sample La Rioja

SAMPLE ANSWER

Tips for taking a gap year to travel alone


If you are fond of travelling and want to explore the world whether it can be for learning a new
language or volunteering, don´t look back because in today´s post I will give you some of the
reasons why I consider that taking a gap year alone can be beneficial.

Understanding different cultures
You don´t need a friend to accompany you all the time, you can meet new people by exploring
different countries.

Boost your future career
Why not try volunteering for a couple of months? Most employers look for people who have
had some experience from their gap years.

» Find yourself»
It is also important to mention that a gap year can be a great way to develop yourself and learn
about your interests.


As you can see there are a lot of benefits for you to consider when taking a gap year alone.
Keep me posted with your experiences!