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Discursive Writing - Candidate 2

The candidate was awarded 40 marks.

Content

The candidate writes in a well-organised and structured way, using content which throughout is relevant to the title. She addresses the stimulus fully, presents different arguments and viewpoints and draws a conclusion. Overall, this is a comprehensive and well thought-out response in which the language flows well.

Accuracy

The candidate demonstrates a very good level of accuracy corresponding to the level and uses accurately a comprehensive range of verbs and tenses (present, present continuous, future, perfect, imperfect and preterite). There are some errors (han sido muchos cambios, fue legalizo, nivel del conflicto, aunque…está cambiando, la ceremonia..caro, se apoyan) but these do not detract from the overall impression. The candidate demonstrates confident handling of all aspects of grammar and spelling.

Language resource

The candidate uses mostly complex and sophisticated language throughout and uses a wide range of structures and vocabulary appropriate to Advanced Higher, as well as a comprehensive range of verbs, verb forms and tenses (see above). She makes very good use of co-ordinating conjunctions and subordinate clauses throughout the writing (sin duda alguna, sin embargo, hoy en día, por lo tanto, dicho eso, hay que tener en cuenta que, para concluir, ya no). The language flows well and ideas and opinions are expressed effectively.