B2 Writing tips: RED

B2 Writing Tips: RED

B2 Writing tips: RED. Most people do not do well on the writing part of the exam. This is simply because we do not add enough RED: reasons, examples and details. The great thing about using reasons, examples and details is that you are also more likely to use connectors such as: and, but, so, because, etc.


Writing rules: Reasons
  • In both the writing and the speaking section of the exam, you should always give reasons.
  • Never answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’
  • Always say why you can or can’t do something.
    • I wish I could go but I don’t have any money on me. Maybe another time.
    • I would love to go. I’ve been wanting to go there for over a year now.


  • Elaborate.
  • Give examples of what you want to do or where you want to go
    • I feel uncomfortable speaking English. Mainly it’s because I get nervous but I also am embarrassed about my accent.
    • I don’t think we should go to the meeting. They said it was only for serior staff members and we should have received an invitation.
Writing rules: examples


  • Don’t be vague. Offer more details.
    • My flight lands at 10PM in Bilbao. It’s a direct flight from Madrid. The flight number is ES1234.
    • My house is next to the big park on the north side of the city. It’s in front of the Children’s Public School on 5th street.

Writing Rules

Now that you have seen B2 Writing tips: RED, take a look at our other Writing Rules posts:
Writing Rules: Mr., Mrs, Miss and Ms.

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