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  1. Write about a time when you acted on impulse and regretted its consequences. 1127/01

  2. Implication of Key Expression • a time means an occasion, 1 particular incident in the past

  3. Write about a time when you acted on impulse and regretted its consequences. 1127/01

  4. Implication of Key Expression • you means the story has to be told from the view-point of the candidate

  5. Write about a time when you acted on impulse and regretted its consequences. 1127/01

  6. Implication of Key Expression • impulse means asudden strong desire to do something without thinking about whether it is a sensible thing to do [= urge] • best to mention this in order to show relevance

  7. Implication of Key Expression • useful synonyms to use are: urge, whim

  8. Implication of Key Expression

  9. Write about a time when you acted on impulse and regretted its consequences. 1127/01

  10. Implication of Key Expression • to feel sorry about something you have done and wish you had not done it • formal used in official letters or statements when saying that you are sorry or sad about something • note the use of the past tense

  11. Write about a time when you acted on impulse and regretted its consequences. 1127/01

  12. Implication of Key Expression • things that happened as a result of a particular action or set of conditions • formal as a result of something • note the use of the plural

  13. Planning the Essay • Paragraph 1 • Refer back to the question: I can remember clearly an occasion when I acted on impulse and regretted its consequences. The incident happened on …

  14. Planning the Essay • The Impulsive Action • Tell the story, beginning with the circumstances in which the situation arose: I was very upset with my neighbors because they were always making so much noise every night …

  15. Use of Synonyms

  16. Planning the Essay • An Alternative Scenario • As I entered the shop, a suave and sophisticated salesman approached me with the iPod nano. He was so convincing that I felt I had to have it. How could a self-professed techno-geek be without the latest gadget which was a rave among teenagers?

  17. Planning the Essay • Question of Style • In order to create a sense of depth in the composition, remember to include the main character’s thoughts and feelings. • It would be great to involve as many senses (visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, tactile) as possible as far as the details go.

  18. Planning the Essay • The consequences have to be varied (therefore more than 1): not allowed to go out after school and on weekends, privileges of watching television and using the computer suspended, cell-phone confiscated etc.

  19. Planning the Essay • Necessity to show regret. • Highlight inconvenience of new situation, the resulting difficulties etc. • Emphasize how you felt sorry about the whole affair, felt miserable and wished you had not done what you did.

  20. Use of Synonyms

  21. Planning the Essay • Take advantage of Criterion’sonlineediting facility to polish up the essay. • Remember that it is only 60% accurate and does not check for tenses, among other things. • Finally, note that language proficiency only improves with use and effort. Keep at it and reap results!