Best A* IGCSE ESL writing samples for FREE

A* IGCSE ESL Samples

May/June 2018 V1

May/June 2018 V2

May/June 2018 V3

October/November 2018 V1

October/November 2018 V2

October/November 2018 V3

February/March 2019

May/June 2019 V1

May/June 2019 V2

May/June 2019 V3

October/November 2019 V1

October/November 2019 V2

October/November 2019 V3

February/March 2022

May/June 2022 V1

May/June 2022 V2

May/June 2022 V3

May/June 2023 V1

Film review

New samples are added regularly, so don’t forget to come back!

46 responses to “Best A* IGCSE ESL writing samples for FREE”

  1. shwxbt avatar
    shwxbt

    Dear ESL king,
    I just got done with my English exam and I wanted to express my profound gratitude toward your dedication and determination to help me to get from a D writing style to almost an A writing style
    you’re hands down the best source I could ever find to ameliorate my writing ; thank you and hats off to your team

    1. ESL Kings team avatar

      Thank you so much for your kind words! We’re incredibly happy about the wonderful progress you’ve made! Keep up the amazing work! And good luck with your upcoming exams!

  2. maria avatar
    maria

    where can i find oct/nov 2023 candidate response?

    1. ESL Kings team avatar

      Unfortunately, we haven’t released them yet. Please accept our sincere apologies for this.

  3. Ayaan Yousuf avatar
    Ayaan Yousuf

    hi, its me again. Trust me your sample emails are a game changer! My mind has expanded so much and I am gaining alot of confidence.

    1. ESL Kings team avatar

      That’s wonderful to hear! Thank you for your positive feedback!

  4. Ayaan Yousuf avatar
    Ayaan Yousuf

    Dear ESL KINGS,

    I really love these samples! Really helpful, including the notes. However, reflecting this there is only one particular review which is helping us since the 2024 slyabus has changed and summary is no longer there so it makes it really hard to find A+ Samples. My exam is on May 8 for Reading & writing Paper. Please help me with this. One thing I also want to ask is that if you will be able to check my email as I am not sure if I will be able to score excellent marks in this. My highest I have received is 13/15 but I was wondering if you could check the same one and remark it as I really need this A+ in my english exam. Thank you

    Warm regards,
    Ayaan Yousuf.

    1. ESL Kings team avatar

      Dear Ayaan,

      Thank you for your kind words! We’re glad you found them helpful!

      There are actually four review writing samples available as of today: M/J 2019 V2, O/N 2019 V1, F/M 2022, and a film review.

      We have unfortunately suspended our marking service since it requires a lot of time and effort which we can’t provide at the moment. Please accept our sincere apologies for this. 13/15 is actually a very good mark, and if you continue practicing, you will be able to sustain it and get that A* inshallah.

      Good luck with your exam!

      Best regards,
      ESL Kings team

  5. CYNTHY ARUPUTHENATHAN avatar
    CYNTHY ARUPUTHENATHAN

    Hello there, is there a higher or lower possibility that this years June examination would ask ‘essay’ writing as part of the question?

    1. ESL Kings team avatar

      Hi, it’s not possible to know for sure whether it will come in the exam or not, so it’s best to be well-prepared for all types of writing.

  6. Anonymous avatar
    Anonymous

    I was curious to know that would you add the speaking skills sections as mostly are not confident and scores the least in speaking skills it would be really helpful if you could add the transcript of the interview

    1. ESL Kings team avatar

      Thank you for your question. While our website’s main focus is on the writing section, we will consider adding notes for the speaking section in the future. The “transcript of the interview” part is not clear though. What do you mean by that?

      1. Anonymous avatar
        Anonymous

        I meant that you can give an transcript of an A* speaking interview which means answer of the student but in text form not as audio

        1. ESL Kings team avatar

          Ok, thank you for clarifying; we now understand what you mean.

  7. Ahmed Mohamed Samir Elmenshliny avatar
    Ahmed Mohamed Samir Elmenshliny

    Isn’t the word count between 150 and 200 words?

    1. ESL Kings team avatar

      The word count used to be 150-200 words, but it is now only 120-160 words as per the new syllabus.

      1. Chris avatar
        Chris

        Will that be a penalty for writing too much?

        1. ESL Kings team avatar

          As we mentioned before, exceeding the word count itself is not penalized; rather, it is the increased likelihood of students making mistakes and spending more time than required for this exercise that can affect their marks.

  8. Lan avatar
    Lan

    could you guys check the word count most example exercises go way past the word limit.

    1. ESL Kings team avatar

      Hi Lan, these samples were written when the word count used to be higher than it is currently in the new syllabus. It is also important to note that exceeding the word count itself is not penalized; rather, it is the increased likelihood of students making mistakes that can affect their marks. Nonetheless, thanks for bringing this to our attention; we will make sure the word count of new samples aligns with the new syllabus.

  9. Saeed avatar
    Saeed

    Hi.
    Absolutely love the detailed notes. Eagerly waiting for review writing notes.

    I am unable to access the A* samples.
    Do help me with this.

    1. ESL Kings team avatar

      Hi Saeed, thank you for your kind words! We are glad you loved them! As for the problem, it has now been fixed. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

    2.  avatar
      Anonymous

      Can’t access the A* sample

      1. ESL Kings team avatar

        It’s now fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    3. Sumit Surendran avatar
      Sumit Surendran

      Can’t access the A* sample

      1. ESL Kings team avatar

        It’s now fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  10. omar avatar
    omar

    Can you please help me out with correcting a paper. at least one of them. because my style of writing is different than that in the sample papers you have been provided. i want to know if its ok and if my marking standards are correct.

    1. ESL Kings team avatar

      Thank you for your comment. Please note that the formats we present in the notes and use in our samples are not the only correct formats; alternative formats may also be accepted in the exam. Regarding your request, please contact us through our email eslkings2023@gmail.com or submit the form on the Contact Us page, and we will look further into your request.

  11. igcse avatar
    igcse

    Can you please upload speech writing samples?

    1. ESL Kings team avatar

      Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, we are not qualified to write speeches since they are not part of the IGCSE English as a Second Language exam. We apologize for that and appreciate your understanding.

  12. yassin avatar
    yassin

    where are the A+ sample writing ,please add them back because in a couple of days I will be examined

    1. ESL Kings team avatar

      We are sorry for the inconvenience. The problem has now been fixed.

  13. anwar avatar
    anwar

    please provide me with A* writing samples

    1. ESL Kings team avatar

      Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, we might not be able to add more samples at the moment since we are busy with our studies, but we’ll make sure to add them as soon a possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

  14. Eman avatar
    Eman

    Please upload more A* samples! I need them so bad.

    1. ESL Kings team avatar

      We understand your need for more samples, but unfortunately, we might not be able to upload more at the moment since we are busy with our studies. On the positive side, we believe that the available samples along with the notes should be enough to gain an idea of what a high-band writing looks like. Nevertheless, we promise we’ll add more samples as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

  15. Mohammed Tarek avatar
    Mohammed Tarek

    Are 2023 writing sample going to be added ?

    1. ESL Kings team avatar

      Thank you for your question. Since our current focus is on completing the notes, there’s no definite date for the availability of the 2023 writing samples. However, we will make every effort to add them as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

  16.  avatar
    Anonymous

    Please I am in desperate need of review sample like the new article one

    1. ESL Kings team avatar

      Thank you for reaching out. As of today, four review writing samples are available: M/J 2019 V2, O/N 2019 V1, F/M 2022, and a film review. And more will be added in the future. However, if you are looking for review writing notes, please note that we are currently working on preparing report writing notes, which will be available soon. Following that, we will prepare review writing notes. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

  17. Myat avatar
    Myat

    Thank you for your sharing.

    1. ESL Kings team avatar

      You’re welcome. We hope it was helpful.

  18. Marsilla avatar
    Marsilla

    Pls provide more sample as i think this is very useful for igcse students! Tq

    1. ESL Kings team avatar

      We are working on adding new samples regularly. And thank you for your comment! We are glad you found them useful 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *