How to Write a Proposal

How to write a proposal

Proposal: Discover essential tips on crafting a compelling proposal text for IB English B Paper 1. Learn how to structure your ideas effectively, engage the examiner, and ensure your proposal stands out. Perfect for IB students aiming for top marks.

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    60 -80 minutes

  • Main Skill


  • Theme and topic

    Experiences: How to Write a Proposal

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    Listening Exercise (Multiple-Choice Questions)

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Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exam Practice

Read this text and answer the questions that follow.

Proposal to Address Cyberbullying at British International School

Over the past few months, our school community has been affected by a series of disturbing cyberbullying incidents, with the most recent one involving a close friend who was subjected to online harassment. This behavior not only impacts the emotional and academic well-being of victims but also undermines the safety and integrity of our school environment. Thus, we propose a comprehensive strategy to combat cyberbullying, creating a safer and more supportive atmosphere for all students.

Problem Statement:
Cyberbullying is a prevalent issue within our school, which is affecting students' mental health and academic performance. The recent incident involving my friend, who was ridiculed and threatened online, highlights the immediate need for intervention. Such behavior creates an atmosphere of fear and discomfort, which badly affects learning and school culture.

Proposed Solution:
Our solution involves the creation of an anti-cyberbullying campaign led by a joint committee of students, teachers, and administrators. This initiative will focus on education, monitoring, and support mechanisms to prevent and respond to cyberbullying incidents effectively.

1. Formation of an Anti-Cyberbullying Committee: Create a committee of student representatives, school counselors, and faculty members tasked with developing and overseeing anti-cyberbullying policies.

2. Educational Workshops and Seminars: Conduct regular sessions for students, staff, and parents to raise awareness about the dangers of cyberbullying, recognizing signs, and the importance of digital citizenship.

3. Establishment of a Reporting System: Implement a confidential reporting system that allows students to report incidents of cyberbullying, ensuring that concerns are addressed promptly and sensitively.

4. Support Systems: Develop support groups and counseling opportunities for victims of cyberbullying, providing necessary emotional support and recovery strategies.

5. Regular Monitoring and Review: Continuously monitor online behaviors through collaboration with IT staff and periodic reviews of policy effectiveness, adjusting strategies as needed.

Implementing this proposal will yield significant benefits:

  • Improved Student Well-being: Reducing incidents of cyberbullying will directly enhance the mental health and overall well-being of students.
  • Improved School Climate: A proactive stance against cyberbullying will foster a more inclusive and supportive school environment.
  • Educational Success: Students free from harassment perform better academically and participate more actively in school activities.
  • Empowerment: Educating students about digital citizenship and self-defence mechanisms empowers them to protect themselves and others online.

Potential Obstacles and Solutions:

1. Lack of Awareness or Involvement: To overcome disinterest, the committee will engage students and staff through interactive workshops and visible campaigns that highlight the personal impact of cyberbullying.
2. Privacy Concerns: The proposed monitoring will respect privacy laws and school policies, focusing on education rather than surveillance.
3. Resource Limitations: Funding for workshops and support systems may be limited, but seeking sponsorships from local businesses and applying for educational grants focused on improving school safety will help.

Cyberbullying is a critical issue affecting not only individuals but the entire school community. By adopting this proposal, British International School will take a decisive stand against cyberbullying, creating a safer and more supportive environment for all students. We urge the school administration to take this proposal seriously and allocate the necessary resources towards its implementation. Together, we can protect our peers and foster a school culture that respects and nurtures all its members.

You will hear a speech by Max Greenwood about cyberbullying. Choose the correct answer for each question, either A, B, or C.


Use an appropriate text type from the options below the task choose. Write 450 to 600 words.

1. Your friend recently experienced cyberbullying, and you feel this is an increasingly common problem. You want to involve your school in addressing the problem. Write a text in which you describe what happened to your friend, explain the effects of cyberbullying on the school community, and suggest ways in which your school could tackle the problem.

Letter to the editor

2. Your school recently held its annual International Day, during which students could wear their traditional dress, and parents organised a food festival. However, you and your peers feel that whilst these are enjoyable activities, more can be done to enrich the value of such an occasion. Write a text to the school principal in which you describe how enjoyable the event was, explain that there could be more ways to enrich the value of such an occasion, and suggest ways in which your school could improve the event next year.

Set of Guidelines

Useful list of words and phrases used in the activities in the exercises.

  • anti-cyberbullying campaign
  • cyberbullying
  • digital citizenship
  • emotional support
  • implementation
  • mental health
  • monitoring
  • online harassment
  • privacy
  • prevalent issue
  • proposal
  • ridiculed
  • school community
  • threatened online
  • well-being

IB English B Language Skills

  • Listening & Speaking

    Skills to communicate both professionally and socially.

  • Reading

    Skills to stimulates imagination memory and recall information

  • Writing

    Skills to foster the ability to explain and refine ideas.

IB English B Themes

  • Experiences

    Opportunities to consider how events which take place impact an individual's life.

  • Human Ingenuity

    Opportunities to explore the sciences, technology and creativity.

  • Identities

    Opportunities to discover interests, values, belief and culture.

  • Sharing The Planet

    Opportunities to look at the challenges faced by individuals and communities in the modern world.

  • Social Organization

    Opportunities to explore the way in which groups of people organise themselves through common systems or interests.

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