If you are studying English at an advanced level, it is compulsory for you to have the skills to write a REPORT!
The Oxford on-line dictionary defines the REPORT as ‘an account given of a particular matter, especially in the form of an official document, after thorough investigation or consideration by an appointed person or body:the chairman’s annual report”. Since it is an official document, the register you will edit a report in, is formal. Moreover, there is a specific layout that you need to master well, especially if you are planning to sit Cambridge Exams like FCE or CAE. Besides being part of your exam preparation, mastering such piece of writing might become very important in your future profesional carreer!
In terms of layout, a Report should have a clear title and subheadings which sould reflect the content of the paragraph that they preceed. Usually, Introduction and Conclusion preceed the introductory paragraph and the final paragraph.
And as formal register might be a bit difficult at times, here are some useful expressions to hep you with your writing tasks: