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Practical Writing
Practical Writing
Runs with Blackboard, Moodle & others


Practical Writing is for students who need to use written English both at school and in their personal life. Whether they are writing a descriptive essay for their teacher or sending a text to a friend, Practical Writing helps them structure their message, select the right vocabulary and choose the most appropriate style.

Who is it for?

Practical Writing is aimed at learners from Intermediate to Advanced.

Intermediate to Advanced

B1 C2
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International English
North American English


Essays: for and against
Job applications: your online profile
Emails: asking for information
A short report: graphs
A short report: hotels and restaurants
Taking notes
Essays: descriptive
Official letters

What is the approach?

  • Video introduction. A teacher explains the learning objectives of the unit — for example, to build an online profile and proofread it.
  • Phone app for vocab. Students can use the integrated phone app to pre-learn vocabulary for the unit through study cards and games. It's fun and convenient.
  • Interactive activities. In each unit, students work through 12 interactive activities: exercises, quizzes, tests and writing assignments. There's lots of practice!
  • Study sheets. Each unit includes a Resource Bank of study sheets, transcripts and model writing. Learners can refer to it at any time.

How can my students access it?

Practical Writing is available on laptops and desktops, tablets (iPad and Android) and CD-Rom. The integrated phone app runs on iPhone and Android.

Practical Writing on PC, table and mobile

System requirements

There is a choice of licence types: network or online. The main difference is how students will access the learning resources.

Network licence

The network version is installed within your institution and can be accessed by students only on computers within the centre.
Find out more on how the network licence works

Online licence

The online version is available to students from any computer with access to the Internet. Students simply go to the site and log in. If you are using Results Manager (Learner Tracking licence), their scores will be kept on a central database which you, as a teacher, can similarly access from any computer connected to the Internet.
Find out more on how the online licence works

If you plan to use the program solely within the institution, you should choose the network version; if you would like to integrate the resource into post-class or homework activities, you need the online version.

Download Practical Writing
for Apple iPad / Android tablets

Download Practical Writing Vocab
for iOS / Android devices

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