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Practical Writing

Writing for life

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ELTons Finalist

"Practical Writing is a comprehensive package offering a fuller structured writing programme than anything I've seen before."

British Council ELTons 2017 Judging Panel

Practical Writing 2017 ELTONS Innovation Awards Finalist


Practical Writing is for students who need to use written English both in their studies 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.

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Practical Writing covers text types that students need to produce at school: for and against essays and short reports (both IELTS Writing tasks) as well as descriptive essays. One unit helps them to take notes efficiently and another helps them to understand and avoid plagiarism. The program also covers the writing they need in their daily life, whether it’s texting their friends, emailing their teachers or writing formal letters to the bank or the immigration authorities.


Video introduction. A teacher explains the learning objectives of the unit — for example, to build an online profile and proofread it.

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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.

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Interactive activities. In each unit, students work through 12 interactive activities: exercises, quizzes, tests and writing assignments. There's lots of practice!

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Study sheets. Each unit includes a Resource Bank of study sheets, transcripts and model writing. Learners can refer to it at any time.

Some key features

Writing skills

Each unit tackles a text type and a writing skill, for example: the writing process, structuring a text, focusing on the reader and proofreading.

Practical writing improves writing skills


The program includes printable worksheets, including writing tasks and sample answers written by students and corrected by a teacher.

Worksheets to be downloaded

Real students

Practical Writing makes extensive use of texts written by real students enabling learners to work with targets that are both real and realistic.

Enable students to work with targets

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Free resources for teachers

Free resources and support materials

Syllabus documents, teacher training guides, posters and flyers to publicise your ClarityEnglish programs, and more. They are all included in your subscription with no additional charge.

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Technical specifications

App version requires:

Resolution 1200 x 800 pixels or higher

iOS 8.0 or later

Android 4.1 or later

Go to the Apple App Store or Google Play and search for Practical Writing,

or get the Android APK file.

Go to the Apple App Store or Google Play and search for Practical Writing Vocab,

or get the Android APK file.

Which licence type is suitable for you?