Here you can find activities to practise your writing skills. You can improve your writing by understanding model texts and how they’re structured.
The self-study lessons in this section are written and organised according to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). There are different types of model texts, with writing tips and interactive exercises that practise the writing skills you need to do well in your studies, to get ahead at work and to communicate in English in your free time.
“Writing” is the process of using symbols (letters of the alphabet, punctuation and spaces) to communicate thoughts and ideas in a readable form.
To write clearly it is essential to understand the basic system of a language. In English this includes knowledge of grammar, punctuation and sentence structure. Vocabulary is also necessary, as is correct spelling and formatting.
Academic writing is:
It has a formal tone and style, but it is not complex and does not require the use of long sentences and complicated vocabulary.
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Write a unified, coherent essay about the increasing presence of intelligent machines. In your essay, be sure to:
- clearly state your own perspective on the issue and analyze the relationship between your perspective and at least one other perspective
- develop and support your ideas with reasoning and examples
- organize your ideas clearly and logically
- communicate your ideas effectively in standard written English
You need at least a little writing proficiency in English, but you don’t need to be a strong writer to take these courses.
We’ve aimed these courses at people in the following roles:
Find out what you need to know about the IELTS Writing test and learn techniques and strategies to improve your test performance.
The British Council’s four Understanding IELTS courses give you a complete guide to everything you need to know as you prepare for the IELTS test.