Fully revised with additional content, this full colour new edition of Better Writing builds on the success of the original. It is designed to supplement main coursebooks at the low-intermediate to intermediate level and will benefit students at secondary or tertiary institutions as well as adults on vocational or professional training programmes. The author takes a step-by-step approach to the teaching of writing skills. Each unit begins with activities designed to increase awareness of what writing in English involves and includes practice in: * mechanical skills (spelling, capitalization and punctuation) * construction and linking (conjunctions and subordination) * grammar The new 'Language review' section concludes each unit with additional practice in the main language items featured.
Through controlled and guided practice, students are gradually led towards writing accurate, cohesive, appropriate and more interesting paragraphs involving a variety of topics and functions, such as: * explaining the functioning of a device * describing a process * describing an object * making comparisons * describing tables and graphs * explaining cause and effect * writing formal and informal letters * describing change over time * reporting speech and events