Are you a beginner (CEFR level A1) learner of English? This section offers writing practice to help you write short, simple texts about known topics and fill in forms. Texts include messages, emails and forms. Each lesson has a preparation task, a model text with writing tips and three tasks to check your understanding and to practise a variety of writing skills. Make a start today.
Are you an intermediate (CEFR level B1) learner of English? This section offers writing practice to help you write simple connected text on familiar topics that are of personal interest. Texts include forum posts, reviews, messages, short essays and emails. Each lesson has a preparation task, a model text with writing tips and three tasks to check your understanding and to practise a variety of writing skills. Make a start today.
Upper intermediate (B2)
Learn how to write a curriculum vitae, often called a CV in the UK or résumé in American English.
- Start with a short profile to show who you are and what you offer.
- List your employment history, starting with the present.
- Explain any gaps, for example time spent travelling or having children.
- Use bullet points for your main responsibilities and experience in each role. Choose the aspects of your previous jobs that are most relevant to the new job you are applying for.
- Then give your educational background. List the relevant qualifications that you have, starting with the most recent. Include the title of your qualification, where you studied and the date you successfully completed it.
- Consider putting Education above Employment if you don’t have a lot of work experience yet.
- List other experience or interests you may have if they are relevant to the job.
- If you have someone who could support your application, add their contact details or say References available on request at the end.