Audio icon Writing_for_a_Purpose-What_does_Writing_for_Oneself_and_Others_mean.mp3

Event Recounts and Public Engagement are types of writing that help you to think about your own or other people's wants and needs, and to explain things you are studying in a way that non-specialists can understand.

Writing for Oneself & OthersThe Primary Purpose of these assignments is Writing for Oneself and Others.

Try this task to find out more about Writing for Oneself and Others.

Task 1

What does Writing for Oneself and Others mean?

Listen to the discussion between a student (S) and a lecturer (L) and use the words given to fill in the blanks. You can listen to the recording above as many times as you want and you can pause it if you need more time to put the answers into the spaces.



Hey! I am Shohag from Bangladesh. I am your new friend. I have read your writing. I am so pleasure to read your writing.
I have seen that you are so helpful that's why I come here.
First of all I can say that I am a little learner or new learner on English.
Hopefully You will help me when I made a mistake.
I want to develop my writing & speaking but I can't.
please give me some tips that I will be going to develop.
I want to communicate with each other on English.
Thanks & regards
Shohag Hossain

Hello Shohag,

Welcome to LearnEnglish! I would suggest you first read through our Frequently asked questions page, where you'll find advice on how use our site to improve your writing and speaking. You might also want to check out Facebook page, which also has lots of useful ideas on how to improve your English.

I'm afraid we don't provide the service of correcting our users' writing, though if you have a question about a specific sentence we can usually help.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I'm new here but found it very useful,I'm writing a professional research for university was wondering if I cen get help on this?.


Hello Asya,

You're welcome to look through these pages and ask us any specific question you have on the content here, but otherwise I'm afraid we don't provide this kind of service.

Good luck!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team


I'm really very thankful for your great effort to make this available to a wide range of people. Thank you so much for this.
Also, I have a thing to ask. You have given a place to take up the tasks providing information like the definition of that title but I find no tips or suggestions of how one can develop that skill of writing about a particular family of writings.

Hello myteenengclass,

It's great to hear that you like the site! You can find pages devoted to different styles of writing by using the links on the right of the page. Just click on 'Genre Families' and you'll see a list of different kinds of academic writing.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, can you tell me some tips or sentence for motivation letter for job when you don't have experience. Thank you very much.

It took many listening to fill up the gaps, 10 times or so. Is it okay,please? Am i learning slow or what?

I can filled the missing word for the right answers with played audio for much time, but I can't arrange the sentences without hear audio first even for one word I must played the audio script for couple times. I understood the meaning every single word but to arrange to make paragraph is horrible for me,  when I heard all audio i can't understand what the point of the paragraph.

Hello Pentone
Don't worry - for this exercise we expect you to listen to the audio again and again. It would be very difficult to finish the exercise without doing this.
As you listen to the dialogue you will gradually become more familiar with the speaking style, and you will be able to recognize more and more words. Learning academic English is a slow process but if you persevere I am sure your listening and writing skills will improve.
We wish you lots of success in your studies.
The Writing for a Purpose Team