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.



I loved it this new session brought by British Council. I will surely help us throughout our academic life.

Thank you Fabio!  I'm glad you like these activities.
The Writing for a Purpose Team

I couldn't understood how to fill it up

You need to drag one of the words in blue at the top into each space, then release.  Please let me know if there are any problems when you try this.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

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

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

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

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