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Start Writing

Basic introduction to English for "non-alphabet" beginners (Canford Publishing)

Start Writing is designed as a basic introduction to English for “non-alphabet beginners”. It familiarizes students with the Roman alphabet and the numbers 0- 10 through letter and number recognition and copying exercises. It also practises some basic language forms, such as greetings and introductions, and the use of capital letters and punctuation.

A Teacher’s Guide (‘To the Teacher’) is included at the back of the book together with an answer key.

By the end of Start Writing, students will be able to:

  • write all of the capital and small letters correctly
  • write the numbers 0-10
  • join letters to write words, such as their own names, the names of cities and countries and the names of familiar objects
  • exchange greetings with people in English
  • ask and answer a few simple questions
  • Students will then be ready for more advanced writing practice through courses such as the forthcoming Start Writing: Sentences and the elementary/pre- intermediate level Keep Writing 1 and 2.


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