Each unit starts with a preview section introducing the topic dealt with in the unit. This is followed by a planning section which introduces students to one of a variety of planning techniques which they are encouraged to experiment with throughout the course. Two skills development sections follow, providing practice in language and writing skills that students will find useful in performing the writing task. A further planning section gives students the opportunity to put into practice the technique learnt earlier in the unit. This second section can be done in class or, if time is short, for homework along with the exam task. An exam-type task, for use either in class or as homework, provides realistic First Certificate practice. The unit is completed with an improving your work section to be tackled after the writing task is finished. This section encourages students to revise and polish their work. It also gives practical learner training ideas and activities both to help students prepare specifically for the exam and to enable them to develop their writing and general language learning skills.