This book provides the teacher and student with a wide variety of suitable material for essay work and letter writing,together with simple instructions on how to go about it. The subject-matter is so arranged that the students will be able to work systematically at the writing of English over a long period. The teacher, too, will have at his disposal a great number of exercises and topics so that he can keep a close check on the written work of his pupils. The first chapter presupposes that the student has covered the main difficulties in elementary grammar and has acquired a limited active vocabulary, without actually having had any experience in expressing himself in continuing prose. Two to three years should be spent on Part I which brings the student up to the level of the English Language paper of the Cambridge Lower Certificate in English Examination. A further two years should be devoted to Part II which goes well beyond the requirements of the Cambridge Proficiency in English Examination and should be found suitable for students doing advanced work in the writing of English as a foreign language.