Writing Matters is designed to develop students' writing skills and enable them to use these skills confidently in everyday life. The book guides students progressively towards proficient and effective writing using lively and authentic sample material that are relevant to students' real-life needs and interests. The book consists of two parts: * Part 1 deals with basic procedures such as preparing, drafting and revising texts and offers help in the often difficult areas of spelling and punctuation. * Part 2 focuses on writing contexts ranging from the functional (letters of application, postcards, advertisements) to more creative, personal writing. Written by experienced teachers specialising in writing skills development, Writing Matters is also suitable for adult speakers of English as a first language and secondary school students. It can be used flexibly as a course or as supplementary material.