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Ready to Write 1: A First Composition Text, 3rd Edition

By Karen Blanchard, Christine Root

Published by Pearson Education ESL

Published Date: Jan 6, 2010


Ready to Write 1, Third Edition, is a revision of Get Ready to Write, the first book in the highly-successful three-book Ready to Write series. The book teaches beginning students the composition skills they need to be successful writers in and out of the classroom. 


A fresh new design, updated content throughout, and a host of new activities reinforce the approach that has made the Ready to Write series a classroom favorite for more than two decades.



  • Updated examples and model paragraphs illustrate organizing elements such as topic sentences, supporting details, and signal words.
  • Step-by-step activities guide students in comparing and contrasting, describing, analyzing data, writing test answers, and summarizing.
  • Varied, contextualized writing tasks help students with real-life tasks.
  • Editing and proofreading exercises encourage students to refine their writing skills.
  • New Grammar Guide section presents important grammar points and practice items to boost accuracy.

Ready to Write also includes:


Ready to Write 2

Ready to Write 3



Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Writing About Yourself                  

Chapter 2: Writing About Your Family and Friends

Chapter 3: Writing About Your Activities

Chapter 4: Giving Instructions

Chapter 5: Writing About Your Day

Chapter 6: Writing Descriptions

Chapter 7: Writing About Places

Chapter 8: Writing a Narrative

Chapter 9: Expressing Your Opinion

Appendix 1: Alphabet and Penmanship

Appendix 2: Past Form of Common Irregular Verbs

Appendix 3: Punctuation Rules


You Be the Editor Answer Key

This title is also sold in the various packages listed below. Before purchasing one of these packages, speak with your professor about which one will help you be successful in your course.

Package ISBN-13: 9780133969573

Includes this title packaged with:

  • MyEnglishLab Writing 1 (Student Access Code)
    Pearson ELT

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