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Successful Writing Proficiency provides a thorough preparation for the different types of writing necessary for students at advanced levels. The book focuses on the needs of students wishing to sit the Cambridge CAE and CPE examinations as well as any other examinations at a similarly advanced level and prepares students to write all types of composition, including descriptive, discursive narrative, reports, articles, letters, transactional letters and reviews. Each unit starts with a listening activity to stimulate the students’ interest. The lead-in is followed by theory, plans and ful-length model compositions which help students produce successful pieces of writing. Successful Writing Proficiency is accompanied by a separate Teacher's book and a cassette or audio CD. Components Successful Writing Proficiency Successful Writing Proficiency Teacher's Book Class Cassette Class Audio CD @aiS Express Publishing tl Published by Express Publishing Liberty House, New Greenham Park, Newbury, Berkshire RG19 GHW Tol.: (0044) 1635 817 363 Fax: (0044) 1635 817 463 e-mail: inquiries @expresspublishing,co.uk INTERNET http: /)www.expresspublishing.co.uk © Virginia Evans, 1998 Design & Mlustation © Express Publishing, 1998 ‘All ights reserved. No part ofthis publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form, or by any ‘means, electronic, photocopying or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the Publishers. First published, 1998 New edition, 2000 ISBN 1-84216-880-0 Acknowledgements ‘Author's Acknowledgements \We would like to thank all the staff at Express Publishing who have contributed their skills to producing this book, Thanks are {due in particular fo: Douglas Stephens (Senior Editor). Paula Frater (Editor), Rania Dunn and Anna Miler (assistant editors). Mary Stevenson (senior Production Controller), €. Mavragani (art director), Helen Mavrodemos (assistant designer) and our design team, Tony Boyle (recording producer) and Bob Crossley, Laura Houston, Annette Person, Lucy Whitman and Ann Doyle for their support and patience. We would also like to thank those institutions and teachers who piloted the manuscript, and whose comments and feedback influenced positively the production of the book. Photograph Acknowledgements Audio Visual for photographs on pages: 11, 16, 30, 38, 39, 42, 43, 67, 136, 139, 150, 151 Photographs © BUENA VISTA PICTURES DISTRIBUTIONS INC All rights reserved for picture on p. 40; © 1984/85 BY MGM/UA ENTERTAINMENT CO. All rights reserved for pictures on pp. 48, 196(c); CBS/FOX for pictures on pp. 50, 97 INTERSCOPE COMMUNICATIONS INC. All rights reserved for picture on p. 88; © 1989 WARNER BROS INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION A WARNER COMMUNICATIONS COMP. ll rights reserved for picture on . 89; © 1996 LIVE INTERNATIONAL All rights reserved for picture on p. 139 (fst); © 20th CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION All rights reserved for picture on p, 140; © HOLLYWOOD PICTURES COMPANY All rights reserved for picture on p. 153 Colour Iilustrations: Tasso Siner