How To Write Audio And Video Scripts

Audio and video scripts in ELT materials are often criticised for their lack of authenticity, overload of target language, dull characters and non-existent plot lines. As a writer, you need to address these criticisms at the same time as working within the bounds of what learners can realistically handle. John shares his experience and tips for creating scripts your learners will want to listen to and will learn from.

This book provides:

  • an overview of the theoretical and practical issues involved in writing audio and video scripts.
  • helpful suggestions for script writing, applying techniques used by writers for theatre and film.
  • ideas to encourage you to think critically about your script writing.
  • examples from published materials, tasks and accompanying commentaries.

This book forms part of the ELT Teacher 2 Writer training course. The course is designed to help you write better ELT materials, either for publication, or simply to improve the quality of your self-produced classroom materials.

How To Write Audio And Video Scripts forms part of our How To Write Excellent ELT Materials: The Skills Series compendium.

John Hughes

John Hughes is an award-winning ELT coursebook author and teacher trainer. With over 50 titles, his main course series are Life, World English (National Geographic Learning) and Business Result (Oxford University Press). He’s also written methodology titles and is the series editor of the ETpedia teacher resource series (Pavilion ELT). He trains teachers from all over the world and leads courses in materials writing and critical thinking at Oxford University. His website is

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