Why am I not getting writing exercises in Lessons anymore?
If I don't misremember, earlier you got to translate between both languages, do those "choose the right word card to string together a sentence", speaking and listening, etc. Now I only get the "choose word cards" exercises, but only in Lessons. In Practise, everything is like normal. (I take Esperanto, Spanish, Russian, and Swahili, and it's like this for all languages). Is there a setting I've accidentally turned off or is it a Duolingo update?
Look at the bottom of the sentence exercise. There is a button to switch between word bank and keyboard.
I think it depends on what crown level you are currently at. I think for Crown level 3 to 5 the exercises begin to get more complex such as typing a sentence instead of choosing the words from a word bank. I am also getting more translations from my L1 into my L2 in crown level 4 exercises.
At least on the website, you can choose to replace word bank exercises with typing. (This option appears under the exercise.)