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Complex Sentence Structure

Complex Sentence Structure

Complex Sentence StructureWhat is a complex sentence structure? A Complex sentence is an independent clause connected to one or more dependent clauses using a subordinating conjunction (despite, although) or a relative pronoun (who, which). Three types of complex...

Fact vs Opinion

Fact vs Opinion

Fact versus Opinion What is a fact? A fact is an objective statement that is supported with evidence and can be proven to be true or false. It is a statement that everyone agrees is true. There is no argument. Facts may contain words like discover, demonstrate,...

Academic Speaking Tests

Academic Speaking Tests

Academic Speaking TestsWhat are academic speaking tests?Academic speaking tests are similar to the Cambridge B2 First (FCE) speaking exam but follow a university-based narrative. These tests (or lessons) are designed for lower-level students (A2, B1, B2 level) to...

Academic English Tests

Academic English Tests

Academic English TestsWhat are academic English Tests?Each test includes an academic reading, summary writing, lecture listening and seminar speaking. All texts are written and created by us and we dedicate a considerable amount of time in researching, creating,...

Noun Phrases

Noun Phrases

Noun Phrases What are noun phrases? Noun phrases (grouping together a collection of words to act as one noun) are one of the keystones of academic writing. Noun phrase is making the meaning of a noun more precise from the words immediately before (pre-modifying words)...

BBC 6 Minute English Worksheets

BBC 6 Minute English Worksheets

LISTENING  / BBC English / TED Talks / TED Tests / 6 minute TED Tests /  AEUK Listening Tests /  Listening Worksheets / Mini Lectures / Lectures / Pronunciation /NEW BBC Listening Worksheets: BBC 6 Minute EnglishBBC Listening worksheets for lower-level students *****...

How to nominalise in academic writing

How to nominalise in academic writing

Nominalisation - how to nominalise in academic writing.What is nominalisation? Nominalisation is the process of changing verbs or adjectives to nouns. Why use nominalisation? The nominalisation grammatical process develops complex grammar noun-phrase structures....

New TED Talks Listening Worksheets

New TED Talks Listening Worksheets

10 NEW TED Talks Listening Worksheets10 new TED Talks listening worksheets based on recent TED Talks. The worksheets are a range of comprehension questions designed to help students develop lecture and note-taking listening skills. The listenings range in length from...

Listening Note-Taking

Listening Note-Taking

Listening Note-Taking Methods 1What are listening note-taking methods? The Curve of Forgetting graph (originally called The Ebbinghuas Curve) proposes we forget new information rapidly. If you take a lecture for example, many students think that because they...

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