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Listening note-taking methods 2

Listening note-taking methods 2

Listening Note-Taking Methods 2What are listening note-taking methods? The Curve of Forgetting (originally called The Ebbinghuas Curve) proposes we forget new information rapidly. If you take a lecture for example, many students think that because they understand the...

File sharing

File sharing

Shared DrivesDownload all our videos and MP3s We use OneDrive & Dropbox file sharing applications to share all our videos and listenings. If you are in a country where you cannot access YouTube or Google-based websites, this is your solution. These apps provide...

Academic Synthesis

Academic Synthesis

Academic Synthesis What is synthesis? Synthesis is a key feature of analytical academic writing. It is the skill of being able to combine a number of sources in a clause, paragraph or text to either support an argument or refute it. We also synthesise sources to be...

Exemplification

Exemplification

WRITING / ExamplesAcademic Exemplification What is exemplification? Exemplification means to provide readers with examples that illustrate a larger point. Exemplification writing uses specific, vivid examples for the purpose of adding more information to explain,...

Improve your paraphrasing skills

Improve your paraphrasing skills

Improve your paraphrasing skills How to improve your paraphrasing skills X Paraphrasing is using your own words to express someone else's message or ideas. In a paraphrase, the ideas and meaning of the original source must be maintained; the main ideas need to be...

Academic Definitions

Academic Definitions

WRITING / DefinitionsAcademic DefinitionsTerms & Conditions of Use What are definitions? Definitions are statements explaining the meaning of a word or phrase. Definitions show that you understand key terms and ensure that there is no misunderstanding with your...

Presessional Lesson Ideas

Presessional Lesson Ideas

SKILLS:  Reading, writing, speaking, listening Presessional Teaching IdeasTerms & Conditions of Use What are presessional teaching ideas? Summer in the UK is often when presessional courses are held. Many UK universities run these courses for a duration of 12 / 10...

New PDF to Word Terms and Conditions

New PDF to Word Terms and Conditions

New PDF to Word Terms and Conditions What's this about?Many of us are still teaching online and Word documents are far more practical to use online than PDFs. Therefore, we've changed our terms and conditions to provide permission for our PDF documents to be converted...

Instant Academic English Lessons

Instant Academic English Lessons

Instant Academic English  LessonsWhat is an 'instant lesson'? Instant lessons are for the busy EAP teacher to pick up and go. They are designed around a specific topic and include all key skills. Time: 1-2 hours of content (activities can be extended or shortened...

Noun Phrases

Noun Phrases

Noun Phrases Terms & Conditions of UseWhat 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...

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...

Referencing Skills

Referencing Skills

WRITING / Reference Verbs / Reference List / Referencing  In-Text ReferencingTerms & Conditions of UseWhen you use information from a text, you have to acknowledge it / state who said it.   Why? It’s not your idea, so you must give credit to the writer of the...

Reference Generators

Reference Generators

How to use www.citethisforme.comWhat is a 'reference generator'? A reference generator or citation tool is a digital application that creates reference lists and in-text citations in all referencing systems.Reference Generator Video How to use www.citethisforme.com -...

Reading Strategies

Reading Strategies

READING / reading strategiesAcademic Reading StrategiesTerms & Conditions of Use What are reading strategies? In order to read effectively, different reading techniques are necessary for different purposes and texts. Therefore, it is important for students to have...

Verb Patterns Blog

Verb Patterns Blog

GRAMMAR / Verb PatternsAcademic Verb PatternsTerms & Conditions of Use What are verb patterns? A verb pattern is when one verb follows another in a single clause. The former verb dictates how the latter verb will be used. There are five main verb patterns in...

Academic Word List

Academic Word List

SKILLS / Writing /  Grammar / VocabularyAcademic VocabularyTerms & Conditions of Use  AWL Worksheets / LessonsThe AWL AWL-The List AWL-synonyms AWL-Word Forms AWL-Cut Up AWL-exercises  AWL Word Games AWL-verbs to nouns AWL-nouns to adj. AWL-word+prep....

Academic countable & uncountable nouns

Academic countable & uncountable nouns

GRAMMAR / Un/countable nouns Academic Countable & uncountable nounsTerms & Conditions of Use What are countable and uncountable nouns? Countable (or count) nouns refer to something that can be counted, such as equations or people. They have a singular and...

Academic Conditionals

Academic Conditionals

GRAMMAR / Conditionals Academic ConditionalsTerms & Conditions of Use What are conditionals / if clauses? Conditionals are used to describe the result of a real or hypothetical condition. There are four main types of conditionals in English. Each is used to...

Academic Modal Verbs

Academic Modal Verbs

GRAMMAR / Modal Verbs Academic Modal VerbsTerms & Conditions of Use What are modal verbs? Modal verbs are used to express a certain attitude or perspective. They are classified as auxiliary verbs so they have no infinitive form, no gerund form, no past participle...

COVID-19

COVID-19

COVID-19 Pandemic Lessons Understanding COVID-19Terms & Conditions of UseWhat is this COVID-19 lesson about? This ‘COVID-19’ lesson book includes 6-10 hours of content: Exploring COVID-19 through Internet research. Scientific research: what is the COVID-19 genome?...

Teaching English online

Teaching English online

If you are an English tutor, you’re probably teaching English online at the moment. This blog offers some handy tips & tricks based around using video-conferencing software and document sharing apps.Technical Specifications So, let’s begin with the specs. There...

2020 Achievements

2020 Achievements

 NEW Resources for 2020New lessons for 2020 This is everything we produced in 2020Academic Vocabulary  Introduction to the AWL using synonyms: sublist 1- 4 (new for 2020) This is a great lesson to introduce the Academic Word List (AWL). It begins with a small...

Grammar Workshop

Grammar Workshop

SKILLS / Writing / Vocabulary / Grammar Grammar WorkshopTerms & Conditions of UseThis webpage is a selection of grammar videos and free downloadable PDF exercises. It is mainly focused on general English grammar but is still important in building good grammar...

Marking Criteria

Marking Criteria

Academic Marking CriteriaTerms & Conditions of UseMarking criteria Marking criteria are the standards of judgement for assignments. Marking criteria are often divided into sections with explicit definitions of the quality expected for different levels of...

Academic Style Blog

Academic Style Blog

WRITING / Academic style Academic Writing Style - key points Terms & Conditions of UseDownload the MP3 / Download this image - hereAcademic Style is... ... the conventions often associated with academic writing. Although there is much debate over what exactly...

The Reflective Student

The Reflective Student

Reflection on Study and Goal Setting Terms & Conditions of UseWhat's this lesson about? This is a seminar lesson to reflect on studying. It asks students to look at and examine the way they study and to identify possible areas that could be improved. It includes...

Hedging Cautious Language

Hedging Cautious Language

WRITING / Hedging / Caution phrases   Hedging / Caution Phrases Terms & Conditions of UseHedging Language An important feature of academic writing is the concept of cautious language, often called "hedging" or "vague language". In other words, it is necessary to...

Text Exploitation

Text Exploitation

How students can exploit a text to support their learning Terms & Conditions of UseHow to exploit a text  Lead in What reading strategies have you learnt so far? How else could you use a text to support your learning? Where could you find an academic text that you...

Academic Sentence Structure

Academic Sentence Structure

WRITING / sentence structureSentence StructureTerms & Conditions of UseThis page includes a range of lesson / worksheets on sentence structure.Sentence Structure 1 Aim: To support students in their understanding and practice of the four types of sentence...

Turnitin Quickmarks

Turnitin Quickmarks

QUICKMARKS for Academic English Teachers Terms & Conditions of UseWhat are QuickMarks?.  QuickMarks are a set of commonly used marking terms that can be used to help mark assignments. •Turnitin provides a few default marking sets (e.g. Commonly used, Formatting or...

Academic Reading Tests

Academic Reading Tests

READING / Skills /  Summary / Reading Tests AEUK Academic Reading TestsTerms & Conditions of UseAEUK academic reading tests have been specifically written for international university students. The texts are based around academic journals and there are a variety...

Topic Sentence

Topic Sentence

 The Topic Sentence Terms & Conditions of UseTopic Sentence or Paragraph Leader    •   It is usually the first sentence which presents the main idea of your paragraph. •   It is often short, clear, simple and to the point. •   It is followed by explanations,...

Listening Tests 2020

Listening Tests 2020

New Listening Tests 2020 Terms & Conditions of UseWhat's this about? We're writing and creating our own listening lectures. These lectures are well-structured, include clear examples and development. They are designed to help students improve their lecture...

One-sided Argument Essays

One-sided Argument Essays

AEUK One-Sided Argument (persuasive) EssaysTerms & Conditions of UseArgument essays on a variety of topics. These essays use  block & point-by-point structure, they are 500-700 words long & they are divided into four paragraphs with clear counter arguments...

Happiness Lesson

Happiness Lesson

Academic Happiness Lesson Understanding HappinessTerms & Conditions of UseWhat is this lesson about? This ‘happiness’ lesson book includes 6-10 hours of content: Exploring the topic and linking personal experience. Creating and writing a definition. Analysing...

Summary Listening Tests

Summary Listening Tests

 Summary Listening Tests Terms & Conditions of UseNew lecture listening tests - gap-fill summary worksheets Academic English UK has created a new type of listening test. These tests provide authentic lecture listening practice using a Cornell style note-taking...

Paragraph Analysis

Paragraph Analysis

 Academic Paragraphing Terms & Conditions of UseBasic Paragraph Structure A basic paragraph should consist of four key parts. 1) Topic Sentence (sometimes called a paragraph leader). 2) Development (a detailed explanation of the topic. 3) Example (this can be...

Teaching online

Teaching online

The best 'free' video-conferencing software for 2020 This post was written by J.Greenwood (2020) With the Covid-19 pandemic currently impacting educational institutions across the globe, many teachers are being tasked with delivering classes online. This blog post...

Critical Thinking Skills

Critical Thinking Skills

WRITING / critical thinking  Critical Thinking SkillsTerms & Conditions of UseCritical Thinking Worksheets / LessonsIntroduction C.T Definition Introduction to C.T C.T Text Analysis C.T Fact over Opinion  C.T Perspective ImageLISTENING Bloom's Taxonomy Bloom's...

Introduction to Academic Word List

Introduction to Academic Word List

Introduction to the Academic Word List [AWL]Lesson A really nice lesson to introduce students to the Academic Word List. It is divided into four individual lessons so that teachers can focus on one sublist each week. Each lesson includes a synonym matching activity...

Academic Teacher Quizlet

Academic Teacher Quizlet

QUIZLET for Academic Teachers Terms & Conditions of UseWhat is Quizlet? Quizlet is one of the biggest vocabulary and flashcard learning websites on the net. It has flashcards and vocabulary sets for a wide-range of subjects. At its most basic, Quizlet provides...

Video games

Video games

Video Games - EAP LessonsTerms & Conditions of UseThe impact of video games on health This 'video games' lesson book includes 6-10 hours of content: Exploring the topic and linking personal experience. Discussing pros and cons of gaming. Reading a 700-word text...

2019 Achievements

2019 Achievements

Academic English Achievements 2019This has been our best year ever! Hi Everyone, Firstly, we'd like to say a really big THANK YOU for supporting AEUK over this last year and we hope you have enjoyed using our materials. We created over 40 lessons in 2019 and below is...

Artificial Intelligence Lesson Book

Artificial Intelligence Lesson Book

Artificial Intelligence - EAP Lessons Terms & Conditions of UseArtificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence (AI) is developing at an unprecedented rate. Innovations in computer-basedvision, speech recognition and natural language processing are all features in...

Noise Pollution

Noise Pollution

Noise Pollution - EAP LessonsTerms & Conditions of UseNoise Pollution This 'Noise Pollution' lesson book include 6-10 hours of content: Exploring the topic and linking personal experience. Creating and writing a definition. Reading a 800-word text with reading...

TED Talks Powerpoint Lessons

TED Talks Powerpoint Lessons

LISTENING  / BBC English / TED Talks / TED Tests / HBR Tests / Lectures / AEUK Listening Worksheets / AEUK Listening TestsTED TESTS: Test Questions with PPTTerms & Conditions of UseTED Talk lectures of 10-15 minutes based on a variety of topics with PPTs and...

Vaping

Vaping

Academic Lecture & Worksheet The Dangers of VapingTerms & Conditions of UseWhat is this lesson about? This listening lesson is an academic lecture that looks at the rise in popularity of vaping or e-cigarettes. It discusses the different devices of vaping, the...

Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity Terms & Conditions of UseThe lesson This is a speaking lesson that involves defining ‘academic integrity’, looking at how other universities address academic integrity, and understanding some of the key principles associated with the term. The...

Week 1

Week 1

Lesson ideas for Week 1 on an EAP Course Terms & Conditions of UseWhat is this blog / lesson about? This blog / webpage provides a number of resources suitable for the first week on an EAP course (Presessional, Foundation, or University English study courses). It...

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