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Procrastination

Procrastination

Procrastination Terms & Conditions of UseWhat is this blog / lesson about? This lesson explores one of the most common problems that worries students; the tendency to put things off until the last moment or beyond the last moment. University students are...

Gun Culture in the U.S. Lecture

Gun Culture in the U.S. Lecture

Academic Lecture & Worksheet A Call for Stricter Gun Control in the U.S.Terms & Conditions of UseWhat is this blog / lesson about? This lesson is an academic lecture that looks at the differences between countries that have and don't have gun laws. It examines...

Speaking Tasks

Speaking Tasks

Speaking Tasks (analysis & evaluation)  Terms & Conditions of UseWhat are these speaking tasks? Aim: This lesson is aimed to develop discussion skills but more importantly to focus on critical thinking strategies of analysis and evaluation. Lesson: In...

Academic Plagiarism

Academic Plagiarism

Academic Plagiarism: the use of custom Essay writing servicesTerms & Conditions of UseWhat is this blog / lesson about? This lesson explores how academic plagiarism has changed over the last few years with students using custom essay writing services. These...

Economic Inequality

Economic Inequality

Economic Inequality Lesson BookTerms & Conditions of UseEconomic Inequality This ‘Economic Inequality’ lesson book includes 6-10 hours of content Exploring the topic and linking personal experience. Creating and writing a definition. Reading a 800-word text with...

Ethical Consumerism

Ethical Consumerism

Ethical Consumerism ListeningTerms & Conditions of UseWhat is ethical consumerism? This lesson asks the question 'Do you think consciously about how your products are made where your products come from and how this affects our planet?'  The listening focuses on a...

Seminar Signposting Language

Seminar Signposting Language

 Signposting Language in Academic Seminars Terms & Conditions of UseSignposting Language is words and set phrases used in seminars to guide and the focus the discussion. Often in seminar assessments students are expected to use a range of signposting to show...

Graphs

Graphs

Describing GraphsTerms & Conditions of Use  This blog offers two great lessons on describing, analysing and evaluating graphs / charts / tables.   The first lesson begins with naming different graph / chart types and describing a range of different lines...

Academic Word Formation

Academic Word Formation

 Academic Word List [AWL] -  Word FormationTerms & Conditions of UseA great way to help students improve their understanding of the Academic Word List, word formation and use in contextualised sentences. This lesson is designed as a homework activity for students...

Teacher Membership Blog

Teacher Membership Blog

Membership for teachers - over £200 worth of materials for £30? It's taken a while but at last after popular demand we have managed to create an EAP TEACHER MEMBERSHIP - go here. All our Academic English materials including the listening membership for only £30 a...

Academic Pronunciation

Academic Pronunciation

 Academic PronunciationTerms & Conditions of UseAcademic Pronunciation & listening skills Overview: This activity uses a list of the top 60 academic words from the Academic Word List (AWL) compiled from research by vocabulary.com. There are two activities of...

Teamwork

Teamwork

 Teamwork at UniversityTerms & Conditions of UseWorking in teams Overview: Teamwork is an important part of university study and usually students will have to work in a team on projects, presentations and/or seminars. These skills are fully transferable to future...

Seminar Designer Baby

Seminar Designer Baby

Seminar Speaking Skills Terms & Conditions of UseSeminar Lesson The aim of this lesson is to develop the students' ability to listen to a scientific lecture, read two related documents and discuss the key points in a seminar. The lesson includes everything you...

Listening Circles

Listening Circles

 Listening Circles Terms & Conditions of UseListening Circles Overview: Listening Circles can be very successful in encouraging students to engage more deeply with texts by approaching them from different perspectives and discovering their different elements...

Cohesion

Cohesion

Cohesion Terms & Conditions of UseWhat is cohesion? Cohesion refers to the way texts use grammar and vocabulary to ‘stick’ or ‘glue’ ideas together. This is done through articles (a/an/the), pronouns(it/this/these/that/those/etc..), word families (analyse/...

Parallelism

Parallelism

 Parallelism  Terms & Conditions of UseParallelism is a similarity of grammatical form for similar elements of meaning within a sentence or among sentences. When pairing ideas, underscore their connection by expressing them in similar grammatical form. Paired...

Evaluating Sources

Evaluating Sources

 Evaluating Academic Sources Terms & Conditions of UseMuch of university life is based on good research skills. Of course, like all good skills it needs practice and strategies to be effective and efficient. At first, many students find it difficult to identify...

Mergers & Acquisitions: Reading and Argument Essay Writing

Mergers & Acquisitions: Reading and Argument Essay Writing

 Reading & Argument Essay Writing Terms & Conditions of UseReading & Writing Practice This blog provides a great lesson to improve students' ability to read, identify key arguments of for/against and synthesis the arguments in argument essay. Students...

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

 GDPR Privacy Notice 2018 This page provides customers with an in-depth guide to our GDPR Privacy Notice Policy and how we meet the EU data protection regulations. AEUK GDPR Privacy Notice [May 2018] Who are we? “At AEUK, we are committed to maintaining the trust and...

SPSE Lessons

SPSE Lessons

READING / Reading Tests /  Summary / Reading Skills / SPSE  SPSE Essays - Situation / Problem / Solution / Evaluation Terms & Conditions of UseSPSE (situation, problem, solution, evaluation) essays are a common writing structure used at university. The aim of the...

The Gig Economy

The Gig Economy

 The Gig Economy - EAP Lessons Terms & Conditions of UseThe Gig Economy This blog provides a number of lessons based on the Gig Economy. There is over 6-hours of lesson content here. It starts through a discussion of well-known Gig companies and students internet...

Teaching EAP at university

Teaching EAP at university

Teaching EAP / what is EAP?  Teaching EAP [English for Academic Purposes] at University What is English for Academic Purposes (EAP)? How can I become an EAP Teacher? What qualifications do I need to be an EAP teacher? Where can I find jobs in EAP? All of these...

Independent Learning

Independent Learning

Study skills / Independent learning  Independent Learning at University Terms & Conditions of UseIndependent Learning is at the heart of the university experience. It is learning that is done outside of your normal classes of lectures, seminars and tutorials. It...

How to write an academic introduction

How to write an academic introduction

WRITING / Introduction  Academic Introduction Terms & Conditions of UseAn introduction is the most important section of an essay. It informs the reader of the context and what is your stance on the subject. It is usually written after the main body and should...

Academic Dictogloss

Academic Dictogloss

LISTENING  /  Writing / Dictogloss  Dictogloss - Classroom Dictation Terms & Conditions of UseA dictogloss is a classroom dictation activity where learners are required to construct a short text (3 sentences) by listening and taking notes, which are then used to...

AWL Teaching Words

AWL Teaching Words

 Academic Word List [AWL] Teaching Words Terms & Conditions of Use A great way to help students develop an understanding of what is considered academic or formal vocabulary is to introduce them to the Academic Word List on a weekly basis. Obviously, it takes time...

Grammar Tense review

Grammar Tense review

SKILLS / Writing / Vocabulary / Grammar Academic Grammar Terms & Conditions of UseGrammar Tense Review This blog is a lesson on the twelve tenses of English. It includes an easy to understand tense chart of the twelve tenses, their structure and a sample sentence...

Uncountable Nouns

Uncountable Nouns

Vocabulary / uncountable nouns Countable and Uncountable NounsTerms & Conditions of UseWhat is a countable and an uncountable noun? This page will discuss the differences between these nouns and provide practice activities to improve this area of...

Harvard Reference List

Harvard Reference List

WRITING / Reference List  Reference List (Harvard) The basic overview All the sources that you use in the main body of your text must be listed at the end of your essay; this is called a reference list and should be in alphabetical order. You need to include: The...

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...

Academic Listening Tests

Academic Listening Tests

 Academic Listenings: TED TalksTerms & Conditions of UseThis blog provides a range of Academic Listening Tests based on TED Talks and includes a free download. The tests are designed to help students develop lecture and note-taking listening skills. The listenings...

Two-sided Argument Essays

Two-sided Argument Essays

 Two-Sided Argument Essays: Structure / Lessons Terms & Conditions of UseThis blog discusses the elements of two-sided argument essays and includes a free download. It provides a variety of two-sided argument texts based on topical issues, an outline and answer...

Pronunciation – the basics

Pronunciation – the basics

Speaking / Pronunciation  Pronunciation - the basics Terms & Conditions of UseThis blog introduces the basics of pronunciation. It highlights the importance of the phonemic chart and phonetic symbols in identifying correct sounds and helping to improve fluency....

Pronunciation – Chinese & Arabic Speakers

Pronunciation – Chinese & Arabic Speakers

Speaking / Pronunciation  Pronunciation - Chinese & Arabic Speakers Terms & Conditions of UseBasic pronunciation [Chinese Speakers] /ð/ they / day – they will play badminton the day after tomorrow. /æ / man/men - a group of men were running after a man. /æ/...

UK tourist attractions blog

UK tourist attractions blog

Listening / UK Tourist Attractions   A guide to UK Tourist Attractions  Terms & Conditions of UseWhere to go and what to visit in the UK There are numerous wonderful things to see and do in the UK. Here is my list of some the best places. These include natural...

Academic Style

Academic Style

Academic Style is... ... is the conventions often associated this academic writing. Although there is much debate over 'what is exactly academic style?', generally there is an agreement among 'most' Academic English tutors to the key elements that should or should not...

Passive Grammar

Passive Grammar

Terms & Conditions of UsePassive Grammar is... ...common in academic English because it helps to create formality, focuses on the object and develops an impersonal stance. This blog will look at impersonal passive structures (it is claimed / to + infinitive...

What is Academic English?

What is Academic English?

Academic English: a definition Terms & Conditions of Use Academic English is... ...often considered relatively formal complex English that conveys ideas in a precise and objective manner. It is generally acknowledged to include the essential skills of literary...

New website

New website

Dear valued customer, Just to let you know that we have just rebuilt our website and added lots of new worksheets and resources. We've included some links to free materials to get you started. We've also started a new blog and this is our first blog article. Kind...

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