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Academic English UK BLOG is a bimonthly publication based on all aspects of academic English. We produce content  / lessons / worksheets on a variety of topics: from speaking tests to plagiarism issues. Our bimonthly BLOG release notification is through our mailing list: sign up here. There is often free materials and great discounts in our bimonthly newsletter too.

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SPSE Lessons

SPSE Lessons

What is an SPSE essay? SPSE (situation, problem, solution, evaluation) essays are a common writing structure used at university. The aim of the S-P-S-E essay is to examine a problem and discuss two (or more) possible solutions. You will end with a judgement evaluating...

The Gig Economy

The Gig Economy

 The Gig Economy - EAP Lessons What is the gig economy? The gig economy can be defined as independent work that encapsulates autonomous, collaborative short-term working relationships (gigs). This encompasses the labour services of trading in goods and renting assets....

Teaching EAP at university

Teaching EAP at university

 Teaching EAP [English for Academic Purposes] at University What is an EAP teacher? EAP (English for Academic Purposes), or as known by many tutors and students ‘Academic English,’ is teaching English for the Academic IELTS module and/or teaching in an English...

Independent Learning

Independent Learning

 Independent Learning at University What is independent learning? Independent 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 is research to expand your knowledge...

How to write an academic introduction

How to write an academic introduction

 Academic Introduction What is an academic introduction? An 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 include a number of...

Academic Dictogloss

Academic Dictogloss

Dictogloss - Classroom Dictation What is an academic dictogloss? A 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 reconstruct the text. There are...

AWL Teaching Words

AWL Teaching Words

 Academic Word List [AWL] Teaching Words  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 to learn and acquire the...

Grammar Tense Review

Grammar Tense Review

Academic Grammar Grammar 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 for each tense. The lesson asks students to discuss different...

Uncountable Nouns

Uncountable Nouns

Countable and Uncountable NounsWhat is a countable & uncountable noun? A countable noun means it can be counted. Often you can use an article ('a' or 'an') in front of the noun. Some countable nouns are irregular and follow different rules; one child or two...

Harvard Reference List

Harvard 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 author (last name and...

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