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Behavioural Economics

Behavioural Economics

Behavioural Economics What is behavioural economics? Behavioural economics, a term coined by Richard Thaler in 2008, refers to the role that psychological, emotional, cultural and social factors play in decision-making in an economic context. As detailed by Social...
Top Academic English Teaching Books

Top Academic English Teaching Books

Top Academic English Teaching Books Here are a range of top academic English teaching books that we have all used teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP). There are a variety of resources on this page from academic grammar and course books through to EAP Theory....
Academic English Tests

Academic English Tests

Academic English Tests What are academic English Tests? OverviewMore information 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...
Listening Note-Taking

Listening Note-Taking

Listening Note-Taking Methods 1 What 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...
Academic Summary

Academic Summary

 Academic Summary Skills What is a summary? A summary is a synthesis of the main points of an article written in your own words. It is a combination of selecting the relevant information and condensing it so that it is no more than a third of the length of the...
Academic Grammar

Academic Grammar

Academic Grammar  What are the most common tenses in academic English? According to corpus research, in academic writing, the four tenses used the most often are present simple, past simple, present perfect simple and future simple (will) (Biber et al., 1999; Caplan,...
Listening note-taking methods 2

Listening note-taking methods 2

Listening Note-Taking Methods 2 What 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 Drives Download 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 / Examples Academic 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,...
Academic Definitions

Academic Definitions

WRITING / Definitions Academic Definitions  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 audience. Definitions are...
Referencing Skills

Referencing Skills

WRITING / Reference Verbs / Reference List / Referencing  In-Text Referencing Terms & Conditions of Use When 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...
Verb Patterns Blog

Verb Patterns Blog

GRAMMAR / Verb Patterns Academic Verb Patterns Terms & 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...
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...
Turnitin Quickmarks

Turnitin Quickmarks

QUICKMARKS for Academic English Teachers What 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 Composition marks). •...
One-sided Argument Essays

One-sided Argument Essays

AEUK One-Sided Argument (persuasive) Essays What is a one-sided argument essay? A one-sided argument (persuasive) essay is one in which the writer attempts to persuade the audience to agree with their thesis. It usually includes counter-arguments (the opposing views)...
Happiness Lesson

Happiness Lesson

Academic Happiness Lesson Understanding Happiness What 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 different academic definitions...
Paragraph Analysis

Paragraph Analysis

 Academic Paragraphing What is paragraph analysis? Paragraph analysis is examining a paragraph to look at its features of construction. It’s a process of identifying how the topic sentence links to the paragraph through the development of the topic and...
Teaching online

Teaching online

The best ‘free’ video-conferencing software for 2022 This post was written by J.Greenwood (2022) With the Covid-19 pandemic currently impacting educational institutions across the globe, many teachers are being tasked with delivering classes online. This...
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 What 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 teachers with the ability to...
Video games

Video games

Video Games – Academic English Lesson The 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...
Noise Pollution Lesson

Noise Pollution Lesson

Noise Pollution – EAP Lessons What is noise pollution? Noise pollution, also known as environmental noise, is defined as unwanted or excessive sound that either interferes and/or disrupts one’s quality of life. Noise pollution is commonly associated with three...
Week 1 on an academic English course

Week 1 on an academic English course

Lesson ideas for Week 1 on an academic English course What should you do on the first week of an academic English course? This blog / webpage provides a number of resources suitable for the first week on an EAP course (Presessional, Foundation, or University English...
Teacher Membership – unlimited access

Teacher Membership – unlimited access

 Teacher Membership Membership for teachers – over £800 worth of materials for £50? Membership is the best way to have ‘unlimited’ access to all worksheets & PDF books.We have over 450 resources on this website with an estimated value of £800. TEACHER...
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...
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...
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