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Academic Speaking Tests

Academic Speaking Tests

Academic Speaking Tests What 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 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...
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...
COVID-19

COVID-19

COVID-19 Pandemic Lessons Understanding COVID-19 Terms & Conditions of Use What 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...
Marking Criteria

Marking Criteria

Academic Marking Criteria Marking 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 judgement. Students It is important...
The Reflective Student

The Reflective Student

Reflection on Study and Goal Setting  Terms & Conditions of Use What’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...
Happiness Lesson

Happiness Lesson

Academic Happiness Lesson Understanding Happiness Terms & Conditions of Use 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...
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...
Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity Terms & Conditions of Use The 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 Use What 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...
Procrastination

Procrastination

Procrastination Terms & Conditions of Use What 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...
Speaking Tasks

Speaking Tasks

Speaking Tasks (analysis & evaluation)   Terms & Conditions of Use What 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...
Seminar Signposting Language

Seminar Signposting Language

 Signposting Language in Academic Seminars Terms & Conditions of Use Signposting 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 Graphs   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 (peak, plummet, etc..). It finishes...
Academic Pronunciation

Academic Pronunciation

LISTENING  / BBC English / TED Talks / TED Tests / 6 minute TED Tests /  AEUK Listening Tests /  Listening Worksheets / Mini Lectures / Lectures / Pronunciation /  Academic Pronunciation Terms & Conditions of Use Academic Pronunciation & listening skills...
Teamwork

Teamwork

 Teamwork at University Terms & Conditions of Use Working 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...
Seminar Designer Baby

Seminar Designer Baby

Seminar Speaking Skills Terms & Conditions of Use Seminar 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...