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How to nominalise in academic writing

How to nominalise in academic writing

Nominalisation – how to nominalise in academic writing. What is nominalisation? Nominalisation is the process of changing verbs or adjectives to nouns. Why use nominalisation? The nominalisation grammatical process develops complex grammar noun-phrase...
Reading Strategies

Reading Strategies

READING / reading strategies Academic Reading Strategies  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 a range skills to be able...
Academic Word List

Academic Word List

SKILLS / Writing /  Grammar / Vocabulary Academic Vocabulary Terms & Conditions of Use AWL Worksheets / Lessons The 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....
Grammar Workshop

Grammar Workshop

SKILLS / Writing / Vocabulary / Grammar Grammar Workshop Terms & Conditions of Use This 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...
Hedging Cautious Language

Hedging Cautious Language

 Hedging / Caution Phrases What is hedging 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 make decisions about your stance...
Text Exploitation

Text Exploitation

How students can exploit a text to support their learning What are reading strategies? Reading strategies are explicit approaches and techniques to improve comprehension of a written text. These reading strategies include skimming, scanning, surveying, highlighting,...
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 Word Formation

Academic Word Formation

 Academic Word List [AWL] –  Word Formation What is Academic Word List word forms? The Academic Word List (AWL) is a word list of 570 English words which appear with great frequency in a broad range of academic texts. This lesson helps students to develop an...
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...
Uncountable Nouns

Uncountable Nouns

Countable and Uncountable Nouns What 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...
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