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Sentence Structure 3: Complex Sentence Structure (STEM) AEUK

Sentence Structure 3: Complex Sentence Structure (STEM)  [new 2022] This lesson is to support students in their understanding and practice of complex sentence structure. The worksheets focus on three structures: adverbial, adjective and noun clauses and contain key...

Fact vs Opinion Worksheet AEUK

Fact versus Opinion [new 2022] This lesson helps to improve students’ critical reading and academic writing skills by being able to identify and use fact and opinion. It includes a reflection exercise, a language review sheet and many guided and freer practice...

Academic Speaking Tests x 5

Speaking Tests / Practice x5 [new 2022] These academic speaking tests are similar to the Cambridge B2 First (FCE) speaking exam but follow an academic narrative. These tests (or lessons) are designed for lower-level students (A2, B1, B2 level) to provide valuable...

BBC 6 Minute Book 10+ PDFs

BBC 6 Minute Book 30+ PDFs new BBC 6 minutes listening worksheets for Lower-level students ***** [A2/B1/B2/]. These materials are based around a news programme. Interesting topics and good for improving world knowledge. 10 Worksheets (see topics below) BBC 6 minutes...

BBC Fear of Numbers

BBC 6 Minute English Listening: The fear of numbers BBC 6 minutes listening worksheets for Lower-level students ***** [A2/B1/B2/]. These materials are based around a news programme. Interesting topics and good for improving world knowledge BBC 6 minute worksheet...

BBC Sleeplessness

BBC 6 Minute English Listening: Sleepy in Korea BBC 6 minutes listening worksheets for Lower-level students ***** [A2/B1/B2/]. These materials are based around a news programme. Interesting topics and good for improving world knowledge BBC 6 minute worksheet example...

BBC Nuclear Power

BBC 6 Minute English Listening: How green is nuclear power? BBC 6 minutes listening worksheets for Lower-level students ***** [A2/B1/B2/]. These materials are based around a news programme. Interesting topics and good for improving world knowledge BBC 6 minute...

BBC Memory

BBC 6 Minute English Listening: Memory – why we forget the things we learn. BBC 6 minutes listening worksheets for Lower-level students ***** [A2/B1/B2/]. These materials are based around a news programme. Interesting topics and good for improving world...

BBC Diets

BBC 6 Minute English Listening: Diets – are personalised diets the best way to be healthy? BBC 6 minutes listening worksheets for Lower-level students ***** [A2/B1/B2/]. These materials are based around a news programme. Interesting topics and good for improving...

BBC Colour

BBC 6 Minute English Listening: How colour affects us BBC 6 minutes listening worksheets for Lower-level students ***** [A2/B1/B2/]. These materials are based around a news programme. Interesting topics and good for improving world knowledge BBC 6 minutes worksheet...

BBC Census

BBC 6 Minute English Listening: Making sense of census BBC 6 minutes listening worksheets for Lower-level students ***** [A2/B1/B2/]. These materials are based around a news programme. Interesting topics and good for improving world knowledge BBC 6 minutes worksheet...

BBC Carbon Footprint

BBC 6 Minute English Listening: Do consumers care about carbon footprint? BBC 6 minutes listening worksheets for Lower-level students ***** [A2/B1/B2/]. These materials are based around a news programme. Interesting topics and good for improving world knowledge BBC 6...

BBC Bitcoin’s energy cost

BBC 6 Minute English Listening: Bitcoin’s energy cost BBC 6 minutes listening worksheets for Lower-level students ***** [A2/B1/B2/]. These materials are based around a news programme. Interesting topics and good for improving world knowledge BBC 6 minutes...

BBC Algorithms

BBC 6 Minute English Listening: Algorithms BBC 6 minutes listening worksheets for Lower-level students ***** [A2/B1/B2/]. These materials are based around a news programme. Interesting topics and good for improving world knowledge BBC 6 minutes worksheet example Video...

Cybercrime Instant Lesson by AEUK

Instant lesson: cybercrime (new 2021) This instant lesson includes an introduction, a reading text (& comprehension questions), a 4-minute lecture listening (& comprehension questions), a speaking discussion (based on the two texts) and a paragraph writing...

Cryptocurrencies Instant lesson by AEUK

Instant lesson: cryptocurrencies (new 2022) This instant lesson includes an introduction, a reading text (& comprehension questions), a 4-minute lecture listening (& comprehension questions), a speaking discussion (based on the two texts) and a paragraph...

Business Model Innovation Instant lesson by AEUK

Instant lesson: business model innovation (new 2021) This instant lesson includes an introduction, a reading text (& comprehension questions), a 4-minute lecture listening (& comprehension questions), a speaking discussion (based on the two texts) and a...

Big Data & Privacy Instant Lesson by AEUK

Instant lesson: big data (new 2022) This instant lesson includes an introduction, a reading text (& comprehension questions), a 4-minute lecture listening (& comprehension questions), a speaking discussion (based on the two texts) and a paragraph writing...

Automation Instant Lesson by AEUK

Instant lesson: automation (new 2022) This instant lesson includes an introduction, a reading text (& comprehension questions), a 3:18-minute lecture listening (& comprehension questions), a speaking discussion (based on the two texts) and a paragraph writing...

TED TALK: The power of plant-based eating AEUK

TED TALK: The power of plant-based eating – Dr. Joanne Kong [new 2022]   TED TALK: A short lecture on the power of plant-based eating. The speaker talks about the benefits of eating plant-based, the issue of consuming meat to the economy and the unethical side...

TED TALK: Obesity: the modern famine AEUK

TED TALK: Obesity: the modern famine – Kathy Campbell [new 2022]   TED TALK: A short lecture on obesity. The lecturer talks about who is obese, why they are obese and why culture is the foundation of a healthy life. The lesson includes teacher’s notes, thirteen...

TED TALK: 3 ways to lower the barriers to higher education AEUK

TED TALK: 3 ways to lower the barriers to higher education – Adrian K. Haugabrook [new 2022]   TED TALK: The lecture discusses how less than 7% of people worldwide have a bachelor’s degree. The speaker introduces an innovative approach to expanding access...

TED TALK: The big myth of government deficits AEUK

TED TALK: The big myth of government deficits – Stephanie Kelton [new 2022]   TED TALK: The lecture discusses how government debt can be seen viewed positively. The speaker makes the case to stop looking at government spending as a path towards frightening piles...

TED TALK: How China is (and isn’t) fighting air pollution AEUK

TED TALK: How China is (and isn’t) fighting air pollution- Angel Hsu [new 2022]   TED TALK: The lecture discusses the issue of air pollution in China. The speaker talks about fine particulate pollution, actions of the Chinese citizens to raise awareness of the...

TED TALK: Why Brexit happened AEUK

TED TALK: Why Brexit happened – Alexander Betts [new 2022]   TED TALK: This lecture discusses the reasons why Brexit happened and how the UK can move forward post Brexit. The lesson includes teacher’s notes, comprehension questions, critical thinking questions...

TED TALK: Tax avoidance: a necessary evil AEUK

TED TALK: Tax avoidance: a necessary evil by Alexandre Stylianoudis TED Talk: In this short (12 minute) lecture, the speaker explains how MNCs use the ‘double Irish Dutch sandwich’ to significantly reduce their tax liabilities. He also explains why many corporations...

Tax Evasion: Reading & Summary Writing Lesson

Tax Evasion: Reading & Summary Writing Lesson [new 2022] This 700-word reading text is about tax evasion and tax avoidance. The writer discusses the methods some MNCs and rich individuals use to reduce or avoid paying tax and puts forward some suggestions to...

Reading Test: Tax evasion & tax avoidance

Reading Test: Tax evasion & tax avoidance This reading text is about tax evasion and tax avoidance. The writer discusses the methods some multinational corporations (MNCs) and rich individuals use to reduce or avoid paying tax and puts forward some suggestions to...

Listening note-taking methods 4 (Science): Cornell Notes System

Listening note-taking methods 4 (Science): Cornell Notes System [new 2022] This lesson introduces students to the Cornell notes system. It starts with the students discussing their note-taking experience before introducing them to Cornell’s 5Rs. They then practice...

Listening note-taking methods 3 (Technology): Cornell Notes System

Listening note-taking methods 3 (Technology): Cornell Notes System [new 2022] This lesson introduces students to the Cornell notes system. It starts with the students discussing their note-taking experience before introducing them to Cornell’s 5Rs. They then practice...

Improve your Summary Writing: 2C STEM

Improve your Summary Writing: 2C STEM Following on from summary writing 1C, this lesson, this lesson provides students with further practice on the summary writing process. It includes a review worksheet, two practice tasks which are based on STEM subjects and a peer...

Improve your Summary Writing: 2B Business

Improve your Summary Writing: 2B Business Following on from summary writing 1B, this lesson, this lesson provides students with further practice on the summary writing process. It includes a review worksheet, two practice tasks which are based on business topics and a...

Improve your Summary Writing: 2A General Academic

Improve your Summary Writing: 2A General Academic Following on from summary writing 1A, this lesson provides students with further practice on the summary writing process. It includes a review worksheet, two practice tasks which are based on general academic subjects...

Introduction to Summary Writing: 1C STEM

Introduction to Summary Writing: 1C STEM Suitable for students beginning their academic studies, this lesson supports students through the summary writing process. It includes an introductory worksheet, an information guide and five practice tasks which are based on...

Introduction to Summary Writing: 1B Business

Introduction to Summary Writing: 1B Business Suitable for students beginning their academic studies, this lesson supports students through the summary writing process. It includes an introductory worksheet, an information guide and five practice tasks which are based...

Introduction to Summary Writing: 1A General Academic

Introduction to Summary Writing: 1A General Academic Suitable for students beginning their academic studies, this lesson supports students through the summary writing process. It includes an introductory worksheet, an information guide and five practice tasks which...

Biohacking Mini Lecture

Biohacking Mini Lecture by Academic English UK The 3:40 minute lecture starts by defining cybernetic organisms and gives some examples of restorative medical procedures that are currently being offered. It then provides information about enhanced procedures that will...

Single Use Plastics Mini Lecture

Single Use Plastics Mini Lecture by Academic English UK The 4-minute lecture focuses on the recent facts and figures connected to single use micro plastic pollution. The lecturer presents bioplastic as a possible alternative and analyses the company Vegware:...

Electric Cars Mini Lecture

Electric Cars Mini Lecture by Academic English UK The 4-minute lecture focuses on the recent facts and figures connected to the growth of electric car market. The lecturer compares the top two most popular models of EV in the UK at the moment. He then asks the...

Charities Mini Lecture

Charities Mini Lecture by Academic English UK The 3.35-minute lecture focuses on Europe’s biggest conservation charity ‘The National Trust’. The lecturer provides information on how it started, the property and land that they own and the cost of...

Cruises Mini lecture

Cruises Mini Lecture by Academic English UK The 4-minute lecture focuses on the largest cruise ship in the world ‘The Symphony of the Seas’. The lecturer provides facts and figures about the ship including size, staterooms, crew and features. He then illustrates the...

Academic Grammar 1 – common tenses in academic English

 Academic Grammar 1: the four most common tenses in academic English [new 2021] This lesson focuses on the four tenses of past simple, present simple, present perfect simple and future simple (will). It includes a language review of each tense, sentence level and...

Academic Style Worksheet 4

Academic Style 4: STEM Vocabulary 2 (AWL & Nominalisation)  [new 2021] This lesson is for STEM classes (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). It focuses on two key areas of academic writing: AWL and nominalisation. There are three worksheets comprising of a...

Description, analysis and evaluation by AEUK

Academic description, analysis & evaluation [new 2021] This lesson helps to improve students’ awareness and understanding of the difference between description, analysis and evaluation. It includes paragraph analysis, a detailed language review reference...

Listening note-taking methods 2

 Listening note-taking methods 2 [new 2021] This lesson is an introduction to abbreviations and taking notes using linear, mind map and table methods. The lesson includes four 2-minute lectures and one 8-minute lecture to practice using these methods. Webpage Example ...

Academic Synthesis

 Academic Synthesis: synthesising sources [new 2021] This lesson is designed to support students in their understanding and use of synthesising sources. It includes noticing the use of sources in context, a language focus with examples, two guided writing practice...