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First Week Lessons

Week 1 Book: Introductionary lessons to EAP

This PDF book provides a number of resources suitable for the first week on an EAP course (Presessional, Foundation, or University English study courses). It includes getting organised ideas, a getting-to-know you activity, classroom questions, essential language revision, and error correction. Example. Webpage link Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Speaking Lessons

Presentations

Presentation worksheet

What is an academic presentation? This lecture discusses the key ideas of giving a presentation including referencing, signposting, delivery and rehearsal. Teacher’s notes and 2-page listening worksheet with answers [webpage]. Example Video [7:00] / MP3 / Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Improve your presentation PowerPoint slides

These are PPT slides from our video ‘improve your PPT slides’ (go here). It’s a great way to explain how to present effective slides by using the correct fonts, focusing on key points and using animation to help audience engagement. The slides can be adapted to suit your style and method of teaching [webpage]. Video [12:00]  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Create PPT slides people will remember – Duarte Inc [CEO]

Harvard Business Review: How to plan an informed presentation and what is needed to create really effective slides that keep an audience engaged. More HBR listening worksheets are here [webpage]  Example Video [03:08] Level: ***** [B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Presentation speaking criteria 

This is a basic criteria to assess presentation speaking skills. It has three key criteria: language accuracy & language range,  fluency & pronunciation, and  presentation & engagement. [webpage Example / Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Describing graphs: the basics

This lesson begins by labelling the key features of a graph and naming different graph / chart types. It then provides practice to see if students can describe a range of different lines (peak, plummet, etc..). This is followed by a fun activity where in pairs students describe and plot the lines on four graphsExample. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

 

Describing graphs / presentation – analysis and evaluation 

This lesson begins with describing basic graphs and suggesting what they could represent. It then provides the language necessary for describing, analysing and evaluating with a guided practice. This is followed by students researching and analysing graphs/charts/tables from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) and giving a short presentation on their findings. Example. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

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‘Designer Babies’ seminar discussion – 1x listening & 2x texts

This is an academic seminar discussion lesson. Students take notes on a short scientific lecture and two short texts. The students use these notes to take part in a 20 minute academic seminar [webpage]Example.Use Seminar Assessment Criteria (hereLevel: ***** [B2/C1/C2]  /  Video [05.05]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Seminar speaking criteria x2

There is a basic seminar speaking criteria to assess seminar speaking skills which has four key criteria: Language accuracy, language range, pronunciation and communicative effectiveness. Also, another seminar criteria that includes ‘reference to materials’ [webpage].  Example / Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

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Independent Learning worksheet

This worksheet is based on four videos. Listen to the videos and take notes. Then use your notes to answer the questions and compare your answers to the key answers [webpage] Example / Video Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Teamwork lesson – 1x reading, 1x activity & 1x listening. 

This lesson develops an understanding of teamwork. The lesson includes a discussion, a reading on creating a good team, a FUN ‘Marshmallow Challenge’ team-building activity and a short TED Talk lecture worksheet based on the findings [webpage]Example. Level: ***** [B2/C1/C2]  /  Video [06:44] /  PPT /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Speaking: procrastination new

Students start by discussing and writing a possible procrastination definition. This is then followed by a discussion about the causes, effects and possible solutions connected to procrastination. Helpful teacher’s notes to guide the discussion and links to university guides (example) / Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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The C.R.A.A.P test: a guide to evaluating sources – UoSA

This University of South Australia video explains what is the C.R.A.A.P Test and how to use it to evaluate all types of information. This worksheet helps students to understand what is considered a ‘credible’ source and how to check this using an evaluation tool [webpage]. Example. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [03.17]  / MP3TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

 

The academic journal peer review process – NC State University

This video explains how an academic scholar submits a research paper to a journal publishing company and the full process the article goes through before it is published. This listening and worksheet helps students to understand what is considered a credible source [webpage]. Example  Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [03.15]  / MP3TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Critical Thinking Lessons

Dictogloss – a critical thinking definition

Dictogloss: Critical Thinking

The basic history of critical thinking, the main words associated with it and its importance.Key Language: Verb + noun collocations / critical thinking terminologyLevel: ***** [C1]   TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Critical Thinking: an introduction – Lecture Listening Lesson 

This lecture focuses on critical thinking at university. It includes a definition, alternative thinking styles, Bloom’s taxonomy and how to apply analysing and evaluation questions to reading and writing. It includes a video, test questions, tapescript and PPT (example).  Level ***** [B2/C1] / PPT link in download /  Video [10.00]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Reading: analysing a text

 

Critical thinking – reading text analysis 

A great lesson for developing and practising critical thinking skills. It is a 400-word text on ‘going to university’ with over 15 possible problems. Students use the higher level thinking skills of analysis and evaluation to examine, question and critique the textExample.  Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]

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Speaking: critical thinking discussion: ‘fact over opinion’.

 

Critical Speaking – 8 questions most people get wrong! 

A great lesson for highlighting facts over opinions. This lesson asks students to discuss 8 questions based around a variety of topics. The lesson is based on research by Hans Rosling a UN advisor, professor of international health and medical physician, who argues many people have an over-dramatic world view that its not based on facts. The lesson includes factual data from the World Bank and UN to support all answers. Example.  Level: ***** [C1 – High level] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Critical Thinking PDF Lesson Book

Critical Thinking Lesson PDF Book

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Listening on the theory of higher thinking skills.

 

Bloom’s Taxonomy – higher-order thinking skills (new for 2020) LSU Centre for Academic Success

This short video provides a brief overview of Bloom’s taxonomy: classification of learning levels. It discusses each level but pays particular attention to the higher levels of analysing, evaluating and creating. It is a nice introduction to the theory of critical thinking. Example. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [3.51]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Critical Thinking: Bloom’s taxonomy cue questions

This information sheet provides a set of cue questions for each level of the taxonomy. A very helpful resource to accompany the theory of Bloom’s classification of thinking levels. TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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TED Talks 5 Tips for Critical Thinking

 

5 tips to improve critical thinking Samantha Agoos

TED TALK: This lecture discusses briefly what is critical thinking and five key strategies to apply to improve critical thinking. It is a good listening as an introduction to criticality. Example.  Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  /  Video [4:16]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

TED Talks Ethical Dilemmas

 

Would you sacrifice one person to save five?Eleanor Nelson

TED TALK: This lecture discusses an ethical dilemma called ‘The Trolley Problem’ devised by Philippa Foot (1967). It highlights why this type of ethical analysis is important in contemporary society. Example.  Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  /  Video [4:35]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Listening Lessons

Lots of listening lessons and worksheets – click here 

 

Academic English: How is it different?

What is academic English? This lecture by Cambridge University Press discusses the key differences between Academic and General English. The listening worksheet has a variety of questions and is great introduction to understanding Academic English. Example  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]   Video [5:20]  / MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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                   5x Instant Listenings Book 1 (new for 2021)

                              Lessons: Cruise Industry, Charities, Electric Cars, Single Use Plastics, Biohacking

AMAZING VALUE – five mini-lectures in one book. Each listening includes video/mp3, PPT slides,

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Academic plagiarism (same text as reading)

This lecture focuses on academic plagiarism, what custom essay writing services are and the associated problems and solutions. It includes a video, test questions, tapescript and PPT (example). It is exactly the same text as the reading lesson. Level ***** [B2/C1] / PPT link in download /  Video [12.00] / MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Reading Test: Academic Plagiarism – the use of custom essay writing services / writing mills

The text discusses what is academic plagiarism, what are custom essay writing services and why university students use them. It highlights the key problems associated with using these sites and offers possible solutions to prevent students using them. The reading test worksheet tests headings / T,F,NG / open answers / gap fill / information tables / reference words / vocabulary.  (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1]TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 
 
 

Academic Plagiarism: Summary  Reading & Writing Lesson

The text discusses what is academic plagiarism, what are custom essay writing services (writing mills) and why university students use them. It highlights the key problems associated with using these sites and offers possible solutions to prevent students using them. Students take notes on key idea and write a summary of 200-250 words. The lesson includes a critical thinking worksheet too.  Example. Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

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Ethical consumerism 

This is a lecture on defining  ethical consumerism, the associated problems with consumers and the positive advances in the ethical consumerism movement. It includes a video, test questions and PPT. Worksheet Example  Level ***** [B2/C1]  PPT linkVideo [09.01] / MP3TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Reading Test: Ethical Consumerism 

The text provides a clear definition of ethical consumerism, discusses what is and what isn’t ethical consumerism and summarises the future of ethical consumption. The reading test worksheet tests headings / T,F,NG / open answers / gap fill / information tables / reference words / vocabulary.  Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Ethical Consumerism: Reading & Summary Writing Lesson

The text provides a clear definition of ethical consumerism, discusses what is and what isn’t ethical consumerism and summarises the future of ethical consumption The lesson includes a critical thinking worksheet too. Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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U.S. gun culture

This lecture focuses on the rise of gun-related deaths and mass shootings in the U.S. It investigates the barriers that prevent stricter gun controls and calls for a ban on semi-automatic weapons. It includes a video, test questions, tapescript and PPT (see example).  Level ***** [B2/C1]  / PPT Link in download /  Video [11.31] / MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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The gig economy

This is a lecture on defining the Gig Economy and discusses the positives and negatives of three Gig Economies (AirBnB, Uber and Task Rabbit). It includes a video, test questions and PPT (see example).  Level ***** [B2/C1]  / PPT link in download /  Video [12.14] / MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Reading Test: The Gig Economy 

The text discusses the rise of the gig economy and makes an attempt to define exactly what it is. It then highlights key gig companies investigating the importance and limitations of this new contemporary employment platform. Finally, it puts forward the future challenges of the gig economy for employees, employers and society. The reading test worksheet tests headings / T,F,NG / open answers / gap fill / information tables / reference words / vocabulary.(Example) Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Summary Writing: The Gig Economy

The text discusses the rise of the gig economy and makes an attempt to define exactly what it is. It then highlights key gig companies investigating the importance and limitations of this new contemporary employment platform. Finally, it puts forward the future challenges of the gig economy for employees, employers and society. (Example). Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Gig Economy Lesson PDF Book

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The Future of Fair Trade [podcast]

This is a 28-minute Radio Podcast from BBC Radio 4. The podcast divides into two parts with the first 15 minutes discussing the positives of Fair Trade and the second part interviewing critics of Fair trade (see worksheet example).  Level ***** [B2/C1]   Podcast [27.54]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Business Accounting & Finance: Documentation

This is a 12-minute accounting lecture on the key terms connected to business transactions and documentation. It discusses purchase orders, invoices, terms of trade, statement of account, VAT, credit note etc.. It is a 4 -page test booklet with a variety of question types (see example).  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]   Video [12:01] / MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Business Leadership: the most important skill

This is a 6-minute HBR lecture interviewing key leaders and academics on what they believe is the most important skill for future leaders. The worksheet is a table format to be filled in with the key skill and support (see example).  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]   Video [5.41] / MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Reading Lessons

Reading lesson: Improve your vocabulary

A great reading lesson on how to improve your vocabulary. The lesson starts with a discussion followed by a reading text with test type questions. The lesson includes teacher’s notes, question sheet, reading text and research website links. Example. Words: 500.  Lower-levels ***** [B1/B2],

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 Text exploitation: how to exploit a text to facilitate learning  [new 2020]

This lesson / worksheet helps improve students’ independent learning skills. It includes 6 tasks (vocabulary, grammar, cohesion, summary, paraphrase & referencing) on how to use text to facilitate learning (see worksheet example) Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]

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Critical thinking – reading text analysis 

A great lesson for developing and practising critical thinking skills. It is a 400-word text on ‘going to university’ with over 15 possible problems. Students use the higher level thinking skills of analysis and evaluation to examine, question and critique the textExample.  Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]

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Key Reading Strategies

Information sheet: This document identifies the key reading strategies associated with reading a text (surveying, skimming, scanning, main ideas, subsidiary ideas, writer’s stance, credibility, etc..) and defines each one. This sheet supports the reading strategies lessons.  Level ***** [B2/C1]  

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Key Reading Strategies (leadership styles text) [updated 2021]

Topic: Leadership & Management Styles.Use and practice a variety of reading strategies to understand how to read journal articles efficiently. 5-page worksheet on all reading strategies (scanning, skimming, genre analysis, reading for detail, summaries) & 8-page reading document. Level ***** [B2/C1] Example / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Reading Timeline: Richard Branson

A biographical account of British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin. Read the text and order the events of his life on the time line sheet provided. Words: 731  Level ***** [B1/B2]

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Reading & Writing Argument Essay [Mergers & Acquisitions]

Topic: Mergers & Acquisitions. Two short texts (included) – students read the texts, make notes of key arguments,  and write a 400-600 word essay using in-text referencing and paraphrasing. Lesson includes teacher notes, outline & a model essay [webpage] . Example Level ***** [B2/C1]

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Reading Summary & Response Writing

Topic: The World is Going to University (The Economist, 2015). Two page text (Download from the Economist) – students read text, make notes of key ideas, relevant support & write a 250 word summary.  Then write a 150-word critical response. Lesson includes a plan, outline, main points & support, a model summary and model response [webpage].  Level ***** [B2/C1] Example / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Reading Summary & Response Writing

Topic: 100 year study of A.I (Stanford Uni, 2016). Two page text (included) – students read the text, make notes of key ideas, relevant support and write a 250 word summary. Then they write 150-word critical response. Lesson includes a plan, outline, suggested main points and support, a model summary and model response [webpage].  Level ***** [B2/C1] Example / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Burj Khalifa: SPSE Reading & Writing Lesson

Three texts on how the Burj Khalifa was built, the problems it encountered in the building and planning stages and what solutions were implemented. Students read three short texts, create an outline and then write an SPSE essay. The lesson includes all texts, teacher’s notes, an outline plan and model answer. More information /  Example  /   Level: ***** [B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Fracking: SPSE Reading & Writing Lesson

Three texts on what is fracking, associated problems with the disposal of fracking waste water mixed with hazardous chemicals and a possible solution using modern technology. Students read three short texts, create an outline & then write an SPSE essay. The lesson includes texts, teacher’s notes, outline plan & model answerMore information / Example  /  Level: ***** [B2/C1]   TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Nuclear Power: SPSE Reading & Writing Lesson

Four texts on the construction of HPC Nuclear Power Plant and the associated problems with the company financing it and unreliable nuclear reactor technology. Students read four short texts, create an outline and then write an SPSE essay. The lesson includes all texts, teacher’s notes, an outline plan and model answer. More information / Example /  Level: ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Gig Economy Lesson PDF Book

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Academic Writing 

Academic Writing Vocabulary 

 Academic style: 20 key features to writing 

This lesson brainstorms academic style / formality in writing. Teacher conducts feedback by using visual highlighting & explaining the concepts. It includes 10 practice transformation exercises from informal to formal. It includes a PPT. PPT Link in download. (Example) Time: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] / Webpage link. /

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Academic style 2: paragraph analysis, comparison & discussion

This lesson compares two paragraphs on CSR (informal and formal), discusses the conventions of academic style & finishes with a sentence re-writing activity.. (Example) Time: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] / Webpage link.

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Academic Style 3: Vocabulary (AWL & Nominalisation)  [new 2021]

This lesson focuses on two key areas of academic writing: AWL and nominalisation. There are three worksheets comprising of a number of different activities to practice categorisation and reformulation at sentence and paragraph level. (Example) Time: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] / Webpage link.

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Academic writing: useful websites for writing

 Here are some good websites we recommend to our students when writing essays or doing written work in class. These sites help with key skills of paraphrasing & summarising. Webpage link TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Correction code

Teachers: This code can be used to correct student’s work. Underline the mistake & use one of the symbols to indicate the problem. Students correct the mistake using the code & return to the teacher to check. TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Error correction code: practice & answers

Some EAP teachers use an error correction code when marking students’ work. This practice sheet help students identify the mistake & use the correction code to correct it. Webpage link. TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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  Error correction code 2: challenging error correction practice & answers

Teachers or students: This is a much harder worksheet of 12 sentences with 3 or 4 mistakes in each sentence. Students identify the mistake & try to correct it. Webpage  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

QuickMarks for Turnitin: 42 Prepared QuickMarks

Download an Academic English QuickMarks file. 42 Quickmarks on the correction code, organisation & academic conventions. Each QuickMark includes a description. More information: QuickMarks webpage link (example). TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP  

 

Hedging #1: cautious language exercises

This worksheet is for teachers or students. It provides an overview of hedging / cautious language and 8 exercises to practise using hedging language to demonstrate caution. (see worksheet example) Webpage link . Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]. 

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 Hedging #2: cautious / tentative language [new 2020]

This lesson supports students in their understanding & use of cautious / tentative language.The lesson includes six tasks of guided practice & two tasks of freer practice (see worksheet example).  Webpage link Time: 60mins & homework.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1].

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Academic Referencing

Harvard referencing worksheet

Two part worksheet that is a paragraph & reference list.  Students have to put in the correct in-text reference. The second part is a reference list exercise where students have to put the sections in the correct order. A nice lesson to introduce students to referencing & becoming aware of key referencing principles.   Example  / Webpage link /Level ****[B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Reading & research skills: what is a credible source?

This lesson highlights the key components of identifying credible & reliable resources. It includes a check list on 20 different sources & students have to decide whether these are credible. Page link  Level ***** [B1/B2] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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APA 6th edition referencing worksheet

Two part worksheet that is a paragraph & reference list. Students have to put in the correct in-text reference. The second part is a reference list exercise where students have to put the sections in the correct order. A nice lesson to introduce students to referencing & becoming aware of key referencing principles.    Example  / Webpage link  /Level ****[B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Reporting verbs worksheet 

 Use the verbs in the box to put into the sentences in the worksheet. Each sentence has a description of the type of verb needed. Check the grammar of the verb too! Web page link. TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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The C.R.A.A.P test: a guide to evaluating sources – UoSA

This University of South Australia video explains what the C.R.A.A.P Test is and how to use it to evaluate all types of information. This worksheet helps students to understand what is considered to be a ‘credible’ source and how to check this using an evaluation tool Example. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [03.17]   / MP3 /

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The academic journal peer review process  NC State University

This NC State university video explains how an academic scholar submits a research paper to a journal publishing company & the full process the article goes through before it is published. This listening & worksheet helps students to understand what is considered to be a credible source & why. Example   /  Video [03.15] / MP3Webpage link / Level: ***** [B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Academic voice worksheet 

 Sometimes students wonder what academic stance / voice is & find it difficult to identify how it is used. This document provides a clear example of how a writer adds their own voice through language. Webpage link. TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Academic Writing Skills

How to paraphrase effectively

 It starts by discussing the differences between quotation, paraphrase & summary. It takes students through the basics of identifying keywords, finding synonyms & then changing the grammatical structure. There is plenty of practice; all with teacher’s notes.   Example / Webpage link / Level ****[B1/B2/C1]

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    Writing a paragraph: using quotes about smoking

Students are given a worksheet with nine quotes taken from The New Scientist, BBC News, The Economist, etc…. They select three quotes to write a paragraph trying to paraphrase the quotes & produce a cohesive piece of writing.   Example  / Webpagelink /Level ****[B1/B2/C1] 

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Paraphrasing writing worksheet 

This worksheet provides paraphrasing practice. There are five sentences taken from an academic text & students paraphrase the sentences  keeping the meaning the same. Includes possible answers. Webpage link. TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Summary writing: the causes of the 2008 Financial Crisis

The text discusses the background history of the financial crash through focusing on prime & sub-prime mortgage lending. It then explores the key reasons behind the profitable trading systems of that time, highlighting the collapse & then the following banking regulations that were introduced in 2009/2010. Webpage link. /

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5x Academic Writing Summaries

AMAZING VALUE – buy all these texts and summary writings in one book. All these tests have been written by Academic English UK. Webpage link.

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Argument essay: home education

 Question: ‘Should parents educate their children at home?’ This is the full lesson from the images above. The essay can be used in a number of different ways – see the lesson plan. Words: 440  Level ***** [C2/B1] / Webpage link. TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Argument essay: university

Question: Is a university degree worth the cost? This essay investigates the positive aspects of university life & qualifications against high debt & competitive job markets. Example. Words: 633  / Webpage link. / Level ***** [B1/B2] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Academic argument essay: climate change

Question: Is Climate Change a result of human activities? This essay investigates the key research behind climate change & the arguments that claims that this research is bias & exaggerated. Sources:7 / Words:680 / Example / ] Webpage link /Level ***** [B2/C1 TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

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Critical thinking: questions to support critical reading

This information sheet provides a range of questions that should be applied when reading any academic text. The answers to these questions should be then applied to writing. Webpage link. TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Critical review: structure information sheet 

This information sheet provides information on how to structure a critical review. It includes the differences between descriptive & evaluative writing. Monash University / Webpage Link. TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Critical review: model essay analysis 

This information sheet provides information on what makes a good critical review. It analyses a sample essay & highlights critical review academic style & conventions. Monash University / Webpage Link. TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Parallelism worksheet: 8 exercises

This worksheet provides an explanation of the key concepts of ‘parallelism’ and provides an error correction exercise to practise the key concepts. An awareness of this writing element really helps establish unity and readability in sentence structure. See Example worksheet. Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] 

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 Sentence structure 1: simple, compound, complex & complex compound [new 2020]

This lesson supports students in their understanding & practice of the four types of sentence structure: simple, compound, complex & complex-compound. It includes noticing, guided & freer practice. (see worksheet example) /  Webpage link / Time: 60mins /Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] 

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 Sentence structure 2: fragment, run-on & comma splice sentences  [new 2020]

This lesson helps improve students’ sentence structure through identifying & rewriting fragment, run-on & comma splice sentences. It includes noticing, guided & freer practice. (see worksheet exampleTime: 60mins.  / Webpage link /Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]

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 Punctuation [new 2021]

This lesson helps improve students’ awareness of punctuationIt includes a punctuation review section, lots of guided practice and freer paragraph writing practice. (see worksheet example) Time: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Academic Writing Structure

 

Introductions: how to write an academic introduction

This lesson / worksheet presents the key sections to an academic introduction. It then focuses on highlighting those key sections in three model introductions with particular attention to the thesis (question / topics / stance). It finishes with writing an introduction. / Example / Website link Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] /

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Thesis Statements: How to write a thesis statement.

This lesson / worksheet presents the key sections to an academic introduction. It focuses on different writing structures using words like however, although, despite and then includes a writing task. Students write three thesis statements using the introduction models. Example   / Webpage link / Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] 

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Topic sentences: the basics [updated 2020]

This lesson takes students through ‘noticing’ how a topic sentence links to development. It includes writing topic sentences from the content of  four paragraphs & writing a paragraph from a given topic sentence. (Example)  Time: 60mins    Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Topic sentences: academic [new for 2020]

This lesson takes students through ‘noticing’ how a topic sentence links to development. This is followed by writing topic sentences from the content of four academic paragraphs & then writing a paragraph from a given topic sentence. (Example)  Time: 60mins    Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] 

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Paragraph analysis: corporate social responsibility (CSR) (new for 2020)

This worksheet provides a step-by-step guide to the key components of a paragraph. It analyses a basic paragraph on corporate social responsibility (CSR) through structure, topic, cohesion, referencing and stance. It also includes a writing practice on globalisation. Example.  Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]

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Academic paragraph analysis: block or point-by-point (new for 2020)

This lesson helps students identify the key elements in paragraph writing. It focuses on two paragraph structures: block & point-by-point. Students analyse each paragraph for structure, controlling ideas & key terms, in-text referencing, cohesion & author’s stance. It also includes two writing practice exercises. Example.  Level: ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Reading & Writing Argument: Essay [Mergers & Acquisitions]

Topic: Mergers & Acquisitions. Two short texts (included) – students read the texts, make notes of key arguments,  and write a 400-600 word essay using in-text referencing and paraphrasing. The essay should follow (block / point-by-point structure) more info. Lesson includes teacher notes, outline & a model essay. Example Level ***** [B2/C1] / Webpage link.  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

  

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Conclusions: the basics [New for 2020]

This is  a great lesson to introduce & practice writing conclusions. It begins with identifying key components of a conclusion, then offers valuable writing practice of summarising key points, restating a thesis & creating ideas for a future focus. It finishes with using an essay outline to write a conclusion. (Example)  Time:180mins    Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Reading & writing argument essay [mergers & acquisitions]

Topic: Mergers & Acquisitions. Two short texts (included). Students read the texts, make notes of key arguments & write a 400-600 word essay using in-text referencing & paraphrasing. The essay should follow (block / point-to-point structure) more info. Lesson includes teacher’s notes, outline & a model essay. Example Level ***** [B2/C1] / Webpage link.  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  

Linking words lesson: free download

This lesson provides valuable practice in improving formal linking words. Students start by discussing formal linking words, followed by a kinaesthetic matching activity & finishing with sentence worksheet.  Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]   webpage link TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Cohesion & coherence worksheet  AEUK

This worksheet helps to consolidate what cohesion is with a focus on pronouns, word forms & summary nouns. It also includes a coherence sheet on key connections & two practice activities. Example  Level: ***** [B2/C1]  / Webpage Link / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Academic Writing Criteria

Writing criteria x 2

There are two writing criterion in this download. One is a basic marking criteria that can be used to mark students’ general writing and the other criteria includes the use of sources. They are divided into three sections of TASK / ORGANISATION / LANGUAGE and have five grade levels A-F. It is a word document so you can add or change any of the rubric to suit your writing test.  Example  Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Marking criterion: writing, seminar & presentation criteria

This is a booklet of three marking criterion. It includes a writing criteria (two types: basic / academic sources), seminar criteria (two types: basic / academic sources) and presentation criteria. These are word documents so they can be adapted to your specific requirements.  Example / Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]

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Cause & Effect Language

 

 

 Causes, Effects & Related Language [new 2020]

This lesson helps improve students’ awareness of cause and effect language. It includes a language review section, lots of guided practice and freer paragraph writing practice (example). Time: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] / Webpage link. / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Cohesion & Coherence

Cohesion & Coherence

This worksheet helps to consolidate what  ‘cohesion’ is with a focus on pronouns, word forms and summary nouns. It also includes a coherence sheet on key connections and two practice activities (example). [webpage]. Level: ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Compare & Contrast

 Comparatives & Superlatives [new 2020]

This lesson helps improve students’ awareness of compare and contrast language. It includes a language review section, lots of guided practice and freer paragraph writing practice (example). Time: 60mins.  / Webpage link / Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Conditionals / If clauses

 Conditionals [new 2021]

This lesson helps improve students’ awareness of conditionalsIt includes a language review section, lots of guided practice and freer paragraph writing practice (example). Time: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Language Review

A really helpful worksheet to revise the key meta-language used by teachers in the classroom.

  

Language Revision Worksheet: The Basics

This lesson is a basic worksheet to revise key meta-language used by teachers in the classroom. It’s a great lesson to do at the beginning of EAP course because it is helpful revision of key terms that students are expected to be aware of. The lesson focuses on parts of speech, nouns (countable/uncountable), verbs (participles), pronunciation (syllables/stress) and punctuation (example).  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Modal Verbs

 Modal Auxiliary Verbs [new 2021]

This lesson helps improve students’ awareness of modal verbsIt includes a language review section, lots of guided practice and freer paragraph writing practice (example). Time: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Nominalisation

Nominalisation (verbs to nouns)

An introduction to nominalisation. This worksheet shows the basics of nominalising, practices changing verbs to nouns and includes three exercises from guided through to freer practice. This is a good writing practice activity with a fair amount of challenge for all levels (example). Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Noun Phrases

  

Noun Phrases Worksheet

This lesson is a worksheet to highlight what noun phrases are and provides valuable practice. It focuses on the key concepts of quantifiers, adjectives and nouns, noun + noun, noun + preposition and noun phrase combinations (example).  Level ***** [B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Parallelism Worksheet: 8 exercises

This worksheet provides an explanation of the key concepts of ‘parallelism’ and provides an error correction exercise to practise the key concepts. An awareness of this writing element really helps establish unity and readability in sentence structure (example).. Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Passive Academic Grammar

More advanced passive structures – ‘impersonal passive’ and ‘to infinitive passive’. Also nominalisation (verb to noun) structures. Full explanation on web page

Academic Passive Structures & Nominalisation

An introduction to the impersonal passive structure ‘it is said that…’ , to infinitive passive form ‘ it is claimed to be…’. and how to nominalise verbs to nouns to show formality in writing. This worksheet provides key information and 10 writing questions (example). Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Passive General Grammar

Passives: The Basics

This is a worksheet that provides an overview of the basic passive structures, the rules and tense exercises. It also includes a speaking activity. A nice lesson to revise the basic structures and use of the passive.  Level ***** [B1/B2] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Relative clauses 

 Defining & Non-Defining Relative Clauses [new 2020]

This lesson is to support students in their understanding and use of defining & non-defining relative clauses.The lesson includes four tasks of guided practice and two tasks of freer practice (exampleWebpage link. Time: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Sentence Structure 1

 Sentence Structure 1: Simple, compound, complex & complex compound [new 2020]

This lesson is to support students in their understanding and practice of the four types of sentence structures: simple, compound, complex and complex-compound. It includes noticing, guided and freer practice (example). Time: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]

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Sentence Structure 2

 Sentence Structure 2: Fragment, run-on & comma splice sentences  [new 2020]

This lesson helps improve students’ sentence structure through identifying and practising fragments, run-ons and comma splice sentences. It includes noticing, guided and freer practice (example). Time: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1].

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Tense Grammar Review

A good lesson to explore the basics of the English tense system, the rules and practice.

Tense Review (3 lessons: analysis, gap fill, speaking)

This is a great lesson to introduce / revise English Tenses. Lesson 1: students discuss a number of sentences & identify the tense & reason for use. Give out Tense handout (here) to consolidate. Lesson 2:  tense review gap fill. Lesson 3: speaking exercise with lots of questions using the tenses (example). Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Tense review AEUK 2020

Grammar Tense Review Table – [All 12 grammar tenses]

This is a ‘free’ grammar tense review table It includes all the 12 tenses, their structures and example sentences. Watch the video for a clear explanation of the 12 tenses in this table. TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Verb Patterns (ing forms / to + inf)

 Verb Patterns [new 2021]

This lesson helps improve students’ awareness of verb patterns (verb + infinitive, verb + to infinitive, verb + gerund, verb + that clause, verb + wh-clause) It includes a language review section, lots of guided practice and freer paragraph writing practice (example). Time: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Countable & uncountable nouns

 

 Countable and uncountable nouns [new 2021]

This lesson helps improve students’ awareness of countable & uncountable nounsIt includes a language review section, lots of guided practice and freer paragraph writing practice (example). Time: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Academic Style: 20 key features to writing 

This lesson brainstorms academic style / formality in writing. Teacher conducts feedback using visual highlighting and explaining the concepts. It follows with 10x practice exercises.  Time: 60mins  Example  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] / Webpage link. / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP /  INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

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Error Correction Practice & Answers

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Academic Vocabulary Lessons

 Academic Word List (AWL)

 

Academic Word List (AWL) list contains 570 word families which were selected because they appear with great frequency in a broad range of academic texts.

 

Sublist 1

sector • available • financial • process • individual • specific • principle • estimate • variables • method • data • research • contract • environment • export • source • assessment • policy •identified • create • derived • factors • procedure • definition • assume • theory • benefit • evidence • established • authority • major • issues • labour • occur • economic • involved • percent• interpretation • consistent • income • structure • legal • concept • formula • section • required • constitutional • analysis • distribution • function • area • approach • role • legislation •indicate • response • period • context • significant • similar •

Sublist 2

community • resident • range • construction • strategies • elements • previous • conclusion • security • aspects • acquisition • features • text • commission • regulations • computer • items• consumer • achieve • final • positive • evaluation • assistance • normal • relevant • distinction • region • traditional • impact • consequences • chapter • equation • appropriate • resources •participation • survey • potential • cultural • transfer • select •credit • affect • categories • perceived • sought • focus • purchase • injury • site • journal • primary • complex • institute •investment • administration • maintenance • design • obtained • restricted • conduct

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comments • convention • published • framework • implies • negative • dominant • illustrated • outcomes • constant • shift • deduction • ensure • specified • justification • funds • reliance •physical • partnership • location • link • coordination • alternative • initial • validity • task • techniques • excluded • consent • proportion • demonstrate • reaction • criteria • minorities •technology • philosophy • removed • sex • compensation • sequence • corresponding • maximum • circumstances • instance • considerable • sufficient • corporate • interaction •contribution • immigration • component • constraints • technical • emphasis • scheme • layer • volume • document • registered • core •

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overall • emerged • regime • implementation • project • hence • occupational • internal • goals • retained • sum • integration • mechanism • parallel • imposed • despite • job • parameters •approximate • label • concentration • principal • series • predicted • summary • attitudes • undertaken • cycle • communication • ethnic • hypothesis • professional • status • conference •attributed • annual • obvious • error • implications • apparent • commitment • subsequent • debate • dimensions • promote • statistics • option • domestic • output • access • code •investigation • phase • prior • granted • stress • civil • contrast • resolution • adequate •

Sublist 5

alter • stability • energy • aware • licence • enforcement • draft • styles • precise • medical • pursue • symbolic • marginal • capacity • generation • exposure • decline • academic • modified• external • psychology • fundamental • adjustment • ratio • whereas • enable • version • perspective • contact • network • facilitate • welfare • transition • amendment • logic • rejected •expansion • clause • prime • target • objective • sustainable • equivalent • liberal • notion • substitution • generated • trend • revenue • compounds • evolution • conflict • image • discretion •entities • orientation • consultation • mental • monitoring • challenge •

Sublist 6

intelligence • transformation • presumption • acknowledged • utility • furthermore • accurate • diversity • attached • recovery • assigned • tapes • motivation • bond • edition • nevertheless •transport • cited • fees • scope • enhanced • incorporated • instructions • subsidiary • input • abstract • ministry • capable • expert • preceding • display • incentive • inhibition • trace •ignored • incidence • estate • cooperative • revealed • index • lecture • discrimination • overseas • explicit • aggregate • gender • underlying • brief • domain • rational • minimum • interval •neutral • migration • flexibility • federal • author • initiatives • allocation • exceed •

Sublist 7

intervention • confirmed • definite • classical • chemical • voluntary • release • visible • finite • publication • channel • file • thesis • equipment • disposal • solely • deny • identical • submitted • grade • phenomenon • paradigm • ultimately • extract • survive • converted •  transmission • global • inferred • guarantee • advocate • dynamic • simulation • topic • insert •reverse • decades • comprise • hierarchical • unique • comprehensive • couple • mode • differentiation • eliminate • priority • empirical • ideology • somewhat • aid • foundation • adults •adaptation • quotation • contrary • media • successive • innovation • prohibited • isolated •

Sublist 8

highlighted • eventually • inspection • termination • displacement • arbitrary • reinforced • denote • offset • exploitation • detected • abandon • random • revision • virtually • uniform •predominantly • thereby • implicit • tension • ambiguous • vehicle • clarity • conformity • contemporary • automatically • accumulation • appendix • widespread • infrastructure • deviation •fluctuations • restore • guidelines • commodity • minimises •practitioners • radical • plus • visual • chart • appreciation • prospect • dramatic • contradiction • currency • inevitably •complement • accompany • paragraph • induced • schedule • intensity • crucial • via • exhibit • bias • manipulation • theme • nuclear •

Sublist 9

bulk • behalf • unified • commenced • erosion • anticipated • minimal • ceases • vision • mutual • norms • intermediate • manual • supplementary • incompatible • concurrent • ethical •preliminary • integral • conversely • relaxed • confined • accommodation • temporary • distorted • passive • subordinate • analogous • military • scenario • revolution • diminished •coherence • suspended • mature • assurance • rigid • controversy • sphere • mediation • format • trigger • qualitative • portion • medium • coincide • violation • device • insights • refine •devoted • team • overlap • attained • restraints • inherent • route • protocol • founded • duration •

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whereby • inclination • encountered • convinced • assembly • albeit • enormous • reluctant • posed • persistent • undergo • notwithstanding • straightforward • panel • odd • intrinsic •compiled • adjacent • integrity • forthcoming • conceived • ongoing • so-called • likewise • nonetheless • levy • invoked • colleagues • depression • collapse •

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The Academic Word List (AWL)

A.W.L. –  Academic Word List Download

This is a download of the Academic Word List in PDF format. It contains 570 non-subject specific words, divided into 10 sublists based on frequency (sublist 1 = most frequent). Overall, including all word forms = 3,000 words. Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

An introduction to the AWL (using synonyms)

 Introduction to the AWL using synonyms: Sublist 1- 4 

This is a great lesson to introduce the Academic Word List (AWL). It begins with a small explanation about the AWL. This is then followed with a focus activity on Sublist 1 by identifying possible synonyms – this helps students to become acquainted with the AWL. The final activity is a sentence gap fill sheet to consolidate understanding (two worksheets: difficult or easier).The PDF book includes 4 lessons for Sublist 1-4 and an animated PowerPoint.  Time: 30-60 mins per lesson / Example / PPT link in download  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Academic Word Formation: Sublist 1- 4

 Academic Word Formation: Sublist 1- 4 (updated 2020*)

This lesson is a word formation activity. Each table contains approximately 20 verbs and students need to add the corresponding nouns and adjectives. This then follows with a contextualised sentence gap fill using these words and a kinaesthetic activity. Good motivating activity encouraging students to use online dictionaries and help develop academic vocabulary.  Time: 30mins  Example  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Academic Word List: Kinaesthetic Lesson (cut up words)

Academic Word List Lesson: Sublist 1-10 

This lesson includes the 10 sublists of the Academic Word List put into tables to be cut up and used as a teaching tool. Give out one set of words to a group of 3/4 students and they take it in turns to explain their word using synonyms, explanation and definition. There are lots of other activities included too.  Level ***** [B1/B2] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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AWL Exercises x4

Academic Word List Free Exercise (AWL sublist 1)

This worksheet has 10 gap-fill sentences. Students choose a word from the box and put it into the sentence gap in the correct form. This exercise only focuses on words from AWL sublist 1 .  Level ***** [B1/B2] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Academic Word List Exercise x4

Four Academic Word List gap fill exercises. Great way to improve awareness of academic words and word formation Example. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Academic Word List Games (four-in-a-row)

AWL Verbs to Nouns 

 

Academic Word game: verbs to nouns

100 high frequency words taken from the Academic Word List and put into grid. In groups of four, students guess the noun for each verb. The objective is to get as many four-in-in row as possible. This is a fun lesson to improve awareness of academic words and formality. Example. [webpage].  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

AWL Nouns to Adjectives

 

Academic Word game: nouns to adjectives

100 high frequency words taken from the Academic Word List and put into grid. In groups of four, students guess the adjective for each noun. The objective is to get as many four-in-in row as possible. This is a fun lesson to improve awareness of academic words and formality. Example. [webpage]. Difficult Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

AWL Word + Preposition

 

Academic Word game: word + preposition

100 high frequency words taken from the Academic Word List and put into grid. In groups of four, students guess the corresponding preposition for each word. The objective is to get as many four-in-in row as possible. This is a fun lesson to improve awareness of academic words and formality. Example. [webpage]. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

AWL Word Forms (nouns / verbs / adjectives)

 

Academic Word game: word forms [n/v/adj]

100 high frequency words taken from the Academic Word List and put into grid. In groups of four, students guess the correct form (each word in the grid has an acronym of the word to be guessed). The objective is to get as many four-in-in row as possible. This is a fun lesson to improve awareness of academic words and formality. Example. [webpage]. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Academic Vocabulary Lessons

Collocation

 

Collocation (verbs / adjectives)

Collocation is words that go naturally together. This sheet refers students to use a collocation website (www.ozdic.com) to ensure fluency through the correct use of adjectives and verbs with key nouns [webpage].  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Countable & Uncountable Nouns (general English)

 

Countable & uncountable nouns (General English)

A great lesson to improve students’ knowledge on countable and uncountable nouns. It begins with a matching activity with a variety of countable & uncountable nouns. It then includes a worksheet os sentences with common noun mistakes. This sheet reinforces quantifiers (some, any, a lot of, much, many, and phrases ‘a piece of..’ etc…). It finishes with a productive speaking activity [webpage]  example Time:30 mins  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]    TEACHER MEMBERSHIP INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Countable & Uncountable Nouns (academic English)

 Countable and uncountable nouns (Academic English) [new 2021]

This lesson helps improve students’ awareness of countable & uncountable nounsIt includes a language review section, lots of guided practice and freer paragraph writing practice. (example) Time: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Cohesion

 

Cohesion & Coherence

This worksheet helps to consolidate what  ‘cohesion’ is with a focus on pronouns, word forms and summary nouns. It also includes a coherence sheet on key connections and two practice activities [webpage]. Example  Level: ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Noun Phrases

  

Noun Phrases Worksheet

This lesson is a worksheet to highlight what noun phrases are and provides valuable practice. It focuses on the key concepts of quantifiers, adjectives and nouns, noun + noun, noun + preposition and noun phrase combinations (example).  Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Parallelism 

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Parallelism Worksheet: 8 exercises

This worksheet provides an explanation of the key concepts of ‘parallelism’ and provides an error correction exercise to practise the key concepts. An awareness of this writing element really helps establish unity and readability in sentence structure. Example. Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Formality Vocabulary Lessons

Academic Style 1

Academic Style 1: 20 key features to writing 

This lesson brainstorms academic style / formality in writing. Teacher conducts feedback using visual highlighting and explaining the concepts. It follows with 10x practice exercises. (Example) Time: 60mins  Webpage link. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

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Academic Style 2

Academic Style 2: Paragraph analysis, comparison and discussion

This lesson compares two paragraphs on CSR (informal and formal), discusses the conventions of academic style and finishes with a sentence re-writing activity.. (Example) Time: 60mins. Webpage link. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] / /TEACHER MEMBERSHIP INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Academic Style 3

Academic Style 3: Vocabulary (AWL & Nominalisation)  [new 2021]

This lesson focuses on two key areas of academic writing: AWL and nominalisation. There are three worksheets comprising of a number of different activities to practice categorisation and reformulation at sentence and paragraph level. (Example) Time: 60mins.Webpage link.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Hedging Language 1

Hedging #1: Cautious language exercises

This worksheet is for teachers or students. It provides an overview of hedging / cautious language and 8 exercises to practise using hedging language to demonstrate caution. (example)  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]. TEACHER MEMBERSHIP INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

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Hedging Language 2

 Hedging #2: Cautious / tentative language [new 2020]

This lesson supports students in their understanding & use of cautious / tentative language.The lesson includes six tasks of guided practice & two tasks of freer practice (exampleTime: 60mins & homework.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]. / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Nominalisation 

 

Nominalisation (verbs to nouns)

An introduction to nominalisation. This worksheet shows the basics of nominalising, practices changing verbs to nouns and includes three exercises from guided through to freer practice. This is a good writing practice activity with a fair amount of challenge for all levels. Example.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Academic INSTANT Lessons

Instant lesson 1: cruises

Instant lesson: cruises (new for 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 exercise. Worksheet Example  Webpage Link Time: 1-2 hours.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [04.15] MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

What’s the cruise reading text about?

Cruise Ships: discovery the world in luxury

  The 400-word text discusses how the cruise industry has reinvented itself over the last two decades and as a consequence has become incredibly successful. It provides key data on the biggest businesses in the industry and highlights that the Caribbean is the most popular cruise destination. It finishes with explaining why cruise holidays are so saleable. The reading test worksheet includes: headings/ T,F,NG / vocabulary. 

 

What’s the cruise lecture listening about? 

 

Cruise holidays – the biggest cruise ship in the world

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 true cost of the ticket with many of the hidden costs not included in the ‘all-inclusive price’. It finishes with a summary about the popularity of cruising. The listening test worksheet includes: table completion / summary gap fill / vocabulary. 

Instant lesson 2: charities

Instant lesson: charities (new for 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 exercise. Worksheet Example  Time: 1-2 hours.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [03.31] MP3TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

What’s the charity reading text about?

Charity: a brief overview

The 400-word text discusses the first charity and how many charities there are now.  It provides information on the top three most popular charity types in the UK and their annual income revenue in 2020.  It discusses how charities raise money and the importance of volunteers. The reading test worksheet includes: headings/ T,F,NG/ vocabulary. 

 

What’s the charity lecture listening about?

Charities – The National Trust

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 conservation. He then discusses the National Trust’s annual income using their 2019/2020 annual report and highlights the diverse range of employment within the organisation. The listening test worksheet includes: open questions / summary gap fill completion / /vocabulary

Instant lesson 3: electric cars

Instant lesson: electric cars (new for 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 exercise. Worksheet Example  Time: 1-2 hours.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [04.12] MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

What’s the electric cars reading text about?

The Electric Car Revolution

The 400-word text discusses the dramatic growth of the electric car market in the last few years because of the UK government’s future ban on petrol and diesel cars. It provides information on the different types of electric cars available and their green environmental credentials.  It finishes with public perceived barriers and how these issues are being addressed. The reading test includes headings / T,F,NG / vocabulary

 

What’s the electric cars lecture listening about?

Electric cars – a comparison of two e-cars

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 question on whether the UK is ready for the electric car revolution and what needs to be done to meet this goal. The listening test includes open questions & table completion

Instant lesson 4: single use plastics

Instant lesson: single use plastics (SUPs) (new for 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 exercise. Worksheet Example  Time: 1-2 hours.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [04.12] MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

What’s the single use plastic reading text about?

The environmental price of single use plastics

The 400-word text defines single use plastics (SUPs) and highlights their devastating impact on the environment. It discusses how they break up in the natural environment into micro and nano plastics. It provides evidence on how they are harmful to human health and this is exacerbated through recent research discovering micro plastics in our drinking water systems. It finishes with a range of suggestions necessary to deal with the problem. The reading test includes: headings / T,F,NG / vocabulary.

 

What’s the single use plastics lecture listening about?

Single use plastics – bio-plastic the alternative?

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: plant-based compostable plastics. He discusses the process of creating bioplastic through the use of corn starch – polylactic acid. He questions whether bioplastic is a valid environmental alternative for SUPs and concludes by suggesting other measures that would be more successful. The listening test includes: open questions,  table completion and summary gap fill.

Instant lesson 5: biohacking

Instant lesson: biohacking (new for 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 exercise. Worksheet Example  Time: 1-2 hours.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [03:40] MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

What’s the biohacking reading text about?

The biohacking movement

The 400-word text starts by defining what biohacking is and explains who biohackers are and what they are trying to achieve. It provides information about the first biohacking facility and the treatments on offer. It then illustrates the most extreme and controversial treatments available. It finishes with explaining the future of biohacking.The reading test includes: headings / T,F,NG / vocabulary.

 

What’s the biohacking lecture listening about?

 Cybernetic Organisms

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 be available in the near future. It finishes with a discussion about the ethical issues of cybernetic organisms. The listening test includes: gap fill exercises, open questions and multiple choice. 

Instant lessons book 1

  

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                              Lessons: Cruise Industry, Charities, Electric Cars, Single Use Plastics, Biohacking

AMAZING VALUE – five instant lessons in one book. Each lesson includes a reading, listening. speaking & writing.

Approximate time 1-2 hours per lesson. Example. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]

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Instant readings book 1 (buy just the readings)

instant academic reading lessons

                   5x Instant Readings Book 1 (new for 2021)

                              Lessons: Cruise Industry, Charities, Electric Cars, Single Use Plastics, Biohacking

AMAZING VALUE – five 400-word texts in one book. Each reading includes a reading text, comprehension questions and answers. Example. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]

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Instant listenings book 1 (buy just the listenings)

 

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                   5x Instant Listenings Book 1 (new for 2021)

                              Lessons: Cruise Industry, Charities, Electric Cars, Single Use Plastics, Biohacking

AMAZING VALUE – five mini-lectures in one book. Each listening includes video/mp3, PPT slides,

question sheet & a transcript.. Example. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]

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Want more? Topic-based lessons 6-10 hours of lesson content

AEUK topic-based lessons
Topic-Based Lessons 
These lesson books are designed to replicate university study and encourage students to think critically and synthesise ideas together. We believe that it is important for students to have time to analyse and evaluate content based around a specific topic to be able to formulate opinions and critique the authors’ ideas.                         
The lesson books include anything from 6-10 hours of content on:
  • Exploring the topic and linking personal experience.
  • Creating and writing a definition.
  • Reading a 800-word text with reading test-type questions and writing a summary.
  • Discussing the authors ideas in the text and applying critical thinking.
  • Listening & taking notes to a 10-15 minute lecture – followed by questions.
  • Speaking in a seminar to discuss and synthesise the content from the reading and lecture.        
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