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BBC English: Top International Universities

BBC 6-Minute Listening: The top 200 universities in the world and why American universities are so high up the list. Level: ***** [C2/B1/B2/]  /  Video 

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TED Talks: The Great Firewall of China – Michael Anti

TED TALK: How the central government controls the internet and how a number of micro-bloggers are finding ways around this control. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [18:51]

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TED Tests: Don’t insist on English – Patricia Ryan

TED TALK: The globalisation of English and its testing systems can have negative affects on students from various backgrounds. Level: ***** [B1/B2/]  /  Video [10:35]

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TED Tests: Plastic Pollution in the oceans – Dianna Cohen

TED Talk 6 minutes: How plastic is polluting the marine environment with the Pacific Gyre and possible solutions for a more sustainable societyLevel: ***** [B1/B2/]  /  Video [5:18]

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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. More listening tests.  Level ***** [B2/C1] PPTVideo [09.01] / MP3TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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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. More reading tests  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.More Reading to writing summaries.  Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Listening Worksheets

 4 tips to improve active listening skills by A.Lyon [new 2021]

This lesson is an introduction to active listening. It focuses on four key improvements to become a better active listener. It includes a set of listening questions and an active listening speaking task (mirroring, paraphrasing, summarising and clarification). Time: 90-120mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] Video [05.33] / MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

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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 and illustrates the true cost of the ticket with many of the hidden costs. It finishes with a summary about the popularity of cruising. The listening test worksheet includes: table completion / summary gap fill / vocabulary.  Webpage Link Time: 1-2 hours.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [04.15] MP3 /TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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HBR: Aligning Strategy with sales – Harvard Business School  

Harvard Business Review: Short 3 minute lecture on the importance of effective strategy within sales and leadership issues. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [03:23]  

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Lectures: Sell your ideas like Steve Jobs – Carmine Gallo

Stanford lecture: the innovative and powerful way Steve Jobs could influence and market products through intelligent presentation skills. Level: ***** [C1/]  /  Video [50:00]

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How to improve your listening skills

 

Listening Websites: Improve your listening skills

 Here are some great websites we recommend to our students to improve their listening outside of class. These websites will help students gain valuable practice in checking their understanding, identifying main ideas and recognising supporting ideas. Webpage link  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Pronunciation: Gap Fill 1

10 Academic Words (a-c)

  1. Analysis 
  2. Approach
  3. Area 
  4. Assessment 
  5. Assume /
  6. Authority
  7. Available
  8. Benefits
  9. Concept
  10. Consistent

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Pronunciation: Dictation 1

10 Academic Words (a-c)

  1. Analysis 
  2. Approach
  3. Area 
  4. Assessment 
  5. Assume /
  6. Authority
  7. Available
  8. Benefits
  9. Concept
  10. Consistent

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 Free Dictogloss Resources

Free Dictogloss: Financial Crisis 2008 

The causes of the Financial Crisis and new regulation that has been implemented to prevent future crashes. Focus areas: Passive structures / academic Words (AWL 1) Level: ***** [B2/C1]

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 Free Writing Resources

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.More Reading to writing summaries.  Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER 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. More reading tests  Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

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. More listening tests.  Level ***** [B2/C1] PPTVideo [09.01] / MP3TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Home Education – Argument essay [undated 2020]

 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]

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SPSE Essays: Obesity 

A SPSE Essay on obesity. This lesson focuses on identifying the situation, problems, solutions and evaluation from an academic SPSE Essay.It also includes referencing and evidence. Level ***** [C2/B1]

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Paraphrasing: writing worksheet 

This worksheet provides paraphrasing practice. There are five sentences taken from an academic text and students paraphrase the sentences to keep the same meaning. Includes possible answers.

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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!

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Referencing Guide: Harvard

 This is a basic reference guide to citing and creating a reference list or a bibliography. It shows the correct way to create in-text citations and reference lists for books, journals, online newspapers and websites.  Web page link. TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Referencing Guide: APA 7th Edition

 This is a basic reference guide to citing and creating a reference list or a bibliography. It shows the correct way to create in-text citations and reference lists for books, journals, online newspapers and websites.  Web page link. TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Academic Writing: Useful websites for writing

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

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Reading Tests AEUK

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. More reading tests  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.More Reading to writing summaries.  Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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. More listening tests.  Level ***** [B2/C1] PPTVideo [09.01] / MP3TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Reading Skills: Reading Timeline

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 & Research Skills: What is a credible source?

This lesson highlights the key components of identifying credible and reliable resources. It includes a check list on 20 different sources and students have to decide whether these are credible or not? Page link  Level ***** [B1/B2]

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 Free Vocabulary Resources

 

A.W.L. -  Academic Word List Download

This is a download of the Academic Word List in PDF format. It contains 540 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] 

Academic Vocabulary: Academic Word List Sublist 1

This is a worksheet to practise using the Academic Word List (AWL) sublist 1. Read the 10 sentences and put in a suitable word in its correct form. Academic Word List..    Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  

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Academic Word List Lesson - Sublist 1-10 

This lesson is the 10 sublists of the Academic Word List put into tables to be cut up. In small groups, students explain their word using synonyms, explanation and definition. There are lots of other activities included too. More information  Level ***** [B1/B2]

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general vocabulary

 

Phrasal verbs

Exercise Sheet: This worksheet provides valuable practice on phrasal verbs It includes two practice worksheets (intermediate & advanced). Watch the video for a detailed explanation on phrasal verbs.Video / webpage link.

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Idioms - idiomatic phrases

Exercise Sheet: This worksheet provides valuable practice on idioms. It includes two practice worksheets (high intermediate & advanced). Watch the video for a detailed explanation on 24 of the most common idioms. Video / webpage link.

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 Free Grammar Resources

 

Passive Grammar - 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]

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Tense Review Exercises - [All 12 grammar tenses]

Exercise Sheet:This worksheet provides valuable practice on improving your understanding of the English Tense system. It includes two practice worksheets (intermediate & advanced level). Watch the video for an explanation on the 12 tenses. Video / webpage link

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Conditionals / If Clauses

Exercise Sheet: This worksheet provides an overview of the five conditionals (zero, first, second, third & mixed). It includes the structures, rules and example sentences. In addition, it includes two practice worksheets (intermediate & advanced). Watch the video for more information on conditionals. Video / webpage link

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Present Perfect Simple 

Exercise Sheet: This worksheet provides an overview of the present perfect simple and present perfect continuous, It includes the rules and example sentences. In addition, there are two practice worksheets (intermediate & advanced). Watch the video for a clear explanation of the present perfect simple. Video / webpage

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Future Tenses

Exercise Sheet: This worksheet provides an overview of the future tenses: will / going to/  future continuous / future perfect. It includes the structures, rules and example sentences. In addition, there are two practice worksheets (intermediate & advanced). Watch the video for more information on future tenses. Video / webpage

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 Free Error Correction Resources

Error Correction Code Practice & Answers

Teachers or students: This is an introduction to the error correction code & a worksheet to practise correcting written mistakes with the code. You need this correction code - click here 

 

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 Free Speaking Resources

 

 Speaking - Academic Discussion Topics

This is a worksheet of three different types of questions (easy, medium and hard). There is also a discussion phrase sheet that goes with it. Click here  Level ***** [B1/B2]

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 Speaking - Academic Seminar Topics

This is a range of cards on a number of different topics. Put students in groups of 4 and ask them to discuss the topic for 7-10 minutes. Seminar Phrases  Level ***** [B1/B2]

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Signposting Language in Seminars: 

This lesson develops students’ awareness and ability to use signposting phrases in seminars. It begins by introducing a list of seminar phrases, practicing these phrases in groups and finishes with a kinaesthetic card game to activate the phrases learnt. Really fun lesson! [webpage] Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]   

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Independent Learning seminar

This worksheet is based on four videos. Students listen and take notes on the videos and then summarise their ideas on the worksheet. Using their new knowledge they formulate an Independent Learning action plan. With all this information they have a 20-30 minute seminar using a set of questions.  Videos Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] 

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 Free EAP Teacher Resources

 

Listening Circles lesson & worksheet

This download includes teacher notes and student copies of all worksheets necessary to run a listening circles class.  It creates an integrative part of classroom learningLevel: ***** [B1/B2/C1]

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