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Academic English Mini Lectures

Here are a range of mini lecture listenings and worksheets. Each listening is about 3-4 minutes long and includes video/mp3, PPT slides, question sheet & a transcript. This is listening note-taking using PPT slides practice and then answering a range of questions (T/F/NG, open answers, table filling, multiple choice). Perfect – pick up and go listening lessons.  

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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. Worksheet Example  Webpage Link Time: 1-2 hours.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [04.15] 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. Worksheet Example  Webpage Link Time: 1-2 hours.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [04.15] MP3 /TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Instant lesson 2: charities

 

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 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. Worksheet Example Time: 60 minutes.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [03.35] MP3 / /TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Instant lesson 3: electric cars

 

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 question on whether the UK is ready for the electric car revolution and what needs to be done to meet this goal. Worksheet Example  Time: 30 minutes. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [04.12] MP3 / /TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Instant lesson 4: single use plastics

 

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: 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. Worksheet Example Time: 60 minutes. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [04.00] MP3 / /TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Mini Lecture 5: biohacking

 

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 be available in the near future. It finishes with a discussion about the ethical issues of cybernetic organisms.Worksheet Example  Time: 60 minutes. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [03.40] MP3 / /TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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5x Mini Lectures BOOK 1

 

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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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5x Mini Lectures BOOK 2

 

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                   5x Instant Listenings Book 2 (new for 2021)

                              Lessons: COVID-19, Zero waste, Fast fashion, Fintech, Mental health

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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