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Academic Vocabulary

 Introduction to the AWL using synonyms: sublist 1- 4 (new for 2020)

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 

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Academic word formation: sublist 1- 4 (updated 2020*)

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

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Critical thinking

  

Critical thinking: an introduction – lecture listening lesson (new 2020) 

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

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Critical thinking: reading text analysis (new for 2020)

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] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP  

 

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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 speaking – 8 questions most people get wrong! (new for 2020)

A great lesson for highlighting fact over opinion. 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 & 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 & UN to support all answers. Example.  Level: ***** [C1 – High level] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Critical Thinking Lesson PDF Book (new for 2020)

AMAZING VALUE – Five lessons in one book. Introduction, definition, text analysis reading, lecture listening test, and speaking discussion. Example. TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

The reflective student: reflection on study & goal setting  [new 2020]

This is a seminar lesson to reflect on studying. It asks students to look at and examine the way they study and to identify possible areas that could be improved. It includes reflective questions, a 6-minute video on what SMART goals are and a SMART goal worksheet to set a goal(s) to be achieved (see worksheet exampleVideo [6.00] / MP3 / Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Writing Lessons

 Academic style: 20 key features to writing [updated 2020]

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

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Academic style 2: paragraph analysis, comparison & discussion [new 2020]

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

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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

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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]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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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] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP 

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 activities. 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

Economic Inequality Lesson PDF Book

AMAZING VALUE – Five lessons in one book. Introduction, definition, reading test & summary writing, 1 x lecture listening, [extra reading text] & seminar / example [TEACHER MEMBERSHIP]

 

 

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

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QuickMarks for Turnitin: 42 Prepared QuickMarks [new for 2020]

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

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5x general two-sided argument essays  [Updated 2020]

Home Education, Advertising, University, Guns, Wind Energy

AMAZING VALUE – buy five general two-sided argument essays. Example.

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Single general argument essay download – here

5x academic two-sided argument essays [Updated 2020]

Mobile Phones, Climate Change, Vegetarianism, Obesity, Social Media

AMAZING VALUE – buy five academic argument essays with sources. Example.

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Single academic argument essay download – here

10x two-sided argument essays [Updated 2020]

General: Home Education, Advertising, University, Guns, Wind Energy   Academic: Mobile Phones, Climate Change, Vegetarianism, Obesity, Social Media

AMAZING VALUE – buy five general and five academic argument essays. Example.

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SPSE 7x Lesson PDF Book [Updated 2020]

 Obesity / Shanty towns / Oil and gas / Wind energy / Burj Khalifa / Fracking / Nuclear Power

AMAZING VALUE – 7 Lessons in one book. SPSE Reading and Writing lessons. Example. 

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Single SPSE essay download – here

Writing criteria x 2 new 2020

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. Webpage link.  Example  Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Marking criterion: writing, seminar & presentation criteria new 2020

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. Webpage link.  Example / Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

One-sided argument essay structure lesson [New for 2020]

This lesson will help students’ ability to identify argument essay question words, to consider the different ways of structuring an essay (block or point-by-point) & to analyse two model essays for structure & language. Example.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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What is the difference between one-sided and two-sided argument essays? go here.

One-sided argument essay: wind energy [New for 2020]

Question: Can wind energy replace electricity power stations? This essay investigates the problems with wind energy against the economic & polluting problems of traditional energy production. This lesson includes two essays: one block & one point-by-point. Example.  Level ***** [B1/B2]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Two-sided argument essay: wind energy

Question: Can wind energy replace electricity power stations? This essay investigates the problems with wind energy against the economic & polluting problems of traditional energy production. Example. Words: 720  Level ***** [B1/B2]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

One-sided academic argument essay: climate change [New for 2020]

Question: Is Climate Change a result of human activities? This essay investigates the key research behind climate change & the arguments that claim that this research is bias & exaggerated. This lesson contains two essays: one block & one point-by-point. Sources:7  / Example / Level ***** [B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Two-sided 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 / Level ***** [B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

One-sided academic argument essay: vegetarianism [New for 2020]

Question: Is a vegetarian diet healthier & better for the environment? This essay examines the keys arguments around cruelty, human anatomy & environmental processes.This lesson contains two essays:one block & one point-to-point.  Sources:10 / Example / Level ***** [B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Two-sided academic argument essay: vegetarianism

Question: Is a vegetarian diet healthier & better for the environment? This essay examines the keys arguments around cruelty, human anatomy & environmental processes. Sources:10 / Words:750 / Example / Level ***** [B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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One-sided academic argument essay: museums [New for 2020]

Question: Should museums be free for everyone? This essay examines the keys arguments around how museums encourage cultural awareness & provide public education. This lesson contains two essays: one block & one point-to-point.  Sources:6 / Example / Level ***** [B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

A brief overview of museums [New for 2020]]

A short 9-minute listening lecture written by AEUK on museums. It discusses in detail the purpose of museums, how they are funded, their popularity & future evolution, It includes a video, test questions, tapescript & PPT. Example. Level ***** [B2/C1]  / Video [9.10]MP3 / PPT link in download MEMBERSHIP 

 

One-sided academic argument essay: is the British high street dying? [New for 2020]

Question: Do you agree that the British high street is dying? This essay examines the keys arguments that high business rates & the popularity of internet shopping have caused many physical shops to close. This lesson contains two essays: one block & one point-by-point.  Sources:4 / Example / Level ***** [B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

The Decline of the British High Street [New for 2020]]

A short 8-minute listening lecture written by AEUK on the high street. It discusses the history, the current situation & its economic and societal effects & finishes with some possible solutions. It includes a video, test questions, tapescript & PPT. Example. Level ***** [B2/C1]  / Video [7.44] / MP3 /  PPT link in download MEMBERSHIP 

 

5x one-sided argument essays [New for 2020]

Wind energy, Climate Change, Vegetarianism, Museums, The High Street

AMAZING VALUE – block and point-by-point one-sided arguments. Example.

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Grammar / sentence structure 

 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 exampleTime: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] / Webpage link. / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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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.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] / Webpage link. / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 Relative clauses: defining & non-defining [new 2020]

This lesson supports students in their understanding & use of defining & non-defining relative clauses.The lesson includes four tasks of guided practice & two tasks of freer practice (see worksheet exampleTime: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] / Webpage link. / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 Cause & effect [new 2020]

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

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 Compare & contrast [new 2020]

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

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 Hedging: 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 exampleTime: 60mins & homework.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]. / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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New Gap-fill Listening Tests

What are gap-fill summaries? go here

 

The environmental impact of Fast Fashion (new for 2020)  S.Williams

This lecture discusses how the fast fashion clothing industry is one of the biggest polluters in the world. It focuses on materials, manufacturing & consumer waste. The worksheet is based on note-taking followed by a gap-fill summary. Example. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [8.10]  / MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Globalisation: economic, political & cultural relationships  Edeos

This lecture discusses the key elements in the rise of globalisation. It focuses on the inter-connected relationships of politics, culture & the economy. It includes lots of important vocabulary. The worksheet is based on note-taking followed by a gap-fill summary. (Example). Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [8.10] / MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Reading Test: Globalisation: International Trade.

The text defines the key points associated to globalization. It discusses the disparity of progression of trade between countries and highlights the integration of in-ward and out- ward looking policies. It finally points out that three key areas of international globalization are imperative for the economic growth of a country.The reading test worksheet tests headings / T,F,NG / open answers / gap fill / information tables / reference words / vocabulary. (Example) Level ***** [B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

Summary Writing: Globalisation: International Trade.

The text defines the key points associated to globalisation. It discusses the disparity of progression of trade between countries and highlights the integration of in-ward and out- ward looking policies. It finally points out that three key areas of international globalisation are imperative for the economic growth of a country. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Why some countries are poor and others are rich (new for 2020) The School of Life

A really good lecture on the three key elements of why some countries are poor. It discusses how corruption of institutions, culture & geographical features all play a significant role in poverty. The worksheet is based on note-taking followed by a gap-fill summary. Example. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [8.47]  / MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution? (new for 2020)  Graeme Codrington

This lecture briefly highlights how the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Industrial Revolutions connect to the 4th Industrial Revolution. It clearly explains what is & what isn’t the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The worksheet is based on note-taking followed by a gap-fill summary. Example. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [10.39]  / MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Business model innovation (new for 2020) University of St.Gallen

This lecture discusses how important innovation is for a company. It defines business model innovation & discusses the key steps in using business model patterns to reinvent a company. The worksheet is based on note-taking followed by a gap-fill summary. Example. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [08.10]  / MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Economic inequality (new for 2020) AEUK

This lecture discusses what economic inequality is, how wealth is distributed, how the past has affected the future & the current debate. The worksheet is based on note-taking followed by a gap-fill summary.  Example. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [10.00]  / MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Mobile phone addiction [TED Talk] [new for 2020] R. Sleight

This lecture discusses the rise in smartphone use, associated data in terms of user usage, & five insights to control addictive tendencies. (Example). Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  /  Video [11:48] / MP3 / MEMBERSHIP

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New Listening Tests

More listening Tests: go here

 

A brief overview of museums [New for 2020]]

A short 9-minute listening lecture written by AEUK on museums. It discusses in detail the purpose of museums, how they are funded, their popularity & future evolution, It includes a video, test questions, tapescript & PPT. Example. Level ***** [B2/C1]  / Video [9.10]MP3 / PPT link in download / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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The decline of the British high street [New for 2020]]

A short 8-minute listening lecture written by AEUK on the high street. It discusses the history, the current situation & its economic & societal effects. It finishes with some possible solutions. It includes a video, test questions, tapescript & PPT. Example. Level ***** [B2/C1]  / Video [7.44] / MP3 /  PPT link in download / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

 Amazon: the world’s largest retailer [New for 2020]

A short 8-minute listening lecture written by AEUK on Amazon. It discusses the company, recruitment, recent criticisms of safety & Amazon’s response, It includes a video, test questions, tapescript & PPT. Example. Level ***** [B2/C1]  / Video [9.10]MP3 / PPT link in download / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Reading Test: Amazon: The largest internet company in the world [new for 2020]

The text provides an overview of the company, its innovative strategies, the digitalisation of warehousing systems and the darker side of working at Amazon.The reading test worksheet tests headings / T,F,NG / open answers / gap fill / information tables / reference words / vocabulary. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

Amazon: the retail giant. Reading & Summary Writing Lesson [New for 2020]

The text provides an overview of the company, its innovative strategies, the digitalisation of warehousing systems and the darker side of working at Amazon. The lesson includes a critical thinking worksheet too. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Mass communication: gatekeeping theory AEUK [New for 2020]

A 10-minute lecture on gatekeeping theory. The lecture provides a basic historical background, followed by key factors associated with the theory & finally discusses its role in the 21st century . Example. Level ***** [B2/C1]  / Video [10.19] / MP3 /  PPT link in Download / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Reading Test: Mass Communication: Agenda Setting Theory [new for 2020]

The text provides an overview of agenda setting in the media. It discusses its purpose, impact and relevancy in contemporary society. The reading test worksheet tests headings / T,F,NG / open answers / gap fill / information tables / reference words / vocabulary. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

Agenda Setting Theory: Reading & Summary Writing Lesson [New for 2020]

Mass communication: The text provides an overview of agenda setting in the media. It discusses its purpose, impact and relevancy in contemporary society.. The lesson includes a critical thinking worksheet too. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

TED Talks Lectures

 

5 tips to improve critical thinking (new for 2020) Samantha Agoos

TED TALK: This lecture discusses briefly what critical thinking is & provides 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

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Would you sacrifice one person to save five? (new for 2020) 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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Taking trash talk to a whole new level (new for 2020) Peter Harris

TED TALK: The lecturer discusses how road transport related emissions could be significantly reduced by using waste-derived methane as a fuel. Example Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  /  Video [09:55]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Your Brain on Video Games (new for 2020) Daphne Bavelier

TED TALK: This TED talk discusses how action-packed shooter games can be used as educational & rehabilitation tools. It provides clear examples of research & an analysis of the brain (Example). Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [17:51]  / MEMBERSHIP

TED TEST: Your Brain on Video Games – Daphne Bavelier

AEUK has created a PowerPoint for this talk: Download PPT. 

Authentic idea! Print off PPT slides (3 slides per page) and add notes while you listen, then answer the question sheet. 

 

 

Reading Lessons

Reading lesson: improve your vocabulary [New for 2020]

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], TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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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 and referencing) on how to use text to facilitate learning (see worksheet example) Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Reading Test: The impact of video games on health. [New for 2020]

The text discusses three serious health issues connected to playing video games. The text uses eight key sources to highlight gaming to be a future health concern. The reading test worksheet includes: headings / T,F,NG / open answers / gap fill / information tables / reference words / vocabulary. (see ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Video Games: Reading & Summary Writing Lesson

The text discusses three serious health issues connected to playing video games. The text uses eight key sources to highlight gaming to be a future health concern. Students take notes on key ideas and write a summary of 200-250 words. The lesson includes a critical thinking worksheet too.  Example. Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Your Brain on Video GamesDaphne Bavelier

TED TALK: This TED talk discusses how action-packed shooter games can be used as educational and rehabilitation tools. It provides clear examples of research and an analysis of the brain. Power Point. (Example). Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [17:51] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Video Games Lesson PDF Book

AMAZING VALUE – Five lessons in one book. Introduction, definition, reading test, summary writing, lecture listening & seminar. Example.

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Reading Test: Understanding happiness 

The text discusses the three dimensions of happiness, happiness at home and work and the recent research into what are the important features of happiness. The reading test worksheet includes: headings / T,F,NG / open answers / gap fill / information tables / reference words / vocabulary. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Understanding happiness: Reading & Summary Writing Lesson 

The text discusses the three dimensions of happiness, happiness at home and work and the recent research into what are the important features of happiness. Students take notes on key ideas and write a summary of 200-250 words. The lesson includes a critical thinking worksheet too. ( ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 What makes a good life? – Robert Waldinger

TED TALK: Lessons from the longest study on happiness by Harvard. It discusses the success of the study and what the findings were. [Example]  Level: ***** [B2/C1]  / Download PPT. / Video [12:46]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Happiness Lesson PDF Book 

AMAZING VALUE – Six lessons in one book. Introduction, definitions, questionnaire, reading test & summary writing, 1 x lecture listening & seminar / Example / Webpage link

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Reading Test: Mobile Phone Addiction 

The text discusses the rise in mobile phone use, the factors that lead to addiction and implications for the future. The reading test worksheet includes: headings / T,F,NG / open answers / gap fill / information tables / reference words / vocabulary. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Mobile Phone Addiction: Reading & Summary Writing Lesson

The text discusses the rise in mobile phone use, the factors that lead to addiction and implications for the future. Students take notes on key ideas and write a summary of 200-250 words. The lesson includes a critical thinking worksheet too. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Mobile Phone Addiction [TED Talk] by R. Sleight 

This lecture discusses the rise in smartphone use, associated data in terms of user usage, and five insights to control addictive tendencies. (Example). Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  /  Video [11:48] / MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Reading Test: Why are some countries poor? 

The text discusses how wealth is measured, how governments and institutions influence wealth, the importance of international trade and a range of possible solutions. The reading test worksheet includes: headings / T,F,NG / open answers / gap fill / information tables / reference words / vocabulary. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Why are some countries poor? Reading & Summary Writing Lesson

The text discusses how wealth is measured, how governments and institutions influence wealth, the importance of international trade and a range of possible solutions. The lesson includes a critical thinking worksheet too. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 Why some countries are poor and others are rich The School of Life

A really good lecture on the three key elements of why some countries are poor. It discusses how corruption of institutions, culture and geographical features all play a significant role in poverty. The worksheet is based on note-taking followed by a gap-fill summary. Example. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [8.47]  / MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Reading Test: Contemporary Office Design 

The text discusses the evolution of open plan office space, important considerations in office planning, the drawbacks associated with open plan and possible solutions.The reading test worksheet includes: headings / T,F,NG / open answers / gap fill / information tables / reference words / vocabulary. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Contemporary Office Design: Reading & Summary Writing Lesson 

The text discusses the evolution of open plan office space, important considerations in office planning, the drawbacks associated with open plan and possible solutions. The lesson includes a critical thinking worksheet too. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Why work doesn’t happen at work – Jason Fried

TED TALK: the problems with working in an office environment and highlights two main reasons and three possible improvement solutions. ExampleLevel: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  /  Video [15:21]  / Download PPT. & adapted PPT Video / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Reading Test: Amazon: The largest internet company in the world 

The text provides an overview of the company, its innovative strategies, the digitalisation of warehousing systems and the darker side of working at Amazon.The reading test worksheet includes: headings / T,F,NG / open answers / gap fill / information tables / reference words / vocabulary. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Amazon: the retail giant. Reading & Summary Writing Lesson 

The text provides an overview of the company, its innovative strategies, the digitalisation of warehousing systems and the darker side of working at Amazon. The lesson includes a critical thinking worksheet too. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

 Listening test: Amazon: The world’s largest retailer 

A short 8-minute listening lecture written by AEUK on Amazon. It discusses the company, recruitment, recent criticisms of safety and Amazon’s response, It includes a video, test questions, tapescript and PPT. Example. Level ***** [B2/C1]  / Video [9.10]MP3 / PPT link in download / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Reading Test: The Circular Economy 

The text provides an overview of both the linear and circular economy. It discusses the positive aspects of a circular economy and how economies can change to this new model.The reading test worksheet includes: headings / T,F,NG / open answers / gap fill / information tables / reference words / vocabulary. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Circular Economy. Reading & Summary Writing Lesson 

The text provides an overview of both the linear and circular economy. It discusses the positive aspects of a circular economy and how economies can change to this new model. The lesson includes a critical thinking worksheet too. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

 TED TALK: The Circular Economy: A simple explanation by Cillian Lohan 

TED Talk: A short listening lecture on what is the circular economy, how humans are the stewards of the earth and have a responsibility to protect it and examples of how the circular economy works. Example. Level ***** [B2/C1]  / Video [13.13] / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Reading Test: Mass Communication: Agenda Setting Theory 

The text provides an overview of agenda setting in the media. It discusses its purpose, impact and relevancy in contemporary society. The reading test worksheet includes: headings / T,F,NG / open answers / gap fill / information tables / reference words / vocabulary. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Agenda Setting Theory: Reading & Summary Writing Lesson 

Mass communication: The text provides an overview of agenda setting in the media. It discusses its purpose, impact and relevancy in contemporary society.. The lesson includes a critical thinking worksheet too. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 Listening Test: Mass communication: Gatekeeping Theory by AEUK 

A 10-minute lecture on Gatekeeping Theory. The lecture provides a basic historical background, followed by key factors associated with the theory and finally discusses its role in the 21st century . Example. Level ***** [B2/C1]  / Video [10.19] / MP3 /  PPT link in Download / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Video Games Lesson PDF Book (new for 2020)

AMAZING VALUE – Five lessons in one book. Introduction, reading test, summary writing, lecture listening & seminar. Example.

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