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 NEW Resources for 2022

We’re always working hard at AEUK to produce new lessons and classroom resources. It takes time because once we create a resource we always test it on our students so that we know it works effectively and more importantly to identify any changes needed before publishing.

new lessons for academic English 2022

New releases

Academic Plagiarism [new]

  

Academic Plagiarism [new 2022]

This lesson is designed to improve students’ understanding of academic plagiarism. It introduces students to university plagiarism definitions and asks them to create a ‘how to avoid plagiarism’ list. The lesson also includes a section on the university plagiarism system ‘Turnitin’ and a range of tasks on using plagiarism checker websitesExample. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1/C2] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP 

Vocabulary Learning Strategies [new]

  

Vocabulary Learning Strategies (VLS) [new 2022]

This lesson is designed to improve students’ understanding of vocabulary learning. It introduces the theory of learning vocabulary and Schmitt’s VLS. The lesson includes a range of tasks from investigating different dictionaries, understanding dictionary terminology, recording vocabulary and using a range of digital quizzes and exercises. Worksheet example.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1/C2]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Self-Assessment Questionnaires (New for September)

  

Self-Assessment Questionnaires [new 2022]

These academic English self-assessment questionnaires focus on the four key skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Each questionnaire focuses on the individual elements of each skill and students rank their confidence level accordingly. These questionnaires help students evaluate and assess their learning and encourage learner autonomy. Questionnaire worksheet example.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1/C2]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Behavioural Economics x4 lessons (New for September)

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Reading Test: Behavioural Economics [new 2022]

This 773-word text discusses behavioural economics. It provides a definition of the key term, it analyses how different this type of economics is from classical economics, it looks at nudge theory along with examples of successful nudges and criticisms of the theory and it ends by considering how society can benefit through both types of economics.  The reading test includes: matching headings to paragraphs; true, false, not given; reference words; open answer questions; citations; and a vocabulary task. (Example) Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Writing Summary: Behavioural Economics [new 2022]

This 773-word text discusses behavioural economics. It provides a definition of the key term, it analyses how different this type of economics is from classical economics, it looks at nudge theory along with examples of successful nudges and criticisms of the theory and it ends by considering how society can benefit through both types of economics. The summary task includes: note-taking worksheet with key, summary writing exercise with one sample summary, and a critical thinking worksheet with suggested answers(Example) Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Listening Test: Behavioural Economics [new 2022]

This 10-minute lecture talks about how behavioural economics impacts government policy. It defines behavioural economics and nudge theory, it analyses the different types of nudges, it puts forward some successful examples of nudge theory before looking at some of the criticisms of the theory, and it ends with a brief summary. The listening test includes: open answer questions; gap fill summary; true, false, not given; a matching exercise; a gap fill completion activity; and a summary identification task. (Example) Level ***** [B2/C1] / Video [10.00]MP3 / PPT link in download / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Seminar Speaking: Behavioural Economics [new 2022]

This is a speaking seminar sheet that provides a range of questions for students to discuss together after they have done the reading and listening texts. The seminar provides students with an opportunity to discuss the content, share their opinions and build confidence in speaking. Level ***** [B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Behavioural Economics PDF Book

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Academic Cause & Effect Video

A short 6-minute video on cause and effect language.

Video Worksheet click here

PDF Lesson Download

 

 Cause and Effect Language [new 2022]

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]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

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Digital Marketing 

 

Reading Test: Marketing Theories [new 2022]

This 1000-word text looks at the three most common marketing models: the marketing mix (7ps), the PESTLE model and Porter’s 5 forces.  It evaluates the advantages and disadvantages of each model and questions their relevancy in today’s market . The reading test includes: matching headings to paragraphs; true, false, not given; open answer questions;  citations; reference words and a vocabulary task. (Example) Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Writing Summary: Marketing Theories [new 2022]

This 1000-word text looks at the three most common marketing models: the marketing mix (7ps), the PESTLE model and Porter’s 5 forces.  It evaluates the advantages and disadvantages of each model and questions their relevancy in today’s market. The summary task includes: note-taking worksheet with key, summary writing exercise with one sample summary, and a critical thinking worksheet with suggested answers(Example) Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP 

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Listening Test: Digital Marketing Strategies [new 2022]

This short lecture talks about marketing strategies. It looks at how companies build brand awareness and customer retention through SEO building, PPC advertising, email and social media campaigns, influencer and affiliate marketing strategies. The listening test includes: gap fill completion; true, false, not given; multiple choice; open answer questions and a gap fill summary. (Example) Level ***** [B2/C1] / Video [10.30]MP3 / PPT link in download / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Seminar Speaking: Digital Marketing [new 2022]

This is a speaking seminar sheet that provides a range of questions for students to discuss together after they have done the reading and listening texts. The seminar provides students with an opportunity to discuss the content, share their opinions and build confidence in speaking. Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Marketing Lesson PDF Book

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Aviation Decarbonisation 

Reading Test – Aviation Decarbonisation: Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) [new 2022]

This 788-word text looks at the environmental impact of aviation. It talks about sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) as an alternative to conventional jet fuel, it explains how SAF is produced and it discusses the issues that have been raised with SAF. The reading test includes: matching headings to paragraphs; true, false, not given; open answer questions; summary identification exercise; reference words and a vocabulary task. (Example) Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 Writing Summary – Aviation Decarbonisation: Sustainable Aviation Fuel [new 2022]

This 788-word text looks at the environmental impact of aviation. It talks about sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) as an alternative to conventional jet fuel, it explains how SAF is produced and it discusses the issues that have been raised with SAF. The summary task includes: note-taking worksheet with key, summary writing exercise with one sample summary, and a critical thinking worksheet with suggested answers(Example) Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP 

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Listening Test – Aviation Decarbonisation: Hydrogen Planes [new 2022]

This short lecture talks about aviation decarbonisation. It looks at the connection between aviation and global average temperatures, it explains how hydrogen is a solution to reduce COemissions, it discusses the processing of hydrogen and how it would work in reality, and it examines the challenges of hydrogen-powered planes. The listening test includes: open answer questions; true, false, not given; multiple choice; and a gap fill summary. (Example) Level ***** [B2/C1] / Video [10.25]MP3 / PPT link in download / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Seminar Speaking: Aviation Decarbonisation [new 2022]

This is a speaking seminar sheet that provides a range of questions for students to discuss together after they have done the reading and listening texts. The seminar provides students with an opportunity to discuss the content, share their opinions and build confidence in speaking. Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Aviation Decarbonisation Lesson PDF Book

 

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Speaking [new 2022]

  

Speaking Tests / Practice x5 [new 2022]

These academic speaking tests are similar to the Cambridge B2 First (FCE) speaking exam but follow a university-based narrative. These tests (or lessons) are designed for lower-level students (A2, B1, B2 level) to provide valuable speaking practice around the social English aspect of university life and study. Each test is divided into four parts; general topics, photograph comparison, a task and opinion based questions (see example).  Level ***** [A2/B1/B2]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Grammar [new 2022]

 

Nominalisation (verbs / adjectives to nouns) [updated 2022]

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

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 Sentence Structure 3: Complex sentence structure (STEM) [new 2022]

This lesson is to support students in their understanding and practice of complex sentence structure. The worksheets focus on three structures: adverbial, adjective and noun clauses and contain key explanations and sentence and paragraph-level practice within a STEM context (see worksheet example) Time: 90mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 
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Reading Skills [new 2022]

Air Pollution

Reading Test: Air Pollution [new 2022]

This 756-word text explains how ambient air pollution is a serious environmental health problem around the world. It talks about how air pollution is measured, the causes and effects of air pollution and the current measures that are being implemented to reduce air pollution. The reading test includes: matching headings to paragraphs; true, false, not given; open answer questions; summary identification exercise; reference words and a vocabulary task. (Example) Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Reading & Summary Writing Lesson: Air Pollution (new 2022)

This 756-word text explains how ambient air pollution is a serious environmental health problem around the world. It talks about how air pollution is measured, the causes and effects of air pollution and the current measures that are being implemented to reduce air pollution. The summary task includes: note-taking worksheet with key, summary writing exercise with one sample summary, and a critical thinking worksheet with suggested answers(Example) Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP 

 Listening Test: Air Pollution [new 2022]

This short 10:50 lecture introduces the global cost of air pollution. It talks about the most polluted cities around the world, it explains how much air pollution costs developing countries and it puts forward measures to decrease air pollution at a global, national and individual level. The listening test includes: open answer questions; true, false, not given; multiple choice; and a gap fill summary. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1]  / Video [10.50]MP3 / PPT link in download / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 Seminar Speaking: Air Pollution [new 2022]

This is a speaking seminar sheet that provides a range of questions for students to discuss together after they have done the reading and listening texts. The seminar provides students with an opportunity to discuss the content, share their opinions and build confidence in speaking. Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Buy Now, Pay Later

Reading Test: Buy Now, Pay Later [new 2022]

This 793-word text defines Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL), it talks about the users and the providers of the platform, it explains the benefits and the drawbacks of BNPL and it looks at what can be done to improve this way of purchasing products. The reading test includes: matching headings to paragraphs; true, false, not given; open answer questions; summary identification exercise; reference words and a vocabulary task. (Example) Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Reading & Summary Writing Lesson: Buy Now, Pay Later (new 2022)

This 793-word text defines Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL), it talks about the users and the providers of the platform, it explains the benefits and the drawbacks of BNPL and it looks at what can be done to improve this way of purchasing products. The summary task includes: note-taking worksheet with key, summary writing exercise with one sample summary, and a critical thinking worksheet with suggested answers(Example) Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP 

 Listening Test: Buy Now Pay Later [new 2022]

This short lecture defines Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL), discusses the market share of different countries, introduces Klarna the largest provider of BNPL, explains why Klarna is so successful and looks at the issues with BNPL using Klarna as an example. The listening test includes: open answer questions; true, false, not given; multiple choice; and a gap fill summary. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1]  / Video [10.14]MP3 / PPT link in download / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 Seminar Speaking: Buy Now Pay Later [new 2022]

This is a speaking seminar sheet that provides a range of questions for students to discuss together after they have done the reading and listening texts. The seminar provides students with an opportunity to discuss the content, share their opinions and build confidence in speaking. Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Global Debt

Reading Test: Global Debt [new 2022]

This 775-word text defines global debt, explains how to measure global debt and compares the level of debt in some countries. It talks about the difference between emerging markets and advanced economies in terms of debt, it discusses the reasons for the current debt issues and it compares past and present financial crises. The reading test includes: matching headings to paragraphs; true, false, not given; open answer questions; summary identification exercise; reference words and a vocabulary task. (Example) Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Reading & Summary Writing Lesson: Global Debt (new 2022)

This 775-word text defines global debt, explains how to measure global debt and compares the level of debt in some countries. It talks about the difference between emerging markets and advanced economies in terms of debt, it discusses the reasons for the current debt issues and it compares past and present financial crises. The summary task includes: note-taking worksheet with key, summary writing exercise with one sample summary, and a critical thinking worksheet with suggested answers(Example) Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP 

 Listening Test: Global Debt [new 2022]

This short 10:51 lecture defines global debt, looks at the current trends regarding debt and explains how global borrowing works. It discusses why global borrowing has increased, puts forward some reasons why debt could be sustainable and looks at what’s happening with inflation. The listening test includes: open answer questions; true, false, not given; multiple choice; and a gap fill summary. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1]  / Video [10.51]MP3 / PPT link in download / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 Seminar Speaking: Global Debt [new 2022]

This is a speaking seminar sheet that provides a range of questions for students to discuss together after they have done the reading and listening texts. The seminar provides students with an opportunity to discuss the content, share their opinions and build confidence in speaking. Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Microchips

Reading Test: The microchip crisis [new 2022]

This 773-word text discusses the current microchip shortage. It looks at the cause and effects of this crisis, it talks about the world’s reliance on the largest two manufacturers, and it puts forward solutions to mitigate this issue. The reading test includes: matching headings to paragraphs; true, false, not given; open answer questions; summary identification exercise; reference words and a vocabulary task. (Example) Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Reading & Summary Writing Lesson: The microchip crisis (new 2022)

This 773-word text discusses the current microchip shortage. It looks at the cause and effects of this crisis, it talks about the world’s reliance on the largest two manufacturers, and it puts forward solutions to mitigate this issue. The summary task includes: note-taking worksheet with key, summary writing exercise with one sample summary, and a critical thinking worksheet with suggested answers(Example) Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP 

 Listening test: The global microchip crisis [new 2022]

This short lecture explains why there is a global shortage of microchips. It talks about why silicon is used to manufacture microchips, the challenge of producing microchips, the costs involved in production, and the profits the largest manufacturers need to make. The listening test includes: open answer questions; true, false, not given; multiple choice; and a gap fill summary. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1]  / Video [7.14]MP3 / PPT link in download / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 Seminar Speaking: The global microchip crisis [new 2022]

This is a speaking seminar sheet that provides a range of questions for students to discuss together after they have done the reading and listening texts. The seminar provides students with an opportunity to discuss the content, share their opinions and build confidence in speaking. Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Primark

Reading Test: Primark: a case study [new 2022]

This 760-word text explains how Primark’s business model has led to it becoming a very successful business. It talks about Primark’s plans for expansion, it puts forward the reasons why Primark does not sell its products online and it explains how Primark intends to move towards more sustainable and ethical practices. The reading test includes: matching headings to paragraphs; true, false, not given; open answer questions; reference words and a vocabulary task. (Example) Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Reading & Summary Writing Lesson: Primark (new 2022)

This 760-word text explains how Primark’s business model has led to it becoming a very successful business. It talks about Primark’s plans for expansion, it puts forward the reasons why Primark does not sell its products online and it explains how Primark intends to move towards more sustainable and ethical practices. The summary task includes: note-taking worksheet with key, summary writing exercise with two sample summaries, and a critical thinking worksheet with suggested answers. (Example) Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP 

 Listening test: How ethical is Primark? [new 2022]

This short 07.25 lecture introduces the concept of fast fashion, it explains how Primark can buy and sell its garments so cheaply, it looks at Primark’s labour conditions and garment workers’ rights, and it discusses Primark’s carbon footprint. The listening test includes: open answer questions; multiple choice; true, false, not given and a gap fill summary. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1]  / Video [7.25]MP3 / PPT link in download / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 Seminar Speaking: Primark [new 2022]

This is a speaking seminar sheet that provides a range of questions for students to discuss together after they have done the reading and listening texts. The seminar provides students with an opportunity to discuss the content, share their opinions and build confidence in speaking. Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Aviation Decarbonisation

Reading Test – Aviation Decarbonisation: Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) [new 2022]

This 788-word text looks at the environmental impact of aviation. It talks about sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) as an alternative to conventional jet fuel, it explains how SAF is produced and it discusses the issues that have been raised with SAF. The reading test includes: matching headings to paragraphs; true, false, not given; open answer questions; summary identification exercise; reference words and a vocabulary task. (Example) Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 Writing Summary – Aviation Decarbonisation: Sustainable Aviation Fuel [new 2022]

This 788-word text looks at the environmental impact of aviation. It talks about sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) as an alternative to conventional jet fuel, it explains how SAF is produced and it discusses the issues that have been raised with SAF. The summary task includes: note-taking worksheet with key, summary writing exercise with one sample summary, and a critical thinking worksheet with suggested answers(Example) Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP 

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Listening Test – Aviation Decarbonisation: Hydrogen Planes [new 2022]

This short lecture talks about aviation decarbonisation. It looks at the connection between aviation and global average temperatures, it explains how hydrogen is a solution to reduce COemissions, it discusses the processing of hydrogen and how it would work in reality, and it examines the challenges of hydrogen-powered planes. The listening test includes: open answer questions; true, false, not given; multiple choice; and a gap fill summary. (Example) Level ***** [B2/C1] / Video [10.25]MP3 / PPT link in download / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Seminar Speaking: Aviation Decarbonisation [new 2022]

This is a speaking seminar sheet that provides a range of questions for students to discuss together after they have done the reading and listening texts. The seminar provides students with an opportunity to discuss the content, share their opinions and build confidence in speaking. Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Aviation Decarbonisation Lesson PDF Book

 

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Listening Skills [new 2022]

Note-taking Skills 3 (Technology)

 Listening note-taking methods 3 (Technology): Cornell Notes System [new 2022]

This lesson introduces students to the Cornell notes system. It starts with the students discussing their note-taking experience before introducing them to Cornell’s 5Rs. They then practice using this method by listening to five mini lectures on subjects connected to technology. Sample notes for each lecture are included. Example / Webpage link / Time: 90-120mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] Video [08.35] / MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

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Note-taking Skills 4 (Science)

 Listening note-taking methods 4 (Science): Cornell Notes System [new 2022]

This lesson introduces students to the Cornell notes system. It starts with the students discussing their note-taking experience before introducing them to Cornell’s 5Rs. They then practice using this method by listening to five mini lectures on subjects connected to science. Sample notes for each lecture are included. Example /Webpage link / Time: 90-120mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] Video [09.18] / MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

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Note-taking Methods Lessons 1 & 2: Go here

Summarising Skills [new 2022]

A 9:30-minute video on how to summarise effectively using the 6-key stages of summarising. It also includes an example summary and two practice activities.

Video Download Worksheet: This is the worksheet that accompanies the video: here

Writing Summary Skills Downloads

Here are six summary lessons based around 3 topics: general academic, business and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Each topic has two lessons: introduction to summary writing and improve your summary writing. 

Introduction to Summary Writing: 1A General Academic [new 2022]

Suitable for students beginning their academic studies, this lesson supports students through the summary writing process. It includes an introductory worksheet, an information guide and five practice tasks which are based on general academic themes. Sample notes and sample summaries are also provided. Example. Webpage link. Level ****[B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Improve your Summary Writing: 2A General Academic [new 2022]

Following on from summary writing 1A, this lesson provides students with further practice on the summary writing process. It includes a review worksheet, two practice tasks which are based on general academic subjects and a peer feedback checklist.  Sample notes and sample summaries are also provided. Example. Webpage link. Level *****[B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Introduction to Summary Writing: 1B Business [new 2022]

Suitable for students beginning their academic studies, this lesson supports students through the summary writing process. It includes an introductory worksheet, an information guide and five practice tasks which are based on a range of business topics. Sample notes and sample summaries are also provided. Example. Webpage link. Level ****[B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Improve your Summary Writing: 2B Business [new 2022]

Following on from summary writing 1B, this lesson, this lesson provides students with further practice on the summary writing process. It includes a review worksheet, two practice tasks which are based on business topics and a peer feedback checklist. Sample notes and sample summaries are also provided. Example. Webpage link. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Introduction to Summary Writing: 1C STEM [new 2022]

Suitable for students beginning their academic studies, this lesson supports students through the summary writing process. It includes an introductory worksheet, an information guide and five practice tasks which are based on STEM topics. Sample notes and sample summaries are also provided. Example. Webpage link. Level ****[B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Improve your Summary Writing: 2C STEM [new 2022]

Following on from summary writing 1C, this lesson, this lesson provides students with further practice on the summary writing process. It includes a review worksheet, two practice tasks which are based on STEM subjects and a peer feedback checklist. Sample notes and sample summaries are also provided. Example. Webpage link. Level ****[B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 Fact versus Opinion [new 2022]

This lesson helps to improve students’ critical reading and academic writing skills by being able to identify and use fact and opinion. It includes a reflection exercise, a language review sheet and many guided and freer practice activities at sentence and paragraph level (worksheet example) Time: 120mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

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TED Talk Listening Worksheets [new 2022]

 

 TED TALK: Why Brexit happened and what to do next… – Alexander Betts [new 2022]  

TED TALK: This lecture discusses the reasons why Brexit happened and how the UK can move forward post Brexit. The lesson includes teacher’s notes, comprehension questions, critical thinking questions and an answer key. Example. Webpage link. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [17:15]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 TED TALK: How China is (and isn’t) fighting air pollutionAngel Hsu [new 2022]  

TED TALK: The lecture discusses the issue of air pollution in China. The speaker talks about fine particulate pollution, actions of the Chinese citizens to raise awareness of the issue and the Chinese government’s measures to help combat the issue. The lesson includes teacher’s notes, comprehension questions, critical thinking questions and an answer key. Example. Webpage link. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [12:09]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 TED TALK: How we could change the planet’s climate future David Wallace [new 2022]  

TED TALK: The lecture discusses the causes of climate change,  effects of climate change especially on cities in South Asia and the Middle East and the solutions to prevent the climate from getting warmer. The lesson includes teacher’s notes, comprehension questions, critical thinking questions and an answer key. Example. Webpage link. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [11:12]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 TED TALK: The big myth of government deficits Stephanie Kelton [new 2022]  

TED TALK: The lecture discusses how government debt can be seen viewed positively. The speaker makes the case to stop looking at government spending as a path towards frightening piles of debt, but rather as a financial contribution to the things that matter. The lesson includes teacher’s notes, comprehension questions, critical thinking questions and an answer key. Example. Webpage link. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [13:51]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 TED TALK: 3 ways to lower the barriers to higher education Adrian K. Haugabrook [new 2022]  

TED TALK: The lecture discusses how less than 7% of people worldwide have a bachelor’s degree. The speaker introduces an innovative approach to expanding access to higher education by driving down costs and rethinking three key things.The lesson includes teacher’s notes, comprehension questions, critical thinking questions and an answer key Example. Webpage link. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [13:11]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 TED TALK: What makes a job good and the case for investing in people – Warren Valdmanis [new 2022]  

TED TALK: The lecture discusses how businesses need to stop cutting labor costs and start investing in people. The speaker breaks down the essential ingredients of a “good” job and shares why they’re key to building great companies.The lesson includes teacher’s notes, comprehension questions, critical thinking questions and an answer key. Example. Webpage link. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [11:11]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 TED TALK: Obesity: the modern famine  Kathy Campbell [new 2022]  

TED TALK: A short lecture on obesity. The lecturer talks about who is obese, why they are obese and why culture is the foundation of a healthy life. The lesson includes teacher’s notes, comprehension questions, critical thinking questions and an answer key. Example. Webpage link. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [13:39]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 TED TALK: The power of plant-based eating  Dr. Joanne Kong [new 2022]  

TED TALK: A short lecture on the power of plant-based eating. The speaker talks about the benefits of eating plant-based, the issue of consuming meat to the economy and the unethical side of meat production. The lesson includes teacher’s notes, comprehension questions, critical thinking questions and an answer key. Example. Webpage link. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  / Video [14:54]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 TED TALK: Why a free and fair internet is more vital than ever  Priscilla Chomba-Kinywa  [new 2022]  

TED TALK: A short lecture on digital discrimination. The speaker calls for collective access to the opportunities and potential the internet provides, underscoring the necessity of free and fair digital rights for all. The lesson includes teacher’s notes, comprehension questions, critical thinking questions and an answer key.  Example. Webpage link. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  / Video [09:23]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 TED TALK: How wind energy could power the Earth… 18 times over   Dan Jørgensen  [new 2022]  

TED TALK: A short lecture on how the wind power industry has grown exponentially. The speaker, Denmark’s climate minister Dan Jørgensen, lays out his plan to end the country’s oil industry by 2050 and transition to a fossil-free future powered by wind energyThe lesson includes teacher’s notes, comprehension questions, critical thinking questions and an answer key. Example. Webpage link. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  / Video [09:23]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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TED TALK: Tax avoidance: a necessary evil by Alexandre Stylianoudis [new 2022]

TED Talk: In this short (12 minute) lecture, the speaker explains how MNCs use the ‘double Irish Dutch sandwich’ to significantly reduce their tax liabilities. He also explains why many corporations have left their home countries and have set up in London instead. The listening test consists of ten comprehension questions, six critical thinking questions and an answer key. Example. Level ***** [B2/C1]  / Video [12.27] / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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BBC 6 Minute Listening Worksheets [new 2022]

 

 

Algorithms [new 2022]

BBC 6-Minute Listening  /  Video

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Bitcoin’s energy cost [new 2022]

BBC 6-Minute Listening  /  Video

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Do consumers care about carbon footprint? [new 2022]

BBC 6-Minute Listening  /  Video

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Making sense of census [new 2022]

BBC 6-Minute Listening  /  Video

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How colour affects us [new 2022]

BBC 6-Minute Listening  /  Video

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Diets: Are personalised diets the best way to be healthy? [new 2022]

BBC 6-Minute Listening  /  Video

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Memory: Why we forget the things we learn [new 2022]

BBC 6-Minute Listening  /  Video

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How green is nuclear power? [new 2022]

BBC 6-Minute Listening  /  Video

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Sleepy in South Korea [new 2022]

BBC 6-Minute Listening  /  Video

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The fear of numbers [new 2022]

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10x BBC PDF Book [new 2022]

     10x BBC English PDF Worksheets [new 2022]

AMAZING VALUE – buy all the new BBC 6 minute worksheets in one PDF book.

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Listening Skills: Useful websites video [new 2022]

 

A 11-minute instructional video on how to use some of the best websites on the internet to improve listening skills outside the class.


Listening Websites: Improve your listening skills [new 2022]

 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 details. Webpage link  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Reference Skills [new 2022]

Reporting verbs: worksheet [updated 2022]

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 NEW Resources for 2021

We’re always working hard at AEUK to produce new lessons and classroom resources. It takes time because once we create a resource we always test it on our students so that we know it works effectively and more importantly to identify any changes needed before publishing.

New lessons and resources

What’s new for 2021?

We’re always working hard at AEUK to produce new lessons and classroom resources. It takes time because once we create a resource we always test it on our students so that we know it works effectively and more importantly to identify any changes needed before publishing.

Academic Reading Test, Summary Writing & Listening Test new for 2021

Reading Test: COVID-19 Pandemic [new for 2021]

The text provides an explanation of COVID-19, its possible origins, the global transmission of the virus, global responses and future control. The reading test worksheet includes: headings / T,F,NG / open answers / gap fill / information tables / reference words / vocabulary. Example  Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

COVID-19: Reading & Summary Writing Lesson [New for 2021]

The text provides an explanation of COVID-19, its possible origins, the global transmission of the virus, global responses and future control. The lesson includes a critical thinking worksheet too. Example Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

COVID-19 – Lecture Listening Test [new for 2021]

This is a lecture on defining COVID-19, how COVID-19 affects the body, typical symptoms, why some people get sick and others don’t, COVID-19 mutations and recent vaccines. It includes a video, test questions and PPT. Worksheet Example  Level ***** [B2/C1]  PPT link Video [12.14] / MP3MEMBERSHIP

COVID-19 Pandemic PDF Book [new for 2021]

AMAZING VALUE – Five lessons in one book. Introduction (Internet research), reading test, summary writing, 1 x lecture listening & a seminar / Example / Webpage link / [TEACHER MEMBERSHIP]

 

Reading Test: The 4th Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) [new for 2021]

The text provides an overview of the 4th industrial revolution (industry 4.0). It discusses the previous industrial revolutions and the opportunities and challenges of industry 4.0. The reading test includes: headings / T,F,NG / open answers / reference words / vocabulary / paraphrasing. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

The 4th Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0): Reading & Summary Writing Lesson [New for 2021]

The text provides an overview of the 4th industrial revolution (industry 4.0). It discusses the previous industrial revolutions and the opportunities and challenges of industry 4.0. The lesson includes a critical thinking worksheet too. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

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

This lecture briefly highlights how the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Industrial Revolutions connect to the 4th Industrial revolution. It clearly explains what is and 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 / MEMBERSHIP

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Reading Skills new for 2021

 Reading Strategies 1 [new 2021]

This lesson helps improve students’ awareness of key reading strategies. It practises prediction, surveying, skimming, scanning, guessing unknown words, reading for detail and summarising. It includes a 480-word text. Worksheet example Time: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Listening Skills new for 2021

Listening note-taking methods 1 [new 2021]

This lesson is an introduction to taking notes using a variety of methods. It begins by providing a guide to seven common methods. The lesson includes five 30-second listenings, two 2-minute listenings and one 8-minute lecture to practice using these methods. Example Time: 90-120mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] Video [08.50] / MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

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 Listening note-taking methods 2 [new 2021]

This lesson is an introduction to abbreviations and note taking using linear, mind map and table methods. The lesson includes four approximately 2-minute lectures and one 8-minute lecture to practice using these methods. Example Time: 90-120mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] Video [07.00] / MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

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 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 set of listening questions and an active listening speaking task (mirroring, paraphrasing, summarising and clarification).  Example Time: 90-120mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] Video [05.33] / MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

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Topic-based Lesson new for 2021

COVID-19 Pandemic PDF Book [new for 2021]

AMAZING VALUE – Five lessons in one book. Introduction (Internet research), reading test, summary writing, 1 x lecture listening & a seminar / Example / Webpage link / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Academic Grammar new for 2021

 

 Academic Grammar 1: the four most common tenses in academic English [new 2021]

This lesson focuses on the four tenses: past simple, present simple, present perfect simple and future simple (will). It includes a language review of each tense, sentence level and paragraph level practice exercises. It also includes a freer writing practice at the end (with example paragraph). See worksheet example Time: 120mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

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 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. (see worksheet exampleTime: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 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. (see worksheet exampleTime: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 Verb Patterns (-ing form / to + infinitive) [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. see worksheet example Time: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 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. (see worksheet example Time: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Noun Phrases Worksheet 2 (detailed)

This lesson is designed to help students write more concisely by using noun phrases. It takes students through a whole range of tasks including noticing the language in context, eight guided practice tasks and five freer practice activities. There’s a language review sheet included too. (see example). Webpage link.  Level *****[B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Academic Writing new for 2021

 Academic description, analysis & evaluation [new 2021]

This lesson helps to improve students’ awareness and understanding of the difference between description, analysis and evaluation. It includes paragraph analysis, a detailed language review reference sheet and graph and sentence level quotation analysis. – see worksheet example. Time: 120mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 Academic definitions [new 2021]

This lesson is designed to help students to write short and extended definitions. It contains a prior knowledge discussion, seven guided learning activities, two language reviews, a freer practice writing task, peer feedback checklist, homework task and teacher’s notes and key. All content is based on STEM topics.. see worksheet example Time: 120mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 Academic Examples: exemplification [new 2021]

This lesson is designed to support students in their understanding and use of exemplification. It includes noticing the language in context, a language review with examples, four guided practice activities, a freer practice paragraph writing task with model answer and teacher’s notes. See worksheet example Time: 120mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

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Paraphrasing Lesson 1 – how to paraphrase effectively [updated 2021]

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

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Paraphrasing Lesson 2 – improve your paraphrasing skills [new for 2021]

This lesson helps students to improve their paraphrasing skills. The guided learning approach includes a text analysis activity where students identify the paraphrasing strategies, five sentence-level tasks to practise the strategies and two paragraph-level exercises to build on the previous tasks.. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Example / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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

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

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Academic Style 4: STEM Vocabulary 2 (AWL & Nominalisation)  [new 2021]

This lesson is for STEM classes (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). It focuses on two key areas of academic writing: AWL and nominalisation. There are three worksheets comprising of a number of different activities to practise categorisation and reformulation at sentence and paragraph level. (Example) Time: 60mins.  / Webpage link /Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]

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Referencing new for 2021

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 Synthesis: synthesising sources [new 2021]

This lesson is designed to support students in their understanding and use of synthesising sources. It includes noticing the use of sources in context, a language focus with examples, two guided writing practice activities, a freer practice paragraph writing task with model answer and teacher’s notes – see worksheet example. Time: 120mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Referencing: Harvard Referencing Worksheet 1 [updated 2021]

Two part worksheet that is a paragraph and 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 and becoming aware of key referencing principles.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Example  / Webpage link / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Referencing: Harvard Referencing Worksheet 2 [new for 2021]

This lesson supports students in their understanding and use of Harvard referencing. It contains six worksheets: a discussion on referencing, a noticing activity, a reordering task, an error identification exercise, a sentence completion task, a gap-fill activity and a reference list task. Teacher’s notes and key are provided..  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Example  / Webpage link / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Referencing: APA 7th Edition Referencing Worksheet 1 [updated 2021]

Two part worksheet that is a paragraph and 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 and becoming aware of key referencing principles.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]   Example  / Webpage link  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Referencing: APA 7th Edition Referencing Worksheet [new for 2021]

This lesson supports students in their understanding and use of APA referencing. It contains six worksheets: a discussion on referencing, a noticing activity, a reordering task, an error identification exercise, a sentence completion task, a gap-fill activity and a reference list task. Teacher’s notes and key are provided.Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]   Example  / Webpage link  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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How to use www.citethisforme.com (online reference generator) [new for 2021]

This lesson is an introduction to using an online reference generator: www.citethisforme.com. It begins by providing a step-by-step guide to using the application and its many functions. The lesson is a task-based activity where students use the reference generator to create bibliography citations. Worksheet example Time: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] / Video / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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INSTANT LESSONS new for 2021

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?

  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. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]

What’s the cruise lecture listening about? 

 

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.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [04.15] MP3  

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] MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

What’s the charity reading text about?

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. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]

What’s the charity lecture listening about?

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: closed questions/open questions/vocabulary. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [03:35] MP3 

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 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?

 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 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?

 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 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 cybernetic organisms lecture listening about?

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 lesson 6: COVID-19

Instant lesson: COVID-19 pandemic (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 [04.20] MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

What’s the COVID-19 reading text about?

COVID-19: can it be controlled?

The 400-word text defines COVID 19 and highlights the key symptoms associated with the virus. It discusses the possible origins of the virus as zoonotic and a possible conspiracy theory of a laboratory leak. It describes how countries responded to the pandemic using lockdowns and finishes by discussing the key vaccines being used to control the virus. The reading test includes: headings / T,F,NG / vocabulary.

 

What’s the COVID-19 lecture listening about?

The COVID-19 Pandemic

The 4-minute lecture starts with an introduction to COVID-19 and its possible origins. The lecturer provides a basic description of how COVID-19 infects the body by preventing the interferons from recognizing it is a danger. He then discusses how the virus mutates and provides two examples of a UK and South African variant. The lecture also highlights how the virus spreads and its longevity in the air and on surface. The listening test includes: open questions, table completion and summary gap fill.

Instant lesson 7: zero waste

Instant lesson: zero waste movement (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 [03.23] MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

What’s the zero waste reading text about?

The zero waste movement.

The 400-word text discusses the issue with landfill sites and explains that some people are eliminating waste from their lives. It provides information about the zero waste movement and the strategies that people can use to make the change. It finishes with examples of large companies who have reduced their waste significantly and small companies who are completely zero waste. The reading test includes: headings / T,F,NG / vocabulary.

What’s the zero waste shop lecture listening about?

The rise in zero waste shops

The 3.23-minute lecture discusses the issue with waste and explains what zero waste shops are and why people have set them up. It illustrates the benefits of zero waste shops and also explains the criticisms. It finishes with a range of questions that the lecturer proposes and attempts to answer about zero waste shops. The listening test includes: open questions & gap fill exercises.

Instant lesson 8: Fast Fashion

Instant lesson: fast fashion (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 [04.35] MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

What’s the fast fashion reading text about?

Fast Fashion: the pros and cons

The 400-word text discusses what is fast fashion and what kind of shoppers it attracts (self and social consumers). It provides information about the production of clothing lines and how quickly a clothing store can turn around a new product from design to shop floor. It finishes by examining the darker side to the industry through unethical labour practices, the pollution to the environment and consumer waste. The reading test includes: headings / T,F,NG / vocabulary.

What’s the fast fashion lecture listening about?

The true price of fast fashion

The 4.35-minute lecture discusses what fast fashion is and its purpose. It focuses on three serious environment impacts caused by the fast fashion industry. 1) materials 2) manufacturing 3) waste. The lecture provides examples and data to support the claims. It finishes by suggesting that we (the consumers) are the problem and we should support companies that follow a circular economic model. The listening test includes: open questions, table completion, multiple choice & gap fill exercises.

Instant lesson 9: Fintech

Instant lesson: fintech (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 [04.05] MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

What’s the Fintech reading text about?

Fintech: how technology is changing financial services

The 400-word text defines Fintech and explains how Fintech is changing the financial landscape. It illustrates some of the Fintech services and finishes with illustrating the drawbacks for the people with no access to the technology that Fintech relies on. The reading test includesheadings / T,F,NG / vocabulary.

 

What’s the Fintech lecture listening about?

Fintech: payment systems (PayPal & Stripe)

The 4-minute lecture explains what Fintech is and illustrates some the Fintech services, paying particular attention to payment systems. It compares two of the biggest payment services: PayPal and Stripe in terms of finances, users and security. It finishes with deciding which one is a better system. The listening test includes: gap fill exercises, open questions and multiple choice.

Instant lesson 10: Mental Health

Instant lesson: mental health (mindfulness-based cognitive therapy) (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 [03.48] MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

What’s the mental health reading text about?

Mental health: a brief overview  

The 400-word text starts by explaining the changes to mental health over the last 70 years. It then provides information about the two most common types of mental disorders and includes some important statistics on how many people suffer from each type of illness. It finishes with an explanation of the different treatments on offer. The reading test includesheadings / T,F,NG / vocabulary.

 

What’s the mental health lecture listening about?

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy [MBCT]

The 3.52-minute lecture starts by providing some important statistics connected to mental health: number of people affected, causes, demographics and economic costs. It then defines MBCT, mindfulness and cognitive based therapy and explains how they work. It finishes by looking at briefly at the success rates of this treatment. The listening test includes:  gap-fill exercises, open questions & multiple choice.

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