NEW Resources for 2023

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 resources 2023

New releases for 2023

Punctuation

 

 Punctuation [updated 2023]

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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Essay Feedback Form

 

Essay feedback form (new 2023)

This form can be used for writing tasks or writing assessments. It includes sections on  formatting, introduction, main body, conclusion, in-text referencing, reference list, language use (vocabulary, grammar, academic style) and overall comments. Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Poster Feedback Form

 

Poster feedback form (new 2023)

This form can be used for poster writing assessments. It includes sections on formatting, objectives, content (titles, acronyms, terms), figures, in-text referencing, reference list, language use (vocabulary, grammar, academic style) and overall comments. Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Seminar Feedback Forms

 

Seminar feedback form (new 2023)

This form can be used for seminar speaking assessments. It includes sections on speaking (length of contribution, adding to others, pronunciation, pace & volume), content (preparation, facts & figures, referring to sources), language use (vocabulary, grammar), interaction (signposting) and overall comments. Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Presentation Feedback form

 

Presentation feedback form (updated 2023)

This form can be used for seminar speaking assessments. It includes sections on organisation, content (well researched, clear slides , facts & figures, sources), presentation & engagement (use of signposting language), language use (vocabulary, grammar), pronunciation and overall comments. Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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E-Portfolio Presentation Feedback Form

 

E-portfolio presentation feedback form (new 2023)

This form can be used for e-portfolio presentation assessments. It includes sections on organisation, task fulfilment & content (ALGs, analysis, evaluation, future focus), presentation & engagement (use of signposting language), language use (vocabulary, grammar), pronunciation and overall comments. Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Seminars

An Introduction to Seminars (new 2023)

This lesson is designed to introduce students to seminars. It contains information on what is a seminar, the seminar procedure, seminar phrases, and academic seminar practice using two short academic texts (reading & lecture). Example. Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Presentations

Introduction to Presentations (new 2023)

This lesson is designed to introduce students to academic presentations. It contains information on how to plan, structure, and deliver an academic presentation. It includes a listening worksheet, presentation signposting phrases and a mini-presentation activity. Example. Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Debates

Introduction to Debates (new 2023)

This lesson is designed to introduce students to debating. It contains information on debate procedures, a ‘top tips’ listening worksheet, debate signposting phrases and a range of debate questions. Example. Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Academic E-Portfolio

 

Academic E-Portfolios (new 2023)

This lesson is designed to help students create an academic e-portfolio. It contains a range of exercises to help them understand what it is, why it is used, what makes an effective goal, how to show evidence of learning and how to reflect and evaluate. It includes a template the students can use to start creating their own e-portfolios. Example. Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Academic Posters

Academic Posters 1: An Introduction (new 2023)

This lesson is designed to help students to understand what an academic poster is and what the features of an academic poster are. It contains a range of exercises to help them as well as an activity where they analyse a first draft poster for things to improve and a final draft poster for its strengths and weaknesses. The students then create their own posters using a given topic and template. Example. Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  / PPT Slides (link in paid download) TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Academic Posters 2: Academic Poster Guidelines (new 2023)

This lesson provides a detailed set of guidelines to create an academic poster. It includes a first draft scientific poster with 10 mistakes and a final draft for comparison. The students can then create an academic poster based on these guidelines.  Example. Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] / Video / PPT Slides (link in paid download) / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

MAWL (Medical Academic Word List) Lessons

 Introduction to the MAWL using synonyms: Sublist 1- 5 [new 2023]

This is a great lesson to introduce the Medical Academic Word List (MAWL). It begins with a small explanation about the MAWL. This is then followed with a focus activity on sublist 1 by identifying possible synonyms, which helps students to become acquainted with the MAWL. The final activity is a sentence gap-fill sheet to consolidate understanding (two exercises: general & medical).The PDF book includes 5 lessons for sublists 1-5. Time: 30 mins per lesson / Example  Level: *****[B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 Medical Gap Fill Exercises (MAWL: Sublist 1-5) [new 2023]

This lesson uses words from the MAW sublists 1-5. There are 10 sentence gap-fill exercises which focus on general & medical terms.These gap fill exercises are the same exercises as the Introduction to the MAWL lesson. Example  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 Introduction to the MAWL using synonyms: Sublist 6 – 10 [new 2023]

This is a great lesson to introduce the Medical Academic Word List (MAWL). It begins with a small explanation about the MAWL. This is then followed with a focus activity on sublist 6 by identifying possible synonyms, which helps students to become acquainted with the MAWL. The final activity is a sentence gap-fill sheet to consolidate understanding (two exercises: general & medical).The PDF book includes 5 lessons for sublists 6-10. Example Time: 30 mins per lesson Level: *****[B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP /INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Medical Gap Fill Exercises (MAWL: Sublist 6-10) [new 2023]

This lesson uses words from the MAW sublists 6-10. There are 10 sentence gap-fill exercises which focus on general & medical terms.These gap fill exercises are the same exercises as the Introduction to the MAWL lesson. Example  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Dementia Lesson

 

Reading Test: Dementia [new 2023]

This 1000-word text discusses dementia. It provides an extended definition of dementia, key facts and stats connected to dementia, the four types of dementia, and the diagnosis and possible treatments of dementia. The reading test includes: matching headings to paragraphs; true, false, not given; reference words; open answer questions; and a vocabulary task. (Example) Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP  

 

Writing Summary: Dementia [new 2023]

This 1000-word text discusses dementia. It provides an extended definition of dementia, key facts and stats connected to dementia, the four types of dementia, and the diagnosis and possible treatments of dementiaThe 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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Alzheimer’s is not normal aging and we can cure it – Samuel Cohen [new 2023]

TED TALK: This talk discusses what happens in the brain of someone with this disease. It describes the incidence rate, the economic challenges and the results of the latest experiments. Listening worksheets include a range of test type questions: open questions; multiple choice; true, false; gap fills and more. Example Level ***** [B2/C1] / Video [07.44] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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The dementia village that’s redefining elder care – Yvonne van Amerongen [new 2023]

TED TALK: This talk describes what the new ‘dementia village’ looks like, how it has been set up to support dementia sufferers and why it works. Listening worksheets include a range of test-type questions: open questions; gap fills; true, false; multiple-choice; table completion and more. Example Level ***** [B2/C1] / Video [10.21] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Speaking Seminar: Dementia  [new 2023]

This seminar worksheet provides a a number of questions based on the reading and listenings. Students refer to the reading text and their listening notes and discuss some of the key points made in all texts. The seminar sheet includes the sources so students can refer to specific evidence by author. TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP
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Dementia PDF Lesson Book [new 2023]

AMAZING VALUE – Five lessons in one book: reading test, reading to writing summary writing, 2xlistening tests & speaking seminar. Example TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

10 New TED Ed Medicine Academic Lectures

How do antidepressants work? by TED-Ed Medicine (2021) [new 2023]

The focus of this short 4.39-minute lecture is to provide an explanation of how antidepressants work.  It firstly looks at how depression was treated in the past; it then looks at the discovery of the different antidepressant drugs, how they work and their side effects. EXAMPLE.Time: 60 minutes.  Level ***** [B2/C1]  Video [04.39] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Why haven’t we cured arthritis? by TED-Ed Medicine (2019) [new 2023]

The focus of this short 4.11-minute lecture is to explain why it is difficult to cure arthritis. It looks at how widespread the disease it; the common features of the different types of arthritis; the causes of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthritis; the current treatments and the preventative measures.  EXAMPLE. Time: 60 minutes.  Level ***** [B2/C1]  Video [04.11] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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What is bipolar disorder? by TED-Ed Medicine (2017) [new 2023]

The focus of this short 5.58-minute lecture is to explain what bipolar disorder is. It firstly gives a definition of this disorder; it then compares two types of the condition. After that each type is explained in terms of the symptoms before discussing how people live with this disorder. It then goes into an analysis of the causes, the diagnosis, the medical treatments and the lifestyle changes that people with this condition can make. EXAMPLE.Time: 60 minutes.  Level ***** [B2/C1]  Video [05.58] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Performing brain surgery without a scalpel. by TED-Ed Medicine (2022) [new 2023]

The focus of this short 4.58-minute lecture is to describe how brain surgery can be performed using stereotactic radiosurgery. It explains what this treatment is, the process of this treatment and how it works, and then looks at the drawbacks, the benefits and other diseases that can be treated with stereotactic radiosurgery. EXAMPLE.Time: 60 minutes.  Level ***** [B2/C1]  Video [04.58] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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How does laser eye surgery work? by TED-Ed Medicine (2019) [new 2023]

The focus of this short 5.17-minute lecture is to explain how laser eye surgery works. It firstly looks at the invention of keratomileusis and explains how this procedure can correct refractive errors. It then talks about excimer lasers, what they can do and how they work before finally explaining how the technique SMILE works. EXAMPLE.Time: 60 minutes.  Level ***** [B2/C1]  Video [05.17] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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The dangers of mixing drugs by TED-Ed Medicine (2019) [new 2023]

The focus of this short 5.03-minute lecture is to inform of the dangers of mixing drugs. It starts by explaining when drug interactions happen; it then describes the two types of interactions; after that it gives examples of the interactions and what happens in the body during these interactions; and finally it looks at the new developments in science and technology.EXAMPLE.Time: 60 minutes.  Level ***** [B2/C1]  Video [05.03] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Why is pneumonia so dangerous? by TED-Ed Medicine (2020) [new 2023]

The focus of this short 4.07-minute lecture is to explain why pneumonia is so dangerous. It starts by explaining what happens when we breathe and the role of the alveoli; it then defines pneumonia and looks at the cause of this infection; after that it explains the symptoms of pneumonia, the treatment and susceptible populations before finally examining preventative measures. EXAMPLE.Time: 60 minutes.  Level ***** [B2/C1]  Video [04.07] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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What is schizophrenia? by TED-Ed Medicine (2020) [new 2023]

The focus of this short 5.17-minute lecture is to discuss schizophrenia. It starts by talking about the initial, positive and negative symptoms of this condition; it then examines the possible causes of the disorder; and finally it looks at the different treatments available along with how they work and any side effects. EXAMPLE. Time: 60 minutes.  Level ***** [B2/C1]  Video [05.17] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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What would happen if you didn’t sleep? by TED-Ed Medicine (2017) [new 2023]

The focus of this short 4.20-minute lecture is to explain what would happen if we didn’t sleep. It starts by looking at a case study of a teenager who didn’t sleep for sometime; it then talks about the external and internal signals that prepare our bodies for sleep; after that it informs us of the diseases and conditions that sleep deprivation may cause and it describes a rare genetic condition where people don’t sleep; and finally it examines what happens in the brain when we sleep. EXAMPLE. Time: 60 minutes.  Level ***** [B2/C1]  Video [04.20] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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How does ultrasound work? by TED-Ed Medicine (2021) [new 2023]

The focus of this short 4.56-minute lecture is to describe how ultrasound works. It firstly describes how sound is created and uses bats and SONAR to clarify how it works; it then examines what ultrasound is used for in a medical context; after that it explains how fetal ultrasound works; and finally it evaluates the positive aspects of ultrasound. EXAMPLE. Time: 60 minutes.  Level ***** [B2/C1]  Video [04.56] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Describing Graphs (analysis & evaluation)

 

Describing graphs: analysis and evaluation (updated 2023)

This lesson begins with describing basic graphs and suggesting what they could represent. It then provides the language necessary for describing, analysing and evaluating. This is followed by students researching and analysing graphs/charts/tables from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) and giving a short presentation on their findings. Example. Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Describing Graphs (the basics)

Describing graphs – the basics [updated 2023]

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

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Describing Results (charts, graphs,tables)

 

Describing Results (questionnaire data) [new 2023]

This lesson teaches students how to describe the results from a questionnaire. It provides language for describing quantities, group sizes, specific features and reporting verbs. It includes model answers and a range of practice activities. Example Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP 

 

Medical Academic Word List (MAWL)

Medical Academic Word List Download (MAWL) [new 2023]

This is a download of the Medical Academic Word List in PDF format. It contains 623 medical and non-subject specific words, divided into 10 sublists based on frequency (sublist 1 = most frequent).  Level: ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 Introduction to the MAWL using synonyms: Sublist 1- 5 

This is a great lesson to introduce the Medical Academic Word List (MAWL). It begins with a small explanation about the MAWL. This is then followed with a focus activity on sublist 1 by identifying possible synonyms, which helps students to become acquainted with the MAWL. The final activity is a sentence gap-fill sheet to consolidate understanding (two exercises: general & medical). The PDF book includes 5 lessons for sublists 1-5Time: 30 mins per lesson / Example  Level: *****[B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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10 New TED Ed Medicine Academic Lectures

How does at anesthesia work? TED-Ed Medicine (2016) (new 2023)

The focus of this short 4.42-minute lecture is to provide an explanation of how anesthesia works. It firstly looks at regional anesthesia and then moves on to the two types of general anesthetia: inhalational and intravenous. Finally, it explains how anesthesia has improved surgical techniques. Example Time: 60 minutes. Level ***** [B2/C1]  Video [04.42] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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How can we solve the antibiotic resistance crisis? TED-Ed Medicine (2020) (new 2023)

The focus of this short 6.00-minute lecture is to explain how bacteria has become resistant to antibiotics. It firstly looks at the uses of antibiotics, the discovery of antibiotics and the start of the resistance, and then moves on to the solutions and challenges. Example Time: 60 minutes. Level ***** [B2/C1]  Video [06.00] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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How bones make blood TED-Ed Medicine (2020) (new 2023)

The focus of this short 4.22-minute lecture is to explain how bone makes blood. It firstly looks at what bone consists of and the role of the stem cells in the bone marrow; it then describes what blood cancer is and how it evolves; after that it explains how a bone marrow transplant works before finally identifying potential donors. Example Time: 60 minutes. Level ***** [B2/C1]  Video [04.22] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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How does chemotherapy work? TED-Ed Medicine (2019) (new 2023)

The focus of this short 5.06-minute lecture is to explain how chemotherapy works. It firstly looks at how chemotherapy drugs were discovered; it then describes how these drugs are delivered into body and exactly how they kill the cells; after that it describes the side effects of chemotherapy along with how doctors manage these side effects; and it ends with some important statistics on diagnosis and remission. Example Time: 60 minutes. Level ***** [B2/C1]  Video [05.06] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Why is it so hard to cure the common cold? TED-Ed Medicine (2022) (new 2023)

The focus of this short 5.03-minute lecture is to explain why it is so hard to cure the common cold. It firstly discusses some research on pleconaril; it then looks at the immune system and explains how it protects you; after that it discusses vaccines as a treatment and how they work before examining antiviral drugs and how they work; it then illustrates why one disease has been eradicated while another is challenging to eliminate; and finally, it looks at potential new treatments. Example Time: 60 minutes. Level ***** [B2/C1]  Video [05.03] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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What causes headaches? TED-Ed Medicine (2018) (new 2023)

The focus of this short 5.07-minute lecture is to explain the cause of headaches. It firstly looks at the cure for headaches in ancient Greece; it then classifies headaches into two types and defines both; after that it looks into four types of headaches and explains what happens in the head that causes the pain along with other symptomatic effects. Example Time: 60 minutes. Level ***** [B2/C1]  Video [05.07] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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What happens during a heart attack? TED-Ed Medicine (2017 ) (new 2023)

The focus of this short 4.40-minute lecture is to explain what happens during a heart attack. It firstly looks at the causes; it then identifies the symptoms; after that it describes the diagnosis; it then explains the treatment for heart attacks before finally putting forward some preventative measures. Example Time: 60 minutes. Level ***** [B2/C1]  Video [04.40] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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How does heart transplant surgery work? TED-Ed Medicine (2022) (new 2023)

The focus of this short 4.55-minute lecture is to explain how heart transplant surgery works. It firstly provides some statistics on heart transplants; it then describes who the potential recipients and the eligible donors are; after that it describes the surgery in detail before looking at some of the associated challenges; finally, it provides some survival-rate statistics. Example Time: 60 minutes. Level ***** [B2/C1]  Video [04.55] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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How does the immune system work? by TED-Ed Medicine (2018) (new 2023)

The focus of this short 5.09-minute lecture is to explain how the immune system works. It firstly looks at what the immune system protects you against; it then defines what the immune system is; after that it explains the role and the types of white blood cells and how they work together; it then identifies the bodily symptoms that help the immune system before finally explaining what happens to people with autoimmune diseasesExample Time: 1 hour.  Level ***** [B2/C1]  Video [05.09] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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What is obesity? TED-Ed Medicine (2016) (new 2023)

The focus of this short 4.56-minute lecture is to explain what obesity is. It firstly discusses bodily fat in prehistoric times; it then looks at the period of history when being overweight was recognised as ill health; after that it explains the difference between being overweight and being obese; it then identifies the causes of obesity before looking at the effects of obesity and finally the way to improve obesity-related health issues. Example Time: 60 minutes. Level ***** [B2/C1]  Video [04.56] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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How do steroids affect your body? TED-Ed Medicine (2022) (new 2023)

The focus of this short 5.32 minute lecture is to explain how steroids affect your muscles and other parts of your body. It starts with a definition of steroids and the likely users; it then identifies the effects of steroids; after that it explains the medical use as well as the recreational use of steroids before discussing the undesired consequences of the latter. Example Time: 60 minutes. Level ***** [B2/C1]  Video [05.32] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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15 New Mini Academic Lectures

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                   5x Mini Lecture Listenings Book 4 (new for 2023)

                              Lessons: Geometry, HS2, Peer-to-peer Lending, SpaceX & Sustainability..

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

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

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Geometry Mini Lecture (new 2023)

This short lecture discusses the purpose of a bridge, it introduces the use of triangles in bridge design, it puts forward the reasons why triangles are used in bridge design and illustrates some examples of some famous bridges. The listening test includes: open questions, multiple choice and gap fill tasks. Worksheet Example  Time: 60 minutes.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [03.13] MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) Mini Lecture (new 2023)

This short lecture discusses problems that HS2 has faced since 2009. The key issues discussed include the environmental impact, the cost and the axing of the eastern leg. The listening test includes: open questions, multiple choice and gap fill tasks. Worksheet Example.  Time: 60 minutes. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [03.23] MP3TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Peer-to-peer Lending Mini Lecture (new 2023)

This short lecture discusses the origins of crowdfunding and explains the different types of crowfunding: reward-based, equity-based and donation-based. It then focuses on how crowdfunding has changed the financial landscape of borrowing money. The listening test includes: open questions, multiple choice and gap fill tasks. Worksheet Example.  Time: 60 minutes. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [03.57] MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Space X Mini Lecture (new 2023)

This short lecture discusses SpaceX’s founder Elon Musk’s mission to have a human presence on Mars. It explains how this will become a possibility through using reusable rocket ships and fuel-efficient engines. The listening test includes: open questions, multiple choice and gap fill tasks. Worksheet Example. Time: 60 minutes. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [03.39] MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Sustainability Mini Lecture (new 2023)

This short lecture discusses how and why businesses are changing from globalised supply chains to more localised manufacturing. It focuses on the positive aspects of ‘reshoring’ and the reduced impact of environmentally conscience business strategies. The listening test includes: open questions, multiple choice and gap fill tasks. Worksheet Example. Time: 60 minutes. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [03.34] MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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             5x Mini Lecture Listenings Book 3 (new for 2023)

                             Lessons: Automation, Big Data, Business Innovation, Cryptocurrencies & Cybercrime.

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

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

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Automation Mini Lecture by Academic English UK

This short lecture defines chatbots, discusses the industries that use chatbots and explains how chatbots work. It looks at the reasons why people prefer engaging with chatbots, the growth of the chatbot industry and identifies an untapped area where growth in the use of chatbots is possible. The listening test includes: open questions, multiple choice and gap fill tasks. Worksheet Example /  Time: 60 minutes. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [03.18] MP3 /TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Big Data Mini Lecture by Academic English UK

This short lecture defines big data, illustrates how it influences the business world and explains the importance of data protection. It introduces laws, guides and tools to help protect our private information, and it puts forward measures that could be implemented further to protect everyone’s data. The listening test includes: open questions, multiple choice and gap fill tasks. Worksheet Example /  Time: 60 minutes. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [03.41] MP3 /TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Business Model Innovation Mini Lecture by Academic English UK

This short lecture compares Blockbuster and Netflix. It starts by looking at Blockbuster and talks about its product, how it expanded, its revenue and then its downfall. It then introduces Netflix and explains how it started, its pricing model, its business strategy and its global success. The listening test includes: open questions, multiple choice and gap fill tasks. Worksheet Example / Time: 60 minutes.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [03.40] MP3 /TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Cryptocurrencies Mini Lecture by Academic English UK

This short lecture defines bitcoin, talks about the success of bitcoin and explains how bitcoin works. It looks at the different perspectives from financial institutions, its market volatility and potential risks. The listening test includes: open questions, multiple choice and gap fill tasks. Worksheet Example / Time: 60 minutes. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [03.25] MP3 /TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Cybercrime Mini Lecture by Academic English UK

This short lecture defines cybersecurity, it looks at how we can protect ourselves from a cyberattack, it explains who is most responsible for cyberattacks in business, it puts forward the security measures companies can take and it provides data that indicates how cybersecurity is a booming industry. The listening test includes: open questions, multiple choice and gap fill tasks. Worksheet Example / Time: 60 minutes.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [03.40] MP3 /TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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                   5x Mini Lecture Listenings Book 2 (new for 2022)

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

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COVID 19 Mini Lecture by Academic English UK

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. Worksheet Example  Webpage Link Time: 60 minutes. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [04.24] MP3 /TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Zero Waste Mini Lecture by Academic English UK

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. Worksheet Example  Time: 60 minutes.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [03.23] MP3 /TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Fast Fashion Mini Lecture by Academic English UK

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 & gap fill exercises. Worksheet Example  Time: 60 minutes. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [04.35] MP3 /TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Fintech Mini Lecture by Academic English UK

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 choiceWorksheet Example Time: 60 minutes. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [04.05] MP3 /TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Mental Health (mindfulness) Mini Lecture by Academic English UK

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 and multiple choiceWorksheet Example  Time: 60 minutes. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [03.52] MP3 /TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Front Groups

Reading Test: Front Groups [new 2023]

This 820-word text discusses front groups. It provides a definition of the key terms, it analyses the characteristics of front groups, it looks at some well-known examples of front groups and the companies that support them, and it ends by considering what needs to be done to raise people’s awareness of these types of groups.  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

 

Writing Summary: Front Groups  [new 2023]

This 820-word text discusses front groups. It provides a definition of the key terms, it analyses the characteristics of front groups, it looks at some well-known examples of front groups and the companies that support them, and it ends by considering what needs to be done to raise people’s awareness of these types of groups. 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: Front Groups [new 2023]

This 10-minute lecture discusses front groups. It explains what a front group is, it looks at the purpose of a front group and how it operates, it outlines and analyses three case studies connected to the tobacco, alcohol and oil industries, and it ends with a summary and the speaker’s thoughts. The listening test includes: gap fill completion activities; open answer questions; true, false, not given; and multiple choice questions(Example) Level ***** [B2/C1] / Video [10.45]MP3 / PPT link in download / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Speaking Seminar: Front Groups [new 2023]

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Front Groups PDF Lesson Book [new 2023]

 

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Diversity Equity Inclusion

 

 

Reading Test: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) [new 2023]

This 800-word text discusses Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). It provides definitions of the key terms, it looks at the results of two studies into gender and ethnic representation and inclusion, it describes the changes that have taken place since the introduction of The Equality Act 2010, and it looks at strategies that can be implemented to encourage more effective DEI practices. The reading test includes: matching headings to paragraphs; true, false, not given; reference words; open answer questions; citations; and a vocabulary task. (Example) Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP 

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Writing Summary: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)  [new 2023]

This 800-word text discusses Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). It provides definitions of the key terms, it looks at the results of two studies into gender and ethnic representation and inclusion, it describes the changes that have taken place since the introduction of The Equality Act 2010, and it looks at strategies that can be implemented to encourage more effective DEI practices. 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: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (Unconscious Bias) [new 2023]

This 8-minute lecture talks about unconscious bias and unequal pay. It provides definitions of the key terms, it supports the definitions with concrete examples, it shows important data of how widespread these two issues are, and it puts forward some solutions to help solve these problems. 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 [08.18]MP3 / PPT link in download / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Speaking Seminar: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)  [new 2023]

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) PDF Book [new 2023]

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Heart Disease

Reading Test: Heart Disease [new 2023]

This 789-word text discusses cardiovascular disease (CVD). It provides a detailed paragraph definition of CVD and focuses on two of the biggest causes: high blood pressure and high cholesterol. It also puts forward solutions in the form of treatment and prevention. 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: Heart Disease [new 2023]

This 789-word text discusses cardiovascular disease (CVD). It provides a detailed paragraph definition of CVD and focuses on two of the biggest causes: high blood pressure and high cholesterol. It also puts forward solutions in the form of treatment and preventionThe 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: Heart Disease (CABG Procedure) [new 2023]

This short lecture explains how the mortality rate of cardiovascular disease has declined through the emergence of the coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). It talks about the CABG procedure and risks of open-heart surgery which involves single, double, triple or quadruple bypasses or the less invasive coronary angioplasty. 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 [06.30]MP3 / PPT link in download / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Speaking Seminar: Front Groups [new 2023]

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Heart Disease PDF Book [new 2023]

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Instant lesson 16: geometry [new]

Instant lesson: geometry (new 2023)

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Geometry: much more than a theoretical subject

This 358-word text firstly defines geometry, it then introduces the different types of geometry and it finally discusses the many uses of geometry in everyday life. The reading test includes: headings, T/F/NG and vocabulary.

 

Triangles used in bridge design and construction

This short lecture discusses the purpose of a bridge, it introduces the use of triangles in bridge design, it puts forward the reasons why triangles are used in bridge design and illustrates some examples of some famous bridges. The listening test includes: open questions, multiple choice and gap fill tasks.

 

Instant lesson 17: High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) [new]

Instant lesson: High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) (new 2023)

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

 

HS2: better connections, more capacity and zero emissions

This 412-word text defines High Speed 2, it discusses the strategic significance and the key phases of the building HS2 from London to Manchester. It also explains the net zero carbon economic objectives connected to the future of UK railways. The reading test includes: headings, T/F/NG and vocabulary.

 

HS2: over-promised and under-delivered

This short lecture discusses problems that HS2 has faced since 2009. The key issues discussed include the environmental impact, the cost and the axing of the eastern leg. The listening test includes: open questions, multiple choice and gap fill tasks.

Instant lesson 18: peer-to-peer lending [new]

Instant lesson: peer-to-peer lending (new 2023)

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 [03.57] MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Peer-to-peer lending: potentially profitable yet increasingly risky

This 420-word text defines peer-to-peer lending / crowdfunding, it then discusses the process of how the system works and its main advantages. The reading test includes: headings, T/F/NG and vocabulary.

 

Crowdfunding: the cause of a radically-changing financial outlook

This short lecture discusses the origins of crowdfunding and explains the different types of crowfunding: reward-based, equity-based and donation-based. It then focuses on how crowdfunding has changed the financial landscape of borrowing money. The listening test includes: open questions, multiple choice and gap fill tasks.

Instant lesson 19: Space X [new]

Instant lesson: Space X (new 2023)

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 [03.39] MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

SpaceX: making humanity multiplanetary

This 407-word text provides a background on SpaceX aerospace company. It discusses SpaceX’s successes in rocket design and the future mission of the company. The reading test includes: headings, T/F/NG and vocabulary.

 

SpaceX: The Colonisation of Mars

This short lecture discusses SpaceX’s founder Elon Musk’s mission to have a human presence on Mars. It explains how this will become a possibility through using reusable rocket ships and fuel-efficient engines. The listening test includes: open questions, multiple choice and gap fill tasks.

Instant lesson 20: sustainability [new]

Instant lesson: sustainability (new 2023)

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 [03.34] MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

How a business can and must reduce its carbon and water footprint

This 420-word text begins with a definition of carbon and water footprint, it then discusses the biggest contributors to these footprints and possible solutions for the future. The reading test includes: headings, T/F/NG and vocabulary.

 

‘Think global, act local’: the more sustainable supply chain

This short lecture discusses how and why businesses are changing from globalised supply chains to more localised manufacturing. It focuses on the positive aspects of ‘reshoring’ and the reduced impact of environmentally conscience business strategies. The listening test includes: open questions, multiple choice and gap fill tasks.

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Academic Resolutions [new]

  

Academic Resolutions Lesson [new 2022]

A fun, engaging lesson where students use their skills of description, analysis and evaluation to discuss ‘Resolutions’. The worksheet includes a brainstorming activity, a language review section, ten academic resolutions to describe, analyse and evaluate and seminar questions. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1/C2

 

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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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