AEUK Teacher's Resources

Speaking Lessons

Presentations

Presentation Worksheet [Teacher]

What is an academic presentation? This lecture discusses the key ideas of giving a presentation including referencing, signposting, delivery and rehearsal. Teacher's notes and 2-page listening worksheet with answers. Great lesson to introduce students to giving an academic presentation.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]   Video [7:00]   Example

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Create PPT slides people will remember - Duarte Inc [CEO]

Harvard Business Review: How to plan an informed presentation and what is needed to create really effective slides that keep an audience engaged. More HBR listening worksheets are here  Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [03:08]  Example of a test

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Listening Lessons

Academic English: How is it different?

What is academic English? This lecture by Cambridge University Press discusses the key differences between Academic English and General English. The listening worksheet has a variety of questions and is great introduction to understanding Academic English .  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]   Video [5:20]   Example

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Listening Tests 10-14 minutes

TED TALK: What makes a good life? (Harvard University). It discusses the success of the study and what the findings were. A lesson plan, 4-page question booklet (with a variety of question types) and answers. These are great lessons to improve note-taking and provide students with valuable feedback on listening skills.  Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [12:46] Example of a test

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Reading Lessons

Reading Timeline

A biographical account of British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin. Read the text and order the events of his life on the time line sheet provided. Words: 731  Level ***** [B1/B2]

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Reading Strategies [Teachers]

Topic: Leadership & Management Styles.Use and practice a variety of reading strategies to understand how to read journal articles efficiently. 5-page worksheet on all reading strategies (scanning, skimming, genre analysis, reading for detail, summaries) & 8-page reading document.  Level ***** [B2/C1] Example

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Reading Summary & Response

Topic: The World is Going to University (The Economist, 2015). Two page text (Download from the Economist) - students read text, make notes of key ideas, relevant support & write a 250 word summary.  Then write a 150-word critical response. Lesson includes a plan, outline, main points & support, a model summary and model response.  Level ***** [B2/C1] Example

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Reading Summary & Response

Topic: 100 year study of A.I (Stanford Uni, 2016). Two page text (included) - students read the text, make notes of key ideas, relevant support and write a 250 word summary. Then they write 150-word critical response. Lesson includes a plan, outline, suggested main points and support, a model summary and model response.  Level ***** [B2/C1] Example

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Writing Lessons

Error Correction Code

Teachers: This code can be used to correct student's work. Underline the mistake and use one of the symbols to indicate problem. Students correct the mistake using the code and return to teacher to check. Example

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Error Correction Practice & Answers

Teachers or students: This is a much harder worksheet of 12 sentences with 3 or 4 mistakes in each sentence. It includes answers. Good introduction to the correction code.

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Academic Style: 20 key features to writing 

This lesson brainstorms academic style / formality in writing. Teacher feedbacks using the visual highlighting and explaining the concepts and then there are 10x practice exercises from informal to formal.  Time: 60mins  Example  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]

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Topic Sentences - the basics

This lesson takes students through 'noticing' how a topic sentence links to development. Then writing topic sentences from the content of paragraph and then writing the paragraph from a topic sentence..  Time: 60mins  Example  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]

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2-sided Argument Essay

Question: Is obesity a disease? This essay argues both sides. These lessons are based on a key argument text and includes a variety of different lessons - reading and highlighting arguments, writing an argument using key points or writing an argument and comparing to model. Academic Sources:9 / Words:765 / Level ***** [B2/C1]   Example

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Referencing Lessons

Credible sources

What is a credible source? This lesson highlights the key components of identifying credible and reliable resources. It also includes a check list on 20 different sources and students have to decide whether these are credible or not? Good lesson to do before students begin researching for sources.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  

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Harvard Referencing Worksheet

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

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APA 6th Edition Referencing Worksheet

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

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Academic Grammar Lessons

Passive Grammar - the basics

This is a worksheet that provides an overview of the basic passive structures, the rules and tense exercises. It also includes a speaking activity. A nice lesson to revise the basic structures and use of the passive.  Level ***** [B1/B2]

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Academic Passive Structures / Nominalisation

An introduction to the impersonal passive structure 'it is said that...' and to infinitive passive form ' it is claimed to be...'. Also, how to nominalise verbs to nouns to show formality in writing. This worksheets provides key information and 10 writing questions. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]      Example

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Nominalisation (verbs to nouns)

An introduction to nominalisation. This worksheet shows the basics of nominalising, practices changing verbs to nouns, and includes three exercises from guided through to free practice. Good writing practice activity with a fair amount of challenge for all levels.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]      Example

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Academic Vocabulary Lessons

Collocation (verbs / adjectives)

Collocation is words that go naturally together. This sheet refers students to use a collocation website (www.ozdic.com) to ensure fluency through the correct use of adjectives and verbs with key nouns.    Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  

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Academic Word List Exercise x4

Four Academic Word List gap fill exercises. 10 sentences in each sheet with 10 words to choose from. Words must be put in correct form. Great way to improve awareness of academic words and word formation.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]      Example

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Academic Word game - Verbs to Nouns

100 high frequency words taken from the Academic Word List and put into grid. In groups of four, students guess the noun for each verb. The objective is to get as many four-in-in row as possible. This is a fun lesson to improve awareness of academic words and formality. Medium Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]      Example

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Academic Word game - Nouns to Adjectives

100 high frequency words taken from the Academic Word List and put into grid. In groups of four, students guess the adjective for each noun. The objective is to get as many four-in-in row as possible. This is a fun lesson to improve awareness of academic words and formality. Difficult Level ***** [B2/C1]      Example

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Academic Word game - Word + preposition

100 high frequency words taken from the Academic Word List and put into grid. In groups of four, students guess the corresponding preposition for each word. The objective is to get as many four-in-in row as possible. This is a fun lesson to improve awareness of academic words and formality. medium Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]      Example

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Academic Word game - Word forms [n/v/adj]

100 high frequency words taken from the Academic Word List and put into grid. In groups of four, students guess the correct form (each word in the grid has an acronym of the word to be guessed). The objective is to get as many four-in-in row as possible. This is a fun lesson to improve awareness of academic words and formality. Medium Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]      Example

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