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Here at AEUK we are working on more topic-based lessons. Lessons that are focused and provide students with the opportunity to really explore a topic in more detail and practise all four key academic skills of lecture listening, reading academic texts, source-based writing and seminar discussion skills.

These lesson books are designed to replicate university study and encourage students to think critically and synthesise ideas together. We believe that it is important for students to have time to analyse and evaluate content based around a specific topic to be able to formulate opinions and critique the authors’ ideas.

The lesson books include anything from 2-10 hours of content on:

  • Exploring the topic and linking personal experience.
  • Creating and writing a definition.
  • Reading a 800-word text with reading test-type questions.
  • Identifying the key points in the text and writing a summary.
  • Discussing the authors ideas in the text and applying critical thinking.
  • Listening & taking notes to a 10-15 minute lecture – followed by questions.
  • Speaking in a seminar to discuss and synthesise the content from the reading and lecture.

Topic-based Lesson Topics

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Topic-based Lessons 4-10 hours

Artificial Intelligence A.I

Artificial Intelligence Lesson PDF Book

AMAZING VALUE – Five lessons in one book. Introduction, definition, reading & summary writing, 2 x lecture listenings & seminar / example TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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COVID-19

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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Critical Thinking

 

Critical Thinking Lesson PDF Book

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

 

Economic Inequality

 

Economic Inequality Lesson PDF Book

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

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Gig Economy

Gig Economy Lesson PDF Book

AMAZING VALUE – Six Lessons in one book. Introduction, definition, reading test, summary writing, Lecture listening & seminar. More information. TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Happiness

Happiness Lesson PDF Book

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

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Noise Pollution

Noise Pollution Lesson PDF Book

AMAZING VALUE – Five lessons in one book. Introduction, definition, reading test, summary writing, lecture listening & seminar. More information. TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Video Games

Video Games Lesson PDF Book

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

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Week 1 Induction

Week 1 Book: Introductionary lessons to an EAP course

This PDF book provides a number of resources suitable for the first week on an EAP course (Presessional, Foundation, or University English study courses). It includes getting organised ideas, a getting-to-know you activity, classroom questions, essential language revision, and error correction. Example Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  More information. TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Topic-based Lessons 2-4 hours

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Academic Integrity 

  

Academic Integrity – Discussion Lesson

This is a great speaking lesson on the values and principles of academic integrity. It begins with defining  ‘academic integrity’, followed by a kinaesthetic speaking activity on the key terms of academic misconduct and finishes with a yes/no questionnaire on professional proofreading (see example).  Level ***** [B2/C1]  More information. TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Designer Babies

‘Designer Babies’ Seminar Discussion – 1x listening & 2x texts

This is an academic seminar discussion lesson. Students take notes on a short scientific lecture and two short texts. The students use these notes to take part in a 20 minute academic seminar. Example. Level: ***** [B2/C1/C2]  /  Video [05.05] More information. TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Procrastination

  

Procrastination Lesson Resource Book

This lesson includes three resources: A definition writing (including a dictation / dictogloss), a discussion worksheet about the causes, effects and possible solutions connected to procrastination, and a TED Talk lecture listening with comprehension questions and PPT (see example).  Level ***** [B2/C1] / Power Point /  Video [14.00]  More information.TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Teamwork

Teamwork Lesson – 1x reading, 1x activity & 1x listening

This lesson develops an understanding of teamwork. The lesson includes a discussion, a reading on creating a good team, a FUN ‘Marshmallow Challenge’ team-building activity and a short TED Talk lecture worksheet based on the findings of the activity. Example. Level: ***** [B2/C1/C2]  /  Video [06:44] /  PPT  More information.TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

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More Topic based lessons [All new for 2022]

Aviation Decarbonisation

 

Aviation Decarbonisation Lesson PDF Book

 

AMAZING VALUE – Four lessons in one book: reading test, reading to writing summary writing, listening test & speaking seminar. Example TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

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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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Digital Marketing

 

Marketing Lesson PDF Book

AMAZING VALUE – Four lessons in one book: reading test, reading to writing summary writing, listening test & speaking seminar. Example 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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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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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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Behavioural Economics

 

Behavioural Economics PDF Book

AMAZING VALUE – Four lessons in one book: reading test, reading to writing summary writing, listening test & speaking seminar. Example TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

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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

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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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