Academic Pronunciation

Academic Pronunciation & listening skills

Overview: This activity uses a list of the top 60 academic words from the Academic Word List (AWL) compiled from research by vocabulary.com. There are two activities of gap fill and dictation with accompanying videos so that it can be used in class or  for self-study. 

The lesson

AEUK have created 12 videos that accompany the worksheets. The idea is that students download the worksheet and check the pronunciation and meaning of the words. Then they listen to the video and either fill in the missing words (gap fill) or write the exact sentence verbatim (dictation).

The objective is to improve students' awareness of the AWL, pronunciation and bottom up listening skills.Students need as much practice in listening as possible and this activity provides meaningful practice in developing vocabulary that can be transferred to other key skills such as writing.

An example of worksheets

Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] - These sheets are to help improve academic words and sentence level listening skills.

The Top 60 Academic Words - Gap Fill

 Gap Fill 1

10 Academic Words (a-c)

  1. Analysis 
  2. Approach
  3. Area 
  4. Assessment 
  5. Assume /
  6. Authority
  7. Available
  8. Benefits
  9. Concept
  10. Consistent

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Gap Fill 2

Academic Words (c-e)

  1. Constitutional 
  2. Context 
  3. Contracts 
  4. Create 
  5. Data 
  6. Definition 
  7. Derived 
  8. Distribution
  9. Economic
  10. Environment 

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Gap Fill 3

Academic Words (e-i)

  • Establish 
  • Estimate 
  • Evidence 
  • Export 
  • Factor 
  • Finance 
  • .Formula /
  • Function 
  • Identify 
  • Income 

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Gap Fill 4

Academic Words (i-m)

  • indicate 
  • individual 
  • interpretation 
  • involved 
  • issue 
  • labour 
  • legal
  • legislation 
  • major 
  • method 

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Gap Fill 5

Academic Words (o-r)

  • Occur
  • Percent 
  • Period 
  • Policy 
  • Principle 
  • Procedure 
  • Process 
  • Required 
  • Research 
  • Response 

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Gap Fill 6

Academic Words (r-v)

  • Role 
  • Sector 
  • Section 
  • Significant 
  • Similar 
  • Source 
  • specific 
  • Structure 
  • Theory 
  • Variable 

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Academic Dictation Videos & Listening sheets (harder)

Level: ***** [B2/C1] - These sheets are to help improve academic words and sentence level listening skills.

The Top 60 Academic Words - Dictation

 Dictation 1

10 Academic Words (a-c)

  1. Analysis 
  2. Approach
  3. Area 
  4. Assessment 
  5. Assume /
  6. Authority
  7. Available
  8. Benefits
  9. Concept
  10. Consistent

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 Dictation 2

Academic Words (c-e)

  1. Constitutional 
  2. Context 
  3. Contracts 
  4. Create 
  5. Data 
  6. Definition 
  7. Derived 
  8. Distribution
  9. Economic
  10. Environment 

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 Dictation 3

Academic Words (e-i)

  • Establish 
  • Estimate 
  • Evidence 
  • Export 
  • Factor 
  • Finance 
  • .Formula /
  • Function 
  • Identify 
  • Income 

Free Download

 Dictation 4

Academic Words (i-m)

  • indicate 
  • individual 
  • interpretation 
  • involved 
  • issue 
  • labour 
  • legal
  • legislation 
  • major 
  • method 

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 Dictation 5

Academic Words (o-r)

  • Occur
  • Percent 
  • Period 
  • Policy 
  • Principle 
  • Procedure 
  • Process 
  • Required 
  • Research 
  • Response 

Free Download

 Dictation 6

Academic Words (r-v)

  • Role 
  • Sector 
  • Section 
  • Significant 
  • Similar 
  • Source 
  • specific 
  • Structure 
  • Theory 
  • Variable 

Free Download

 

6x Pronunciation Dictation PDF Worksheets

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Comp Questions

Level: ***** [B1/B2]

The worksheets are open comprehension questions based on key points / main ideas and supporting details.

 

Test Questions

Level: ***** [B2/C1]

6 minute TED Talks: Question types ( T, F, NG / matching ideas / open questions / gap fills / information tables / summaries)

Test Questions

Level: ***** [B2/C1]

Well-structured talks on three or four key points. A range of questions mainly information tables and summaries.

Listening lectures

Level: ***** [B2/C1]

40-50 minute 'real' lectures from Stanford, Harvard, Oxford Universities. Click here.

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