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Academic Plagiarism

Academic Plagiarism

Academic Plagiarism: the use of custom Essay writing servicesWhat is this blog / lesson about? This lesson explores how academic plagiarism has changed over the last few years with students using custom essay writing services. These companies will write essays for...

Economic Inequality

Economic Inequality

Economic Inequality Listening & ReadingWhat is economic inequality? This lesson provides a listening and reading text on economic inequality. The listening explores unfair wealth distribution, how the past has affected the present and the current debate...

Ethical Consumerism

Ethical Consumerism

Ethical Consumerism ListeningWhat is ethical consumerism? This lesson asks the question 'Do you think consciously about how your products are made where your products come from and how this affects our planet?'  The listening focuses on a definition of the 'ethical...

Seminar Signposting Language

Seminar Signposting Language

 Signposting Language in Academic Seminars Signposting Language is words and set phrases used in seminars to guide and the focus the discussion. Often in seminar assessments students are expected to use a range of signposting to show engagement and interactivity with...

Graphs

Graphs

Describing Graphs   This blog offers two great lessons on describing, analysing and evaluating graphs / charts / tables.   The first lesson begins with naming different graph / chart types,  describing a range of different lines (peak, plummet, etc..) and...

Academic Word Formation

Academic Word Formation

 Academic Word List [AWL] -  Word FormationA great way to help students improve their understanding of the Academic Word List, word formation and use in contextualised sentences. This lesson is designed as a homework activity for students to research words using...

Teacher Membership Blog

Teacher Membership Blog

Membership for teachers - over £200 worth of materials for £30? It's taken a while but at last after popular demand we have managed to create an EAP TEACHER MEMBERSHIP - go here. All our Academic English materials including the listening membership for only £30 a...

Academic Pronunciation

Academic Pronunciation

 Academic PronunciationAcademic 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...

Teamwork

Teamwork

 Teamwork at UniversityWorking in teams Overview: Teamwork is an important part of university study and usually students will have to work in a team on projects, presentations and/or seminars. These skills are fully transferable to future careers so it is important to...

Seminar Designer Baby

Seminar Designer Baby

Seminar Speaking Skills Seminar Lesson The aim of this lesson is to develop the students' ability to listen to a scientific lecture, read two related documents and discuss the key points in a seminar. The lesson includes everything you need to run a successful...

Listening Circles

Listening Circles

 Listening Circles Listening Circles Overview: Listening Circles can be very successful in encouraging students to engage more deeply with texts by approaching them from different perspectives and discovering their different elements before rebuilding them with a...

Cohesion

Cohesion

Cohesion What is cohesion? Cohesion refers to the way texts use grammar and vocabulary to ‘stick’ or ‘glue’ ideas together. This is done through articles (a/an/the), pronouns(it/this/these/that/those/etc..), word families (analyse/ analysis) / summary...

Parallelism

Parallelism

 Parallelism  Parallelism is a similarity of grammatical form for similar elements of meaning within a sentence or among sentences. When pairing ideas, underscore their connection by expressing them in similar grammatical form. Paired ideas are usually connected in...

Evaluating Sources

Evaluating Sources

 Evaluating Academic Sources Much of university life is based on good research skills. Of course, like all good skills it needs practice and strategies to be effective and efficient. At first, many students find it difficult to identify 'credible' and 'trustworthy'...

Mergers & Acquisitions: Reading and Argument Essay Writing

Mergers & Acquisitions: Reading and Argument Essay Writing

 Reading & Argument Essay Writing Reading & Writing Practice This blog provides a great lesson to improve students' ability to read, identify key arguments of for/against and synthesis the arguments in argument essay. Students practise their paraphrasing...

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

 GDPR Privacy Notice 2018 This page provides customers with an in-depth guide to our GDPR Privacy Notice Policy and how we meet the EU data protection regulations. AEUK GDPR Privacy Notice [May 2018] Who are we? “At AEUK, we are committed to maintaining the trust and...

SPSE Lessons

SPSE Lessons

 S.P.S.E - Reading & Writing Lessons Situation Problem Solution Evaluation  [S.P.S.E] SPSE (Situation, Problem, Solution, Evaluation) essays are a common writing structure used at university. The aim of the S-P-S-E essay is to examine a problem and discuss two (or...

The Gig Economy

The Gig Economy

 The Gig Economy - EAP Lessons The Gig Economy This blog provides a number of lessons based on the Gig Economy. There is over 6-hours of lesson content here. It starts through a discussion of well-known Gig companies and students internet research a specific gig...

Teaching EAP at university

Teaching EAP at university

Teaching EAP / what is EAP?  Teaching EAP [English for Academic Purposes] at University What is English for Academic Purposes (EAP)? How can I become an EAP Teacher? What qualifications do I need to be an EAP teacher? Where can I find jobs in EAP? All of these...

Independent Learning

Independent Learning

Study skills / Independent learning  Independent Learning at University Independent Learning is at the heart of the university experience. It is learning that is done outside of your normal classes of lectures, seminars and tutorials. It is research to expand...

How to write an academic introduction

How to write an academic introduction

WRITING / Introduction  How to write an academic introduction An introduction is the most important section of an essay. It informs the reader of the context and what is your stance on the subject. It is usually written after the main body and should include a number...

Academic Dictogloss

Academic Dictogloss

LISTENING  /  Writing / Dictogloss  Dictogloss - classroom dictation A dictogloss is a classroom dictation activity where learners are required to construct a short text (3 sentences) by listening and taking notes, which are then used to reconstruct the text. There...

AWL Teaching Words

AWL Teaching Words

 Academic Word List [AWL] Teaching Words   A great way to help students develop an understanding of what is considered academic or formal vocabulary is to introduce them to the Academic Word List on a weekly basis. Obviously, it takes time to learn and acquire...

Grammar Tense review

Grammar Tense review

SKILLS / Writing / Vocabulary / Grammar Academic Grammar Grammar Tense Review This blog is a lesson on the twelve tenses of English. It includes an easy to understand tense chart of the twelve tenses, their structure and a sample sentence for each tense. The lesson...

Uncountable Nouns

Uncountable Nouns

Vocabulary / uncountable nouns Uncountable Nouns What is a countable and what is an uncountable noun? This page will discuss what are uncountable nouns, how to make a countable noun countable and practice activities to improve this area of vocabulary. Countable &...

Topic Sentence

Topic Sentence

 The Topic Sentence A Topic Sentence is the first sentence of a paragraph. It is sometimes called a 'paragraph leader' or an 'controlling idea'. It is important to write a clear topic sentence so the reader knows what to expect in the paragraph. All key words in the...

Harvard Reference List

Harvard Reference List

WRITING / Reference List  Reference List (Harvard) The basic overview All the sources that you use in the main body of your text must be listed at the end of your essay; this is called a reference list and should be in alphabetical order. You need to include: The...

Academic Reading Tests

Academic Reading Tests

Academic Reading Tests Reading / reading summary / reading lessons / reading tests Academic Reading Tests EAP Reading tests and Reading Lessons. These original Academic Reading tests have been written by AEUK for English University reading tests. The tests consist of...

Academic Listening Tests

Academic Listening Tests

 Academic Listenings: Listening Tests This blog provides a range of Academic Listening Tests based on TED Talks and includes a free download. The tests are designed to help students develop lecture and note-taking listening skills. The listenings range in length from...

Two-sided Argument Essays

Two-sided Argument Essays

 Two-Sided Argument Essays: Structure / Lessons This blog discusses the elements of two-sided argument essays and includes a free download. It provides a variety of two-sided argument texts based on topical issues, an outline and answer section. These are four...

Academic Word List

Academic Word List

 Academic Word List [AWL]  The Academic Word List or AWL contains 570 word families which were selected because they appear with great frequency in a broad range of academic texts. This list is widely used by English for Academic Purposes (EAP) tutors  throughout many...

Pronunciation – the basics

Pronunciation – the basics

Speaking / Pronunciation  Pronunciation - the basics This blog introduces the basics of pronunciation. It highlights the importance of the phonemic chart and phonetic symbols in identifying correct sounds and helping to improve fluency. The blog includes a lesson on...

Pronunciation – Chinese & Arabic Speakers

Pronunciation – Chinese & Arabic Speakers

Speaking / Pronunciation  Pronunciation - Chinese & Arabic Speakers Basic pronunciation [Chinese Speakers] /ð/ they / day – they will play badminton the day after tomorrow. /æ / man/men - a group of men were running after a man. /æ/ ran / run – I went for a run...

UK tourist attractions blog

UK tourist attractions blog

Listening / UK Tourist Attractions   A guide to UK Tourist Attractions  Where to go and what to visit in the UK   There are numerous wonderful things to see and do in the UK. Here is my list of some the best places. These include natural areas, cities, tourist...

Hedging Cautious Language

Hedging Cautious Language

WRITING / Hedging / Caution phrases   Hedging / Caution Phrases Hedging Language An important feature of academic writing is the concept of cautious language, often called "hedging" or "vague language". In other words, it is necessary to make decisions about your...

Academic Style

Academic Style

Academic Style is... ... is the conventions often associated this academic writing. Although there is much debate over 'what is exactly academic style?', generally there is an agreement among 'most' Academic English tutors to the key elements that should or should not...

Passive Grammar

Passive Grammar

Passive Grammar is... ...common in academic English because it helps to create formality, focuses on the object and develops an impersonal stance. This blog will look at impersonal passive structures (it is claimed / to + infinitive passive forms) and nominalisation...

What is Academic English?

What is Academic English?

What is Academic English? It is... ...often considered relatively formal complex English that conveys ideas in a precise and objective manner. It is generally acknowledged to include the essential skills of literary analysis, the observance of reference systems, the...

New website

New website

Dear valued customer, Just to let you know that we have just rebuilt our website and added lots of new worksheets and resources. We've included some links to free materials to get you started. Kind regards, AEUK New website link: click here New Listenings: TED Talk...

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