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TED Talks Powerpoint Lessons

TED Talks Powerpoint Lessons

LISTENING  / BBC English / TED Talks / TED Tests / HBR Tests / Lectures / AEUK Listening Worksheets / AEUK Listening TestsTED TESTS: Test Questions with PPTTED Talk lectures of 10-15 minutes based on a variety of topics with PPTS and adapted video. Worksheets are a...

Vaping

Vaping

Academic Lecture & Worksheet The Dangers of VapingWhat is this lesson about? This listening lesson is an academic lecture that looks at the rise in popularity of vaping or e-cigarettes. It discusses the different devices of vaping, the key health effects...

Week 1

Week 1

Lesson ideas for Week 1 on an EAP CourseWhat is this blog / lesson about? This blog / webpage 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...

Procrastination

Procrastination

ProcrastinationWhat is this blog / lesson about? This lesson explores one of the most common problems that worries students; the tendency to put things off until the last moment or beyond the last moment. University students are particularly vulnerable to...

Gun Culture in the U.S. Lecture

Gun Culture in the U.S. Lecture

Academic Lecture & Worksheet A Call for Stricter Gun Control in the U.S.What is this blog / lesson about? This lesson is an academic lecture that looks at the differences between countries that have and don't have gun laws. It examines statistical evidence related...

Speaking Tasks

Speaking Tasks

Academic Lecture & Worksheet A Call for Stricter Gun Control in the U.S.What is this blog / lesson about? This lesson is an academic lecture that looks at the differences between countries that have and don't have gun laws. It examines statistical evidence related...

Academic Plagiarism

Academic Plagiarism

Speaking Tasks (analysis & evaluation)What are these speaking tasks? Aim: This lesson is aimed to develop discussion skills but more importantly to focus on critical thinking strategies of analysis and evaluation. Lesson: In small groups the students are given a...

Economic Inequality

Economic Inequality

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...

Ethical Consumerism

Ethical Consumerism

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...

Seminar Signposting Language

Seminar Signposting Language

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...

Graphs

Graphs

 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...

Academic Word Formation

Academic Word Formation

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...

Teacher Membership Blog

Teacher Membership Blog

 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...

Academic Pronunciation

Academic Pronunciation

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...

Teamwork

Teamwork

 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...

Seminar Designer Baby

Seminar Designer Baby

 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...

Listening Circles

Listening Circles

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...

Cohesion

Cohesion

Academic Lecture & Worksheet A Call for Stricter Gun Control in the U.S.What is this blog / lesson about? This lesson is an academic lecture that looks at the differences between countries that have and don't have gun laws. It examines statistical evidence related...

Parallelism

Parallelism

Speaking Tasks (analysis & evaluation)What are these speaking tasks? Aim: This lesson is aimed to develop discussion skills but more importantly to focus on critical thinking strategies of analysis and evaluation. Lesson: In small groups the students are given a...

Evaluating Sources

Evaluating Sources

ProcrastinationWhat is this blog / lesson about? This lesson explores one of the most common problems that worries students; the tendency to put things off until the last moment or beyond the last moment. University students are particularly vulnerable to...

Mergers & Acquisitions: Reading and Argument Essay Writing

Mergers & Acquisitions: Reading and Argument Essay Writing

Academic Lecture & Worksheet The Dangers of VapingWhat is this lesson about? This listening lesson is an academic lecture that looks at the rise in popularity of vaping or e-cigarettes. It discusses the different devices of vaping, the key health effects...

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

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...

SPSE Lessons

SPSE Lessons

Speaking Tasks (analysis & evaluation)What are these speaking tasks? Aim: This lesson is aimed to develop discussion skills but more importantly to focus on critical thinking strategies of analysis and evaluation. Lesson: In small groups the students are given a...

The Gig Economy

The Gig Economy

 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...

Teaching EAP at university

Teaching EAP at university

 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...

Independent Learning

Independent Learning

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...

How to write an academic introduction

How to write an academic introduction

 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...

Academic Dictogloss

Academic Dictogloss

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...

AWL Teaching Words

AWL Teaching Words

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...

Grammar Tense review

Grammar Tense review

 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...

Uncountable Nouns

Uncountable Nouns

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...

Topic Sentence

Topic Sentence

 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...

Harvard Reference List

Harvard Reference List

 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...

Academic Reading Tests

Academic Reading Tests

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 Listening Tests

Academic Listening Tests

 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...

Two-sided Argument Essays

Two-sided Argument Essays

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 Word List

Academic Word List

 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...

Pronunciation – the basics

Pronunciation – the basics

 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 – Chinese & Arabic Speakers

Pronunciation – Chinese & Arabic Speakers

 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...

UK tourist attractions blog

UK tourist attractions blog

 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...

Hedging Cautious Language

Hedging Cautious Language

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...

Academic Style

Academic Style

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...

Passive Grammar

Passive Grammar

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...

What is Academic English?

What is Academic English?

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...

New website

New website

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...

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