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Academic Sentence Structure

Academic Sentence Structure

WRITING / sentence structureSentence StructureThis page includes a range of lesson / worksheets on sentence structure.Sentence Structure 1 Aim: To support students in their understanding and practice of the four types of sentence structures: simple, compound, complex...

Pre-sessional Membership

Pre-sessional Membership

Pre-sessional Teacher MembershipWhat's this all about? We are offering a 3-month Pre-sessional Teacher Membership option for the summer at a reduced rate of only £50. Basically, this gives you access to hundreds of online materials and new resources added weekly. New...

Turnitin Quickmarks

Turnitin Quickmarks

QUICKMARKS for Academic English TeachersWhat are QuickMarks?.  QuickMarks are a set of commonly used marking terms that can be used to help mark assignments. •Turnitin provides a few default marking sets (e.g. Commonly used, Formatting or Composition marks). •...

Academic Reading Tests

Academic Reading Tests

READING / Skills /  Summary / Reading Tests Academic Reading Tests AEUK academic reading tests have been specifically written for international university students. The texts are based around academic journals and there are a variety of test questions (sub-title...

Topic Sentence

Topic Sentence

 The Topic Sentence Topic Sentence or Paragraph Leader    •   It is usually the first sentence which presents the main idea of your paragraph. •   It is often short, clear, simple and to the point. •   It is followed by explanations, reasons and examples which...

Listening Tests 2020

Listening Tests 2020

New Listening Tests 2020What's this about? We're writing and creating our own listening lectures. These lectures are well-structured, include clear examples and development. They are designed to help students improve their lecture note-taking skills and to identify...

One-sided Argument Essays

One-sided Argument Essays

WRITING / SPSE /  Summary / ArgumentAEUK One-Sided Argument (persuasive) EssaysArgument essays on a variety of topics. These essays use  block & point-by-point structure, they are 500-700 words long & they are divided into four paragraphs with clear counter...

Happiness Lesson

Happiness Lesson

Academic Happiness Lesson Understanding HappinessWhat is this lesson about? This ‘happiness’ lesson book includes 6-10 hours of content: Exploring the topic and linking personal experience. Creating and writing a definition. Analysing different academic definitions...

Summary Listening Tests

Summary Listening Tests

 Summary Listening Tests New lecture listening tests - gap-fill summary worksheets Academic English UK has created a new type of listening test. These tests provide authentic lecture listening practice using a Cornell style note-taking outline and these notes are then...

Paragraph Analysis

Paragraph Analysis

 Academic Paragraphing Basic Paragraph Structure A basic paragraph should consist of four key parts. 1) Topic Sentence (sometimes called a paragraph leader). 2) Development (a detailed explanation of the topic. 3) Example (this can be data, stats, evidence, etc..). 4)...

Teaching online

Teaching online

The best 'free' video-conferencing software for 2020 This post was written by J.Greenwood (2020) With the Covid-19 pandemic currently impacting educational institutions across the globe, many teachers are being tasked with delivering classes online. This blog post...

Critical Thinking Skills

Critical Thinking Skills

 Critical Thinking Skills Critical Thinking is... ...derived from the ancient Greek word Kritikos meaning questioning. Universal scholarly agreement is based on the understanding that it is the higher order cognitive skills of analysing, evaluating and creating to...

Introduction to Academic Word List

Introduction to Academic Word List

Introduction to the Academic Word List [AWL]Lesson A really nice lesson to introduce students to the Academic Word List. It is divided into four individual lessons so that teachers can focus on one sublist each week. Each lesson includes a synonym matching activity...

Academic Teacher Quizlet

Academic Teacher Quizlet

QUIZLET for Academic TeachersWhat is Quizlet? Quizlet is one of the biggest vocabulary and flashcard learning websites on the net. It has flashcards and vocabulary sets for a wide-range of subjects. At its most basic, Quizlet provides teachers with the ability to...

Video games

Video games

Video Games - EAP LessonsThe impact of video games on health This 'video games' lesson book includes 6-10 hours of content: Exploring the topic and linking personal experience. Discussing pros and cons of gaming. Reading a 700-word text with test-type questions....

2019 Achievements

2019 Achievements

Academic English Achievements 2019This has been our best year ever! Hi Everyone, Firstly, we'd like to say a really big THANK YOU for supporting AEUK over this last year and we hope you have enjoyed using our materials. We created over 40 lessons in 2019 and below is...

Artificial Intelligence Lesson Book

Artificial Intelligence Lesson Book

Artificial Intelligence - EAP Lessons Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence (AI) is developing at an unprecedented rate. Innovations in computer-basedvision, speech recognition and natural language processing are all features in today’s technology. Butwhat...

Noise Pollution

Noise Pollution

Noise Pollution - EAP LessonsNoise Pollution This 'Noise Pollution' lesson book include 6-10 hours of content: Exploring the topic and linking personal experience. Creating and writing a definition. Reading a 800-word text with reading test-type questions. Identifying...

Noun Phrases

Noun Phrases

Noun PhrasesWhat are noun phrases? Noun phrases (grouping together a collection of words to act as one noun) are one of the keystones of academic writing. Noun phrase is making the meaning of a noun more precise from the words immediately before (pre-modifying words)...

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...

Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity

Academic IntegrityThe lesson This is a speaking lesson that involves defining ‘academic integrity’, looking at how other universities address academic integrity, and understanding some of the key principles associated with the term. The lesson is designed to promote...

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

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...

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 Lesson BookEconomic Inequality This ‘Economic Inequality’ lesson book includes 6-10 hours of content Exploring the topic and linking personal experience. Creating and writing a definition. Reading a 800-word text with reading test-type questions....

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

 SPSE Essays - Situation / Problem / Solution / Evaluation 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 more) possible solutions. You...

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...

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