Text Exploitation

Text Exploitation

How students can exploit a text to support their learning How to exploit a text  Lead in What reading strategies have you learnt so far? How else could you use a text to support your learning? Where could you find an academic text that you could exploit? Compare your...
Academic Sentence Structure

Academic Sentence Structure

WRITING / sentence structure Sentence Structure This 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,...
Noun Phrases

Noun Phrases

Noun Phrases What 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)...
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...
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...
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...