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...
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,...
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...
One-sided Argument Essays

One-sided Argument Essays

WRITING / SPSE /  Summary / Argument AEUK One-Sided Argument (persuasive) Essays Argument 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 Happiness What 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...
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)...
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...
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...
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....
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 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...