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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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