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Paraphrasing: writing worksheet
This worksheet provides paraphrasing practice. There are five sentences taken from an academic text and students paraphrase the sentences to keep the same meaning. Includes possible answers.
Reporting verbs: worksheet
Use the verbs in the box to put into the sentences in the worksheet. Each sentence has a description of the type of verb needed. Check the grammar of the verb too!
Parallelism Worksheet: Free Download
This worksheet provides an explanation of the key concepts of ‘parallelism’ and provides an error correction exercise to practise the key concepts. An awareness of this writing element really helps establish unity and readability in sentence structure. Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]
Free Reading Resources
Reading & Research Skills: What is a credible source?
This lesson highlights the key components of identifying credible and reliable resources. It includes a check list on 20 different sources and students have to decide whether these are credible or not? Page link Level ***** [B1/B2]
Free Vocabulary Resources
A.W.L. – Academic Word List Download
This is a download of the Academic Word List in PDF format. It contains 540 non-subject specific words, divided into 10 sublists based on frequency (sublist 1 = most frequent). Overall, including all word forms = 3,000 words. Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]
Academic Word List Lesson – Sublist 1-10
This lesson is the 10 sublists of the Academic Word List put into tables to be cut up. In small groups, students explain their word using synonyms, explanation and definition. There are lots of other activities included too. More information Level ***** [B1/B2]
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Free Speaking Resources
Signposting Language in Seminars:
This lesson develops students’ awareness and ability to use signposting phrases in seminars. It begins by introducing a list of seminar phrases, practicing these phrases in groups and finishes with a kinaesthetic card game to activate the phrases learnt. Really fun lesson! [webpage] Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]
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Independent Learning seminar
This worksheet is based on four videos. Students listen and take notes on the videos and then summarise their ideas on the worksheet. Using their new knowledge they formulate an Independent Learning action plan. With all this information they have a 20-30 minute seminar using a set of questions. Videos Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]