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What is an ‘instant lesson’?

Instant lessons are for the busy EAP teacher to pick up and go. They are designed around a specific topic and include all key skills.

  • Time: 1-2 hours of content (activities can be extended or shortened easily).

  • Level: B1 (intermediate) – C1 (advanced) or IELTS 5 – 7.5.

  • All four skills included in one lesson (reading, listening, speaking, writing).

  • Listenings included MP3 &/or video (with PPT).

  • Minimal planning – just download and go.

  • Interesting topics based around credible sources.

  • Challenging and highly motivating.

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Instant lesson Video 

Instant lesson –  a video presentation of our instant lesson booklets.

Instant lesson 1: cruises

Instant lesson: cruises (new for 2021)

This instant lesson includes an introduction, a reading text (& comprehension questions), a 4-minute lecture listening (& comprehension questions), a speaking discussion (based on the two texts) and a paragraph writing exercise. Worksheet Example  Webpage Link Time: 1-2 hours.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [04.15] MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

What’s the cruise reading text about?

Cruise Ships: discovery the world in luxury

  The 400-word text discusses how the cruise industry has reinvented itself over the last two decades and as a consequence has become incredibly successful. It provides key data on the biggest businesses in the industry and highlights that the Caribbean is the most popular cruise destination. It finishes with explaining why cruise holidays are so saleable. The reading test worksheet includes: headings/ T,F,NG / vocabulary. 

 

What’s the cruise lecture listening about? 

 

Cruise holidays – the biggest cruise ship in the world

The 4-minute lecture focuses on the largest cruise ship in the world ‘The Symphony of the Seas’. The lecturer provides facts and figures about the ship including size, staterooms, crew and features. He then illustrates the true cost of the ticket with many of the hidden costs not included in the ‘all-inclusive price’. It finishes with a summary about the popularity of cruising. The listening test worksheet includes: table completion / summary gap fill / vocabulary. 

Instant lesson 2: charities

Instant lesson: charities (new for 2021)

This instant lesson includes an introduction, a reading text (& comprehension questions), a 4-minute lecture listening (& comprehension questions), a speaking discussion (based on the two texts) and a paragraph writing exercise. Worksheet Example  Time: 1-2 hours.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [03.31] MP3TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

What’s the charity reading text about?

Charity: a brief overview

The 400-word text discusses the first charity and how many charities there are now.  It provides information on the top three most popular charity types in the UK and their annual income revenue in 2020.  It discusses how charities raise money and the importance of volunteers. The reading test worksheet includes: headings/ T,F,NG/ vocabulary. 

 

What’s the charity lecture listening about?

Charities – The National Trust

The 3.35-minute lecture focuses on Europe’s biggest conservation charity ‘The National Trust’. The lecturer provides information on how it started, the property and land that they own and the cost of conservation. He then discusses the National Trust’s annual income using their 2019/2020 annual report and highlights the diverse range of employment within the organisation. The listening test worksheet includes: open questions / summary gap fill completion / /vocabulary

Instant lesson 3: electric cars

Instant lesson: electric cars (new for 2021)

This instant lesson includes an introduction, a reading text (& comprehension questions), a 4-minute lecture listening (& comprehension questions), a speaking discussion (based on the two texts) and a paragraph writing exercise. Worksheet Example  Time: 1-2 hours.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [04.12] MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

What’s the electric cars reading text about?

The Electric Car Revolution

The 400-word text discusses the dramatic growth of the electric car market in the last few years because of the UK government’s future ban on petrol and diesel cars. It provides information on the different types of electric cars available and their green environmental credentials.  It finishes with public perceived barriers and how these issues are being addressed. The reading test includes headings / T,F,NG / vocabulary

 

What’s the electric cars lecture listening about?

Electric cars – a comparison of two e-cars

The 4-minute lecture focuses on the recent facts and figures connected to the growth of electric car market. The lecturer compares the top two most popular models of EV in the UK at the moment. He then asks the question on whether the UK is ready for the electric car revolution and what needs to be done to meet this goal. The listening test includes open questions & table completion

Instant lesson 4: single use plastics

Instant lesson: single use plastics (SUPs) (new for 2021)

This instant lesson includes an introduction, a reading text (& comprehension questions), a 4-minute lecture listening (& comprehension questions), a speaking discussion (based on the two texts) and a paragraph writing exercise. Worksheet Example  Time: 1-2 hours.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [04.12] MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

What’s the single use plastic reading text about?

The environmental price of single use plastics

The 400-word text defines single use plastics (SUPs) and highlights their devastating impact on the environment. It discusses how they break up in the natural environment into micro and nano plastics. It provides evidence on how they are harmful to human health and this is exacerbated through recent research discovering micro plastics in our drinking water systems. It finishes with a range of suggestions necessary to deal with the problem. The reading test includes: headings / T,F,NG / vocabulary.

 

What’s the single use plastics lecture listening about?

Single use plastics – bio-plastic the alternative?

The 4-minute lecture focuses on the recent facts and figures connected to single use micro plastic pollution. The lecturer presents bioplastic as a possible alternative and analyses the company Vegware: plant-based compostable plastics. He discusses the process of creating bioplastic through the use of corn starch – polylactic acid. He questions whether bioplastic is a valid environmental alternative for SUPs and concludes by suggesting other measures that would be more successful. The listening test includes: open questions,  table completion and summary gap fill.

Instant lesson 5: biohacking

Instant lesson: biohacking (new for 2021)

This instant lesson includes an introduction, a reading text (& comprehension questions), a 4-minute lecture listening (& comprehension questions), a speaking discussion (based on the two texts) and a paragraph writing exercise. Worksheet Example  Time: 1-2 hours.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Video [03:40] MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

What’s the biohacking reading text about?

The biohacking movement

The 400-word text starts by defining what biohacking is and explains who biohackers are and what they are trying to achieve. It provides information about the first biohacking facility and the treatments on offer. It then illustrates the most extreme and controversial treatments available. It finishes with explaining the future of biohacking.The reading test includes: headings / T,F,NG / vocabulary.

 

What’s the biohacking lecture listening about?

 Cybernetic Organisms

The 3:40 minute lecture starts by defining cybernetic organisms and gives some examples of restorative medical procedures that are currently being offered. It then provides information about enhanced procedures that will be available in the near future. It finishes with a discussion about the ethical issues of cybernetic organisms. The listening test includes: gap fill exercises, open questions and multiple choice. 

Instant lessons book 1

  

instant lessons by academic English UK

                   5x Instant Lessons Book 1 (new for 2021) 

                              Lessons: Cruise Industry, Charities, Electric Cars, Single Use Plastics, Biohacking

AMAZING VALUE – five instant lessons in one book. Each lesson includes a reading, listening. speaking & writing.

Approximate time 1-2 hours per lesson. Example. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]

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Instant readings book 1 (buy just the readings)

instant academic reading lessons

                   5x Instant Readings Book 1 (new for 2021)

                              Lessons: Cruise Industry, Charities, Electric Cars, Single Use Plastics, Biohacking

AMAZING VALUE – five 400-word texts in one book. Each reading includes a reading text, comprehension questions and answers. Example. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]

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Instant listenings book 1 (buy just the listenings)

 

instant listenings book x5

                   5x Instant Listenings Book 1 (new for 2021)

                              Lessons: Cruise Industry, Charities, Electric Cars, Single Use Plastics, Biohacking

AMAZING VALUE – five mini-lectures in one book. Each listening includes video/mp3, PPT slides,

question sheet & a transcript.. Example. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]

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Want more? Topic-based lessons 6-10 hours of lesson content

AEUK topic-based lessons
Topic-Based Lessons 
These lesson books are designed to replicate university study and encourage students to think critically and synthesise ideas together. We believe that it is important for students to have time to analyse and evaluate content based around a specific topic to be able to formulate opinions and critique the authors’ ideas.                         
The lesson books include anything from 6-10 hours of content on:
  • Exploring the topic and linking personal experience.
  • Creating and writing a definition.
  • Reading a 800-word text with reading test-type questions and writing a summary.
  • Discussing the authors ideas in the text and applying critical thinking.
  • Listening & taking notes to a 10-15 minute lecture – followed by questions.
  • Speaking in a seminar to discuss and synthesise the content from the reading and lecture.        
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