Academic English UK – Listening Worksheets
Here are a range of different listenings and worksheets based on a variety of topics. All of these listenings can be used in the academic English classroom or for self-study.
Places to visit in the UK
Presentation Worksheet [Student]
This lecture discusses the key ideas of giving an academic presentation including referencing, signposting, delivery and rehearsal. 2-page listening worksheet with answers. A great introduction to giving a presentation (teacher version). Example. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] Video [7:00] / MEMBERSHIP
What is academic English?
Academic English: How is it different?
What is academic English? This lecture by Cambridge University Press discusses the key differences between Academic and General English. The listening worksheet has a variety of questions and is great introduction to understanding Academic English. Example Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] Video [5:20] / MEMBERSHIP
Business Accounting: Documentation
Business Accounting & Finance: Documentation
This is a 12-minute accounting lecture on the key terms connected to business transactions and documentation. It discusses purchase orders, invoices, terms of trade, statement of account, VAT, credit note etc.. It is a 4 -page test booklet with a variety of question types (see example). Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] Video [12:01] / MEMBERSHIP
Business Leadership: the most important skill
This is a 6-minute HBR lecture interviewing key leaders and academics on what they believe is the most important skill for future leaders. The worksheet is a table format to be filled in with the key skill and support (see example). Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] Video [5.41] / MEMBERSHIP
Fair Trade BBC Radio (28 minutes)
The Future of Fair Trade [podcast]
This is a 28-minute Radio Podcast from BBC Radio 4. The podcast divides into two parts with the first 15 minutes discussing the positives of Fair Trade and the second part interviewing critics of Fair trade (see worksheet example). Level ***** [B2/C1] Podcast [27.54] / MEMBERSHIP
The C.R.A.A.P Test – a guide to evaluating sources – UoSA
This University of South Australia video explains what is the C.R.A.A.P Test and how to use it to evaluate all types of information. This worksheet helps students to understand what is considered a ‘credible’ source and how to check this using an evaluation tool. Example. Level: ***** [B2/C1] / Video [03.17]
The Academic Journal Peer Review Process – NC State University
This NC State university video explains how an academic scholar submits a research paper to a journal publishing company and the full process the article goes through before it is published. This listening and worksheet helps students to understand what is considered a credible source and why. Example Level: ***** [B2/C1] / Video [03.15]