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

UK Tourist Attractions

This listening video provides students with a range of places to visit while they are here in the UK. It includes natural areas, cities, tourist attractions outside London and also a list of London attractions. Watch the video [12:00] + worksheet.

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Presentation Listening

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 Leaders

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


Independent Learning

Independent Learning worksheet

This worksheet is based on four videos. Listen to the videos and take notes. Then use your notes to answer the questions and compare your answers to the key answers.  Example / Video Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]   MEMBERSHIP

Evaluating Sources

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]  


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Comp Questions

Level: ***** [B2/C1]

The worksheets are open comprehension questions based on key points / main ideas and supporting details.

Test Questions

Level: ***** [B2/C1]

A variety of question types ( T, F, NG / matching ideas / open questions / gap fills / information tables / summaries)

Test Questions

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Well-structured talks on three or four key points. A range of questions mainly information tables and summaries.

Test Questions

Level: ***** [B2/C1]

A variety of question types ( T, F, NG / matching ideas / open questions / gap fills / information tables / summaries)

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