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New Pre-sessional Teacher Membership Option is available from 1st June to 1st Oct. 

 

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Lesson Ideas for Weeks 1 & 2

Classroom Mingle: A getting-to-know you activity.

This lesson comprises of twenty different speaking questions. Students mingle around the room asking and answering questions on a range of questions based around their university study. (see example).  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Classroom questions: Improving students' interaction skills.

This lesson is a basic worksheet for students to create common classroom questions. Examples are asking the teacher for an example, or what’s a synonym of that word? This lesson helps to build students’ confidence and classroom interaction skills. (see example).  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP 

Language revision worksheet: The basics.

This lesson is a basic worksheet to revise key meta-language used by teachers in the classroom. It’s a great lesson to do at the beginning of EAP course because it is helpful revision of key terms that students are expected to be aware of on a teaching course. The lesson focuses on parts of speech, nouns (countable/uncountable), verbs (participles), pronunciation(syllables/stress) and punctuation (see example).  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP 

Introduction to the error correction code.

Error Correction Code: Practice & Answers

Some EAP teachers use an error correction code when marking students’ work. This practice sheet help students identify the mistake and use the correction code to correct it. Webpage link.

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  Error Correction Code 2: Difficult Error correction Practice & Answers

Teachers or students: This is a much harder worksheet of 12 sentences with 3 or 4 mistakes in each sentence. Students identify the mistake and try to correct it. Webpage link / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

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Week 1 Book: Introduction lessons to EAP

This PDF book provides a number of resources suitable for the first week on an EAP course (Presessional, Foundation, or University English study courses). It includes getting organised ideas, a getting-to-know you activity, classroom questions, essential language revision, and error correction. Example Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP 

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More information on week 1 lessons: go here

Academic English Lessons

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 .  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]   Video [5:20] / MP3 /  Example  /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

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A definition of Academic English

What is academic English? What is generally considered academic English in skills and language? Key language areas: phrases most people agree / academic English terminology.      Level: ***** [C1]   TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

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Academic Style

 Academic Style: 20 key features to writing

This lesson brainstorms academic style / formality in writing. Teacher conducts feedback by using visual highlighting & explaining the concepts.  There are also 10x practice exercises from informal to formal. It includes a Power Point. PPT Link in download. (Example) Time: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] / Webpage link. / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Academic Style 2: Paragraph analysis, comparison and discussion [new 2020]

This lesson compares two paragraphs on CSR (informal & formal), discusses the conventions of academic style and finishes with a sentence re-writing activity.. (Example) Time: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] / Webpage link. / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

More on Academic Style: go here

Introduction to the Academic Word List [AWL]

 

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] 

 Introduction to the AWL using synonyms: Sublist 1- 4 (new for 2020)

This is a great lesson to introduce the Academic Word List (AWL). It begins with a small explanation about the AWL. This is then followed with a focus activity on Sublist 1 by identifying possible synonyms. This helps students to become acquainted with the AWL. The final activity is a sentence gap fill sheet to consolidate understanding (two worksheets: difficult or easier).The PDF book includes 4 lessons for Sublist 1-4 and an animated PowerPoint.  Time: 30-60 mins per lesson / Example / PPT link in download  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP 

 

 Academic Word Formation: Sublist 1- 4 (updated 2020*)

This lesson is a word formation activity. Each table contains approximately 20 verbs and students need to add the corresponding nouns and adjectives. This then follows with a contextualised sentence gap fill using these words and a kinaesthetic activity. Good motivating activity encouraging students to use online dictionaries and help develop academic vocabulary.  Time: 30mins  Example  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP 

 

 

Academic Word List Exercise x3

Three more Academic Word List gap fill exercises. Great way to improve awareness of academic words and word formation  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Example /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP.

 

Lots more vocabulary lessons: go here

Academic Conventions

Academic Integrity: Discussion Lesson

 This is a great speaking lesson on the values and principles of academic integrity. It begins with defining  ‘academic integrity’, followed by a kinaesthetic speaking activity on the key terms of academic misconduct and finishes with a yes/no questionnaire on professional proofreading (see example).  Level ***** [B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP  / More information

What is a credible source?

This lesson highlights the key components of identifying credible and reliable resources. It includes a checklist on 20 different sources and students have to decide whether these are credible or not. Page link  Level ***** [B1/B2] 

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Plagiarism

Reading Test: Academic Plagiarism – the use of custom essay writing services / writing mills

The text discusses what academic plagiarism is, what custom essay writing services are and why university students use them. It highlights the key problems associated with using these sites and offers possible solutions to prevent students from using them. The reading test worksheet tests headings / T,F,NG / open answers / gap fill / information tables / reference words / vocabulary.  (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 
 

 

Academic Plagiarism: Lecture Listening Lesson (same text as reading)

This lecture focuses on academic plagiarism, what custom essay writing services are and the associated problems and solutions. It includes a video, test questions, tapescript and PPT (example). It is exactly the same text as the reading lesson. Level ***** [B2/C1] / PPT link in download /  Video [12.00]   / MEMBERSHIP 

The C.R.A.A.P Test: a guide to evaluating sources - UoSA

This University of South Australia video explains what  the C.R.A.A.P Test is 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]   / MP3TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Reading Lessons

Reading: improve your vocabulary

A great reading lesson on how to improve your vocabulary. The lesson starts with a discussion followed by a reading text with test type questions. The lesson includes teacher’s notes, question sheet, reading text and research website links. Words: 500.  Lower-levels ***** [B1/B2]

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Key Reading Strategies

Topic: Leadership & Management Styles.Use and practice a variety of reading strategies to understand how to read journal articles efficiently. 5-page worksheet on all reading strategies (scanning, skimming, genre analysis, reading for detail, summaries) & 8-page reading document [webpage].  Level ***** [B2/C1] Example / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

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Critical thinking - reading text analysis

A great lesson for developing and practising critical thinking skills. It is a 400-word text on ‘going to university’ with over 15 possible problems. Students use the higher level thinking skills of analysis and evaluation to examine, question and critique the textExample.  Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  MEMBERSHIP

 

More critical thinking skills: go here

Reading tests and summaries

Reading Test: Globalisation: international trade.

The text defines the key points associated with globalization. It discusses the disparity of progression of trade between countries and highlights the integration of in-ward and out- ward looking policies. It finally points out that three key areas of international globalization are imperative for the economic growth of a country.The reading test worksheet tests headings / T,F,NG / open answers / gap fill / information tables / reference words / vocabulary. (Example) Level ***** [B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Summary Writing: Globalisation: international trade.

The text defines the key points associated to globalisation. It discusses the disparity of progression of trade between countries and highlights the integration of in-ward and out- ward looking policies. It finally points out that three key areas of international globalisation are imperative for the economic growth of a country. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

 

Globalisation: economic, political & cultural relationships  by Edeos

This lecture discusses the key elements to the rise of globalisation. It focuses on the inter-connected relationships of politics, culture and the economy. It includes a lot of important vocabulary. The worksheet is based on note-taking followed by a gap-fill summary. (Example). Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [8.10]  / MEMBERSHIP

 

Lots more reading tests and summaries: go here

 

Lots more reading tests and summaries: go here

Grammar & Vocabulary Lessons

 Tense Review (3 lessons: analysis, gap fill, speaking )

This is a great lesson to introduce / revise English Tenses. Lesson 1: students discuss a number of sentences & identifying the tense & reason for use. Give out Tense handout (here) to consolidate. Lesson 2:  tense review gap fill. Lesson 3: speaking exercise with lots of questions using the tenses.   Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

Academic Passive Structures / Nominalisation

  An introduction to the impersonal passive structure ‘it is said that…’ and the to infinitive passive form ‘ it is claimed to be…’. Also, how to nominalise verbs to nouns to show formality in writing. This worksheets provides key information and 10 writing questions.. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Example /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

Nominalisation (verbs to nouns)

An introduction to nominalisation. This worksheet shows the basics of nominalising, practices changing verbs to nouns, and includes three exercises from guided through to freer practice. Good writing practice activity with a fair amount of challenge for all levels..  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Example /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

Cohesion & Coherence Worksheet

This worksheet helps to consolidate what  ‘cohesion’ is with a focus on pronouns, word forms and summary nouns. It also includes a coherence sheet on key connections and two practice activities [webpage]. Example  Level: ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP 

 

Parallelism Worksheet

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] / Webpage link.  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

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Noun Phrases Worksheet

This lesson is a worksheet to highlight what noun phrases are and provides valuable practice. It focuses on the key concepts of quantifiers, adjectives and nouns, noun + noun, noun + preposition and noun phrase combinations (see example).  Level ***** [B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP 

Lots more resources: go here

Writing Lessons

Writing Websites

Academic Writing: Useful websites for writing

 Here are some good websites we recommend to our students when writing essays or doing written work in class. These sites help with key skills of paraphrasing and summarising. Webpage link

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Paragraph Analysis

 

Academic Paragraph Analysis: block or point-by-point (new for 2020)

This lesson helps students identify the key elements in paragraph writing. It focuses on two paragraph structures; block and point-by-point. Students analyse each paragraph for structure, controlling ideas & key terms, in-text referencing, cohesion and author’s stance. It also includes two writing practice exercises. Example.  Level: ***** [B2/C1]  MEMBERSHIP

 

Economic Inequality Lesson PDF Book

AMAZING VALUE – Five lessons in one book. Introduction, definition, reading test & summary writing, 1 x lecture listening, [extra reading text] & seminar / example [TEACHER MEMBERSHIP]

 

 

Topic Sentences

 

Topic Sentences: The basics [updated 2020]

This lesson takes students through ‘noticing’ how a topic sentence links to development. It includes writing topic sentences from the content of  four paragraphs and writing a paragraph from a given topic sentence. (Example)  Time: 60mins    Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

 

Topic Sentences: Academic [new for 2020]

This lesson takes students through ‘noticing’ how a topic sentence links to development. This is followed by writing topic sentences from the content of  four academic paragraphs and then writing the paragraph from a topic sentence. (Example)  Time: 60mins    Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

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Paraphrasing Lessons

Paraphrasing Lesson: How to paraphrase effectively.

 It starts by discussing the differences between quotation, paraphrase and summary. It takes students through the basics of identifying key words, finding synonyms and then changing the grammatical structure. There is plenty of practice & includes teacher’s notes. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]   Example / Webpage link / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

    Writing a paragraph: Using quotes about smoking.

Students are given a worksheet with nine quotes taken from The New Scientist, BBC News, The Economist, etc… They select three quotes to write a paragraph trying to paraphrase the quotes and produce a cohesive piece of writing. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]   Example  / Webpage link /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

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Writing Feedback: QuickMarks Set

 

QuickMarks for Turnitin: 42 Prepared QuickMarks

Download an Academic English QuickMarks file. 42 Quickmarks on the correction code, organisation and academic conventions. Each QuickMark includes a description. More information: QuickMarks webpage link (example). TEACHER MEMBERSHIP   

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Lots more writing resources: go here

Topic-based Lessons (over 6 hours)

Topic-based Lessons: Video games

Video Games Lesson PDF Book

AMAZING VALUE – Five lessons in one book. Introduction, definition, reading test, summary writing, lecture listening & seminar. Example[TEACHER MEMBERSHIP]

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Topic-based Lessons: Happiness

Happiness Lesson PDF Book [new for 2020]

AMAZING VALUE – Six lessons in one book. Introduction, definitions, questionnaire, reading test & summary writing, 1 x lecture listening & seminar / Example / Webpage link / [TEACHER MEMBERSHIP]

Topic-based Lessons: Gig economy

Gig Economy Lesson PDF Book

AMAZING VALUE – Six Lessons in one book. Introduction, definition, reading test, summary writing, Lecture listening & seminar [TEACHER MEMBERSHIP] More information

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Lots more topic-based lesson go here

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