Academic Reading Skills

AEUK Academic Reading Skills are a variety of readings to improve your reading skills.

Reading Skills: Reading Strategies

Reading Timeline

Reading Lessons

Reading Timeline: Richard Branson

A biographical account of British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin. Read the text and order the events of his life on the time line sheet provided [webpage]. Words: 731  Level ***** [B1/B2]

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Key Reading Strategies [Teachers]

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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Reading & Writing Argument Essay [Mergers & Acquisitions]

Topic: Mergers & Acquisitions. Two short texts (included) – students read the texts, make notes of key arguments,  and write a 400-600 word essay using in-text referencing and paraphrasing. Lesson includes teacher notes, outline & a model essay [webpage] . Example Level ***** [B2/C1] / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

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Reading Summary & Response Writing

Topic: The World is Going to University (The Economist, 2015). Two page text (Download from the Economist) – students read text, make notes of key ideas, relevant support & write a 250 word summary.  Then write a 150-word critical response. Lesson includes a plan, outline, main points & support, a model summary and model response [webpage].  Level ***** [B2/C1] Example /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

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Reading Summary & Response Writing

Topic: 100 year study of A.I (Stanford Uni, 2016). Two page text (included) – students read the text, make notes of key ideas, relevant support and write a 250 word summary. Then they write 150-word critical response. Lesson includes a plan, outline, suggested main points and support, a model summary and model response [webpage].  Level ***** [B2/C1] Example / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

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Reading Tests: The path to Brexit.

The text discusses the background history of the EU, its three key treaties and the economics of the EU. It then highlights the dissatisfaction of EU policy in the UK that led to the referendum. The reading tests include a range of questions (TFNG / table completion / short answers / open answers / summaries / vocal development. More reading tests /  Example TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

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Summary Writing: The causes of the 2008 Financial Crisis

The text discusses the background history of the financial crash including the key reasons behind the profitable trading systems of that time and the banking regulations that were introduced in 2009/2010. Students read the text, identify key points and write 150 word summary. Also includes a critical thinking section. More reading summaries  /  Example  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

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Burj Khalifa: SPSE Reading & Writing Lesson

Three texts on how the Burj Khalifa was built, the problems it encountered in the building and planning stages and what solutions were implemented. Students read three short texts, create an outline and then write an SPSE essay. The lesson includes all texts, teacher’s notes, an outline plan and model answer. More information /  Example  /   Level: ***** [B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Fracking: SPSE Reading & Writing Lesson

Three texts on what is fracking, associated problems with the disposal of fracking waste water mixed with hazardous chemicals and a possible solution using modern technology. Students read three short texts, create an outline & then write an SPSE essay. The lesson includes texts, teacher’s notes, outline plan & model answerMore information / Example  /  Level: ***** [B2/C1]   TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

 

Nuclear Power: SPSE Reading & Writing Lesson

Four texts on the construction of HPC Nuclear Power Plant and the associated problems with the company financing it and unreliable nuclear reactor technology. Students read four short texts, create an outline and then write an SPSE essay. The lesson includes all texts, teacher’s notes, an outline plan and model answer. More information / Example /  Level: ***** [B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

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Gig Economy Lesson PDF Book

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

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