Summary Listening Tests

New lecture listening tests – gap-fill summary worksheets

Academic English UK has created a new type of listening test. These tests provide authentic lecture listening practice using a Cornell style note-taking outline and these notes are then used to answer key ideas connected to the lecture in the form of a summary gap-fill.

Rich and poor countries gap-fill summary

 

Why some countries are poor and others are rich (new for 2020) The School of Life

A really good lecture on the three key elements of why some countries are poor. It discusses how corruption of institutions, culture and geographical features all play a significant role in poverty. The worksheet is based on note-taking followed by a gap-fill summary. Example. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [8.47]  / MP3 / MEMBERSHIP

Globalisation gap-fill summary

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 lots of important vocabulary. The worksheet is based on note-taking followed by a gap-fill summary. (Example). Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [8.10] / MP3MEMBERSHIP

Reading Test: Globalisation: International Trade.

The text defines the key points associated to 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

 

Fast Fashion gap-fill summary

 

The environmental impact of Fast Fashion (new for 2020)  by S.Williams

This lecture discusses how the fast fashion clothing industry is one of the biggest polluters in the world. It focuses on materials, manufacturing and consumer waste. The worksheet is based on note-taking followed by a gap-fill summary. Example. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [8.10]  / MP3 MEMBERSHIP

The Fourth Industrial Revolution gap-fill summary

 

What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution? (new for 2020) – Graeme Codrington

This lecture briefly highlights how the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Industrial Revolutions connect to the 4th Industrial revolution. It clearly explains what is and what isn’t the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The worksheet is based on note-taking followed by a gap-fill summary. Example. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [10.39]  / MP3MEMBERSHIP

Business model innovation gap-fill summary

Business Model Innovation (new for 2020) – University of St.Gallen

This lecture discusses how important innovation is for a company. It defines business model innovation and discusses the key steps in using business model patterns to reinvent a company, The worksheet is based on note-taking followed by a gap-fill summary. Example. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [08.10]  / MP3MEMBERSHIP

Economic inequality gap-fill summary

Economic Inequality (new for 2020) – by AEUK

This lecture discusses what is economic inequality, how wealth is distributed, how the past has affected the future and the current debate. The worksheet is based on note-taking followed by a gap-fill summary.  Example. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [10.00]  / MP3MEMBERSHIP

Mobile Phone Addiction gap-fill summary

Mobile Phone Addiction [TED Talk] by R. Sleight [new for 2020]

This lecture discusses the rise in smartphone use, associated data in terms of user usage, and five insights to control addictive tendencies. (Example). Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  /  Video [11:48] / MP3 / MEMBERSHIP

Reading Test: Mobile Phone Addiction [new for 2020]

The text discusses the rise in mobile phone use, the factors that lead to addiction and implications for the future. The reading test worksheet tests headings / T,F,NG / open answers / gap fill / information tables / reference words / vocabulary. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Mobile Phone Addiction: Reading & Summary Writing Lesson [New for 2020]

The text discusses the rise in mobile phone use, the factors that lead to addiction and implications for the future. Students take notes on key ideas and write a summary of 200-250 words. The lesson includes a critical thinking worksheet too. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP