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First Week Lessons

 

Week 1 Book: Introductionary 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. Webpage link Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP 

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Speaking Lessons

Presentations

 

Presentation Worksheet

What is an academic presentation? This lecture discusses the key ideas of giving a presentation including referencing, signposting, delivery and rehearsal. Teacher’s notes and 2-page listening worksheet with answers [webpage]. Example Video [7:00] / MP3 / Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  / MEMBERSHIP

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Improve your Presentation Power Point Slides

These are PPT slides from our video ‘improve your PPT slides’ (go here). It’s a great way to explain how to present effective slides by using the correct fonts, focusing on key points and using animation to help audience engagement. The slides can be adapted to sort your style and method of teaching [webpage]. Video [12:00]  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP.

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Create PPT slides people will remember – Duarte Inc [CEO]

Harvard Business Review: How to plan an informed presentation and what is needed to create really effective slides that keep an audience engaged. More HBR listening worksheets are here [webpage]  Example Video [03:08] Level: ***** [B2/C1]  / MEMBERSHIP

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Presentation Speaking Criteria 

This is a basic criteria to assess presentation speaking skills. It has three key criteria: Language accuracy & language range,  fluency & pronunciation, and  presentation & engagement. [webpage Example / Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

Webpage Link: presentations

 

Describing graphs – the basics

This lesson begins labelling the key features of a graph and naming different graph / chart types. It then provides a practice to see if students can describe a range of different lines (peak, plummet, etc..). This is followed by a fun activity where in pairs students describe and plot the lines on four graphsExample. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP 

 

 

Describing graphs / presentation – analysis and evaluation 

This lesson begins with describing basic graphs and suggesting what they could represent. It then provides the language necessary for describing, analysing and evaluating with a guided practice. This is followed by students researching and analysing graphs/charts/tables from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) and giving a short presentation on their findings. Example. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP 

 

Webpage Link: graphs

 

‘Designer Babies’ Seminar Discussion – 1x listening & 2x texts

This is an academic seminar discussion lesson. Students take notes on a short scientific lecture and two short texts. The students use these notes to take part in a 20 minute academic seminar [webpage]Example.Use Seminar Assessment Criteria (hereLevel: ***** [B2/C1/C2]  /  Video [05.05]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Seminar Speaking Criteria x2

There is a basic seminar speaking criteria to assess seminar speaking skills which has four key criteria: Language accuracy, language range, pronunciation and communicative effectiveness. Also, another seminar criteria that includes ‘reference to materials’ [webpage].  Example / Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Webpage Link: seminars

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 [webpage] Example / Video Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] MEMBERSHIP

 

Teamwork Lesson – 1x reading, 1x activity & 1x listening. 

This lesson develops an understanding of teamwork. The lesson includes a discussion, a reading on creating a good team, a FUN ‘Marshmallow Challenge’ team-building activity and a short TED Talk lecture worksheet based on the findings [webpage]Example. Level: ***** [B2/C1/C2]  /  Video [06:44] /  PPT /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

 

 

Speaking: Procrastination new

Students start by discussing and writing a possible procrastination definition. This is then followed by a discussion about the causes, effects and possible solutions connected to procrastination. Helpful teacher’s notes to guide the discussion and links to university guides (example) / Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

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Webpage Link: Procrastination

 

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 [webpage]. Example. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [03.17]  / MP3TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

 

The Academic Journal Peer Review Process – NC State University

This 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 [webpage]. Example  Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [03.15]  / MP3TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Listening Lessons

Lots of listening lessons and worksheets – click here 

 

Academic English: How is it different?

What is academic English? This lecture by Cambridge University Press discusses the key differences between Academic English and General English. The listening worksheet has a variety of questions and is great introduction to understanding Academic English [webpage]Example Video [5:20] / MP3 / Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  / MEMBERSHIP

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Academic Plagiarism- Lecture Listening Lesson NEW

This lecture focuses on academic plagiarism, what are custom essay writing services and the associated problems and solutions. It includes a video, test questions, tapescript and PPT (see example).  Level ***** [B2/C1] / Power Point /  Video [12.00]   / MEMBERSHIP 

More information – webpage

 

Ethical Consumerism – Lecture Listening NEW

This is a lecture on defining the ethical consumerism, the associated problems with consumers and the positive advances in the ethical consumerism movement. It includes a video, test questions and PPT (see example).  Level ***** [B2/C1] PowerPoint  Video [09.01]   / MEMBERSHIP

 

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U.S. Gun Culture – Lecture Listening Lesson new

This lecture focuses on the rise of gun related deaths and mass shootings in the U.S. It investigates the barriers that prevent stricter gun controls and calls for a ban on semi-automatic weapons. It includes a video, test questions, tapescript and PPT (see example).  Level ***** [B2/C1] / Power Point /  Video [11.31]   / MEMBERSHIP 

More information – webpage

The Gig Economy Listening – AEUK Test

This is a lecture on the defining the Gig Economy and discussing the positives and negatives of three Gig Economies (AirBnB, Uber and Task Rabbit). It includes a video, test questions and PPT [webpage]  (see example).  Level ***** [B2/C1]   Video [12.14]   PowerPoint Download  / MEMBERSHIP

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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. The worksheet has questions based on all the main points [webpage]  (see example).  Level ***** [B2/C1]   Podcast [27.54]  / MEMBERSHIP

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Business Accounting & Finance: Documentation

This is a 12-minute accounting lecture on the key terms connected to business transactions. 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 [webpage] (see example).  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]   Video [12:01]  / MEMBERSHIP

 
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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 [webpage] (see example).  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]   Video [5.41] MEMBERSHIP0

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Reading Lessons

 

Reading lesson: Improve your vocabulary [New for 2020]

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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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 

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

The text discusses what is academic plagiarism, what are custom essay writing services and why university students use them. It highlights the key problems associated with using these sites and offers possible solutions to prevent students using them. The reading test worksheet tests headings, T/F/NG, short answers, summaries and vocabulary (see Example).  More reading tests / Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 
 
 
 

 

Reading Test: Economic Inequality.

The text defines economic inequality. It discuses differences in income distribution between the rich and poor, it highlights how inequality is measured and offers a range of solutions to address income inequality. The reading test worksheet tests headings, T/F/NG, short answers, summaries and vocabulary (see Example). More reading tests / Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 
 
 

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 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

 

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]  / MEMBERSHIP

 

Economic Inequality: Summary  Reading & Writing Lesson

The text discusses what is economic inequality and how it is measured. It also discusses the unfairness of wealth distribution between the rich and the poor and suggests possible solutions to address the situation. Students take notes on key idea and write a summary of 200-250 words. The lesson includes a critical thinking worksheet too.  (Example) Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Reading Test: Economic Inequality.

The text defines economic inequality. It discuses differences in income distribution between the rich and poor, it highlights how inequality is measured and offers a range of solutions to address income inequality. The reading test worksheet tests headings / T,F,NG / open answers / gap fill / information tables / reference words / vocabulary. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 
 
 

Economic Inequality- Lecture Listening Lesson

This is a lecture on what is economic inequality, how is wealth distributed, how the past has affected the present and the current debate. It includes a video, test questions and PPT (example).  Level ***** [B2/C1] / PPT Link in download /  Video [10.00]   / 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]

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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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Writing Lessons

 

 Academic Style: 20 key features to writing

This lesson brainstorms academic style / formality in writing. Teacher feedbacks using the visual highlighting and explaining the concepts and then there are 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

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

This lesson compares two paragraphs on CSR (informal and 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

 

 

How to write an academic introduction.

This lesson / worksheet presents the key sections to an academic introduction with particular attention to the thesis (question / topics / stance). It finishes with writing an introduction using a range of titles [webpage]Example Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

How to write a thesis statement.

This lesson / worksheet presents the key sections to an academic introduction. It focuses on different writing structures using words like however, although, despite and then includes a writing task. Students write three thesis statements using the introduction models [webpage]Example Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Paraphrasing Lesson – how to paraphrase effectively!

 Excellent lesson to teach paraphrasing. It starts by discussing the differences between quotation, paraphrase and summary. The lessons uses four websites to help student paraphrase (go here). It takes students through the basics of identifying key words, finding synonyms and then changing the grammatical structure [webpage]. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]   Example  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Error Correction Code

Teachers: This code can be used to correct student’s work. Underline the mistake and use one of the symbols to indicate problem. Students correct the mistake using the code and return to teacher to check [webpage]. Example

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Error Correction Practice & Answers

Teachers or students: This is a much harder worksheet of 12 sentences with 3 or 4 mistakes in each sentence. It includes answers. Good introduction to the correction code [webpage]TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

 

Basic Paragraph Analysis: Free Download (new for 2020)

This worksheet provides a step-by-step guide to the key components of a paragraph. It analyses a basic paragraph on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) through structure, topic, cohesion, referencing and stance. It also includes a writing practice on Globalisation. Enjoy! Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]   

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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 practices. Example.  Level: ***** [B2/C1]  MEMBERSHIP

 

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. The essay should follow (block / point-by-point structure) more info. Lesson includes teacher notes, outline & a model essay. Example Level ***** [B2/C1] / Webpage link.  / TEACHER 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 – the basics [updated 2020]

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

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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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Conclusions – the basics [New for 2020]

This is  a great lesson to introduce and practice writing conclusions. It begins with identifying key components of a conclusion, then offers valuable writing practice of summarising key points, restating a thesis and creating ideas for a future focus. It finishes with using an essay outline to write a whole conclusion. (Example)  Time:180mins    Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

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Cohesion & Coherence Worksheet – AEUK

This worksheet helps to consolidate what is ‘cohesion’ 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 

 

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Parallelism Worksheet: 8 exercises

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. See Example worksheet. Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  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  [webpage]. Lesson includes teacher notes, outline & a model essay. Example.  Level ***** [B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

  

Argument Essay: Home Education

 Question: ‘Should parents educate their children at home?’ This is the full lesson from the images above. The essay can be used in a number of different ways – see the lesson plan. Words: 440  Level ***** [C2/B1] / Webpage link.

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Argument essay: University

Question: Is a university degree worth the cost? This essay investigates the positive of university life and qualifications against high debt and competitive job markets. Example. Words: 633  Level ***** [B1/B2] / Webpage link. / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

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Academic Argument Essay: Climate Change

Question: Is Climate Change a result of human activities? This essay investigates the key research behind Climate Change and the arguments that this research is bias and exaggerated. Sources:7 / Words:680 / Example / Level ***** [B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

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Referencing Lessons

Credible Sources – what is a credible source?

What is a credible source? This lesson highlights the key components of identifying credible and reliable resources. It also includes a check list on 20 different sources and students have to decide whether these are credible or not? Good lesson to do before students begin researching for sources [webpage] Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  

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Harvard Referencing Worksheet

Two part worksheet that is a paragraph and reference list.  Students have to put in the correct in-text reference. The second part is a reference list exercise where students have to put the sections in the correct order. A nice lesson to introduce students to referencing and becoming aware of key referencing principles [webpage] Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Example /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

A Harvard Referencing Guideclick here

 

 

APA 6th Edition Referencing Worksheet

Two part worksheet that is a paragraph and reference list. Students have to put in the correct in-text reference. The second part is a reference list exercise where students have to put the sections in the correct order. A nice lesson to introduce students to referencing and becoming aware of key referencing principles [webpage] Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]   Example /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

An APA 6th Edition Referencing Guideclick here

 

 

Paraphrasing Lesson – how to paraphrase effectively!

Excellent lesson to teach paraphrasing. It starts by discussing the differences between quotation, paraphrase and summary. The lessons uses four websites to help student paraphrase (go here). It takes students through the basics of identifying key words, finding synonyms and then changing the grammatical structure [webpage]. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]   Example / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Writing a paragraph – using quotes about smoking

Should smoking be banned completely in public? Students are given a worksheet with nine quotes taken from credible sources. They use these three quotes to write a paragraph trying to paraphrase the quotes and produce a cohesion piece of writing [webpage]. Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]   Example /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

Academic Grammar Lessons

 

Tense Review (3 exercises – analysis, gap fill, speaking )

This is a great lesson to introduce / revise the English Tense structures. The 1st lesson asks students to dscuss a selection of sentences & identifying the structure / the rule of use. Give out Tense Structure handout (here) to consolidate. The 2nd lesson is tense review gap fill and the 3rd lesson is productive speaking  [webpage].   Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] Example /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Passive Grammar – the basics

This is a worksheet that provides an overview of the basic passive structures, the rules and tense exercises. It also includes a speaking activity. A nice lesson to revise the basic structures and use of the passive [webpage].  Level ***** [B1/B2]

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Academic Passive Structures / Nominalisation

An introduction to the impersonal passive structure ‘it is said that…’ and 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 [webpage]. 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 free practice. Good writing practice activity with a fair amount of challenge for all levels [webpage].  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Example /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

Hedging #1: Cautious language exercises

This worksheet is for teachers or students. It provides an overview of hedging / cautious language and 8 exercises to practise using hedging language to demonstrate caution. (see worksheet example) Webpage link . Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]. / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

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 Hedging #2: Cautious / tentative language [new 2020]

This lesson supports students in their understanding & use of cautious / tentative language.The lesson includes six tasks of guided practice & two tasks of freer practice (see worksheet example).  Webpage link Time: 60mins & homework.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]. / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

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Academic Vocabulary Lessons

Collocation (verbs / adjectives)

Collocation is words that go naturally together. This sheet refers students to use a collocation website (www.ozdic.com) to ensure fluency through the correct use of adjectives and verbs with key nouns [webpage].  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] 

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Nouns – countable & uncountable

This lesson introduces countable/uncountable nouns. It starts with a matching activity, then goes into a worksheet of identifying common mistakes in quantifiers of uncountable nouns, and finally finishes with a speaking activity [webpage]Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Example  /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

  

 

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] 

 Academic Word Formation: Sublist 1- 4 NEW

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. 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 x4

Four Academic Word List gap fill exercises. 10 sentences in each sheet with 10 words to choose from. Words must be put in correct form. Great way to improve awareness of academic words and word formation [webpage] Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Example /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

 

Academic Word game – Verbs to Nouns

100 high frequency words taken from the Academic Word List and put into grid. In groups of four, students guess the noun for each verb. The objective is to get as many four-in-in row as possible. This is a fun lesson to improve awareness of academic words and formality [webpage]. Medium Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Example /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Academic Word game – Nouns to Adjectives

100 high frequency words taken from the Academic Word List and put into grid. In groups of four, students guess the adjective for each noun. The objective is to get as many four-in-in row as possible. This is a fun lesson to improve awareness of academic words and formality [webpage]. Difficult Level ***** [B2/C1]  Example /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Academic Word game – Word + preposition

100 high frequency words taken from the Academic Word List and put into grid. In groups of four, students guess the corresponding preposition for each word. The objective is to get as many four-in-in row as possible. This is a fun lesson to improve awareness of academic words and formality [webpage]. medium Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  Example / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Academic Word game – Word forms [n/v/adj]

100 high frequency words taken from the Academic Word List and put into grid. In groups of four, students guess the correct form (each word in the grid has an acronym of the word to be guessed). The objective is to get as many four-in-in row as possible. This is a fun lesson to improve awareness of academic words and formality [webpage]. Medium Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]   Example /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

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Critical Thinking Lesson PDF Book

AMAZING VALUE – Five lessons in one book. Introduction, definition, text analysis reading, lecture listening test, and speaking discussion. Example[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 [TEACHER MEMBERSHIP] More information

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Noise Pollution Lesson PDF Book

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

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Artificial Intelligence Lesson PDF Book

AMAZING VALUE – Five lessons in one book. Introduction, definition, reading & summary writing, 2 x lecture listenings & seminar / example [TEACHER MEMBERSHIP]

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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]

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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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Week 1 Book: Introductionary 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 / More information

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Procrastination Lesson Resource Book

This lesson includes three resources: A definition writing (including a dictation / dictogloss), a discussion worksheet about the causes, effects and possible solutions connected to procrastination, and a TED Talk lecture listening with comprehension questions and PPT (see example).  Level ***** [B2/C1] / Power Point /  Video [14.00]   / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / More information

 

Teamwork Lesson – 1x reading, 1x activity & 1x listening

This lesson develops an understanding of teamwork. The lesson includes a discussion, a reading on creating a good team, a FUN ‘Marshmallow Challenge’ team-building activity and a short TED Talk lecture worksheet based on the findings of the activity. Example. Level: ***** [B2/C1/C2]  /  Video [06:44] /  PPT / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / More information

 

  

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

 

‘Designer Babies’ Seminar Discussion – 1x listening & 2x texts

This is an academic seminar discussion lesson. Students take notes on a short scientific lecture and two short texts. The students use these notes to take part in a 20 minute academic seminar. Example. Level: ***** [B2/C1/C2]  /  Video [05.05] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / More information

 

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