Academic English

Advanced Academic English with IELTS Practice Online

Advanced Academic English with IELTS

ISBN 9780230740624

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This is an EAP Advanced course. It corresponds to CEFR level C1. You will find a collection of grammar exercises, listening and vocabulary activities, sample essays, web projects, grammar reference units and IELTS exercises. There are 14 units to this course, focusing on cultural and academic aspects, study skills, grammar and exam practice.

Why choose this course?

It will help you...

  • contextualise academic English within a university environment
  • communicate ideas effectively in tutorials, seminars and lectures
  • build an effective learning strategy for the IELTS exam 
  • practise all listening, reading and writing areas tested in the exam
  • prepare for university life in the UK and US

Key features

  • focuses on university life, academic grammar and vocabulary and skills development 
  • covers all listening, reading and writing components of the IELTS exam
  • specially designed web projects integrate language learning with real-life student activity
  • complete with two IELTS practice papers
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Syllabus details

  1. Universities worldwide
    1. Universities around the world
    2. Choosing a university
  2. Courses and grades
    1. Comparing courses
    2. Which course is for me?
    3. Can I make the grade?
  3. Read efficiently
    1. Understanding the internet
    2. Animal testing on trial
    3. Teaching speaking skills to teenagers
    4. The causes of crime
  4. Listen effectively
    1. The English Civil War
    2. Comedy in culture
    3. Innovations in sustainable energy
  5. Make your point
    1. Are young people too selfish to have children?
    2. Declining birth rates
    3. Is globalization working?
  6. Take a look at nouns and articles
    1. Nominalization/nouns in academic writing
    2. Umbrella nouns in academic writing
    3. Articles in academic writing
  7. Take a look at noun phrases
    1. Noun phrases in academic writing
    2. Nouns and adjectives in academic writing
    3. Noun-verb agreement in academic writing
  8. Get organized!
    1. Do lectures work?: planning a discursive essay
    2. The changing family: planning a cause and effect essay
    3. Comparing work cultures: a compare-and-contrast essay
  9. Get some practice in IELTS
    1. IELTS Listening Section 1: Car for sale
    2. IELTS Listening Section 2: Dorset Arts Week
    3. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 1: 'Fit' offices (Task 1)
    4. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 1: 'Fit' offices (Task 2)
    5. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 2: Lights (Task 1)
    6. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 2: Lights (Task 2)
  10. The people on campus
    1. Who's who?
    2. Asking for help and support
    3. Globalization and economic inequality
    4. Speaking to staff and students
  11. Campus facilities
    1. On the campus
    2. Support networks on campus
  12. Work out meaning
    1. Music and personality
    2. Computers and e-learning
    3. Health effects of banning smoking
    4. Eliminating plastic bags
  13. Pay attention to key words
    1. States of consciousness
    2. Corporate social responsibility
    3. Can money buy you happiness?
    4. Interactive advertising
  14. Give a good presentation
    1. Giving effective presentations in seminars
    2. A picture tells a thousand words
  15. Take a look at verbs
    1. Formal verbs in academic writing
    2. Modal verbs in academic writing
    3. Passive verbs in academic writing
  16. Take a look at particles and prepositions
    1. Phrasal verbs in academic writing
    2. Prepositions following verbs in academic writing
    3. Prepositional phrases in academic writing
  17. Enrich your writing
    1. Can you define that?
    2. A theatre review: presenting evidence
    3. What is culture?: giving explanations
    4. The credit boom: evaluation in academic writing
    5. Global migration: structuring an essay
  18. Get some more practice in IELTS
    1. IELTS Listening Section 3: Local history studies (Task 1)
    2. IELTS Listening Section 3: Local history studies (Task 2)
    3. IELTS Listening Section 4: Antarctica
    4. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 3: The Wall Street Crash (Task 1)
    5. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 3: The Wall Street Crash (Task 2)
  19. Somewhere to live
    1. Close to the library or near to the nightlife?
    2. Bills included?
  20. Student experiences
    1. What's it like at university?
    2. Which side of the Atlantic?
    3. A little free time
  21. Find hints in words and identify facts and opinions in texts
    1. Word formation in academic texts
    2. Affixes in academic writing
    3. From the bottle or the tap?
    4. Wind turbines: green energy without a cost?
  22. Recognize fast speech and lecturers' opinions
    1. The economics of poverty
    2. Think sideways
    3. Trade v aid
    4. Statistics in the media
  23. Be polite!
    1. The United Nations
    2. Agreeing to disagree
  24. Take a look at reported speech
    1. Reported speech in academic writing
    2. Reporting verbs in academic writing
    3. Higher education in the United States today
  25. Take a look at conjunctions, adverbs and time words
    1. Conjunctions in academic writing
    2. Adverbs in academic writing
    3. Time words in academic writing
  26. Do it right!
    1. Punctuation in academic writing
    2. Individual learning styles
    3. Obesity in western children
    4. Bottled water: a critical review
  27. IELTS practice listening test
    1. IELTS Listening Section 1: Visiting Australia (Task 2)
    2. IELTS Listening Section 1: Visiting Australia (Task 1)
    3. IELTS Listening Section 2: Booking a ferry crossing
    4. IELTS Listening Section 3: City studies (Task 1)
    5. IELTS Listening Section 3: City studies (Task 2)
    6. IELTS Listening Section 4: Dinosaur archeology (Task 1)
    7. IELTS Listening Section 4: Dinosaur archeology (Task 2)
  28. IELTS practice reading test
    1. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 1: A new camera (Task 1)
    2. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 1: A new camera (Task 2)
    3. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 1: A new camera (Task 3)
    4. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 2: Yeti (Task 1)
    5. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 2: Yeti (Task 2)
    6. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 2: Yeti (Task 3)
    7. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 3: Wilfred Owen (Task 1)
    8. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 3: Wilfred Owen (Task 2)
  29. IELTS practice writing test
    1. IELTS Academic Writing Task 1
    2. IELTS Academic Writing Task 2
  30. Get the most out of lectures
    1. Top tips for learning from lectures
    2. Why waste time in lectures?
    3. Why go to lectures?
    4. Learning from lectures
  31. Be effective in seminars
    1. How to be effective in seminars
    2. Paternalism and government
    3. Forms of government
    4. Using the library catalogue
  32. Master words
    1. The language of academic texts
    2. London today
  33. Take note!
    1. Young British Artists
    2. Sleep and dreaming
    3. Website design
  34. Do's and don'ts in academic writing
    1. The technological revolution in education
    2. Alternative medicine today
    3. Language change: avoiding plagiarism
    4. Population movement: using quotations
    5. Genre: using paraphrase
  35. Take a look at nouns and determiners
    1. Countable and uncountable nouns in academic writing
    2. Determiners in academic writing
  36. Take a look at clauses
    1. Relative clauses in academic writing
    2. Gerund clauses in academic writing
  37. Write summaries and describe graphs
    1. Inspecting the cargo: writing a summary
    2. Describing visual information
  38. IELTS practice listening test
    1. IELTS Listening Section 1: Sports club (Task 1)
    2. IELTS Listening Section 1: Sports club (Task 2)
    3. IELTS Listening Section 2: Going on an expedition
    4. IELTS Listening Section 3: Arranging a teachers' conference (Task 1)
    5. IELTS Listening Section 3: Arranging a teachers' conference (Task 2)
    6. IELTS Listening Section 4: 1660s London (Task 1)
    7. IELTS Listening Section 4: 1660s London (Task 2)
  39. IELTS practice reading test
    1. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 1: Archeology (Task 1)
    2. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 1: Archeology (Task 2)
    3. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 1: Archeology (Task 3)
    4. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 2: William Steig (Task 1)
    5. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 2: William Steig (Task 2)
    6. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 2: William Steig (Task 3)
    7. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 3: The crowd knows best (Task 1)
    8. IELTS Academic Reading Passage 3: The crowd knows best (Task 2)
  40. IELTS practice writing test
    1. IELTS Academic Writing Task 1
    2. IELTS Academic Writing Task 2