Academic English

Advanced Academic English with TOEFL Practice Online

Advanced Academic English with TOEFL

ISBN 9780230725614

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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 activities, vocabulary activities, sample essays, web projects, grammar reference units and TOEFL exercises. There are 14 units 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 TOEFL® 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, speaking and writing aspects of the TOEFL® exam 
  • specially designed web projects integrate language learning with real-life student activity
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Syllabus details

  1. Universities worldwide
    1. Universities around the world
    2. Choosing a college
  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. Are computers bad for our health?
  4. Listen effectively
    1. The Abolitionist Movement
    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. TOEFL practice 1
    1. TOEFL Listening 088: conversation
    2. TOEFL Listening 086: conversation
    3. TOEFL Listening 016: mini-lecture
    4. TOEFL Listening 019: mini-lecture
    5. TOEFL Reading 043
    6. TOEFL Reading 048
  7. Take a look at nouns and articles
    1. Nominalization/nouns in academic writing
    2. Umbrella nouns in academic writing
    3. Articles in academic writing
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. TOEFL practice 2
    1. TOEFL Listening 013: conversation
    2. TOEFL Listening 090: conversation
    3. TOEFL Listening 030: mini-lecture
    4. TOEFL Listening 034: mini-lecture
    5. TOEFL Reading 035
    6. TOEFL Reading 034
  11. 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
  12. Campus facilities
    1. On the campus
    2. Support networks on campus
  13. Figure out meaning
    1. Music and personality
    2. Computers and e-learning
    3. Health effects of banning smoking
    4. Eliminating plastic bags
  14. Pay attention to key words
    1. States of consciousness
    2. Corporate social responsibility
    3. Can money buy you happiness?
    4. Interactive advertising
  15. Give a good presentation
    1. Giving effective presentations in seminars
    2. A picture tells a thousand words
  16. TOEFL practice 3
    1. TOEFL Listening 026: conversation
    2. TOEFL Listening 012: conversation
    3. TOEFL Listening 037: mini-lecture
    4. TOEFL Listening 042: mini-lecture
    5. TOEFL Reading 036
    6. TOEFL Reading 038
  17. Take a look at verbs
    1. Formal verbs in academic writing
    2. Modal verbs in academic writing
    3. Passive verbs in academic writing
  18. 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
  19. Enrich your writing
    1. Can you define that?
    2. A theater review: presenting evidence
    3. What is culture?: giving explanations
    4. The credit boom: evaluation in academic writing
    5. Global migration: structuring an essay
  20. TOEFL practice 4
    1. TOEFL Listening 027: conversation
    2. TOEFL Listening 022: conversation
    3. TOEFL Listening 009: mini-lecture
    4. TOEFL Listening 040: mini-lecture
    5. TOEFL Reading 042
    6. TOEFL Reading 041
  21. Somewhere to live
    1. Close to the library or close to the nightlife?
    2. Room for rent?
  22. Student experiences
    1. What's it like at college?
    2. Which side of the Atlantic?
    3. A little free time
  23. Find hints in words and identify facts and opinions in texts
    1. Word formation in academic texts
    2. Affixes in academic writing
    3. Bottled water or tap water?
    4. Wind turbines: green energy without a cost?
  24. Recognize fast speech and professors' opinions
    1. The economics of poverty
    2. Think sideways
    3. Trade vs. aid
    4. Statistics in the media
  25. Be polite!
    1. The future of newspapers
    2. Agreeing to disagree
  26. TOEFL practice 5
    1. TOEFL Listening 025: conversation
    2. TOEFL Listening 087: conversation
    3. TOEFL Listening 035: mini-lecture
    4. TOEFL Listening 041: mini-lecture
    5. TOEFL Reading 033
    6. TOEFL Reading 040
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. Do it right!
    1. Punctuation in academic writing
    2. Individual learning styles
    3. Obesity in western children
    4. Bottled water: a critical review
  30. TOEFL practice 6
    1. TOEFL Listening 011: conversation
    2. TOEFL Listening 002: conversation
    3. TOEFL Listening 032: mini-lecture
    4. TOEFL Listening 007: mini-lecture
    5. TOEFL Reading 032
    6. TOEFL Reading 045
  31. Get the most out of lectures
    1. Top tips for learning from professors
    2. Why waste time in lectures?
    3. Why go to lectures?
    4. Learning from lectures
  32. Be effective in seminars
    1. How to be effective in seminars
    2. Paternalism and government
    3. Forms of government
    4. Using the library catalog
  33. Master words
    1. The language of academic texts
    2. The New York City recovery
  34. Take note!
    1. Young American artists
    2. Sleep and dreaming
    3. Website design
  35. 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
  36. TOEFL practice 7
    1. TOEFL Listening 024: conversation
    2. TOEFL Listening 021: conversation
    3. TOEFL Listening 031: mini-lecture
    4. TOEFL Listening 010: mini-lecture
    5. TOEFL Reading 037
    6. TOEFL Reading 044
  37. Take a look at nouns and determiners
    1. Countable and uncountable nouns in academic writing
    2. Determiners in academic writing
  38. Take a look at clauses
    1. Relative clauses in academic writing
    2. Gerund clauses in academic writing
  39. Write summaries and describe graphs
    1. Inspecting the cargo: writing a summary
    2. Describing visual information
  40. TOEFL practice 8
    1. TOEFL Listening 001: conversation
    2. TOEFL Listening 028: conversation
    3. TOEFL Listening 005: mini-lecture
    4. TOEFL Listening 006: mini-lecture
    5. TOEFL Reading 049
    6. TOEFL Reading 039
  41. Practice for the TOEFL PBT Structure and Written Expression section
    1. TOEFL Structure/Written expression 001
    2. TOEFL Structure/Written expression 002
    3. TOEFL Structure/Written expression 003
    4. TOEFL Structure/Written expression 011
    5. TOEFL Structure/Written expression 012
    6. TOEFL Structure/Written expression 013
  42. Practice for the TOEFL PBT Listening section
    1. TOEFL Listening 003: dialog
    2. TOEFL Listening 078: dialog
    3. TOEFL Listening 083: dialog
    4. TOEFL Listening 080: dialog
    5. TOEFL Listening 065: dialog
    6. TOEFL Listening 064: dialog