Academic English

Upper Intermediate Academic English with TOEFL Practice Online

Upper Intermediate Academic English with TOEFL

ISBN 9780230750937

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This is an Upper Intermediate English for Academic Purposes course. It corresponds to CEFR level B2. You will find a collection of reading and listening activities, sample essays, web projects, grammar reference units and TOEFL exercises. There are 14 units in this course, focusing on cultural aspects, academic English, 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 
  • specially designed web projects integrate language learning with real-life student activity 
  • covers all listening, reading, speaking and writing aspects of the TOEFL® exam
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Syllabus details

  1. Visit top universities
    1. Universities around the world
    2. Choosing a college
  2. Find out about courses
    1. Can I make the grade?
    2. Which course is for me?
    3. Comparing courses
  3. Use reading strategies
    1. Active reading
    2. Neuromarketing
    3. Visiting Papua New Guinea
    4. Earth Hour
    5. Caring for the elderly
  4. Listen with a purpose
    1. Planet or asteroid?
    2. Tips for effective language learning
    3. Mahatma Gandhi
    4. The effects of climate change
    5. Schools in the U.S.
    6. Tsunamis
  5. Figure out the meaning of words
    1. Impressionism
    2. The poetry of Emily Dickinson
    3. Review of Indiana Jones
    4. American and British entrepreneurs
  6. TOEFL practice 1
    1. TOEFL Listening 084: conversation
    2. TOEFL Listening 098: conversation
    3. TOEFL Listening 020: mini-lecture
    4. TOEFL Listening 036: mini-lecture
    5. TOEFL Reading 018
    6. TOEFL Reading 020
  7. Take a look at future forms
    1. Future predictions and intentions in academic English
    2. Modal verbs for general possibility in academic English
  8. Study the elements of a good essay
    1. How microfinancing can help the world's poor
    2. What makes a successful language learner?
    3. The merits of "local food"
    4. What is it all about?
    5. Bringing things to an end
  9. TOEFL practice 2
    1. TOEFL Listening 096: conversation
    2. TOEFL Listening 094: conversation
    3. TOEFL Listening 039: mini-lecture
    4. TOEFL Listening 073: mini-lecture
    5. TOEFL Reading 006
    6. TOEFL Reading 029
  10. Get to know the people on campus
    1. Who's who?
    2. Asking for help and support
  11. Find your way around campus
    1. On the campus
    2. Support networks on campus
  12. Summarize it!
    1. The plastic problem
    2. Health and belief
    3. What is autism?
    4. The Old Vic Theater
  13. Take note!
    1. A biography of Andy Warhol
    2. A great leader
    3. The Northern Lights
    4. British and American health care
  14. Make your point
    1. London Olympics 2012
    2. Eating green
    3. Standardized testing in elementary school
    4. What is social responsibility?
  15. TOEFL practice 3
    1. TOEFL Listening 015: conversation
    2. TOEFL Listening 089: conversation
    3. TOEFL Listening 018: mini-lecture
    4. TOEFL Listening 029: mini-lecture
    5. TOEFL Reading 004
    6. TOEFL Reading 011
  16. Convey the right message
    1. Comparing and contrasting in academic English
    2. Cause and effect in academic English
    3. Conditionals for logical results in academic English
    4. Purpose in academic English
  17. Study different types of essays
    1. The building booms in Dubai and Beijing
    2. Are computer games bad for you?
    3. Corn ethanol as alternative energy
    4. Potentially Hazardous Asteroids
  18. TOEFL practice 4
    1. TOEFL Listening 092: conversation
    2. TOEFL Listening 099: conversation
    3. TOEFL Listening 038: mini-lecture
    4. TOEFL Listening 071: mini-lecture
    5. TOEFL Reading 022
    6. TOEFL Reading 027
  19. Find somewhere to live
    1. Close to the library or close to the nightlife?
    2. Room for rent?
  20. Share student experiences
    1. What's it like at college?
    2. A little free time
    3. Which side of the Atlantic?
  21. Complete tables and diagrams
    1. Welcome talk
    2. The geology of Glencoe
    3. The "four P's" of marketing
    4. Tutankhamen's tomb
    5. Evolution of management styles
    6. How vacuum cleaners work
    7. How toothpaste is manufactured
  22. Interpret statistics
    1. Greenhouse gas emissions
    2. Life expectancy by country
    3. Health and diet
  23. Identify opinions
    1. The energy of the future
    2. Pride and Prejudice
    3. A world of Scottish invention
    4. Complementary medicine
  24. TOEFL practice 5
    1. TOEFL Listening 085: conversation
    2. TOEFL Listening 097: conversation
    3. TOEFL Listening 033: mini-lecture
    4. TOEFL Listening 074: mini-lecture
    5. TOEFL Reading 016
    6. TOEFL Reading 031
  25. Choose the right verb forms
    1. Present progressive in academic English
    2. Simple past and present perfect in academic English
    3. Passive verb forms in academic English
    4. Noun-verb agreement in academic English
    5. Verb + preposition + -ing form in academic English
  26. Describe and explain processes
    1. Drug-resistant bacteria
    2. How the Gold Rush changed San Francisco
    3. The history of NASA
    4. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Website
    5. Roman Aqueducts
  27. TOEFL practice 6
    1. TOEFL Listening 014: conversation
    2. TOEFL Listening 093: conversation
    3. TOEFL Listening 008: mini-lecture
    4. TOEFL Listening 076: mini-lecture
    5. TOEFL Reading 002
    6. TOEFL Reading 009
  28. Use the appropriate register
    1. Speaking to staff and students
    2. Language on campus
  29. Do academic research
    1. The Google Generation
    2. In the news
    3. Cultural categories
  30. Pay attention to key words
    1. Ecotourism
    2. Principles for success in modern business
  31. Understand long descriptions
    1. Vacations with a conscience
    2. China's Terracotta Army
  32. Use appropriate language and punctuation
    1. The psychology of happiness
    2. Water found on Mars
    3. Bodies in the bog
    4. Get it write!
    5. On your mark
  33. TOEFL practice 7
    1. TOEFL Listening 023: conversation
    2. TOEFL Listening 100: conversation
    3. TOEFL Listening 017: mini-lecture
    4. TOEFL Listening 072: mini-lecture
    5. TOEFL Reading 008
    6. TOEFL Reading 015
  34. Take a look at adverbs, quantifiers and clauses
    1. Position of adverbs in academic English
    2. Quantifiers in academic English
    3. Relative pronouns in academic English
    4. Participle clauses in academic English
  35. Take a look at reporting and references
    1. The development of telecommuting
    2. Ecotourism
  36. TOEFL practice 8
    1. TOEFL Listening 091: conversation
    2. TOEFL Listening 095: conversation
    3. TOEFL Listening 068: mini-lecture
    4. TOEFL Listening 070: mini-lecture
    5. TOEFL Reading 007
    6. TOEFL Reading 025
  37. Practice for the TOEFL PBT Structure and Written Expression section
    1. TOEFL Structure/Written expression 004
    2. TOEFL Structure/Written expression 008
    3. TOEFL Structure/Written expression 006
    4. TOEFL Structure/Written expression 015
    5. TOEFL Structure/Written expression 016
    6. TOEFL Structure/Written expression 028
  38. Practice for the TOEFL PBT Listening section
    1. TOEFL Listening 044: dialog
    2. TOEFL Listening 053: dialog
    3. TOEFL Listening 058: dialog
    4. TOEFL Listening 077: dialog
    5. TOEFL Listening 080: dialog
    6. TOEFL Listening 082: dialog