Pre-sessional Academic English and Study Skills: Useful Links for Study Listening and Note-taking UEfAP listening Lots of tips on lecture listening and lots of practice http://uefap. com/listen/listfram. htm Unilearning note-taking – advice on how to take good notes, quote and paraphrase http://unilearning. uow. edu. au/notetake/ Academic Listening Practice – Lectures TED – ideas worth spreading (video) Watch examples of how to make a really good presentation on a range of interesting subjects http://www. ted. com/index. php RSA – similar to TED.
Videos (10-30mins) on economics, globalisation, technology, psychology etc http://www. thersa. org/events/video Academic Earth – Huge bank of lectures: many subjects http://academicearth. org/subjects/ British Academy – Social Sciences – sound only http://britac. studyserve. com/home/default. asp Free Science Online – Huge collection from many different universities http://freescienceonline. blogspot. com/ Imperial College London – Talks by specialists http://www3. imperial. ac. uk/media/onlinelectures Lecture Fox – Science Lectures http://lecturefox. com/
WGBH Forum Network – interesting videos about current events http://forum. wgbh. org/ BBC Reith Lectures – Old and New talks by famous experts (sound only) http://www. bbc. co. uk/programmes/b00729d9 General Listening Practice British Council – A huge range of audio recordings, frequently updated http://learnenglish. britishcouncil. org/en/listen-and-watch 6 Minute English (intermediate) – Short and simple news stories with text and vocabulary http://www. bbc. co. uk/worldservice/learningenglish/general/sixminute/
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Words in the News (intermediate) – Listen to and read real news stories and get help with vocabulary http://www. bbc. co. uk/worldservice/learningenglish/language/wordsinthenews/ Randall’s Cyber Listening Lab – many exercises: go to bottom of page for academic listening http://www. esl-lab. com/ Academic Word List – revise the most useful words for university Academic Word List Homepage http://www. pbs. plymouth. ac. uk/academicwordlistatuop/index. htm IELTs Academic Vocabulary Tests http://www. examenglish. com/IELTS/IELTS_vocabulary.
htm Exercises for the Academic Word List http://www. academicvocabularyexercises. com/id17. htm Academic Vocabulary Exercises http://www.nottingham. ac. uk/~alzsh3/acvocab/exercises. htm The List (570 headwords) http://www. victoria. ac. nz/lals/staff/Averil-Coxhead/awl/headwords. html UEfAP vocabulary – List with tips and exercises http://uefap. com/vocab/vocfram. htm Referencing – advice and creation programmes APA Formatting and Style Guide http://owl. english.purdue. edu/owl/resource/560/01/ Automatic book referencing – this site will automatically generate a reference using just the book title or ISBN. However, not useful if you are using a chapter from a book with multiple authors.
http://www.deadlinedue. com Creating an automatic reference– This will automatically format your references – you have to do it one-by-one though, might be best used for checking your referencing is correct http://www. dairyscience. info/lit-cit/website/harvard. htm Harvard Referencing Guide – Check your referencing is correct using this site! http://libweb. anglia. ac. uk/referencing/harvard. htm Reference Generator: Harvard System http://www. aslaact. org. au/refgen. html Writing Academic writing lab – great site for improving academic writing! http://owl. english.
purdue. edu/ Academic Phrasebank – Brilliant bank of academic phrases you can use in your essays http://www. phrasebank. manchester. ac. uk/ Ian Sherman – Brilliant videos on Academic Writing. Especially watch Punctuation, Academic Style, How Do I Write this Thing (oldest version) and Argument Styles http://www. slideshare. net/iansage/presentations Pronunciation Accent school – really good site with a free lesson and pdf student book http://accentschool. com/run_software. html download pdf: http://accentschool. com/Lessons_Neutral/Notebook/notebook.
Factors affecting the academic performance in English 11 of first year AB-English students of the School of Arts and Criminology Introduction Academic performance is one of the crucial areas of a learner’s life. Some learners may not be bothered if they progress or not, however, their parents are left with great distress if their children do not perform. This is because families, as well as the ...
html Pronunciation Tips and Practice (BBC) http://www. bbc. co. uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/pron/ Other Useful Sites Unilearning – academic skills – A great resource for improving academic skills, especially how to read a journal article http://unilearning. uow. edu. au/main. html BBC Learning English http://www. bbc. co. uk/worldservice/learningenglish/ English Grammar Online – excellent for grammar explanations and practice! http://www. englisch-hilfen. de/en/index. htm English File – exercises and downloads http://www. oup.
com/elt/global/products/englishfile/ Spelling Test – Fun way to practise spelling: the words are hard! http://www. timesspellingbee. co. uk/ UEfAP reading – How to read academic texts, plus exercises http://uefap. com/reading/readfram. htm Business Studies Online – Revise Business in English http://www. businessstudiesonline. co. uk/live/ BBC Bitesize – Revise business and science subjects in English and test yourself http://www. bbc. co. uk/scotland/learning/bitesize/higher/ Newspapers and Magazines The Independent http://www. independent. co. uk/
The Guardian http://www. guardian. co. uk/The Herald http://www. heraldscotland. com/ (Scottish) The Metro http://www. metro. co. uk/home/ The Times http://www. thetimes. co. uk/tto/news/ Science magazines: http://sciencefocus. com/ (UK) http://www. scientificamerican. com/ (USA) http://www. newscientist. com/ (UK) Economics and politics: http://www. ft. com/
http://www. economist. com/ http://www. prospectmagazine. co. uk/ Dictionaries Oxford Collocation Dictionary – http://www. lixiaolai. com/ocd/ very useful for learning how to use new words in sentences http://www. macmillandictionary. com/ http://dictionary. cambridge. org/