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  • Academic Reflections: tips, language and structure

A 3-part guide to academic reflection from Edinburgh University

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A 3-part guide to academic reflection from Edinburgh University

  • Adverb Clauses - Cause and Effect Relationships

A 20-question exercise to help you practise which language can be used in certain cause and effect sentences.

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A 20-question exercise to help you practise which language can be used in certain cause and effect sentences.

  • Busuu

A fun app (also website) to help you learn a new language through structured courses. The free version is limited but still useful.

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A fun app (also website) to help you learn a new language through structured courses. The free version is limited but still useful.

  • Cause and Effect

An organised list of useful language for cause and effect with two online exercises to practise.

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causeeffectwriting

An organised list of useful language for cause and effect with two online exercises to practise.

  • Cause and Effect

Useful language for cause and effect with a short online exercise to check grammar and meaning.

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causeeffectwriting

Useful language for cause and effect with a short online exercise to check grammar and meaning.

  • Common linking words and their uses

A collection of useful language for various functions of English (see tags).

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A collection of useful language for various functions of English (see tags).

  • Connecting ideas through transitions

Explanation of the the different ways that ideas are connected in a text with some useful language.

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Explanation of the the different ways that ideas are connected in a text with some useful language.

  • Empower: giving you key English skills 1

*Link to library catalogue* "Cambridge English Empower is a general adult course that combines course content from Cambridge University Press with validated assessment from the experts at Cambridge English Language Assessment."

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*Link to library catalogue* "Cambridge English Empower is a general adult course that combines course content from Cambridge University Press with validated assessment from the experts at Cambridge English Language Assessment."

  • Empower: giving you key English Skills 2

*Link to library catalogue* "Cambridge English Empower is a general adult course that combines course content from Cambridge University Press with validated assessment from the experts at Cambridge English Language Assessment."

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general english coursebookmultiple skillsucl library link

*Link to library catalogue* "Cambridge English Empower is a general adult course that combines course content from Cambridge University Press with validated assessment from the experts at Cambridge English Language Assessment."

  • Empower: giving you key English Skills 3

*Link to library catalogue* "Cambridge English Empower is a general adult course that combines course content from Cambridge University Press with validated assessment from the experts at Cambridge English Language Assessment."

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general english coursebookmultiple skillsucl library link

*Link to library catalogue* "Cambridge English Empower is a general adult course that combines course content from Cambridge University Press with validated assessment from the experts at Cambridge English Language Assessment."

  • Expand Your English : A Guide to Improving Your Academic Vocabulary

Writing academic prose in English is especially difficult for non-native speakers, largely because the standard vocabulary used in this genre can be quite different from colloquial English. Expand Your English: A Guide to Improving Your Academic Vocabulary is a unique and invaluable guide that will enable the reader to overcome this hurdle. It will become the favourite go-to reference book for both beginners and for intermediate learners struggling with the complexities of English-language academic writing. Steve Hart covers 1,000 vocabulary items that are essential for good academic writing. The first section describes 200 key terms in detail, grouping them into logical sets of 10. Through careful repetition, the reader will find it easy to retain, retrieve, and reuse these essential phrases. The second section explains a further 800 terms, grouping them according to function, meaning, and the areas of an essay where they are likely to be used. The expansive scope of Expand Your English gives non-native speakers all the vocabulary tools they need to master this difficult style of writing.

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Writing academic prose in English is especially difficult for non-native speakers, largely because the standard vocabulary used in this genre can be quite different from colloquial English. Expand Your English: A Guide to Improving Your Academic Vocabulary is a unique and invaluable guide that will enable the reader to overcome this hurdle. It will become the favourite go-to reference book for both beginners and for intermediate learners struggling with the complexities of English-language academic writing. Steve Hart covers 1,000 vocabulary items that are essential for good academic writing. The first section describes 200 key terms in detail, grouping them into logical sets of 10. Through careful repetition, the reader will find it easy to retain, retrieve, and reuse these essential phrases. The second section explains a further 800 terms, grouping them according to function, meaning, and the areas of an essay where they are likely to be used. The expansive scope of Expand Your English gives non-native speakers all the vocabulary tools they need to master this difficult style of writing.

  • Glossary of Grammatical Terms

A comprehensive A to Z of grammar words from simple ones like 'noun' to more technical like 'anaphora'.

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A comprehensive A to Z of grammar words from simple ones like 'noun' to more technical like 'anaphora'.

  • Glossary of Grammatical Terms

A list of grammar terms from UCL. Click a letter to see words beginning with that letter.

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grammarmetalanguage

A list of grammar terms from UCL. Click a letter to see words beginning with that letter.

  • HelloTalk

A language exchange app where you can talk to native speakers of other languages. You need to pay for some features.

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appsspeaking

A language exchange app where you can talk to native speakers of other languages. You need to pay for some features.

  • Lingbe

A free language exchange app where you can talk to native speakers of other languages.

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appsspeaking

A free language exchange app where you can talk to native speakers of other languages.

  • Lingro

Makes every word on webpage clickable and linked to dictionary - enter the webpage you want to read in Box 1 and select whether you want English explanation or translation of the words into other languages.

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vocabulary

Makes every word on webpage clickable and linked to dictionary - enter the webpage you want to read in Box 1 and select whether you want English explanation or translation of the words into other languages.

  • Memrise

A fun app (also website) to help you learn a new language through structured courses. There is a pay version, but the free version still has a lot of content.

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appslisteningmultiple skillspronunciationspeakingvocabulary

A fun app (also website) to help you learn a new language through structured courses. There is a pay version, but the free version still has a lot of content.

  • Replacing Informal Words with Academic Vocabulary

7 online exercises to learn and practice replacing informal with academic language.

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7 online exercises to learn and practice replacing informal with academic language.

  • Speakout advanced students' book

*Link to library catalogue* "Speakout is the English language course that includes video content from the BBC to engage students and make teaching easier."

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general english coursebookmultiple skillsucl library link

*Link to library catalogue* "Speakout is the English language course that includes video content from the BBC to engage students and make teaching easier."

  • Speakout pre-intermediate students' book

*Link to library catalogue* Speakout is the English language course that includes video content from the BBC to engage students and make teaching easier.<br />

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general english coursebookmultiple skillsucl library link

*Link to library catalogue* Speakout is the English language course that includes video content from the BBC to engage students and make teaching easier.<br />

  • Speakout starter students' book

"Speakout is the English language course that includes video content from the BBC to engage students and make teaching easier."

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general english coursebookmultiple skillsucl library link

"Speakout is the English language course that includes video content from the BBC to engage students and make teaching easier."

  • Speakout upper-intermediate students' book

*Link to library catalogue* "Speakout is the English language course that includes video content from the BBC to engage students and make teaching easier."

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general english coursebookmultiple skillsucl library link

*Link to library catalogue* "Speakout is the English language course that includes video content from the BBC to engage students and make teaching easier."

  • Speakout. Elementary students' book

*Link to library catalogue* "Speakout is the English language course that includes video content from the BBC to engage students and make teaching easier."

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general english coursebookmultiple skillsucl library link

*Link to library catalogue* "Speakout is the English language course that includes video content from the BBC to engage students and make teaching easier."

  • Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language: A Handbook for Students and their Supervisors

The four main parts of Academic Writing are:

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The four main parts of Academic Writing are:

  • UCLU Language + Writing Support Programme

One-to-one and group writing help for international students from the UCLU

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One-to-one and group writing help for international students from the UCLU

  • University of Bristol online language exercises

Very useful guides to using certain difficult punctuation marks such as colons with online exercises.

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Very useful guides to using certain difficult punctuation marks such as colons with online exercises.

  • Using Academic Language

An introductory guide to academic writing style, with online practice exercises.

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academic stylestylewriting

An introductory guide to academic writing style, with online practice exercises.

  • Using words positively

A pdf short guide to avoiding sexist and other offensive language in your writing.

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A pdf short guide to avoiding sexist and other offensive language in your writing.

  • Being Deaf: The Experience of Deafness

  • George Taylor & Juliet Bishop (eds.)

This book brings together the experiences of deaf people and in the process raises many complex issues, illustrating that being deaf is more than a straightforward case of classification by hearing loss. Many of the accounts in this book deal with questions of identity and community, isolation and rejection, and overt discrimination.

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This book brings together the experiences of deaf people and in the process raises many complex issues, illustrating that being deaf is more than a straightforward case of classification by hearing loss. Many of the accounts in this book deal with questions of identity and community, isolation and rejection, and overt discrimination.

The Money Programme team presents an inside account of the BP oil spill. Features a host of interviews with key industry insiders, including world exclusives with Bob Dudley, the new Head of BP and Tony Hayward, his predecessor.

The Money Programme team presents an inside account of the BP oil spill. Features a host of interviews with key industry insiders, including world exclusives with Bob Dudley, the new Head of BP and Tony Hayward, his predecessor.