Topic Name Description
Project Description Page Text: Famous quotes about process

Read these quotes by famous people about process.

Page Text: How to describe a process?

Page Text: Process Description - How to write an essay (with a diagram)
File Audio: How to write an essay
Page Audio Transcript: How to write an essay
Page Text: Linking words/phrases - Part 1
Page Text: Linking words/phrases - Part 2
Page Text: Linking words for process description

File Video: Passive Voice
Page Text: Characteristics of the formal register
Vocabulary Learning Page Text: Famous Vocabulary Quotes

Read these quotes by famous people about vocabulary.

Page Text & Audio: Information and Tips for Visual Learners

an eye

Are you a visual learnerYou probably like to look at and read things in order to learn them.

Find out more information about your learner type here!

Page Text & Audio: Information and Tips for Auditory Learners

an ear

Are you an auditory learner? You probably like to hear things and say them out loud in order to learn them.

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Page Text & Audio: Information and Tips for Kinaesthetic Learners

a hand

Are you a kinaesthetic learner? You probably like to learn things hands on.

Find out more information about your learner type here!


Page Text: Method 1: Keep a notebook
Page Text: Method 2: Make mindmaps
Page Mindmap: Example 1 (Fruit)

This example shows how you can use mindmaps to focus on types of things, in this case: fruit. You can also add extra information that doesn't quite fit in boxes around the mindmap. This is particularly useful when there are words from a certain word class that you want to highlight, such as adjectives or verbs.

Page Mindmap: Example 2 (Water)

Mindmaps can be useful when thinking about a broad topic and trying to cut it down into different sections. This example shows how you can write down vocabulary for a variety of topics concerning water, such as how we use water, but also the dangers of water. Let your imagination go wild to truly test your vocabulary knowledge!

Page Mindmap: Example 3 (Feelings)

Mindmaps don't always have to be big and elaborate. You can also keep it short and simple if, for example, you are focusing on collecting synonyms of certain words. This example shows how you can focus on just the words "happy" and "sad" and a variety of words that mean the same. You could, of course, add further emotions and feelings, such as anger or fear.

Page Text: Method 3: Use flashcards
Page Text: Method 4: Use sticky notes
Page Text: Where should I put my sticky notes?
File Video: Working out the Meaning of a Word from Context

This short video gives you a few tips on how to work out the meaning of a word by looking at the context (and not always rely on a dictionary).

Page Text: What are collocations?
File Video: Verb + Noun Collocations
Page Video Transcript: Verb + Noun Collocations

If you would like some support understanding the above video, you can find the transcript here.

Page Text: Examples of Verb + Preposition Collocations
File Video: Phrasal Verbs in English
Page Video Transcript: Phrasal Verbs in English

If you would like some support understanding the above video, you can find the transcript here.

Page Task: Phrasal Verb Research

Before you continue onto the quizzes, carry out your own research by doing this small task.

File Audio: A Voice Message
Page Task 1: Finding Phrasal Verbs
Page Task 1: Solutions
Page Audio Transcript: A Voice Message
Page Text: Introduction to Cognates

Read to find out what a "cognate" is and how they can help you learn and practise English vocabulary.

Page Text: Introduction to False Friends

Unfortunately, it's not that easy. Read to find about "false friends".

Money Page Text: Borrow & Lend
Page Text: Writing Numbers in English: The Basic Differences
Page Text: Billions & Trillions: A Minor Difference Between English and German
Page Text: Prepositions when Describing Graphs
Presentations Page Text: Hints & Tips for a Good Presentation
Page Text: Using Body Language in Presentations
Page Text: Creating Handouts

File Handout: Example 1
Topic: Corpus-based vocabulary research and the use of dictionaries

This handout focuses on giving an overview of the presentation so that the audience has a summary of the points to look at afterwards.
File Handout: Example 2
Topic: Facebook - dangerous or not?

This handout keeps text to a minimum. It offers the German translations to potentially difficult words and gives a very brief overview of the pros and cons that are discussed in the presentation. There are also questions on the sheet which the audience should discuss with each other at the end of the presentation before having a large discussion in class.
File Handout: Example 3
Topic: Old words and loan words in English

This handout is another example of giving the audience an overview of the points discussed in the presentation. There is also a selection of important terms with their definitions, as well as a source at the bottom.
Book Glossary: Signpost Language

'Signpost language' refers to the words and phrases that tell your audience what has just happened and what is going to happen next. Such language is useful when guiding your listeners through your presentation.

Page Task: Over to you!

Finished this section? Then check out this small task for you to do to check what you have learnt.

Page Text: Differences between traditional and online presentations

Take a look at our list of differences after you have done the quiz above.

Page Text: Tips for online presentations

Now that we've looked at the major differences between traditional and online meetings, take a look here for a list of tips and tricks to think about when giving an online presentation.

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Grammar Videos and Quizzes File Video: Present Simple and Continuous
File Video: Past Simple
File Video: Past Simple vs. continuous
File Video: Present perfect simple vs continuous
File Video: Present perfect simple vs past simple
File Video: Future forms
File Video: The passive voice
File Video: Modals
File Video: Conditionals
File Video: Make or do?
File Video: Question forms
Listening Practice File Audio: Laura in London (Part 1: Laura's message)
Page Audio Transcript: Laura in London (Part 1: Laura's message)


File Audio: Laura in London (Part 1: Tom's response)
Page Audio Transcript: Laura in London (Part 1: Tom's response)
File Audio: Laura in London (Part 2: Laura's message)
Page Audio Transcript: Laura in London (Part 2: Laura's message)
File Audio: Laura in London (Part 2: Tom's response)
Page Audio Transcript: Laura in London (Part 2: Tom's response)
File Audio: A Voice Message
Page Audio Transcript: A Voice Message
Page Task 1: Finding Phrasal Verbs
Page Task 1: Solutions