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P.4 - EAP

How to write essays

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If you decide to take exam courses in English, such as the FCE or CAE exam, or if you decide to attend an English speaking university, then you will have to write essays.

It’s a really good idea to research how to write in this format and to help you I have found an article containing ‘top tips’ for good essay writing.

I have only focussed on 5 of the tips.

How to write IELTS Discussion Essays

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Upper Intermediate: IELTS, ESOL and TOEFL Vocabulary

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Taking a English exam like Cambridge ESOL, TOEFL or IELTS is a big challenge and requires you to work hard. Independent study is an important part of the process. Serious English learners are always looking to expand their vocabualry by finding and learning new words.

Today I want to encourage you to be active with your English learning. Here are 10 words which will be unknown to many of you. Your task is to look these words up in the on-line dictionary provided and then type these words into the correct sentences.

AWL - Academic Word List - the 'I's'

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More AWL (Academic Word List) Practice: The 'I's' have it! (This is a play on 'The ayes have it.' This latter expression means that the voice vote is in, and those in favor of a measure have won.)

AWL -Academic Word List - G , H & J

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The last time you tested yourself here on AWL vocabulary, the focus was on 'F' words. This time you'll see if you recognize how to use some words beginning with G, H, and J. (NB: There are so many 'I' words on the AWL that they will be part of a separate vocabulary activity.)

AWL -Academic Word List - the 'F's'

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Probably a non-academic word comes to mind when you see 'F' word. That one, of course, isn't on the Academic Word List. ;-) Nevertheless, there are a number of other useful 'F' words for the TOEFL or IELTS.

AWL -Academic Word List - the 'E's'

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For the sake of variety, this exercise differs from the previous ones focusing on the AWL.

Here the object is to choose the 'e' word that best completes the sentence.  Having some context may help you to better select the correct answer. 

Good luck!

This lesson was created by Evelyn Ono Vineberg, EC San Diego

Link: Academic Word List - 'D' Letters

AWL Academic Word List: D

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Here are ten more words on the AWL from the 'D' list. Again, you must choose the one word that differs in meaning from the given word. Now put on your thinking cap (= think hard), and use your noodle (= use your brain).

This lesson was created by Evelyn Ono Vineberg, EC San Diego

Link: Academic Word List - Letters 'B'and 'C'

 

AWL Academic Word List: 'B's and 'C's

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Here are ten more words on the AWL from the 'B' and 'C' list. BTW (=by the way), in the future, I'll start at the beginning of the alphabet again to pick up words not yet covered. Remember that there are 570 words altogether on the AWL, so it will take several weeks to cover them all.

AWL Academic Word List Test

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There are 570 headwords on this list (proposed by Averil Coxhead at the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand), which is said to contain the most frequently occurring vocabulary in academic contexts. Starting with the letter 'A', test your familiarity with ten words on the AWL.

Choose the word or expression that differs in meaning from the given word: