Pre-Sessional Academic English and Study Skills: Useful Links for Study

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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
Unilearning note-taking – advice on how to take good notes, quote and paraphrase
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
RSA – similar to TED. Videos (10-30mins) on economics, globalisation, technology, psychology etc
Academic Earth – Huge bank of lectures: many subjects
British Academy – Social Sciences – sound only
Free Science Online – Huge collection from many different universities
Imperial College London – Talks by specialists Lecture Fox – Science Lectures
WGBH Forum Network – interesting videos about current events BBC Reith Lectures – Old and New talks by famous experts (sound only)
General Listening Practice
British Council – A huge range of audio recordings, frequently updated
6 Minute English (intermediate) – Short and simple news stories with text and vocabulary Words in the News (intermediate) – Listen to and read real news stories and get help with vocabulary Randall's Cyber Listening Lab – many exercises: go to bottom of page for academic listening

Academic Word List – revise the most useful words for university Academic Word...