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SelfAccess Online English courses - Academic English - Advanced

 

This course will help you get results and improve those English skills you need to succeed.
This course contains:
15 lessons based on real newspaper articles.
Reading, writing, listening, grammar and vocabulary.
This course includes:
100% interactive exercises.
150 activities and exercises - approximately 30 hours of online study.
Model essays, articles, letters and reports.
Colourful graphics and audio.
Immediate feedback on your work.
Progress Reports to show you how you are going, what you have completed and what you need to finish.
You have 3 months to complete the course and can do each exercise in each lesson twice. We have divided the course up by theme. There are 15 frequently occurring themes in each English course and then for each theme we have selected a lesson covering a number of skills and skill subsets you will need to pass your exam.

 
Natural Disasters - Reading comprehension - adding missing sentences or phrases, True, False, Not Given questions, Writing - analysing a data table, completing a report, editing, structuring an essay giving your opinion, Vocabulary - word forms, Listening - multiple choice, completing a table.

   


Sport Salaries
- Grammar - verb forms, Writing - ordering an argumentative essay, using linking words, Vocabulary - matching items and definitions, understanding meaning from context, Reading comprehension - selecting headings for paragraphs, True, False, Not Given, short answers.

 

   

Danger in the Workplace - Grammar - completing an open cloze, Reading comprehension - summarising paragraphs, short answers, multiple choice, completing a table comparing pie graphs, Vocabulary - identifying word forms, matching items and definitions, Writing - sentence transformations, structuring a report.

 

   

Life on Death Row - Reading comprehension - multiple choice, True, False or Not Given questions, differentiating between fact and opinion, Vocabulary - understanding meaning from context, Writing - planning and categorising main ideas for an argumentative essay, structuring an argumentative essay, using topic sentences, using discourse markers.

 

   

Work Stress - Grammar - completing a cloze, Reading comprehension - summarising paragraphs, True, False, Not Given, completing a table, interpreting information on a bar graph, Vocabulary - word forms, matching items and definitions, Writing - editing, structuring a cause and effect essay.

 

   

Learning from History - Reading comprehension - True, False or Not Given questions, summarising, Grammar - completing a cloze, using -ing forms, Vocabulary - matching items and definitions, word forms, Writing - structuring an argumentative essay.

 

   

Drugs and Society - Grammar - editing mistakes, completing sentences, Vocabulary - deducing meaning from context, Reading comprehension - multiple choice, completing a graph, short answers, Writing - completing a report describing a graph, structuring a cause and effect essay, ordering a cause and effect essay, listening to a reading text.

 

   

To Immunise? - Reading comprehension - matching text and title, inferring meaning from context, True, False, Not Given questions, classifying items, completing a cloze, Listening - multiple choice, sentence completion, Writing - ordering a "for or against" essay.

 

   

Cloning - Reading comprehension - matching paragraphs and headings, True, False, Not Given questions,understanding the writer's opinions, Vocabulary - understanding meaning in context, Grammar - verb forms in context, using adverbs and prepositions, Writing - structuring an essay giving your opinion, listening to a reading text.

 

   

Superbugs - Listening - ordering a lecture, completing a summary, Reading comprehension - matching paragraphs and headings, True, False or Not Given questions, Vocabulary - matching items and definitions, classifying items, Grammar - identifying grammatical mistakes.

 

   

Work and Sexism - Reading comprehension - multiple choice, Vocabulary - understanding meaning in context, choosing word forms, Grammar - finding mistakes, completing sentences, Listening - short answers, multiple choice, Writing - structuring an essay giving your opinion, completing an open cloze.

 

   

Gambling - Listening - ordering steps, multiple choice, completing forms, Reading comprehension - matching paragraphs and headings, True, False or Not Given questions, multiple choice, short answers, Vocabulary - understanding vocabulary in context, colloquial expressions, Writing - completing an open cloze using grammar words.

 

   

Fur - ban it or wear it? - Grammar - understanding pronouns, Reading comprehension - True, False or Not Given questions, summarising paragraphs, short answers, completing a summary, Vocabulary - deducting meaning from context, Writing - structuring an argumentative essay, linking and sequencing words.

 

   

Happiness - Reading comprehension - multiple choice, classifying information, matching lists to headings, True, False or Not Given questions, Grammar - verb forms, Vocabulary - understanding meaning in context, Writing - structuring an essay giving your opinion, identifying topic sentences, ordering an argumentative essay.

 

   

Hunting Endangered Animals - Reading comprehension - matching paragraphs and headings, short answers, True, False, Not Given questions, Vocabulary - understanding vocabulary in context, Listening - listening for specific information, multiple choice, Speaking - note taking, completing a speech, ordering a short talk, Grammar - verb forms.

 

   


Those students with an approximate IELTS score of 6, a TOEFL score of 500-600 or trying for Cambridge Proficiency will find these upper-intermediate and advanced lessons a very useful tool.