Academic English Worksheets and Activities

In this section, you will find all our pages and topics related to Academic English. These resources are designed for students entering or already in higher education. The academic English resources below tie into the specific study needs of higher education students and help them to use language appropriately for study. The EAP materials cover a wide range of topics, such as Academic writing where students need to study paragraph writing and structure, essay writing, etc. Depending on the topic, students practice skills relating to reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, vocabulary, or pronunciation. All the materials come in user-friendly PDF format with full teacher’s notes. Many EAP materials can be downloaded directly for free. We also offer editable PDF versions for members with full online access.

This page provides EAP worksheets and activities that familiarise students with the most frequently encountered collocations taken from the Academic Collocations List (ACL). These resources help students gain awareness of the natural use of these collocations and assist them in improving their general English proficiency.
This page offers Academic Word List (AWL) worksheets that help EAP students become familiar with words from AWL Sublist 1 and 2. The worksheets give students practice at using the words in context and help to build vocabulary through exposure to their related word families.
The EAP resources on this page are designed to help teach students how to plan and write successful cause and effect essays that are appropriately structured and make use of relevant signposting language. The materials also offer multiple opportunities for writing essay practice using block and chain structures.
This page gives you access to a range of academic writing worksheets designed to help students plan and write effective compare and contrast essays. The resources cover common ways of structuring compare and contrast essays, signposting language to indicate similarities and differences as well as opportunities for students to practice essay outlining, essay writing and peer feedback.
This page provides EAP debating worksheets and activities that introduce students to important concepts and skills required for successful debating. These materials also allow students to practice basic rhetoric skills which should also help them develop an ability to think more critically.
This page provides academic writing worksheets focused on discussion essays. These materials familiarise EAP students with the structure and purpose of writing a discussion essay. The resources also help students learn language that is commonly used in discussion essays and practice their discussion essay writing skills through topic-based worksheets.
Here you can access EAP discussion worksheets and activities that provide students with functional language and key skills to help them participate in classroom discussions more effectively.
Here you will find academic essay writing worksheets that help you to teach EAP students how to plan, structure, outline and write an academic essay. There are resources to introduce students to the parts of an essay as well as materials that look at essay structure, unity, coherence and academic style. You will also find resources to help students learn how to write an introductory paragraph, thesis statement, and concluding paragraph.
On this page, you will find EAP resources designed to help students write convincing persuasive essays. These materials teach students the structure and language associated with persuasive essays and how to support arguments, construct a counter argument and refutation, and avoid some common logical fallacies. The resources also help students practice these skills through various persuasive essay writing practices.
On this page, you will find academic paragraph writing worksheets to help teach students how to structure and write a paragraph. The EAP resources also provide students with extensive practice in writing topic sentences, supporting ideas, supporting details, and concluding sentences. There are also resources to help students learn how to write paragraph outlines and practice paragraph unity and coherence.
This page offers a selection of presentation skills EAP worksheets and activities that help students learn how to deliver academic presentations with more confidence and greater impact. The materials not only cover general functional presentation language and rhetorical structure, but also more specific presentation skills such as describing data and effective delivery.
On this page, you have access to EAP worksheets that help develop students’ ability to write effective problem solution essays. These materials familiarise students with both block structure and chain structure as well as vocabulary and phrases applicable to this type of essay. Students are also provided with multiple opportunities to practice problem solution essay writing through a selection of topic-based worksheets.
This page provides students with a wide range of worksheets, activities and games based on punctuation. The materials help to develop students' writing skills and guide them on the proper use of punctuation marks. The resources cover full stops (periods), question marks, exclamation marks or points, commas, semicolons, colons, dashes, hyphens, brackets, braces, parentheses, apostrophes, quotation marks and ellipsis.
This page provides EAP reading comprehension worksheets to help students practice important reading skills and strategies through a range of interesting reading passages, exercises and question types.
Here you will find EAP reading skills worksheets and activities to help you teach your students strategies such as skimming, scanning, finding main ideas, and using context to infer the meaning of new words. The worksheets are designed to break down the skills required to answer the various question types found in reading comprehension exercises.
The EAP resources on this page help to teach students how to write referenced essays. There are worksheets to help students learn the features and basic formatting of referenced essays. There are also resources about academic integrity and how to avoid plagiarism and collusion, as well as other worksheets about evaluating sources, paraphrasing, summary writing, citations, and referencing.
On this EAP study skills page, you can find resources that help teach students effective strategies to improve their academic performance in English-medium university courses. The resources cover a variety of techniques, such as note-taking, time management, exam-taking strategies, etc.
The EAP worksheets on this page focus on the writing process. These resources help students to learn and practice analysing essay questions, prewriting to generate ideas using listing and brainstorming, organising ideas with outlines and mind maps, writing first drafts, as well as revising and editing.

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