EAP (Academic English) writing exercises
Essay fundamentals (intermediate and up). A multiple choice exercise on essay and paragraph writing.
Mini Lesson. University education. Compare and contrast essay (good intermediate and up). This is an essay comparing and contrasting university education in the USA and Australia.
Mini Lesson. Cars. Short argumentative essay (intermediate and up). This is an essay discussing the importance of the car. Complete all four exercises to improve your vocabulary, writing and listening skills.
Mini Lesson. Food. Argumentative essay (very good intermediate and up). This is an argumentative essay discussing modern eating habits in the UK.
Mini Lesson. Video games. Argumentative essay (good intermediate and up). This is an argumentative essay discussing the dangers of computer games.
Mini Lesson. Enrolments graph (good intermediate and up). This a description of some statistical information about the number of students in a school. It has a graph which goes with it.
Private Schools (upper
intermediate and up). A short essay on the cause of the popularity of private
education in Australia.
Text ordering exercise. Put the essay in order.
Word form exercise. Type in the correct word form.
Argumentative paragraph (good intermediate and up). This is a paragraph addressing the question, "Are women solely responsible
for bringing up children?"
Multiple choice sentences. This will check your understanding of grammar and register (appropriate language). You have to choose the best sentence to fit in each gap in the paragraph.
Word form exercise. Check your knowledge of word families with this exercise.
paragraph (good intermediate and up) This is a paragraph describing
the spread of English.
Multiple choice vocabulary.
and sentences (good intermediate and up).
Word ordering exercise. Practise cause and effect phrases and sentence structure.
Bibliography (upper intermediate and up).
Text ordering exercise. Put the correct entries into alphabetical order. Be careful of the entries which don't follow the rules for a bibliography.
to a newspaper (good intermediate and up). This is
a letter to a newspaper about the negative effects of tourism in Asian countries.
It has some aspects of an argumentative essay in it.
Text ordering exercise. This will check that you understand the structure and ideas of a persuasive letter.
Cloze exercise. Check your articles and prepositions with this exercise.