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The textbook Academic Writing : A Handbook for International Students by Stephen Bailey is now in its 5th edition. Some of our students will have copies of the printed book.
The ebook is available through UEA Library.
Nexis is a database of newspapers and other news sources. It contains full-text articles.
For example, you can search for UEA in the headlines of UK national newspapers:
- UEA criticised by notable alumni for ‘thuggish’ development plans (The Guardian, September 7, 2016)
- UEA academics from different subject areas unite in disappointment at Brexit result (The Independent, June 24, 2016)
- UEA fighter jet ‘missing’ during Yemen combat mission (mirror.co.uk, March 14, 2016)
I bet you never knew this university had its own fighter jet.
Statista provides statistics, reports and infographics on a range of subjects: for example, social media, e-commerce, smartphones, China, the United States, the food industry, cosmetics, gaming.
- Did you know that 78% of people in Thailand were interested in football, but in China and the US it’s only 32%?
- In 2007 there were 59 million vehicles in China; in 2016 there were 194 million.
UEA has online access to every issue of the American Vogue, from 17 December 1892 to the present day. You can read the magazine exactly as it was printed, including the pictures and advertisements.
To leaf through the magazine, choose an issue and click on any item on the contents page. Then click on Browse this issue at the top of the page:
A Vision of Britain through Time combines maps and population census data from 1801 to 2011. You can look up statistics for particular areas of the country. For example, here are some of the key findings about Norwich:
- The population grew from 31,770 in 1801 to 132,512 in 2011.
- The highest infant mortality rate recorded was 229.72 infant deaths per thousand live births in 1861, and the lowest was 3.94 in 2001.
- In 1841, 50.16 per cent of all workers worked in manufacturing, but in 2011 this had fallen to 6.52 per cent.
- The highest male unemployment rate recorded by the census was 14.95 per cent in 1991, and the lowest was 1.94 in 1951.
- In 1911, 12.89 per cent of people were living in households with over 1.5 persons per room, but in 2011 this had fallen to .53 per cent.
A 4-week course called Exploring English: Language and Culture starts today at Futurelearn.
It is for non-native English speakers who have studied English to around intermediate level. It’s made by the British Council and it’s free!
Do you know the meaning of these interjections?
I’m thinking or unsure what to say next.
- We’ll be meeting them at, uh, 4 o’clock.
- Of course I still love you, it’s just, uh…
- Uh, maybe.
Sometimes written as “er”.
- She’s, er, busy.
What did you just say? What do you mean?
– Amy, Question 5?
– Please pay attention. What’s the answer to Question 5?
– I’m going to marry your sister.
– Have you seen Bill?
Yes or I understand/agree/am listening.
– Then we went on to the party…
– … and Sarah was there – you remember Sarah?
– … and she goes up to Tom and you know what Tom’s like.
There’s a problem.
– Hey, the red light is flashing.
– Isn’t that your teacher?
COBUILD Grammar Patterns is a guide to how adjectives, nouns, verbs and other words fit together.
For example: it + link verb + adjective + for + noun + to-infinitive:
|It||was||fashionable||for||the rich||to eat white flour.|
A series of videos explains how it works.