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Click on highlighted links below for a range of resources on writing in English.

English for Uni Website, University of Adelaide, Australia - an interactive tool that can help you with various grammar issues such as articles, conditionals, passive voice, prepositions and tenses, as well as tips for essay writing -

English tenses -

Noun phrases -

Reporting verbs -

Active vs passive verbs, Birmingham City University -

1st person vs 3rd person, Massey University -

Academic Phrasebank, University of Manchester -

Effective English learning, self-study materials, University of Edinburgh -

Dave's ESL Café - a comprehensive website where you can find information on grammar, idioms, phrasal verbs and pronunciation, as well as a forum where you can post your questions


Brandt, C. (2009) Read, Research and Write: Academic Skills for ESL Students in Higher Education, London : Sage.

Burt, A. (2004) Quick Solutions to Common Errors in English, 3rd ed. Oxford: How to Books Ltd.

Lowes, R., Peters, H., Turner, M. (2004) The International Student's Guide: Studying in English at University, London; SAGE

Harrison, V., Jakeman, M., Paterson K. (2012) Improve your Grammar. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan

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