Instructions for an assignment

Instructions for an assignment

Listen to a university teacher giving instructions for an assignment to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.



I want to explain a few things about your essay.

First of all, the deadline. The deadline for this essay is October the 18th. Not the 19th, not the 28th, not two days later because your dog was ill or your computer broke – the 18th. If it's late, I won't mark it. I won't even read it – you'll fail the assignment! So, please hand it in on time. You can even hand it in early, if you like!

You can email me the essays at That's H-A-R-T-S-H-O-R-N. I'll reply to say I've got it. If I don't reply within a day, it might mean I didn't get it, so please email me again to make sure. You can also bring a paper copy of the essay to my office, but let's be kind to the trees, OK? Email is better for the trees and for me.

Don't forget that you must reference every idea or quote you use that isn't your own idea. And the last page of your essay should be a list of all the books you used, in alphabetical order, not in the order you used them!

And lastly, make it easy for me to read! That means use a clear font. Arial is best, but Times New Roman is fine too. Not Comic Sans please! Size 12 font for the essay, and size 14 for the titles and subheadings. And use page numbers. Any questions?

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Submitted by Daudau0601 on Wed, 01/04/2020 - 05:20

i find its quite hard for me. Especially, grammar and vocabulary are the most big problem to me.

Submitted by Eswar on Wed, 18/03/2020 - 15:00

if you know the story to write essay you can easily write it.but difficulty to find the vocabulary and pharse and making sentence formation. while writing the essay

Submitted by Station on Tue, 03/03/2020 - 17:26

Hi everyone, The majority of my friends say that writing essays are difficult for some reason, but for me writing an essay isn't hard work. When I write essays in English occasionally I can't remember words that aren't common in our daily life but in essays are very important and without those words I think my essays will look worse. If an essay is in English, For me the most difficult thing is remembering words

Submitted by pintoju on Thu, 27/02/2020 - 20:37

Now I am practicing only the listening skill because It is my major weakness, I guess that this is what keeps me at the beginning of this level.

Submitted by shahhoseini on Sat, 25/01/2020 - 14:00

In my opinion, the most critical section of the writing of an essay is explaining and discuss its novel idea.

Submitted by Hevi.m on Tue, 21/01/2020 - 16:03

Hi everyone, I just started learning English two weeks ago my English level was very bad , but now I feel and see that's become so better then ever before . I'd like to thanks every one who work on this project and finance it , but also I 'd like to thank the gentleman who is talking in this lesson his pronunciation and expression are very clear and understandable .

Submitted by Dariusz on Mon, 20/01/2020 - 01:24

It depend what kind of essays we have to write. Some difficult bring create phrases and process of making reference,