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Spoken definitions

In this step, we will look at more key terms about studying in the UK and think about how lecturers give spoken definitions and how to deal with it.

In this video, Professor Sheena Gardner, professor of applied linguistics at Coventry University, defines some of the key aspects of university study, including different genres of writing and the differences between disciplines.

During lectures and seminars in the UK, your lecturer will often introduce you to new terms related to your subject.

This can be difficult as these definitions are spoken, so you will have to be quick, record all of the information you hear and then review what you have written after the lecture or seminar. It is important that you are able to recognise these definitions and can record them accurately in your vocabulary log.

Your task

Watch the video again. Which words does Professor Gardner define? Write them down.
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