Revision Activities for the EFL Classroom
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Revision is an essential component of the language learning classroom. We recommend incorporating some form of revision activity into every lesson. It can be five minutes or half an hour but revision needs to be done regularly. How you do that revision is totally up to you, but it’s nice for your students if you utilise a different revision activity every day. Here are a few ideas for revision activities you can use to make sure your students are getting enough revision in their lessons. They are quick and easy and flexible, so you don’t need to do any prep, they can be used for however long you need and they can be used for whichever language point you choose. Win win win!
Ideas for revision activities
- Write a few discussion questions on the board containing the target language. Students discuss the questions in pairs.
- The students sit facing each other. Give them a task to complete together related to the topic or language point – for example, think of three body idioms, or give an example of the present perfect, or what is the capital city of New Zealand? They are given a short amount of time for this. Once they have completed the task, one person in the pair moves to another person and the teacher gives them another task.
- Ask the learners to brainstorm the target vocabulary in pairs. They must try to come up with the most words in 1 minute.
- Nominate a topic or a discussion point and one student must speak about it non-stop for 30 seconds. The other partner must then also speak for 30 seconds but on a different topic.
- Get the students to write a question related to a language point – for example, Have you ever been to Paris? to revise the present perfect. They must mingle and ask each other their questions, trying to ask as many students as possible in a certain time limit.
- Divide the class in half. Arrange the students so that two students have their backs to the board. Write a word you want to review on the board. Each team must describe the word to their team member without using the word. This can be continued with as many words or phrases as you please.
- To add a level of difficulty to the above activity, also write on the board three words the students cannot use when explaining the target word. For example, if the word is fast food, they cannot say healthy, fat or take away.
- Write the target vocabulary on pieces of paper. Pick one and call out its synonym, definition, antonym – anything you want. The first student to call out the correct word wins the piece of paper. The winner at the end of the game is the student who has the most pieces of paper.
- These same pieces of paper can be used in this activity. Give each student a piece of paper. They must mingle and explain the word on their paper to a student. When the students have correctly guessed each other’s words they must swap papers and move on to another student.
Revision is so important but it doesn’t need to take a lot of time or preparation. Quick and easy revision games are the best way to ensure your students are getting enough revision while keeping the lesson fun.
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In the following circumstances, you have the right to require that ELEARNING FUTURES LTD securely deletes or destroys your personal information:
- If the personal information we hold about you is no longer necessary for the purposes for which we originally collected it.
- The processing is based on consent – if you have previously given your consent to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD collecting and processing your personal information, and you notify us that you withdraw your consent. Please note: withdrawing your consent does not mean the processing of your personal data which occurred before the withdrawal was unlawful.
- We are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes, and you want us to stop.
- If you think ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has processed your personal information unlawfully.
If you think any of the above situations apply, we may ask you for an explanation and further information to verify this.
Right to object to processing
You have the right to object to the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD processing your personal data in the following circumstances:
Personal information used for direct marketing
If we are using your personal information to send you direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time. If you exercise this right, we will stop processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes. However, we may keep your information on a “suppression list” to ensure your information is not added to any marketing lists at some point in the future.
Automated decision making and profiling
- ‘Profiling’ is the automated use of personal data held on a computer to analyse or predict things that have a legal effect, or other similarly significant effects, on the individual. Examples would include economic situation, health, personal preferences or interests and location. You have the right not to be subject to a solely automated decision (that is, a decision made electronically, with no human intervention), and this may include profiling (although there is no general right to object to profiling). If you are concerned the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has made a solely automated decision about you, you can object.
- Please note, ELEARNING FUTURES LTD is allowed to carry out automated decisions with no human intervention where you have given your explicit consent to this processing (although you have the right to withdraw your consent).
- We are also permitted to make automated decisions with no human intervention in the following circumstances:
- The automated decision is necessary to enter into, or perform a contract, or complete a contract involving you and the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD.
- The automated decision is allowed under a law passed at the European Union level, or at the level of the European Union or EEA member state level (i.e., is allowed under national law). The law will provide safeguards to protect your rights and freedoms.
However, you still have a general right to object in both of the above circumstances, providing reasons why you think the processing is having a negative effect on you. If you do object, we will carefully consider your reasons, and decide whether to review the decision-making process in your specific case.
Right to data portability
- If you have provided your information to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD, you have the right to request and receive a copy of that information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
- You also have the right to ask us to send the information we hold about you to another organisation.
- There are some situations in which the right to data portability does not apply. For further information, please contact us.
Exercising your rights concerning the processing of your personal information
If you wish to exercise any of the above rights concerning the way in which we process your personal information, please contact:
Risk Management Team
ELEARNING FUTURES LTD,
21-22 Old Steine,
Email: [email protected]
Your right to complain to a national data protection regulator (data protection supervisory authority)
- If you think we have processed your personal information unfairly or unlawfully, or we have not complied with your rights under GDPR, you have the right to complain to a national data protection regulator.
- Complaints about how we process your personal information can be considered by the data protection regulator.