WHAT ARE ADVERBIALS?
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Even as teachers who teach English as a Foreign Language, sometimes there are grammatical structures which we are not very familiar with – conditionals, the present perfect and adverbials, to name a few. This is not surprising considering that not many English-medium schools offer comprehensive grammar instruction for native speakers, and this is why a TEFL course is essential to brush up on our grammar. For those times when we are not really sure what we are dealing with, we need to do some research and remind ourselves of the fundamental rules of the structure before we need to teach it to our learners.
Adverbials are those things that you probably know but just don’t know their name. Just like adjectives give information about nouns, adverbs give information about verbs. There are many different kinds of adverbs which we use in different situations.
Adverbials of time
Adverbials of time tell us when or how often something happens:
I usually drink coffee in the morning.
I’m going out at 3 o’clock.
Adverbials of place
Adverbials of place tell us where something happens.
On Fridays I usually work at home.
We’re meeting there.
Adverbials of manner
Adverbials of manner tell us how something happens or how something is done.
My grandfather eats noisily.
I’ll get it to you as soon as possible.
Adverbials of probability
Adverbials of probability tell us how likely we think something is.
He might be at home.
It’ll probably rain tomorrow.
Adverbials are not complex in their grammar but they are useful for learners to be aware of in order to make their language more descriptive. So activities which promote their usage will help widen your learners’ range of language.
One activity is a mime game. A student is given a piece of paper with an action and an adverb of manner on it – eat spaghetti noisily. He or she must act out the action and the other learners must guess what they are doing and how.
Or the teacher can tell a story, which the learners must make more interesting by adding in appropriate adverbials. The teacher first prompts or produces a range of adverbials and boards them so everyone can see them. Then the teacher tells a story without any adverbials. The teacher tells the story again, pausing where appropriate and learners can shout out appropriate adverbials to complete the sentences. Finally, the learners can come up with their own stories which their partners must complete.
Both of these activities will help your learners familiarise themselves with different adverbials and become more comfortable using them.
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- 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.