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Theory Notes Task

Students read the theory notes on the mini website and then answer the questions on the task sheet.

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Exam style questions

Students are given a set of questions which are similar to those they might expect to see in their written examination.

This is a useful piece of homework and will provide students with a good opportunity to gain practice on question answering technique.

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Fill in the gaps

Students are given a piece of text with a number of key words removed. The key words appear in a table above the text. They need to replace the words correctly back into the text.

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Reduce it

Students are given a section of theory. They pick out the 20 most important words. They are then asked to reduce these to the 8 they consider to be the most important.

A great task for really getting them to concentrate and think about the text in front of them.

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100 words

Students have exactly 100 words to summarise the key points about this topic

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Correct the teacher

Students are given a piece of text written by a ‘teacher’. The text contains a number of mistakes. They are asked to read the text and correct any mistakes they find.

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Tick the answers

Students are given a number of different statements relating to this topic.  They have to decide whether the statement is true or false and place a tick in the correct box.

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Podcast

Students are given instructions about creating a revision podcast based on this topic

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You are the teacher

Students work in small groups to prepare a lesson on this topic. They are provided with information and tips about the tasks they need to prepare.

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Mind map

Students are given the basic structure of a mind map for this topic. They are asked to recreate the structure on their own sheet of paper and add further detail to each of the branches.

Mind maps are a useful tool to use as a revision aid.

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