Review vocabulary with an interactive worksheet on Edform

Published on 16 October 2023 at 09:00

by Ke Long , Modern Language Centre;  Xidan Li , English Language Centre; School of Languages, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Edform is an easy-to-use worksheet creation platform for second language learners to make teaching more interactive and get students more engaged through different activity modes. This activity aims to use Edform to enhance students’ asynchronous study by introducing how to set up a vocabulary matching practice.


The aims of the activity are that students will be able to:

  1. become familiar with the words learnt;
  2. review vocabulary in a quick and interactive way.


Activity length

10 minutes

Technology  used


Course area

English and Spanish language


Beginner and intermediate

Target skill(s)

Vocabulary Review


Create your account:

step 1:

Go to Edform and register your account by clicking “Sign up for free” (see in Picture # 1).


 Choose your role by clicking “I’m Teacher” (Picture # 2).


 Create your account using your email address (a private or university address can both work, Picture # 3).

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Create the worksheet:

step 1:

Click “Create Edform” and choose the pattern for your blank design. Take “Blank Slide” for an example (Picture # 4). 

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step 2:

A new Edform opens. As shown in Picture # 5 below, you can find various features. There are three main categories which are "Auto-graded Questions", “Manual graded Questions” and “Additional Elements”. In fact, unlike our traditional online quiz, these three parts will be superimposed like layers when needed and function accordingly.

Here we are going to create a vocabulary practice in Spanish with its matching functions.


2.1. Name the title of the practice

Click the “Text” from “Additional Elements”, and then click the desired position. The field will appear in that spot. Adjust to the desired size (Picture # 6 ).


2.2. Use the same feature to name the introduction of the practice. Click on the very left area to change the font, font size, colour, etc (Picture # 7).


2.3. For matching practice, you need to have two sides. Therefore, write the corresponding text on both sides using “Text”. Note: Each text element requires a separate text box, i.e., you cannot edit everything in just one text box. In the example provided, there are actually six text boxes (Picture # 8).


2.4. If you want to distinguish between different texts using different colors, you can use the “Shapes” (Picture # 9) function in the right-hand toolbar. The default colour is black, but you can click the settings button to change the colour and change the background opacity when necessary (Picture # 10).

By clicking the icon next to the Settings icon, you can duplicate the shape or choose the element's position relative to other elements, like “Send to back” or “Send forward” (Picture # 11). It is suggested to first move the graphic to the text area to cover the text, then duplicate the graphic and finally select “Send to back”. 


2.5. Choose “Matching” and click the desired position to adjust the size. The matching box should cover all the following squares (Picture # 12).


2.6. Click “add pair” and a new matching box appears. Drag the box to the correct matching spot, and a correct matching pair is configured with a connecting line (Picture # 13).  


Repeat the same steps to finish all the matches.

You can click on the preview function at any time to see the view from the students’ end (Picture # 14).

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Step 3: Finish editing and publish

3.1. Click “Finish editing” and you will be directed to the page with two assignment modes. “Teacher-led” stands for live in-class practice mode where the assignment will be under the teacher's supervision and control. “Student-paced mode” refers to an asynchronous learning approach, which can be set as homework for students (Picture # 15).

3.2. When clicking on “Student-paced mode”, you will be asked to choose from general settings to monitor this assignment (Picture # 16).


3.3. Share the links with your students (Picture # 17).
Students’ view is as displayed in Picture # 18.

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Step 4:

When the assignment closes after the deadline, teachers can download the results for further research (Picture # 19).

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Use “Teacher-led” mode for real-time practice when introducing new content to check students’ understanding of new knowledge.

Students can participate by simply scanning the QR code (Picture # 20).


By checking the numbers and responses at the bottom of task, teachers can easily know students’ participation level and simultaneously supervise students when they are doing the practice, rather than waiting until students finish the task (Picture # 21).


By checking the colours, teachers can also see students’ responses and accuracy and therefore, know more about students’ levels and understanding of the new points (Picture # 22).


If most students have difficulty answering the same question, teachers can then explain the answer to the class. If most students answer the question correctly, teachers can ask those who understand to give an explanation or an example of the new word to the students who fail to get the answer. It also helps to motivate students and facilitate their learning. Sometimes students provide unexpected examples and their ways of explanation can be better understood by their peers.

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Use “Student-led” mode to receive feedback

Students can receive detailed written feedback promptly. If teachers have pro functions, students can listen to audio feedback after the feedback recording is uploaded. Feedback can be helpful in revision classes, tutorials, and CS workshops.

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    Transform your existing worksheets to live task with one click

    Your resources can be uploaded and you can easily edit them with the features you need on Edform.


    Here in the example, I created a practice using “Fill in blanks” on Edform with my available materials. It saves a lot of time and the old materials are renewed and rejuvenated (Picture # 24 and # 25).

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    Use Edform to practice speaking with Pro functions

    “Audio” is a striking function in this platform. By simply clicking the “audio” button, students can be assigned a task that requires speaking. Meanwhile, teachers can give feedback promptly based on students’ recordings.

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