Recipes Tagged ‘pictures

This is a fun activity to do at the beginning of the school year or course. But works any time.  Ask students to bring in 5 photos with family and friends in them. Have some of your own to provide to students who forget or don’t bring some – they can make up the answers! […]

This is a wonderfully simple communicative activity. Get a pile of nice magazine pictures. Next, tear or cut them into twos. Enough halves for the number of students in your classroom. Then, give each student half a picture. They have to walk around the class describing their picture and finding their torn “match”. Once they […]

Kids love to draw! Use that interest to develop their English. This lesson recipe is my “go to” lesson. An idea which you can use at the last minute for almost any children’s class. Also a good lesson when unprepared or just plain tired/hungover! (it happens). Give each student a blank A4 piece of paper. […]

Show a picture and have learners take turns saying one descriptive thing about it. Beginners can make simple observations like “three cats” while advanced students can make up a story to go with the picture. They aren’t allowed to repeat what someone else said, so they need to pay attention when each person speaks.

Pictures speak a 1,000 words and are the engine of language teaching because they provide much needed contextualization for the lesson. Every teacher staying in EFL / ESL should have a picture library, a folder of photos (laminated if you can) of interesting people/places/things/events. Start cutting from newspapers and magazines and you can build a […]

This is a wonderful idea. Just go to this site (or make your own) and print out great dice!  Put your own pictures on the dice or have the students draw or use theirs. Next, students use the picture dice to practice your target language. For example, if you have pictures of actions, and are […]


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