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10 Activities - Using Pictures in Class - ELT Connect. A picture speaks a thousand words!

10 Activities - Using Pictures in Class - ELT Connect

And you can get your students speaking just as many by using pictures in class. Check out these fun and engaging communicative activities below. I find these work at all ages and the best thing is that each task can be adapted to the level you are teaching and designed with a particular language focus in mind so whether you’re teaching the Past Simple at A1 or the use of cleft sentences at C1, you can pull from your bank of pictures and adjust your instructions as you see fit!! 1. Dialogue Bubbles Choose a picture with two or more people and in pairs, students design a catchy advertisement or witty dialogue OR use it to focus on a particular grammar structure such as ‘going to’ (see below).

You could even choose a picture with two or more objects and ask your students to use their imaginations to add dialogue bubbles to the objects. 2. Storyboards are great to focus on particular grammar structures as you can assign the focus. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Description, down to a fine art – On the same page. Improving the students’ organisational skills and getting them ready to write a well-rounded description of a painting are the main goals of this activity which was originally part of a longer unit around the topics of reading and literature.

Description, down to a fine art – On the same page

I first chose six classical paintings in which someone is reading a book. The paintings are hidden behind black squares (see PowerPoint file below) and are progressively displayed square by square to draw the students’ attention to each part of the painting. The idea here is to encourage active conversations in which the students make predictions about the books, the people and the places, and the relationship between the main elements in each painting, as they are gradually revealed. Descriptive vocabulary such as “at the top” or “in the bottom left-hand corner” can also be introduced or revised at this point. Paintings.ppt All images are Public Domain Like this: John Thackwray's photos of millennials' bedrooms around the world are a peek into global youth culture — Quartz.

Nope, it’s not the back aches or foot pain.

John Thackwray's photos of millennials' bedrooms around the world are a peek into global youth culture — Quartz

If you can’t concentrate while working at a standing desk, it’s probably because your primal brain is subconsciously making eye-friends with all your coworkers. We have evolved to do this because being attuned to others’ emotions is essential for creating and sustaining social bonds. As social creatures, our happiness and development depends on our relationships—and not being eaten by a mountain lion depends on being attuned to angry, potentially threatening foes. Humans have therefore evolved to absorb the emotions displayed by those around us through facial expressions, body language, and vocal tones, and then mimic those feeling in our own expressions.

40 Intriguing Photos to Make Students Think. Slide Show After combing through four years of images from our popular What’s Going On in This Picture?

40 Intriguing Photos to Make Students Think

Feature, we selected 40 photographs to highlight in this slide show. Many of these are our most commented-on images — some attracting nearly a thousand student comments. Others are simply our favorites. We invite teachers and students to use this bank of 40 intriguing images, all stripped of their captions or context, to practice visual thinking and close reading skills by holding a “What’s Going On in This Picture?” Or, use any of the ideas we suggest in this lesson plan on using our new Picture Prompt feature and other Times images to get students writing, thinking, speaking and listening. We started this feature during the 2012-13 school year with the simple idea of taking interesting photos from The Times and asking students to look closely and describe what they see. By Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman. Www.teachingcomics.org. Photos For Class - The quick and safe way to find and cite images for class! Pixabay - Free Images. Free Clip Art & Images - Millions of Royalty Free Images.

Photos For Class - The quick and safe way to find and cite images for class! Gallery – The Comedy Awards. WINNER – 2015 “Rush Hour” by Julian Rad.

Gallery – The Comedy Awards

SILVER Runner-up “You haven’t seen me…” by Liam Richardson BRONZE Runner-up “Nearly got it” by Oliver Dreike. Search All the GIFs & Make Your Own Animated GIF. Safepoint Lifesaver Syringes: Mosquito. Gif Lingua.