Sunday, March 11, 2012

Activity 57- Dictate The Picture (TESOL 2012 special post)

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Level: Intermediate and Upper
Skills: Speaking and Listening
Material needed: random magazine pictures


Show one student a picture of a person (doing something unusual or in a funny pose) or an interesting landscape and ask him/her to describe  the scene to the rest of the class with as many details as possible. Based on what is being said, the other classmates should try to draw it. Tell the students that they are allowed to ask questions about some details in case they want to. Later, students should compare their drawings and check if what they had just done is actually similar to the magazine picture.

Variation: Instead of drawing, students can mime the person's pose being described, turning it into a fun bodily-kinesthetic activity.

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