Speaking activity – Speculating about pictures
This is the tenth post on the blog. One of the things I had in mind when I created the blog was also to post some of the activities I’ve worked with in class. As I hadn’t done it up to now, it seems like post number 10 is a good one to do it.
The activity aims at working with students on speculating about pictures, and I’ve designed it to work with CAE students. Sometimes I’ve seen students having major difficulties when it comes to talking about pictures, especially when they aren’t sure what the pictures mean. They also tend to use language such as, “It is…” when they really want to say, “I think it is…”
Anyway, the activity is composed of a PPT file and a Word file. These are the files:
Extra activity – speculating about pictures WORD
If you want to see this file on Google Docs, click here.
Extra activity – speculating about pictures PPT
Alternatively, you can view the PPT by clicking here. There are no animations on Google Docs, though.
You should start it with the PPT and use the document after the 13th slide. The document will also provide students with practice on Paper 3 (two different parts of the paper). After students have worked with the text, you go back to the PPT to finally do the speaking practice for the paper. By doing it like this, I expected students to be able to recall the language they’d seen before working with the text.
Anyway, if you decide to try the activity or just download it to analyse it, drop me a line and tell me what you think of it.