Have you ever noticed...
"... and sometimes it's because they just don't want to be there."
"... and sometimes it's just because they don't want to be there."
... mean different things.
It might be a good idea to pre-teach any expressions you'd like them to use (especially B1 or low B2 levels).
How it works:
1. Get a partner
2. Open Instagram or your Photo Gallery
3. Choose a photo
4. Describe the photo and your partner draws what you describe.
This activity should last about 6-10 minutes depending on class size and how much you need to describe or demonstrate.
Photo On Screen
Create a PowerPoint or use the one available for members to show the photos on the screen, and have the students break into pairs. One partner has their back to the screen and the other partner describes the photo.
Students open their phones and follow the instructions above.
Combine Lessons for a Full Speaking Lesson
Find a complete lesson plan combining this lesson with PRONUNCIATION CALL to create an entire speaking lesson for your classes.
Ask the students to hide their drawing as their partner is describing. This will help the flow of the description so the conversation isn't filled with, "No, the hair is longer than that."
Two or three times each partner is enough. Any more than that, the students start getting bored. We want to keep them engaged.
Easter Egg Lessons:
Active Listening - Students will have to be engaged as they're drawing. They can even ask relevant questions while they are listening.
Cooperation - Students will have to work together while they're drawing and sharing numbers during the pronunciation call.
What else can you find?
Have more time.