Pictures in the classroom
By Tarun Patel
Pictures could prone to be a great aid in the ELT process. Pictures give students information which does not require translation. Pictures can avoid long explanations in words which students would not understand.
Pictures also help students communicate incomplete information and so they leave space for the students’ imagination and creativity.
Here is an activity on using pictures in an ELT classroom;
Collect full length pictures of people from a clothes catalogue.
Cut off the heads and paste them on small cards.
Cut off the feet (and shoes) paste them on small cards.
Give a collection of cards to a group of students.
Ask them to try to match the heads and feet. Ask them to try to explain the matches they have made.
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