I ran across this siteand thought the images could be useful. They offer four different variations for usage. It is probably best suited for low beginner to high beginner.
I’m just going to throw my two cents worth in here while I’m at it.
When you are teaching, be sure to include the tactile/kinesthetic learners.
You can do this in two ways -
tactile variation: let the students color/trace/cut out the images
kinesthetic variation: have the students act it out
Both ways help the students acquire “muscle memory” which helps
in the acquisition process. (It lowers the affective filter too.)
Auditory learners may benefit from not only hearing and repeating the target vocabulary a few times, but it may help if you can search around
and find a sound bite to go with the image as well. For example, here is a link to a site that has a boatload of sound bites to choose from.
Looking for a virtually inexhaustible resource for ESL conversation questions? Well, look no farther than here. Our good friends at The Internet TESOL Journal have a large database of questions. They are alphabetically organized by topics such as – annoying things, tipping and major American holidays.
The wonderful people over atESL Goldhave a page that is dedicated to Phrases for Conversationwhich are broken down into the following levels: Low Beginning, High Beginning, Low Intermediate, High Intermediate & Advanced. What makes this site stand out above the others is that it provides audio. The speakers are native North American speakers and they speak slow enough for the ELL (English Language Learner) to pick up on what they are saying, but not so mind numbingly slow that you want to bang your head against the wall. Also, you can tell the narrators are some what professional because the inflection is in the right place, even if it does sound somewhat forced on some of the examples. This would be a great site for Chinese teachers of English to brush up on their English skills, assign as homework or use as part of a language lab.