50 ESL Pictures & A Few Teaching Variations

2 Dec

I ran across this site and 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 -

  1. tactile variation: let the students color/trace/cut out the images
  2. 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.

This link will take you to a page of toothbrushing sounds.

FYI – Soundsnap only gives your 5 free downloads a month. This site is free all the time.

Click here for a link to a website that has royalty free photos.

Now, let’s take it a step further. Why not turn it into a game?
Put up three pictures on the board. Then play the sound bite and
have some fun letting them guess which one it is!



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