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(Updated on 27/08/2016)

 

Cliparts, Flashcards and Photos  
Describing people :
Vocabulary - Idioms - Listening - Interactive activities -
Interactive games - Activities to print - Lesson plans -
Games to print - Songs
- Proverbs - Poems - Cartoons
- Videos
see Stereotypes
Describing animals : Vocabulary - Listening - Activities to print - Lesson plans - Videos
Describing monsters :

Interactive activities - Activities to print - Interactive games - Songs

Describing things / pictures :

Vocabulary - Listening - Interactive activities - Activities -
Lesson plans
- Games to print - Proverbs - Songs
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e Prepositions

Conversation questions  
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DESCRIBING THINGS / PICTURES :

Vocabulary - Listening - Interactive activities - Activities to print -
Lesson plans
- Games to print - Proverbs - Songs

Prepositions
Police/ Investigation : interactive games

Vocabulary :

 

  • Descriptive Writing - Settings (Kate Francis) (primaryresources.co.uk)

  • VOCABULARY TO DESCRIBE A PHOTOGRAPH
    FOR A START / THE ORIGIN OF THE DOCUMENT /
    THE DESIGNATIONS OF THE VARIOUS TYPES OF PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIAL /
    PHOTOGRAPHIC GENRES / PHOTOGRAPHIC THEMES AND SUBJECTS / FRAMING /
    THE DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE PICTURE / THE POINT OF VIEW /
    THE SCALE OF SHOTS ACCORDING TO THE VIEWING DISTANCE /
    THE ANGLE OF VIEW / THE DEPTH OF FIELD / COLOURS / LIGHT AND SHADOW / LINES / SHAPES /
    THE LOCATION OF EACH ITEM IN RELATION TO OTHERS / CHARACTERS / THE SCENE / THE COMPOSITION / THE ACTION / TIME MARKERS / THE ACCOMPANYING TEXT / POSTPROCESSING / WHAT THE PICTURE CAPTURES, BRINGS OUT /
    THE QUALITIES OF THE SHOT / THE VIEWER’S RESPONSE
    (english-for-techies.net)


  • Describing Clothes (aussi en ESPAGNOL) flashcards- Click on FLASHCARD LIBRARY.
    (esl-library.com)

 

  • Gertrude Stein, "Let Us Describe" : "It was a very windy night..." (english.upenn.edu)

Listening :

  • New York Beyond Sight
    "NYC as you've never heard it before!...
    "Prominent New Yorkers describe their favorite works of art and culture, architecture, and city landmarks. Hear politicians, actors, artists, business

    and community leaders use Verbal Description to make New York's visual culture accessible to all—including people with visual impairments." 
    (nybeyondsight.org)
    from Art Beyond Sight (artbeyondsight.org)

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Sculpture - Central Park, Manhattan - East 74th Street, north of Conservatory Pond
    (nybeyondsight.org)

 

  • Which ball is it? (elllo.org)
    "You will hear about six different kinds of balls. You need to listen and click on the correct one."
  • Fruit Game (elllo.org)
    "Listen as Todd decribes some fruit. Click on the fruit you hear. You can read the transcript at the end."
  • Hair Description (elllo.org)
    "Listen to six descriptions of a person's hair. You need to click on the correct picture."
  • Picture Perfect - (ello.org)
    "You will hear audio about a picture. You need to listen and draw what you hear.
    At the end, you can see if your picture looks the same and the one online! You should have paper and a pencil or pen."

 

Interactive activities :

  • How to analyze iconographic documents
     "Une page spéciale pour aider mes élèves à analyser des tableaux de Norman Rockwell.
    Il y a d'abord un peu de méthodologie, ensuite, lorsque les élèves cliquent sur un tableau, ils sont redirigés vers une autre page qui leur donnera des indices pour aller au maximum dans leur analyse (j'ai utilisé Images Actives, outil développé par le CRDP de l'académie de Versailles)."

    Activités créées par Laurence Haquet (Ac. Rouen)
    (letshavefunwithenglish.com)

  • Clothes - interactive activity
    "Please put the words into the right box."
    Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 

 

  • Image Detective
    "Read an image closely. Think critically about turn of the century America....
    Use this exercise to build students' skills in analyzing historical documents...
    Choose a picture to start :
    Immigration / Growing Cities / Industrialization / The West / Leisure and Amusement / Progressive Reform / Women and Suffrage / Children / World War I
    Method :
    Pose a question - Gather clues - Get background info - Draw a conclusion - See what others think

    (edc.org)

 

  • An easy Quizz - "Read the clues and find what I am."
    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid

 

  • Describing a Picture (Glen Canyon Dam by Norman Rockwell) -
    Gap-Fill Exercise by Barbara Dieu

  • Describe the picture. - (writefix.com)
    "Move your mouse over the picture, organize your ideas -
    When you are ready, press Start to see how many seconds you can speak for."

  • Go West, Young Artist. (alifetimeofcolor.com)
    "It's 1870, and explorers and artists are discovering the wonders of the American West.
    Travel westward and meet six landscape artists to learn the basics of landscape composition."






  • What is it? - "Click on the buttons until you find the correct answer." (better-english.com)
    ex : "It's a big noise that comes from the sky."
  • Learn these 16 collective nouns describing groups of people or things. (Ghislaine Wulles)
    + interactive exercises



 

Activities to print :

  • What's in your pocket?
    "One current Internet meme consists of people taking pictures of what equipment they normally carry around in their pockets or on their belts whenever they leave their homes. They then post the pictures and explain their decisions. At the link, you can view a Flickr photo pool of some examples of these personal equipment choices."

    (flickr.com)

 

 

  • 'How to describe a picture' à partir du document : a painting by Norman Rockwell.
    - une grille critériée d'aide à la rédaction et à l'évaluation
    Niveau : 4ème
    envoyée par Françoise Chapellier (Ac. de La Réunion)

 

 

  • How to deal with pictures - (activitice)
    "If you want to be able to describe documents with pictures , you need to know some basic elements about the main pictures ,i.e. cartoons , advertisements and photographs ..."

 

Lesson plans :

 

  • CIA and FBI sent on museum course to 'refresh sense of inquiry'
    "They are among groups of law enforcement officials, also including New York police officers and members of the US Secret Service, who have attended classes at the city's Metropolitan Museum of Art."

    "There's more to a picture than meets the eye."
    "Don't just look at a picture and see a picture. See what's happening."
    (telegraph.co.uk)


 

Games TO PRINT :

 

 

Proverbs :

Songs :

 

CONVERSATION QUESTIONS :

  • Who's Who ?
    Description (face, hair, etc...) - 2 pages - with Teacher's Notes
    (the-bus-stop.net)

 

  • Talking Cards (iteslj.org)
    "Materials required:
    One or two packs of playing cards and the questions sheet.
    Objectives:
    To get the student used to answering general questions at a level that resembles normal speech.
    To give the students conversational confidence."