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Weather: use of images and written sentence to encourage speaking

Uploaded by Emily Hillier, Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK)


This activity took place in the context of a lesson on learning vocabulary for different types of weather. This clip is an extract from the final whole class session of the lesson. The IWB was used to present images of different types of weather with corresponding sentences, such as 'it is windy', to ensure the learners could use the vocabulary in a simple sentence. Individual learners were selected to read the sentence in front of the class using the image as a prompt. 





Target language: Welsh

Resource language: English

Native language of learners: English

Age range: 4+

Language level: A1 - beginner

Educational context: Primary Education

IWB Features: Image

Teaching methods: Whole class instruction, Plenary (reflection)

Language area: Reading, Vocabulary

IWB board used: SMART Board

Teacher comment

The display is so big and it’s easy for them to focus on that then.

They are seeing vocabulary and the written word on the board as well. 

Learner comments

It’s got sounds on and we can play games on there because it’s a whiteboard.

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