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Bristol - Presentations - Hide and Reveal with the Curtain

Uploaded by Sanderin van Hazebrouck, Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg (Germany)


This clip shows a group of learners giving a short presentation on one of Bristol's famous sights. They use the curtain as a hide and reveal tool to have their classmates guess which sight they are talking about. The image is used as a support for their oral presentation. Before the presentation the learners had enough time to prepare the presentation and to practice it using the IWB.


Target language: English

Resource language: German

Native language of learners: German

Age range: 11+

Language level: A2 - Lower Intermediate

Educational context: Secondary Education

IWB Features: Hide & Reveal, Image

Teaching methods: Groupwork at IWB

Language area: Speaking

IWB board used: Promethean

Teacher comment

Bei den Präsentationen lernen sie auch wie man mit den Tools den Zuhörer einbindet, also sprich, dass sie mitraten müssen und dass sie sich überlegen müssen 'Was ist das jetzt?'. Natürlich kann man auch Folien abdecken oder schnipseln und zusammenlegen lassen, aber was die Praxis betrifft ist das Smartboard einfacher und für die Zuhörer und den Vortragenden auch interessanter.

When giving the presentations the learners learn how to integrate the whole class by using the IWB tools, so the learners have to guess what is shown in the picture. You can also do that without the IWB by covering up pictures on transparencies but using the IWB and its tools is easier and more appealing to the audience.

Learner comments

Schüler 1: Ich fand die Präsentationen am besten, weil zum Beispiel wenn wir das Whiteboard haben, soll man ja nicht alles zusammen machen. Man soll ja auch manchmal eine Partnerarbeit machen. Und ich fand das dann eine gute Übung, weil wir so mehr mit dem Whiteboard machen konnten.

Learner 1: I liked the presentations because when we use the IWB we shouldn't use it with the whole class all the time. Sometimes it is nice to work in pairs. It was a really good exercise because we were able to use the IWB on our own a lot.

Schüler 2: Also wir haben viel über Bristol gelernt, über den Ingenieur Brunel, der hat auch viele Sachen gebaut oder bauen lassen. Über den haben wir jetzt viel gelernt bei den Präsentationen mit dem Whiteboard und es war sehr informativ.

Learner 2: We learned a lot about Bristol, about Brunel the engineer who built many buildings or sights. The presentations with the IWB were really informative.

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