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Speaking - Speculating about Images - Exam Practice

Uploaded by Graham Stanley, British Council Barcelona (Spain)

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The teacher encourages a discussion about a pair of images that were previously used for a speaking test based on Part 2 of the Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) examination. Displaying the images on the board in this way makes it easier to talk about them, as specific elements of the image (vocabulary) can be pointed out and labelled if necessary. 

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Target language: English

Resource language: English

Native language of learners: Spanish

Age range: 15+

Language level: B1 - Intermediate

Educational context: Secondary Education

IWB Features: Image

Teaching methods: Whole class discussion

Language area: Speaking

IWB board used: Promethean

Teacher comment

Displaying the images on the IWB during this activity, rather than having learners look at them on paper means you can easily point out vocabulary and also annotate on the board, adding vocabulary on top of the images if need be. It is also easier to engage the learners in discussion as you can be certain they are looking at the same images or parts of the image that you want them to look at.

Learner comments

I like doing exam practice this way and I think we have a better idea of what is required for the speaking exam now.

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