Speaking - Speculating about Images - Exam PracticeUploaded by Graham Stanley, British Council Barcelona (Spain)
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.
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
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.
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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