Collaborative idea generation for ELT

The Boat That Rocked

I took this picture last summer, and didn’t realise until this summer that it was the ship the was used in the film The Boat that Rocked.

It’s now been painted in it’s original colours of red and white, and can be visited at Harwich Pier in Essex.

What would you do with this picture and information in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context it is used in. Post your ideas in the comments below. There are no wrong answers!

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Comments on: "The Boat That Rocked" (3)

  1. Nice one! :) I think pictures always work well for younger learners and for older but beginner level learners because by describing it, they learn to use adjectives correctly – both in terms of the actual words picked from their vocabulary and in the correct place in the sentence. For young learners at an intermediate or pre intermediate level, it could work as a basis for a narrative, for instance to give an oral biography of the boat or perhaps imagine that they are the boat and provide an oral autobiography. Aside from conversation lessons, it could also work for writing practice to do the same task as a written rather than oral piece. For business english learners, it could be used as an item to sell or to auction. If they were to get a price for it, how would they do it?

  2. Nice one! :) I think pictures always work well for younger learners and for older but beginner level learners because by describing it, they learn to use adjectives correctly – both in terms of the actual words picked from their vocabulary and in the correct place in the sentence. For young learners at an intermediate or pre intermediate level, it could work as a basis for a narrative, for instance to give an oral biography of the boat or perhaps imagine that they are the boat and provide an oral autobiography. Aside from conversation lessons, it could also work for writing practice to do the same task as a written rather than oral piece. For business english learners, it could be used as an item to sell or to auction. If they were to get a price for it, how would they do it? ….

  3. What would you use it for ?

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