Collaborative idea generation for ELT

Tweet Modern

A few weeks ago Stephen Fry posted the following tweet:

Stephen Fry tweet

This led me to a very funny set of pictures based on unusual tweets, where an artist has created his interpretation of the tweets. The copyright belongs to Nick Hilditch (this is used with his permission). It is part of a project called irkafirka. Here is one example:

tweet modern

What would you do with this set of pictures in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context they are used in. Post your ideas in the comments below. There are no wrong answers!

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Comments on: "Tweet Modern" (2)

  1. Play with stereotypes. I know it’s an often-used answer, but if i hadn’t used it yet in class, this could be a great opportunity.

    Also the expressions are interesting. Bottom folks are frowning, whereas the skaters and computer folks are smiling. Why ? Just play with their open interpretations. Maybe elicit vocabulary for describing emotions.

    Nice one, Sandy

  2. I like the idea of it without using the photos. Probably give students the tweet and ask them to decipher it before giving them the graphic interpretation. See what students come up with and predict what will be in the drawing.

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