Collaborative idea generation for ELT

Dear Photograph

Described in a quote as “digital nostalgia of the highest order”, Dear Photograph asks users to submit photographs of them holding old photos in front of the same place now. Here’s one example:

Dear photograph example

(There are no copyright notices on the site, but if anyone connected to it needs me to edit this, please let me know)

What would you do with this site in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context it is used in. Post your ideas in the comments below. All ideas are welcome (there are no wrong answers!)

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I found this website when it was tweeted by Feed the Teacher.

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Comments on: "Dear Photograph" (1)

  1. I think this site is a great way to practise “used to”, comparatives (then and now) or (past) modals of speculation. Students can look for a photo they think looks interesting, then describe it or expand on the situation in the accompanying text using any of the grammar points above.

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