Collaborative idea generation for ELT

Archive for May, 2013

What Ali wore

Zoe Spawton has been taking photos of Ali since August 2012. He is a Turkish man with a keen sense of style who walks past the cafe where she works every day. She posts the photos on a blog. Here is one of her with Ali:

Ali and Zoe

 

I found out about them via the Guardian Pictures of the week.

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

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Marmite (on toast)

After a slumber of nearly a year, it’s time to rewaken (Almost) Infinite ELT Ideas. I’ve been doing my Delta, which you can read about on my other blog. Hope it was worth the wait! 🙂

Marmite is an important part of British culture, and has even led to the expression “It’s a Marmite thing“, meaning you either love it or hate it. In fact, after her death, Margaret Thatcher was described as a Marmite thing by one minister.

Marmite use this idea to good effect in their advertising campaigns. Here are a contrasting pair of TV adverts from 1997:

Jim Scrivener recently shared this very simple recipe for Marmite on toast from the BBC Good Food website. I highly recommend you read the comments.

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

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Marmite

P.S. I am most definitely in the ‘hate’ camp. My aunt once asked me to make Marmite on toast for my cousin, but I failed since the smell on opening the jar was enough to make me leave the kitchen!