Collaborative idea generation for ELT

The perfect woman

Esther Honig

Esther Honig

Esther Honig is a human interest reporter. As part of a project called ‘Before and After’, she sent the image above to photo editors around the world, along with a simple request: “Make me look beautiful”. The results are a fascinating insight into what ‘beautiful’ really means around the world. You can see all of the images on Honig’s website.

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!)

Thanks to my mum, Kate Millin, for sending me this.

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Comments on: "The perfect woman" (2)

  1. Hana Tichá said:

    Fascinating stuff! I’ve got million thoughts in mind: practising present perfect, have st done, comparatives, superlatives, etc. Some ethical issues spring to mind as well. It’s simply perfect for an EFL classroom. I’d definitely organize a pyramid procedure task for students to select the most appealing image. I’m bookmarking this for the next academic year. Thanks for sharing, Sandy.

    • Thanks for adding your ideas. I don’t think the Czech Republic is represented in the images, so it would be interesting to see what they would do too.

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