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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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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.

House

After a string of tech-related prompts, it’s about time I gave you something offline!

Another one-word week:

house

That’s it.
What would you do with this word 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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Man on a roof

This week’s prompt has kindly been provided by Janet Bianchini: a photo she took in Oxford.

Guess the story

What would you do with this picture 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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The Beatles

Everybody has heard of The Beatles, and I’m sure many of us have used one of their songs in our classrooms at some point.

The Beatles

Image from Wikipedia

What would you do with this image or any Beatles song or story 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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A free newspaper

As far as I know, most countries in Europe now have free newspapers available. Outside Europe, I’m not really sure, but feel free to let us know.

The most popular one is the Metro in the UK and the Czech Republic:

Here is a link to the UK website.

What would you do with one of these papers in your classroom, whether in English or not? 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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Paris

Just a word this week:

Paris

That’s it.
What would you do with this word 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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Dexter’s Routine

Sabrina De Vita suggested this week’s prompt in her post about Dexter’s daily routine. For those of you who don’t know the series (which included me!) here’s the first sentence from Wikipedia explaining what it’s about:

Dexter is an American television drama series that centers on Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), a bloodstain pattern analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department who moonlights as a serial killer.

The first video is about Dexter’s morning routine:

The second is about a woman’s evening routine, made in a similar vein.

How would you use these videos 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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P.S. This week’s post is a couple of days late I’m afraid – I completely forgot it was Wednesday, then didn’t have time to post yesterday!

The World

This is the world map from Wikipedia. On the site it can be edited and coloured to create different maps depending on the topic of the page it is attached to. Here is the generic map (slightly outdated in terms of country borders):

World Map

From Wikimedia Commons

What would you do with this map 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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(P.S. If anyone has any suggestions for future prompts, please let me know!)

Quizlet

Quizlet.com is a site where you can create sets of flashcards for your students. They can look at them online or on their smartphones. They can even print them.

Quizlet homepage

What would you do with it 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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