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Posts tagged ‘images’

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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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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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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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 Here is the generic map (slightly outdated in terms of country borders):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!)

20 Phrasal Verbs

Gordon Scruton sent me this tweet last week:

The link took me to his blog, about an interesting lesson based on the 20 most common phrasal verbs in English. The list he based the lesson on came from the Learn English from Home blog, and I have copied it below.

bring up, carry on, chase up, come across, come up with, fall apart, get along, get away with, get over, give up, go on, hold on, look after, look up, make out, pull over, put down, put off, turn up, watch out. (Click here for the original article with explanations)

So, what would you do with this list of phrasal verbs in class? Take a look at Gordon’s lesson for a bit of inspiration, and let’s help him out with some more ideas 🙂 You can make any assumptions you like about the context they are used in. There are no wrong answers…

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The Boat That Rocked

I took this picture last summer, and didn’t realise until this summer that it was the ship the was used in the film The Boat that Rocked.

It’s now been painted in it’s original colours of red and white, and can be visited at Harwich Pier in Essex.

What would you do with this picture and information 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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Post-it notes

Inspired by Mike Harrison and Emma Herrod, what would you do with this post-it note (and its friends!) in your class?

You can make any assumptions you like about the context it is used in. Please post your ideas in the comments below, including links to any posts you might have written with relevant ideas in them.

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