Collaborative idea generation for ELT

Posts tagged ‘young learners’

A lunch box

A lunch box

What would you do with a lunch box 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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Roald Dahl

I picked up this bookmark on a recent visit to the Seven Stories museum of children’s books with Lizzie Pinard. We spent a brilliant two hours there, and I would highly recommend it to anyone in or around Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.

Roald Dahl bookmark

How would you use this bookmark 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 Employment: a short video

Veronica Herrera alerted me to the existence of this interesting short film called ‘El Empleo’. Its name has been translated as ‘The Employment’.

(Thanks to Rob for re-finding it for me!)

It’s about five minutes long and could promote a lot of discussion. So 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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(P.S. If anyone has any suggestions for future prompts, please let me know!)

Windows & Doors

What would you do with these pictures in your classroom?

(Click on the image above to see the full set)

This is a set from the Flickr #eltpics stream.  Find out how to join in with #eltpics and take a look at some of the 40+ sets that we have created together so far. All of the pictures (including the ones above) are shared under a creative commons licence, meaning that they are available for teachers to use in their classrooms without having to worry about breaching copyright.

You can make any assumptions you like about the context they are used in. Post your ideas in the comments below. There are no bad ideas!

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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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Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral has a very important place in my heart. I was at Durham University from 2004-2008 and my graduation ceremony took place in the cathedral. Having recently been back for a visit, I thought it would be a good prompt for this blog.

The picture came from this site about Durham Cathedral and Castle as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The homepage for Durham Cathedral is here.

The Cathedral was voted Britain’s favourite building in a survey in 2001.

What would you do with this picture and / or any of the information from the other sites in your class? You can make any assumptions you like about the context in which it is used.

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