Number one for English language teachers

Extras: Pictures, images, music and sounds

Short 'extra' activities based on pictures, images, music and sounds, including one where students create an art gallery and an auction bidding activity.  

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  • Pictures: A picture speaks a thousand words

    Author: Jess Poole Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Extra

    This warmer involves students ranking their favourite and least favourite pictures.

  • Pictures: Art gallery

    Author: Hall Houston Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Extra

    A fun warmer where students create an art gallery on the board.

  • Pictures: Auction game

    Author: Randa Abu Jamous Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Extra

    This exercise involves students bidding on items in an auction, and is good for writing practice and discussion.

  • Pictures: Black cat hunt

    Author: Tereza Matejková Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary Type: Extra

    A warmer to practise prepositions of position.

  • Pictures: Dialogue in music

    Author: Jonathan Marks Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Extra

    This simple activity uses a piece of instrumental music.

  • Pictures: How many instruments?

    Author: Jonathan Marks Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Extra

    This warmer is good for calming and focusing a group of people who are 'busy' – physically, mentally, vocally. It also usefully sharpens listening faculties as a preliminary to work on pronunciation or listening.

  • Pictures: Musical interviews

    Author: Jonathan Marks Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Extra

    A warmer involving music and role play.

  • Pictures: Musical involvement

    Author: Jonathan Marks Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Extra

    A short activity using music which prompts discussion.

  • Pictures: Picture warmers

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Extra

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  • Pictures: Sounds like good advice

    Author: Hall Houston Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Extra

    An exercise which uses sound effects as the basis for providing advice for problems.

  • Pictures: The character of music

    Author: Jonathan Marks Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Extra

    A fun activity in which students pair up pieces of music with adjectives.

  • Pictures: Using your photographs in lessons

    Author: Saul Pope Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Extra

    Personal photographs of your travels provide a useful starting point for this discussion activity.

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