Students discuss ten things they saw, heard, felt or smelled on their way to the lesson today.
- Ask learners to recall, individually, ten* things they saw, heard, felt or smelled on their way to the lesson today. Then ask them to share these observations / experiences in small groups or with the whole class, and to ask and answer questions in connection with them. For example:
I saw a man like a statue.
Where was he?
What did he do?
Was he a man or a statue?
What was he doing?
What was he wearing?
What do you mean – 'like a statue'?
- Depending on the level, you might or might not help or encourage them to use grammar such as 'I saw ..... –ing', e.g. 'I saw someone pretending to be a statue'.
- Among other things, this activity helps to provide a link between the outside world and the classroom. It can also lead learners to discover gaps in their English; for instance, they might not know the English word 'statue', and they'll probably be particularly motivated to find out what it is - either from you, from each other, or from a dictionary.
- * There's nothing magic about the number ten; you could say 3, or 6, or 9, or 11 etc.