Silent Stories: using pictures in ELT

Event date: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 13:30
Braz-TESOL, room 803
Rio de Janeiro
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Silent Stories: using pictures in ELT -

Pictures are like silent stories. Silent because they are non-verbal. Stories, because they are pregnant with content to talk about. For these two reasons alone, they are extremely useful in English language teaching. In this talk, we explain these and more advantages of pictures, as well as demonstrating different activity types for use in the classroom. You can dowload, below, the slide show with all the pictures and texts from the talk. There are also videos of the talk. And here are direct links to complete lesson plan notes for some of the activities in this talk:

Ana's Bag

Picture Differences

The Escape

What Happened?

Dogs and their Owners

(Mark has also presented a similar workshop at: Eastern Mediterranean University (Famagusta, North Cyprus), British Council Conference (Madrid), Oxford Teacher's Day (Bern), TESOL Spain (Lleida, Spain))



Hi Mark! I just discovered you blog.. fantastic material available! I found very interesting this article about silent stories as i also work with images.. so you were in Rio this year! It must had been very special after all this years.. next time you should come by a little souther! Abrazos, Alexis
Mark Hancock's picture

Hi Alexis! Yeah, was great to be in Rio again after 20 years. Next time, south to see you and family! M

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