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Imaginary picture dictations

Each student must imagine a picture as directed. Having imagined their scenes, they write descriptions in the space provided. Student A reads her/his description for Student B to draw. B doesn’t start drawing until A has finished reading. B will probably have to ask questions to complete the task. It doesn’t matter at all if the picture on paper is rudimentary – the real picture is in the minds of the students.

 

Imaginary picture dictations

 

1. Imagine a picture: four people are having fun together. Where are they? How old are they?

What is the relationship between them? Why are they together? What is each person doing?

 

Write a description of your imaginary picture.

 

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2. Now describe your picture for your partner to draw.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Compare your pictures. Say or write 5 differences and 5 similarities between the situations

rather than the physical characteristics of the pictures.

 

© ELTgames.com / Jon Marks. This activity first appeared in English Teaching Professional magazine