Picture activitiesThese are seven picture activities that English teachers can use in EFL or ESL classrooms. They can be used to teach vocabulary writing or grammar.
1. Identifying picturesYou need to choose appropriate pictures to practice language items such as colors, clothes adjectives, the present continuous, prepositions… The teacher sticks the pictures on the board and number them. S/he describes one of the pictures and the students try to guess the number.
2. Memorizing details of a pictureThe teacher shows a picture and then hide it. The teacher reads out statements about the picture and the students answer with true or false.
As a variation of this activity, instead of reading out statements about the pictures, the students write themselves true statements describing the picture. They later compare their statements in pair or group work.