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The Value of a Photo

Topics: General English - memories - technology

Level: B1 and above

Skills: Listening and Speaking 


  • To discuss students’ habits of taking photos 

  • To predict some information before reading an article

  • To read an adapted article about the topic

  • To listen for gist and for detail

  • To develop listening decoding skills through microlistening

  • To express opinion and reaction towards the topic

  • To describe students’ special photos

  • To develop digital literacy

  • To create a Padlet with the students’ and teacher’s photos

  • To work on emergent language

Use of language, lexis & pronunciation: 

  • To use Past Simple and Past Continuous to talk about memories and special photos

  • To learn / review vocabulary to describe photos

  • To learn / review some elements of connected speech for listening: linking, elision, weak forms, etc. (optional)

Suggestion: Students should be asked to bring a special photo to class, either printed or digital.

Special thanks to Lucía Sánchez Muñoz (Spain), Jake Young (USA), Emma Heyderman (UK) and Anthony Schoch (France) for their recordings and special photos!!! :)

The value of a photo - Ss worksheet
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The value of a photo - Ts notes
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