Imaginative Hand Drawn Themed Houses for Describing Buildings ESL English Lesson

Imaginative Hand Drawn Themed Houses for Describing Buildings ESL English Lesson
Imaginative Hand Drawn Themed Houses for Describing Buildings ESL English Lesson
Imaginative Hand Drawn Themed Houses for Describing Buildings ESL English Lesson
Imaginative Hand Drawn Themed Houses for Describing Buildings ESL English Lesson
Imaginative Hand Drawn Themed Houses for Describing Buildings ESL English Lesson
Imaginative Hand Drawn Themed Houses for Describing Buildings ESL English Lesson
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Do you have a dull unit about how to describe buildings in English? I did, but I managed to make it more interesting for classes of teenage ESL / EFL students and adult learners. Details below on how to use these picture cards for a lesson and follow up with project work.

I had a unit on describing buildings and houses and I wanted a creative way to engage teenage ESL/EFL students. So, I drew these strange houses in black pen to help teach them how to write and talk about describing things.

There are 8 different houses on the sheet:
- A boot house
- An igloo style house
- A telephone house
- A tree house
- A musical instruments house
- An apple house
- A cabin over a river
- A bungalow with a basement

First, I teach the students about the vocabulary of houses. For example: look like/strange/ideal/detached/balcony/chimney/attic/basement/overlook/ ...and so on.

Next, I photocopy the sheet so that I can cut out enough houses to give one house to each student in the class. (I usually copy a few more in case they don't like the house they are given and want to change it).

Then, I have a list of questions on the white board that they must answer in full sentences about the picture of the house. Examples:

What does it look like?
What does it have? (e.g. a balcony)
What doesn't it have?
What does it overlook?
Is it your ideal house? Why/Why not?
Would people criticize it? Why/Why not?
What would you do if you lived there?

Then, you can check their writing and have students stand up to describe the house to the class.

The final lesson activity for production phase is a project where you get the students to design their own themed house and describe it in writing.

I use these picture cards with grade 11 (upper high-school) intermediate level ESL students in a private school in Thailand. They liked the pictures - well, sometimes they didn't like the one they got and they changed it for one they did like - teenagers!

Note, any watermarks you see in the image thumbnails do not appear on the paid-for download.

Hope it provides a useful lesson activity for you.

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Teaching Duration
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