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You will need a series of magazine photos, cartoons etc. Any picture will do so long as something amusing is happening. Divide the students into groups of 3 or 4. Tell them they're going to describe a picture without looking at it.
1) Give each group a picture. Tell them to make four lists: nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs that reflect what is going on in the picture. If you think your students are up to it, have them include a few "red herrings".
2) Pass the lists on to the next group. This group must then write a description of what they think is happening in the picture, using the words provided.
3) These descriptions are handed back to the group who made the original lists. They can grade the descriptions for the quality of English and how close they are to the picture.
4) Make sure each group sees the picture they "described". (This is usually the most amusing phase of the lesson). Alternatively, put the pictures up in strategic places around the room and have them work out which one was theirs.
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