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Sunday, 3 February 2013
Spot the difference - a speaking activity for budding CSIs
Instead of teaching "furniture" and "rooms in the house" with year 9 this term I decided to make it more interesting.
Instead of describing their house my students are to become CSIs.
They aren't describing a room they are describing a crime scene.
They are given a picture to describe (with a carefully added corpse):
Then another picture to compare it to:
You can easily find these types of photos with a google image search and they are much more fun than the run of the mill "describe your house" activities.
Plus this will mean that the students have to use 2 different tenses when reporting back to their group..