VOCA BU LA RY
THROUGH PICTURES
Mark Fletcher

ACT IV ATI NG

FOR ESOL LEARNERS
Brain Friendly Publications

Activating Vocabulary

Introduction Activating Vocabulary - ESOL
is designed for teachers with limited preparation time who want to provide lively, motivating language skills lessons to introduce, test or revise.

Activating Vocabulary - ESOL
by Mark Fletcher Illustrated by Mark Fletcher Copyright © Brain Friendly Publications Telephone/Fax: (44) 1303 238880 E-Mail: brainfriendlypubs@dial.pipex.com Website: www.brainfriendly.co.uk ISBN 0-9546664-2-9
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Different Ages Money. and Things in my pocket Conditions of sale permit the photocopying of these masters for student use. Bathroom & Medical Help Babies. Animals. Things in the kitchen Religion. Clothes & Things in the street Things to eat & drink.brainfriendly. Furniture & Things in the handbag Public Buildings. In the park. Shopping. & In the kitchen Communications. Traffic. © Brain friendly Publications . Fruit House.www. It is not permitted to subsequently use photocopies to generate further copies. In your spare time Vegetables. & Air travel Cooking.uk . Emotions & Things in the sky Weather.Activating Vocabulary Contents 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Teaching notes Houses & Flats / Living Room Traffic & Things in the street Clothes Kitchen / Bedroom Shopping Parts of the body Actions! Shops. Sport. Trains & the Head Parts of the Body. & Things on the table Outdoor Clothes. Post Office.co. Schools.

Type A Type A Start with a discussion to set the context.(The 'please' is important !) Type B Type B Encourage learners to use three different colours to underline /colour code the words into categories.Teaching Notes The activities are simple to use and self explanatory but a few tips may be useful. The other students listen hard to identify the 'special' words. © Brain friendly Publications . Each student chooses 3 words (secretly) and puts them into sentences (or a little story).www.brainfriendly. Brainstorm some more words for each category.uk . See how many words the students already know. Play a 'Can you tell me number 4 please?' Game around the group.co. Read through the words carefully for pronunciation practice. (This has much more impact than just underlining them in biro!) Students write the words in the Category 'shapes'.

..sofa .. clock . fence .www. block of flats .. attic .... tv . stairs . © Brain friendly Publications .Activating Vocabulary 1 A 1 2 7 3 4 Houses and Flats 8 5 6 14 9 10 12 11 13 Living Room 15 19 20 24 18 21 23 16 17 22 The words you want: 25 door .. fireplace .. rug .. lamp ...... cellar ...co. upstairs ..... bookshelf ....brainfriendly. wall .downstairs .... armchair .......... mirror . window ... roof . gate . garden ... chimney ...... path ...... picture .uk .

pavement .uk .... ambulance . traffic lights . van .. © Brain friendly Publications .... lorry .... litter bin . bicycle .... car . road sign ...... motorbike .co... speed limit .. bus ..... zebra crossing ......www. post box . row of shops . office block .... road ....brainfriendly... coach ..and Things in the 10 11 12 13 14 20 18 19 15 17 The words you want: 16 fire-engine ..2 A 1 Activating Vocabulary 3 5 4 7 2 6 9 8 Traffic . phone box .

trousers ...... shoes . shirt .... socks . trainers .. boots .....co.. handbag .. skirt . sandal . umbrella ...brainfriendly..... tie .. pullover . earrings . © Brain friendly Publications .www. glasses . sunglasses .... bangle ... underwear ... gloves .... headscarf . jacket ....uk .. shorts .... ring ..... coat .Activating Vocabulary 3 A 1 2 Clothes 10 12 7 4 3 6 8 13 9 5 16 15 17 21 11 14 24 22 20 19 18 23 25 27 28 26 29 The words you want: jeans . necklace .. sari .... T-shirt ......... pyjamas ..

duvet / blanket .4 A 1 Activating Vocabulary 3 In the kitchen 6 7 2 9 10 5 8 4 11 19 In the Bedroom 20 12 18 17 13 14 16 The words you want: 15 pillow .. wardrobe . curtains ..... teatowel ....www. matress .....uk . hangers . tap ... fridge .. chest of drawers ...co. © Brain friendly Publications . sink .. bed .. oven ...... saucepan ....brainfriendly...... gas ring / hob . cupboard .... plate rack . sheet .. microwave ..draining board ....

. Hardware shop(DIY) . Shoeshop .. tin .. shopping bag .uk .....Activating Vocabulary 5 5 A 1 Shopping 4 2 3 8 7 24 6 14 9 CHE 10 11 12 13 16 15 23 22 17 18 19 20 21 Do you like shopping? The words you want: receipt . tub . shelf .www.. bottle ............ checkout . Butchers .. label .. Bakers . price .. packet ......brainfriendly.... basket .... Newsagent .. Greengrocer . © Brain friendly Publications . counter till ..co.. trolley ........ purse . money ... assistant .. Clothes shop .

..... eyebrows ..www. ear . moustache . beard ..... head . knee . leg . neck . chest .. bust . fingers . elbow ..uk .. eyes ...brainfriendly.. hand ....... foot ....... shoulders ... nose ....co. toes .. bottom .... © Brain friendly Publications .. hair .. stomach ..6 A 3 Activating Vocabulary 1 2 6 4 5 22 7 8 23 10 9 Parts of the Body 11 12 15 14 13 17 16 20 21 19 The words you want: 18 mouth .. arm ......

having a shower ..Activating Vocabulary 7 4 A 1 Actions! 2 6 5 7 8 3 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 14 20 17 18 19 21 22 The words you want: ship iner cod snorkel conta writing a letter .... shopping ....... shouting .. chatting / talking ... © Brain friendly Publications . singing . using a computer . watching TV .... sleeping ...brainfriendly. cutting the grass ..... getting off the train ..uk .. cooking . playing football . having a cup of tea ..... making a phone call ...co.www.... cleaning windows .. driving ...... hoovering . getting on the train .. crying .... climbing a ladder .. listening to a cassette .

AND THINGS IN THE STREET socks phone box trousers pavement vest traffic lights Newsagent Butchers skirt Zebra crossing shoes Greengrocers post box shirt Jewellers railings headscarf litter bin veil Department store Off licence road signs © Brain friendly Publications .brainfriendly.www.co.8 B Bakers Supermarket Activating Vocabulary WORD CHECK FOR: SHOPS.uk . CLOTHES.

THINGS TO EAT.brainfriendly.Activating Vocabulary 1 9 cake B WORD CHECK FOR: THINGS TO DRINK.co. AND DIFFERENT AGES adult grown up tea biscuits pasta toddler wine juice fruit young people baby teenager milk senior citizen meat squash water eggs rice coffee child beer fish © Brain friendly Publications .www.uk .

brainfriendly.co. FRUIT cash machine bank apple dog cow guava pear giraffe Giro banana horse fox credit card melon change coins mango purse rabbit cheque © Brain friendly Publications .1 10 B Activating Vocabulary WORD CHECK FOR: MONEY.www. ANIMALS.uk notes donkey cat lemon .

www. TRAFFIC.co.brainfriendly.Activating Vocabulary 11 1 B WORD CHECK FOR: THE HOUSE. AND cup THINGS ON THE TABLE wall roof lorry bicycle plate chimney ambulance van knife spoon motorbike shed garden window jug door kettle car upstairs taxi fork bus teapot © Brain friendly Publications .uk .

brainfriendly.1 12 B nurse Activating Vocabulary WORD CHECK FOR: OUTDOOR CLOTHES. MEDICAL HELP bath toothpaste plaster hat scarf thermometer shower prescription pharmacy basin pullover pills gloves shoes doctor boots towel tap toilet health visitor flannel anorak coat © Brain friendly Publications .co. IN THE BATHROOM.www.uk .

FURNITURE.co.uk .www. highchair cupboard sofa buggy credit cards keys nappy tissues purse carpet bib changing mat dummy scissors pram wardrobe table toys lamp comb mirror © Brain friendly Publications . AND THINGS armchair IN THE HANDBAG.brainfriendly.Activating Vocabulary 13 1 bookshelf hairbrush B WORD CHECK FOR: BABIES.

brainfriendly. EMOTIONS. AND SKY moon tired THINGS IN THE Library angry bird nervous School Hospital Sports Centre star excited happy rainbow Job Centre sad Station relaxed plane cloud Civic Centre Town Hall sun worried helicopter © Brain friendly Publications .uk .www.14 B Activating Vocabulary WORD CHECK FOR: PUBLIC BUILDINGS.co.

brainfriendly.uk .co.Activating Vocabulary 15 1 THE B WORD CHECK FOR: WEATHER. TRAINS.www. AND HEAD ears rainy station sunny platform mouth neck carriage windy guard chin eyes foggy ticket teeth nose cold fine track hair single stormy snowy timetable © Brain friendly Publications .

brainfriendly.www. IN PARK. IN tree cooker saucepan THE THE KITCHEN microwave head garden grass fridge fingers dishwasher flowers legs feet washing machine arms pond swings chest cupboard path sink shoulder jogger © Brain friendly Publications .co.1 16 B hands Activating Vocabulary WORD CHECK FOR: PARTS OF THE BODY.uk .

Activating Vocabulary 17 1 B WORD CHECK FOR: COMMUNICATIONS.co.uk .www. AND AIR TRAVEL Customs announcement envelope can take-off stamp fax check-in Arrivals Hall tin passengers trolley shelf bottle delay email mobile basket phone-calll letter message bargain flight sale © Brain friendly Publications . SHOPPING.brainfriendly.

uk .1 18 B Activating Vocabulary WORD CHECK FOR: COOKING.co. AT THE POST OFFICE.www. AND hobby IN YOUR SPARE TIME counter pepper Community Centre visiting friends cinema forms spices Road Tax Fitness Centre stamps recipe sewing parcel studying curry powder Benefit book salt Swimming pool vegetables Assistant ingredients queue noodles © Brain friendly Publications .brainfriendly.

SCHOOL.co.Activating Vocabulary 19 1 KITCHEN mushrooms B WORD CHECK FOR: VEGETABLES.www.uk .brainfriendly. AND lessons bowl THINGS TO USE IN THE peas students kettle saucepan PTA cabbage sieve homework classroom beans chopping board onions carrots aubergine pupils teacher grater frying pan playground mixer potatoes © Brain friendly Publications .

AND THINGS IN MY comb POCKET teams Priest Church Mosque shopping list to lose to score worship biro a draw Champions sweets competition A Holy Day Temple to win to pray a Service supporters handkerchief Address Book Keys cash © Brain friendly Publications .uk .www. SPORT.brainfriendly.co.1 20 B Activating Vocabulary WORD CHECK FOR: RELIGION.

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