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ACT IV ATI NG

VOCA BU LA RY
THROUGH PICTURES
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Mark Fletcher

FOR ESOL LEARNERS


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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.

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Activating Vocabulary - ESOL


by Mark Fletcher
Illustrated by Mark Fletcher
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Activating Vocabulary

Contents
Teaching notes
1 Houses & Flats / Living Room
2 Traffic & Things in the street
3 Clothes
4 Kitchen / Bedroom
5 Shopping
6 Parts of the body
7 Actions!
8 Shops, Clothes & Things in the street
9 Things to eat & drink. Different Ages
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Money, Animals, Fruit
House, Traffic, & Things on the table
12 Outdoor Clothes, Bathroom & Medical Help
13 Babies, Furniture & Things in the handbag
14 Public Buildings, Emotions & Things in the sky
15 Weather, Trains & the Head
16 Parts of the Body. In the park, & In the kitchen
17 Communications, Shopping, & Air travel
18 Cooking, Post Office. In your spare time
19 Vegetables, Schools, Things in the kitchen
20 Religion, Sport, and Things in my pocket

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Teaching Notes

The activities are simple to use and self explanatory but a


few tips may be useful.
Type A
Type A Start with a discussion to set the context.
See how many words the students already know.
Read through the words carefully for pronunciation
practice.
Play a 'Can you tell me number 4 please?' Game
around the group.(The 'please' is important !)
Type B

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Type B
Encourage learners to use three different colours to
underline /colour code the words into categories.
(This has much more impact than just underlining
them in biro!)
Students write the words in the Category 'shapes'.
Each student chooses 3 words (secretly) and puts
them into sentences (or a little story). The other
students listen hard to identify the 'special' words.
Brainstorm some more words for each category.

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Activating Vocabulary 1
2
A Houses
1 7

and
3
4 Flats
8

6
5

14 9 10

12

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11

Living Room
15 20 24
19

16 18 23

21

17
22 25
The words you want:
door ... tv ... stairs ... wall ... armchair ... garden ... roof ...
upstairs ... fireplace ... picture ... chimney ... block of flats ...
cellar ... clock ... fence ... mirror ...
path ... gate ... window ...downstairs ... lamp ... rug ... attic
...sofa ... bookshelf ...

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A
1
3

7 2

9
8

Traffic - and Things in the


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10
12

13
11 14

20

18 19
15

17 16

The words you want:


fire-engine ... phone box ... bus ... bicycle ... van ... zebra
crossing ... post box ... motorbike ... coach ... litter bin ... road
sign ... ambulance ... office block ... speed limit ... pavement ...
road ... car ... lorry ... row of shops ... traffic lights ...

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Activating Vocabulary 3
A 2 Clothes
7 10
1
12

6
4 8 13
3

9 14
5
11
16

15 21
17
24

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20

19
18 23

25 27 28

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29
The words you want:
jeans ... sandal ... boots ... necklace ... gloves ... pullover
... skirt ... T-shirt ... sari ... ring ... pyjamas ... shirt ...
glasses ... coat ... socks ... umbrella ... bangle ... shoes ...
tie ... headscarf ... trousers ... shorts ... underwear ...
jacket ... trainers ... handbag ... earrings ... sunglasses ...

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A
1
In the
3

kitchen

2 6

9 5
10
8
4

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19

In the 12

Bedroom 18 17 13

14
20

16
15
The words you want:
pillow ... cupboard ... curtains ... plate rack ... oven ... sink
... microwave ... hangers ... teatowel ... fridge ... wardrobe ...
saucepan ... duvet / blanket ... matress ... tap ... sheet ... bed
...draining board ... gas ring / hob ... chest of drawers ...

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Activating Vocabulary 5
A Shopping
1
5

2
3

8 7
CHE
6
24

14
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16

15

23
17 18 19 20 21 22

Do you like shopping?

The words you want:


receipt ... Bakers ... basket ... tin ... money ... counter till ...
Greengrocer ... label ... assistant ... shelf ... Newsagent ... purse
... tub ... checkout ... price ... Clothes shop ... trolley ...
Hardware shop(DIY) ... bottle ... Butchers ... shopping bag ...
packet ... Shoeshop ...
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A
3 1

2
6

5 22
7

8 23

9
10

Parts of the Body


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12

14 17
13

16

20 18
21
19

The words you want:


mouth ... hand ... knee ... beard ... elbow ... toes ... nose ...
hair ... shoulders ... eyebrows ... foot ... neck ... fingers ...
eyes ... head ... arm ... moustache ... ear ... leg ... bust ...
chest ... stomach ... bottom ...

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A Actions! 4

3
1 2

6
8
7
5

10
11

12
13

15
16

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20
17
18 19

21

22

The words you want:


ship
iner cod
writing a letter ... getting off
contathe train ... cutting the grass ...
snorkel

sleeping ... driving ... climbing a ladder ... having a shower ...
shopping ... watching TV ... crying ... hoovering ... making a phone
call ... getting on the train ... playing football ... chatting / talking
... having a cup of tea ... using a computer ... cooking ... singing
... shouting ... cleaning windows ... listening to a cassette ...
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8 Activating Vocabulary

WORD CHECK FOR:


B SHOPS, CLOTHES, AND THINGS IN THE STREET
Bakers socks phone box

Supermarket

trousers

pavement

vest traffic lights


Newsagent

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skirt
Butchers

Zebra crossing
shoes headscarf

Greengrocers
post box
shirt
railings
Jewellers

litter bin veil

Department store Off licence

road signs

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WORD CHECK FOR:
B THINGS TO DRINK, THINGS TO EAT, AND DIFFERENT AGES
adult cake

grown up

tea biscuits
pasta
toddler

wine

juice

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fruit
young people
baby
eggs

teenager
milk
senior citizen
meat

squash

rice water

coffee beer
child

fish

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WORD CHECK FOR: MONEY, ANIMALS, FRUIT


B
cash machine
pear

bank

apple

dog

cow
guava
giraffe
banana
Giro

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horse

fox
credit card

melon

change
coins

mango
notes donkey

purse
rabbit
cat lemon
cheque

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WORD CHECK FOR:
B THE HOUSE, TRAFFIC, AND THINGS ON THE TABLE

roof
cup wall

lorry
bicycle

plate

chimney ambulance

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van motorbike

knife
spoon
shed
garden

window jug

door
kettle
car

upstairs

fork taxi

bus teapot

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WORD CHECK FOR:


B OUTDOOR CLOTHES, IN THE BATHROOM, MEDICAL HELP

nurse bath
toothpaste

plaster

hat scarf

thermometer prescription
shower

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basin
pharmacy

pullover
pills toilet

gloves
shoes doctor
boots

towel

health visitor tap

coat
flannel

anorak

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WORD CHECK FOR:
B BABIES, FURNITURE, AND THINGS IN THE HANDBAG.

armchair bookshelf

hairbrush
highchair cupboard

sofa
buggy

credit cards nappy

keys

tissues

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bib
carpet
changing mat

dummy

scissors

pram
wardrobe

table
toys

lamp
comb mirror

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WORD CHECK FOR:


B PUBLIC BUILDINGS, EMOTIONS, AND THINGS IN THE SKY
Library angry

moon

tired

bird

School nervous

Hospital
excited

Sports Centre
star
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happy

rainbow

Job Centre Station

sad
relaxed

cloud plane

Civic Centre
Town Hall
sun

worried
helicopter

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WORD CHECK FOR: WEATHER, TRAINS, AND THE HEAD
B ears

rainy

station

sunny

platform
mouth
neck
chin carriage
windy

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eyes
guard

foggy
ticket

teeth
nose

cold
fine

track
hair timetable

single
stormy
snowy

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WORD CHECK FOR:


B PARTS OF THE BODY. IN THE PARK, IN THE KITCHEN
hands tree
microwave

cooker

saucepan
head

garden

grass

fridge

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dishwasher

legs
flowers
feet

washing machine
arms
pond
swings
chest
cupboard jogger

path shoulder
sink

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Activating Vocabulary 171
WORD CHECK FOR:
B COMMUNICATIONS, SHOPPING, AND AIR TRAVEL

Customs

announcement

envelope
email

mobile can
take-off

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basket
fax
check-in
Arrivals Hall delay

tin
passengers
trolley bottle

shelf

phone-calll letter

message bargain

flight
sale

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WORD CHECK FOR:


B COOKING, AT THE POST OFFICE, AND IN YOUR SPARE TIME
pepper counter
hobby
Community Centre

visiting friends

cinema

forms
spices

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Fitness Centre
Road Tax

stamps Benefit book salt


recipe
sewing parcel
studying

curry powder

Swimming pool Assistant

vegetables ingredients

queue noodles

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WORD CHECK FOR:
B VEGETABLES, SCHOOL, AND THINGS TO USE IN THE KITCHEN
lessons peas mushrooms

bowl saucepan
students

kettle
PTA

cabbage

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homework
sieve

classroom
beans chopping board
onions

carrots

aubergine

pupils

teacher

grater mixer

frying pan
potatoes
playground

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WORD CHECK FOR:


B RELIGION, SPORT, AND THINGS IN MY POCKET
comb
teams

Priest
Church

Mosque

shopping list
to score

to lose
worship

biro

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Champions

sweets
competition A Holy Day

Temple to win

to pray
handkerchief
a Service

supporters

Address Book
Keys
cash

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