A Remote House in the West of Scotland is a set of teaching resources designed to encourage students to use their higher level critical thinking skills to speak about images. The focus of this lesson is on the use of synonyms and definitions as a strategy to clarify meaning in a spoken text, and on speaking and writing about houses, locations and holidays.

Remote house west Scotland via ELTPics
Author: 
Fiona Mauchline

The materials accompanying this pack are designed to be used with lower level (A2 / B1) students.

Each pack in this series includes an audio recording of the photographer talking about their photo, together with a complete downloadable lesson plan on how to exploit the image and the audio. There are downloadable student worksheets and a full-size copy of the image.

In this lesson, students are asked to do the following:

  • Speak about the advantages and disadvantages of living in a remote location
  • To work with synonyms and definitions
  • To use synonyms and definitions to clarify meaning in a written and spoken text
  • To write a monologue or magazine article 

ELTPics image by @cgoodey

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