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
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

Audio (MP3): 


These materials look brilliant - but for whatever reason I have no access to the soundfiles. Is it me being stupid, my computer or have you forgotten the links to the soundfiles?
Thank you very much for all the interesting materials you keep sending!
Maria Ives-Strasser

Thanks for your comment Maria - and no it isn't you - we have uploaded the sound files now! Hope you find the materials useful!

I'd like to download the recording in order to use it more easily with my senior students. Is that possible and how can I manage it?

Hi Camille

Right click on the audio play icon above and select 'save as'. Then save it to wherever you like.


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