This lesson plan for teachers of older teenagers and adults at Intermediate level and above explores the theme of well-known paintings. Students will practice their listening and writing skills.

Introduction

What are the five best paintings in the world? In this lesson students read about well-known paintings and look at art vocabulary. They listen to a dictation to complete a text describing a painting. Students then write a short description of a picture they have seen. Students finish by making their own 'top five' lists.

Topic

Art

Level:

Intermediate B2

Time

60 - 90 minutes

Aims:

  • To help students describe well-known paintings
  • To develop students' listening and writing skills
  • To expand students' vocabulary

Materials 

Lesson plan: download

Worksheets: download

By Sally Trowbridge 

The plans and worksheets are downloadable and in pdf format - right click on the attachment and save it on your computer.

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Thank you Sally so much , people like U make the world different !! And beautiful !

The dictation (mentioned in the description above) that students are supposed to listen to seems to be missing from this page.

Thanks
Ann

Hi Ann

The dictation is Task 2 - It's a live listening, followed by a dictation task. The teacher reads the description to the students and they try to guess the painting. They then listen again to complete the description.
Hope that helps,

Cath
TE Team

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