Describe the Scene – School and Classroom

We’re starting a new school year. I’m starting off with all the vocabulary associated with schools. The nouns: pencil, desk, teacher. The verbs: stand up, raise your hand, read and write. For grammar, I’m starting at the beginning, which for me is Present Continuous. Here are some Describe the Scenes for school and the classroom.







For vocabulary, English Worksheets does it the best:

Places at School

Classroom Objects

Classroom Language


Describe the Scene 2

Here are Autumn / Fall, Halloween, and holiday scenes. These are great for any level of learner, and for any language. Test yourself. How would you describe what you see in a foreign language. If you are a beginner, focus on pronouns such as he or she + a verb. If you are more advanced, think of a story that comes out of this picture. Try to be as imaginative as my children who do this exercise.

A continuation of Describe the Scene






Describe the scene

I enjoy this lesson.  We look at an image that has lots of things going on and I ask the student to Describe the Scene. If they have a low level of English, they might simply say, “Woman shopping. Dog running.” If their level is a bit higher, they might have fun saying, “Woman talk on phone. Woman hits man’s head.”46ced3afc97ee6d3f8b05c56c3a58b4c

I enjoy this lesson so much that I scour the internet looking for more scenes. I like absurd pictures that require my student to use their imagination to explain what is happening.  This is great for adults too.

A few of my favorites:

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This idea came from BuzzFeed. 50 Completely Unexplainable Stock Photos No One Will Ever Use. The question is, why would someone need this picture?


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