Paintings - present continuous
To provide practice using present continuous in the context of talking about paintings
To provide clarification and practice of vocabulary related to art
Procedure (47-61 minutes)
Visit a virtual art gallery and practice some vocabulary related to art. https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visiting/virtual-tours/the-directors-choice painting, sculpture, portrait, landscape, artist, style, gallery, famous, self-portrait Functional language talking about a painting: I can see... There is... There are...
SLIDES - art vocabulary Listen to the recording of the description of the painting, "A Bar at the Folies Bergere" by Manet. https://courtauld.ac.uk/take-part/schools/communities/esol-speaking-about-art/a-closer-look/ Answer some questions about the listening. Listen again and fill in blanks.
Activity - describe paintings Open images of famous paintings. Ask students to describe what they see. Use present continuous to describe the actions in the painting - They are sitting by the water. She is standing behind the bar. The clocks are melting. Then ask students to ask questions for more details. What is she thinking about? What are they eating? Etc.
Activity - Who is doing what? Ask students to go around and speak to the others about what they are doing. Get answers to all the questions on the sheet. Then share with the group.
Homework - go over last homework and assign new homework