In this, my fifth post on the Flyers writing booklet, I’ll be looking at writing (and speaking) about differences.
This is from page 5 of the booklet.
You can see that there are two pictures. They look the same, but some things are different. Perfect practice for A2 Flyers Speaking Part 1!
1. Ask learners to look at the pictures and to think about the people, their clothes and what they are doing. Also about the things around them.
2. They complete the table with the things that are the same and the things that are different.
same: man/father, mountains, river, rocks
different: fish, sun, waterfall, shoes ; no tree, bear
3. Practise A2 Flyers Speaking Part 1 by saying sentences about the first picture. Learners tell you how their picture is different, using the same/similar structures as your sentences.
Here are two pictures. My picture is nearly the same as your picture, but some things are different.
In my picture, there’s a bear behind a tree.
In my picture, a man and a boy are walking beside a river.
In my picture, there are clouds in the sky, but I can’t see the sun.
In my picture, I can’t see a waterfall.
In my picture, there’s a large rock in the river.
In my picture, I can’t see any fish in the river.
In my picture, the man’s rucksack is on his back.
4. Learners can then complete the sentences in B about the things that are the same and the things that are different.
The people are in the countryside because we can’t see any buildings. There’s a river with quite a lot of water. There are rocks both in and next to the river. There are clouds in the sky, but it isn’t raining. There are two people in both pictures.
The man and the boy are walking next to a river but in the second picture, they are sitting with their feet in the water. The man is drinking something. In the first picture, the man is carrying his rucksack but in the second picture, the rucksack is on the ground behind them. There are clouds in both pictures, but we can’t see the sun in picture 1. There’s a bear behind a tree, but in the second picture, there’s no tree or bear. We can only see a waterfall in picture 2.
Looking for the things that are different in the pictures in a picture story can help learners with the story telling tasks in the A2 Flyers Speaking and Reading and Writing tests. (And also in the A2 Key writing task.)