1. Look at pictures* and tell what the people in them are doing.
- The young man is washing the car.
She’s watching television.
2. Look around the room and describe what other people are doing.
- Carl’s reading his textbook.
Jasmine is looking out the window.
The teacher’s writing on the board.
3. “Pantomime” various actions and have your students guess what you are doing.
*For an example of picture description in context, see
Speaking Situations: Talking about Here and Now