jueves, 29 de septiembre de 2011

Compare and contrast

Hi guys! I'm writing this post in English because it is part of an initiative by Brad Patterson inspired by Anne Hodgson - they are both English teachers and bloggers I've met/read on Twitter. The idea is posting one (or more) pair(s) of similar photographs so that you can spot the differences and write comments comparing the pictures in each pair. If you're brave enough, try recording a message on Audioboo and pasting a link instead of writing a comment.
Another teacher who's taken part in this challenge - Tara Benwell - has included useful language to express contrast and make comaparisons. It is really useful, so here's a link to her post in case you want to check it out.
I'm including two sets of photos; you can write about either one or both of them, as you like it :), and feel free to comment on any aspect of the pics that comes to your mind, including people, setting, time, details, gestures... whatever.

Set 1
Set 2 

Go ahead and start comparing, but... mind your tongue, guys: that bloke showing up in all the pictures is still your teacher :)

30 comentarios:

  1. Love the pics. Look forward to seeing what your students come up with. If one of them records an audioboo in English, I'll do my best to try it in Spanish... pero ya hace un buen rato que no pratico mi español !

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  2. No lo entiendo que esto?¿

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  3. THX for your comment, Brad. I told my 16 yo students to have a look and write some comments, but I seriously doubt they dare to use Audioboo... I'll encourage them to, anyway. Regarding your Spanish Audioboo, just do it: you'll brush up your Spanish and your readers will be amazed :)

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  4. Carlos, mañana os cuento en clase. Es una actividad un poco más compleja, pero estoy seguro de que muchos de los que estáis en 2ºA seréis capaces de hacerla ;)

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  5. Hi Carlos and Paco-

    I've recorded my voice in spanish. Will you do the same in English ? ;-) Sorry... it's been a long time since I've practiced and I always mix up my spanish and italian ! If I said anything silly, no big deal. It happens and making "mistakes" are a very important part of learning.

    http://audioboo.fm/boos/488086-paco-s-class

    Cheers, Brad from Paris

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  6. Muchas, muchas gracias por tu Audioboo, Brad!!! You have an EXCELLENT command of Spanish, man! I'm sure this will encourage my students, who are sometimes much too scared when it comes to speak a foreign language, to record/write their own messages.
    The problem is there are building works going on at school and there's no broadband currently, but I'll try to sort it all out to play your message in class next Monday.
    BTW, you were half right when describing pic 1 set 2: actually, it was me... disguised as a Panda ;)
    Thanks again, mate.

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  7. Chicos, tenemos un invitado de honor en la línea de comentarios de este post: Mr Brad Patterson. Es un excelente profesor norteamericano de inglés que ha trabajado en Méjico, China... y ahora imparte clases en París. Además es una excelente persona. Ha grabado un mensaje en Audioboo en español para todos vosotros (para escucharlo, seguid el enlace que aparece en su segundo comentario). Seguid su consejo: no importa si se cometen errores, lo importante es lanzarse a hablar/escribir. Así que ya sabéis, chic@s, ¡manos a la obra y a dejar el pabellón bien alto!

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  8. Hello boys!!! I have also recorded a description of the pictures... You can find it here

    http://audioboo.fm/boos/488833-pic-description-for-paco-s-class

    I'm looking forward to hearing your descriptions!!

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  9. Ok, kids, another extraordinary guest visits our blog and leaves a recorded message for us. This time it is Luisa Palacios, an English teacher based in Úbeda, excellent professional and better person. Listen carefully to her recording and, of course, follow her advice and do not start smoking - it's a bad bad habit and, believe me, I know what I'm talking about.
    Come on, people, enough for teachers, it's your turn now. Let us see what you're able to do.

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  10. Teacher I'm going to write first the comment in this board and when I have time I send it for audioboo but now I can't.

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  11. Ok Kike, take your time and go for it! Your spoken English is just great!

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  12. Hello I´m Carlos and I´m going to descrive the Set 1.I say in the first photo two people with a masque and are very ugly.The masque is brown.The man is says with the hand "Hello".In the second photo I say two people more beautiful than the first photo.The man is Mr.Francisco and the woman,I think,that is his husband.The woman is seeing at man.The persons are happy.

    Well,I finish.

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  13. mm profesor me he equivocado dos veces con el verbo "say" que tendría que haber puesto "see".

    Por lo demás bien?¿:)

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  14. Thank you for your text, Carlos. If you want to, I can send you a corrected version by email, or if you want to, we can have a look at it tomorrow in class. Cheers!

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  15. Hello I´m Marina I´m going to describe the set 1.In the first see two persons with masks of brown colour.One person says hello.In the second see two persons happy and without masks

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  16. Thank you Marina, nice text. We can go over it tomorrow in class :)

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  17. Hola, esto es una prueba para enviar un comentario en modo anónimo.

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  18. Hi, I'm Jose and I'm going to describe the set 1.In the two photos are a man and a women(the persons are you and I think you wife).They resemble but aren't same.In the first photo you are an uglies and browns masks(you are in a room).In the second photoyou aren't without masks and you are happy.

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  19. Thank you, Jose. Comments to your text in class :)

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  20. Hello I´m Marina I´m going to describe set 1.In the first picture I can see two persons with masks of brown colour (brown masks).One person says hello.In the second one I can see two persons happy and without masks.

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  21. Profesor hoy al venir de Musica(musica ha sido a 3 hora)me he encontrado un papel con la traduccion de mi texto.Eso me lo ha peusto usted?¡

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  22. Sí, era el texto corregido: como mañana no os veo y me tenía que ir a clase os lo he dejado sobre la mesa.

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  23. Hello!! I´m Elena López I´m going to describe SET 2. In the picture 1 my teacher is behind of branches of bamboo and he has got a jacket, because it makes cold. In the picture 2 my teacher hasn´t got a jacket and he´s behind a campig. He´s smoking.

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  24. Hello I´m Irene. I`m going to describe the second set.In the first photography I see my english teacher.There are many plants.My teacher is very happy in this photo.In the second photo I see also my english teacher.He is smoking.He is in a camping.He has got a jacket.

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  25. Hi Elena! Thank you for sending a comment! However I must say I disagree with you: I'm in fornt of the bamboo forest - maybe it's the panda that's behind :) and it wasn't cold, it was rainy, that's why I'm wearing a raincoat. And you're right, I'm at a camp site in picture number two, yo can see the tents just in the background just behind me. And, yes... I'm smoking :(

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  26. Hello!! I´m Sheila I´m going to describe set 1.In the first picture I see two persons with a brown masks.A person of the picture is my english´s teacher.He is saying hellow with the hand.In the second picture there are two persons.The two persons are very happy.

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  27. Hello, Irene & Sheila! Very nice texts, thank you very much!
    I should just add that, I'm not wearing a jacket in picture number two, Irene, I'm wearing a T-shirt :)
    And, Sheila, in picture one we have masks (forget about "a"), and just say "English teacher" :)
    See you in class!!!

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  28. Good afternoon!I am María Jesús & I'm going to describe the set 1.In the first photo,there are two people(one of them is Mr.Francisco)with brown masks of carnival & behind them there are a brown wall & a 'shelf' full of magazines.In the second photo,there are two people too( Mr.Francisco and a woman),they are in outdoors,in a street.Mr.Francisco is wearing a white t-shirt & the woman is wearing sunglasses in the hair.

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  29. Excellent, Mª Jesús. Very good descriptions!

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  30. Hi! I´m Pablo and I´m going to describe the first set the two people wearing masks and in the second photo of the set does not wear masks.
    No se que mas decir porque no domino del todo el ingles.

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