Photography Vocabulary – a fun welcome back ESL lesson

So it’s the first day of the new semester. You want your students to have fun and talk about their summer, but you’re sick of doing the same old lesson: “How was your holiday?” Boring.

Today I’m showing my students my favourite holidays snaps (just four) and quickly describing them. Then I’m going to teach the class how to talk about photos and photography before they do the same.

Some useful photography vocabulary:

  • selfie (of course)
  • composition
  • take/shoot a photo
  • landscape
To help me teach this lesson, I made a colourful PPT. Feel free to use it, adapt, or share it.

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