I was going through my old materials&worksheets and came across an immense sourse of inspiration – or at least, of speaking.
What i am talking about is a number of illustrations of Jacque Carelman’s Impossible Objects.
My first encounter with them was when I was completely out of ideas for a class on “New Ideas” with a very intelligent and advanced student. All the new ideas mentioned in our book were quite dated, as it happens. We needed inspiration… and a colleague recommended to use the Impossible Objects. We had a great speaking Lesson with that student: he has a very resourсeful mind, so he offered zillions of different uses and applicatiopns for all that objects, and he even acquired some new vocabulary items while discussin, offering, sujecting….
But then the lesson was over and I never came back to this collection. Which is a pity, as I am sure the resource can be used in a number of ways – to teach different things, both for speaking and grammar..
So what would you do about the pictures?
I’ll be back with an update of ideas soon!