Class theme/topics discussed:
Describing Physical Appearance – cont’d

How did you pick this theme or topic?
From last semester.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Handouts, general discussion, student presentation.

How did students react?
Did they engage with each other and you?

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Printed handouts.
Please attach a copy. – see below.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
Effective practice of new vocabulary in the topic “Physical Appearance”

Intermediate Russian
Lesson 9
September 25, 2010

1. News of the day (5 min.)

2. Brainstorming – How to describe someone? Students get a handout for brainstorming to fill out together.
Lesson 9_Sept 28_Brainstorming

3. Practice: photo-robot game
Students are divided in pairs, one is a detective, the other one is a witness. The detective gets a form with clues for questions, the witness – a photograph of the «criminal». Detectives ask questions and draw a photorobot of the criminal. At the end we compare their pictures with the original.
for witnesses – Lesson 9_Sept 28_Suspect
for detectives – Lesson 9_Sept 28_Instruction