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Learning activity for parents – keep on talking

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This activity comes as part of a larger set of Cambridge English activities found in our dedicated Parents newsletter, designed to help parents assist their children in learning English.


Choose some photos of holidays you’ve had in different places, or pictures of interesting places around the world. Choose photos that your child can talk about for a length of time. Take it in turns to randomly choose a photo. You or your child need to talk about the photo for a set amount of time: 10 seconds may be enough for beginners, but more advanced learners should easily be able to talk for a minute. The speaker can name the things in the photo, describe what is happening and/or talk about their memories of the place.

This activity may be useful practice – in many Cambridge English Speaking tests, candidates need to talk about one or more pictures or photographs.

Cambridge English newsletter for Parents: a truly valuable resource to help you help your kids learn better!

Cambridge English has started a free newsletter specially designed for parents. This newsletter aims at helping parents make learning English more fun and effective for their children, through the inclusion of articles as well as several practical, handy tips like this one!

Parents will receive:

  • activities they can do with their children
  • advice about helping their children learn English
  • news and information about Cambridge English exams and preparation materials.

Parents as well as teachers can sign up here to receive the Cambridge English Parents’ newsletter.


Written by Cambridge English Southern Europe

December 1, 2013 at 10:00 am

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