Find the Difference

Find the difference is a great classroom strategy to use to promote talk. It also develops listening skills as each pair has to listen carefully to the picture that their partner describes.

You will need two pictures that are related to something that your learners have been studying in your class but with some differences.

It is always a good idea to make changes to the pictures based around the central concepts that are being studied.

Learners have to communicate verbally with each other to find out what the differences are. They should take turns to describe their picture whilst their partner listens and tries to ‘find the differences.’

You can provide additional support by providing a list of key vocabulary (at the top of the page) for items that learners need to describe as well as sentence frames to scaffold the types of sentences that they should use when they describe.

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