La Costa Brava – Describing Pictures from National Geographic

Intermediate Speaking and Description class:

Vocab building: general, historic and nature.

Skills: sentence construction and general description creation.

Discussion: speaking practice.

Duration: 45 minutes

Notes to the Teacher: I try to remove myself from the class generally and especially in an exercise like this. I only try to prompt change or necessary corrections and spent the time writing mistakes and notes of the students language. I reserve 10 minutes at the end to talk about those mistakes and corrections. This has shown great results.

Travel with National Geographic

Best Trips 2012: Costa Brava


What can you tell me about the following photos?

Describe each photo as best as you can? What do you see?

Have you ever been there?

Use as many adjectives / adverbs as possible.

1. Sant Feliu de Guíxols

Rugged cliffs enclose a Mediterranean cove that’s a favorite for boaters and swimmers. The picturesque municipality of Sant Feliu de Guíxols has six miles of coastline.


2. Girona

Looking out from the Old Fishmongers Bridge gives a unique view of Girona. Four rivers converge in the medieval town.


3. Dalí Theater and Museum

The Dalí Theater and Museum honors artist and hometown boy Salvador Dalí in Figueres, Spain, with a suitably surrealistic building.


4. Pals

Cobbled streets wind through the medieval town of Pals on the Costa Brava.


5. El Celler de Can Roca

Chefs prepare dishes at El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain. In 2011, El Celler was named the second best restaurant in the world by Restaurant magazine.


6.Tossa Del Mar

Tossa de Mar is perched on the Mediterranean in Catalonia, a province in northeastern Spain. The Costa Brava coastal region is a popular tourist destination, thanks to its moderate climate, beautiful beaches, and charming towns.









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