In the Create A Superhero ESL project students describe their own superheroes and their powers.
This project is best completed individually, but students can work in pairs if necessary.
Students will each need a piece of paper (at least A4).
- Write/project a few examples of existing superheroes on the board. Elicit some descriptions, using your target language. If necessary, write those descriptions on the board for students to refer to later.
- Students draw and colour their own superhero on their paper.
- They then write sentences around the picture to describe them and their abilities/powers. You may want to get students to write draft sentences in a notebook first so you can check them.
- The information could include some/all of the following; name, age, where they live, personality, physical description, powers/abilities, name of nemesis…
- When they have finished, students can take turns presenting their superhero to the class, using the target language. You could display their work as posters around the classroom.
The Create A Superhero ESL project is a fun activity for beginner level kids. You can use it to practise describing people, in which case students should include descriptions of appearance and/or personality.
You can also use it to practise can/can’t, in which case kids should focus on abilities/powers (both affirmative and negative).
Got students who can’t get enough of superheroes? They’re easily included in the Create A Comic project, designed for high beginner or low intermediate level.
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