This activity helps the students master their impromptu speaking ability, while training their storytelling and creative thinking ability. It may be useful as a wrap up activity to the overall level of the speech delivered, including the non verbal and paraverbal communication sphere.
Flexible, could be adjusted to every situation. This activity perfectly suits the needs of both groups and solo learners.
Choose a random photo from the internet, it could be a picture of a real event that happened in the last weeks, an image of a work of art, even a quote. Once the instructor has chosen the picture the student has 1 minute to look at the image and take notes to develop an impromptu speech lasting at least 2 minutes.
The level of difficulty can be raised by changing the subject of the picture, going from a more descriptive and didactic picture to a more abstract one.