5 Minutes Prep - 2 Hour Interactive Lesson!
I'm a big fan of using picture dictionaries to teach ESL, particularly to beginner and intermediate levels. Oxford Picture Dictionary, Heinle, Word By Word, I use them all. While they are all excellent and worth purchasing, my favourite is the Oxford Picture Dictionary because the pictures are so clear and pleasing. They also have different levels.
When teaching a Housing unit with related vocabulary and tasks, I particularly like the Basic Oxford Picture Dictionary's section on Household Problems. I scanned page 33 to give you a sample.
The pictures are very clear and most of the common household problems are depicted.
I made a worksheet for a level one or two class to accompany this page for writing practice. Each sentence states a household problem or repair needed and whom to call for help. I find pattern practice is a really effective way to teach writing to beginner level students. You are welcome to download my worksheet for free. Click here to view it large on your computer and print it if you choose.