Comparing Paintings

woman with black hair painting
Type: Pictures
Originally published on October 27, 2023

Discussing art and comparing different types of paintings is a great way for English learners to improve their level. It requires a strong understanding of comparatives and superlatives using various adjectives, and is also a good opportunity for learners to express their opinion and personal preferences.

Get your students to look at the pictures below and then go through the related conversation questions.

Conversation Questions

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  • What style of painting to you like the most?
  • Which style of painting do you think is the most popular nowadays?
  • How would you describe each painting to someone who couldn't see them?
  • Which painting to you like the least?
  • Do you have any paintings?
  • What room in the home would suit each painting the best?
  • What type of painting would you like to have in your home?
  • If you had to give one of these paintings as a birthday present to someone in your family, who would you give it to and which painting would you give?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.