(Updated on 01/10/2013)



Fake photos
'Image makers'
'Lesson plans'
Moteurs de recherche
'Photos at school'
Sites-ressources / Documents déclencheurs de paroles



Pages complémentaires :

'Postcards' - Panoramas

'Cliparts' - 'Flashcards' - 'Cartoons' - 'Posters / Ads' -

'Describing things / pictures' - 'Pictures' (Expression écrite)
- Illustrated vocabulary



Moteurs de recherche :

  • Visuals for Foreign Language Instruction
    "This site contains hundreds of visual aids (illustrations) that can be used to support instructional tasks such as describing objects and people (i.e., teaching vocabulary) or describing entire events and situations (i.e., teaching grammar)..."
    Search for an image… / Browse the collection…


  • ALTAVISTA : Moteur de recherche
    Pour les images,
    possibilité de choisir : Photos - Graphiques - Boutons / Bannières
    (+ couleur - sources - tailles)
    Pour MP3/ Audio :
    MP3 - WAV - WindowsMedia - Real - AIFF - Autre
    Pour les videos :
    MPEG - Avi - Quicktime - Windows Media - Real - Autre (+ durées)

Fake photos :

  • The hidden signs that can reveal a fake photo - 30 June 2017
    "A picture may say a thousand words, but what if the photograph has been fabricated?
    There are ways to spot a fake – you just have to look closely enough."



Image makers :

  • image makers "allow you to create your own funny photos and graphics - simply type in some text and choose from a few simple options.
    You can create your own church sign, make an official seal, have your own fire or police badge, and more.
    Once you've picked your options and created your image, you can use it for whatever you like - save it on your computer, upload it to ImageShack image hosting for use in blog or forum posting, or have it applied to a variety of high-quality merchandise from, including stickers, mugs, keychains, and magnets."



GIFs :

Sites-ressources / Documents déclencheurs de parole :

  • The Most Influential Images of All Time
    "Explore the stories behind 100 images that changed the world, selected by TIME and an international team of curators."
    + View by date.

  • Dollar Street
    "In the news people in other cultures seem stranger than they are.
    We visited 240 families in 46 countries and collected 30,000 photos.
    We sorted the homes by income, from left to right.
    See how people really live."
  • A million first steps - Article + Video
    "We have released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose.
    These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books digitised by Microsoft who then generously gifted the scanned images to us, allowing us to release them back into the Public Domain."

  • Top 11 icons
    "Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, the Coca-Cola bottle and Christ are history's top iconic images, according to an Oxford professor.
    Martin Kemp has collated a selection of 11 images for his book Christ To Coke - How Image Becomes Icon."
    In pictures
    1. Christ - 2. The Cross - 3. The Heart - 4. The Lion - 5. Mona Lisa - 6. Che - 7. Napalmed and Naked -
    8. Stars and Stripes - 9. Coke: The Bottle - 10. DNA - 11. E=mc²

    Your iconic images


  • The Picture Collection
    "For those who seek knowledge and inspiration from visual materials, the Picture Collection Online presents more than 30,000 digitized images from books, magazines and newspapers as well as original photographs, prints and postcards, mostly created before 1923." 

    The Picture Collection Online includes the following subjects:

    • African-Americans
    • American History
    • Animals
    • Army
    • Birds
    • Clothing & Dress
    • Costume
    • Design
    • Dragons
    • Exploration
    • Fashion Drawings
    • Fur Fashions
    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Hairdressing
    • Hosiery
    • Insects
    • Native Americans
    • New York City
    • Pioneer Life
    • Punishments
    • Reptiles
    • Shoes
    • Slave Ships
    • Slavery
    • Snakes
    • Textiles
    • Umbrellas and Parasols


  • My English Images - Resources for Teachers - UPDATED
    "There are lots of images and worksheets available for download.
    Use these images to catch your student’s attention, spice up your lessons,  illustrate your ideas and explain some great language points..."



  • Google pulls some street images
    "Google has removed dozens of photos from its new UK Street View service...
    It is thought the pictures removed contained revealing images of homes, ... people being arrested and a man being sick."

    + VIDEOS

  • Places in the UK - PHOTOS - with a slideshow

  • PIXCETERA - Photo Galleries
    with "a huge amount of photos and slideshows about current news and other topics...
    their images are great and the captions are accessible to English Language Learners." (Larry Ferlazzo)

  • LIFE - Your world in pictures.


  • English Speaking World
    ESW est une collection de photos de pays anglophones compilée à partir des photos que vous voulez bien partager avec les autres utilisateurs.
    Ces photos sont libres de droits pour une utilisation pédagogique et personnelle.



  • dkimages - The image encyclopedia


  • Images - National Park Service - Digital Image Archives (
    Images of National Parks, Monuments, Battlefields and Historic Sites


  • Mes Coloriages.Com
    Site présenté par le webmaster, François Langrand :
    ", déjà largement utilisé par les enseignants du primaire, propose un nombre impressionnant de dessins
    à colorier classés par thèmes (animaux, chiffres et formes, nature, vie quotidienne...)
    Quoi qu'il en soit, à l'issue d'une petite visite sur ce site, il serait étonnant que vous n'ayez pas téléchargé gratuitement quelques-uns des modèles utilisables en classe sans autres formalités.
    Un site utile et bien conçu."



    ex :
    - Crossings
    : A long-term look at life on the US - Mexico Border from 1975-2001
    - Inner-City Youth, London




  • NYPL Digital Gallery
    " provides access to over 376,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities
    in the collections of The New York Public Library,
    including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs,
    illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more." (



  • "is made up of 71633 images with 121 sections organized into 2524 categories."
  • Photos for education (thousands of images) - (


Infographics :


Lesson plans :

  • Taking Pictures - a lesson plan
    "This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short film by Simon Taylor titled Taking Pictures and the theme of photos.
    Students learn and practise vocabulary related to photos, describe a photo, listen to a description of a photo, and talk about photos."

    Language level: Elementary (A1) –Pre-intermediate (A2)
    Time: 60 minutes
    Language: Present continuous and vocabulary related to photos



  • Musical landscapes
    "Pictures are probably the most often used prompts.
    Here is an activity that combines physical movement, imagination, self-expression and pictures.

    Bring to class reproductions of as many landscapes as there are students in the class and some background classical music."


  • Back to the Future
    "This lesson plan is designed around a photo project called Back to the Future by Irina Werning and a short film about the project by Jamie Jessett.
    Students describe a cherished photo, compare photos, old photos and recreated photos, watch a short film and write an email."

    Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
    Time: 90 minutes

    Topic: Old photos, memories and emotions


  • What’s Going On in This Picture? - a lesson plan
    "Every Monday morning, we’ll be publishing a New York Times photo without any caption, headline or other information about its origins..."



Videos :

  • Word as Image - animated video
    "Challenge: Create an image out of a word, using only the letters in the word itself."

    Korean artist : Ji Lee


Photos at school :

  • Publier des photos d'élèves sur l'internet
    "Publier des photographies d’élèves mineurs sur l’internet doit toujours se faire avec l’accord des parents.
    Ce document fait le point sur le sujet et fournit un modèle de demande d’autorisation parentale."

    (Ac. Rouen)