Beginner vocabulary exercise – basic office supplies

What do you have on and in your desk?

What do you use regularly in your daily work life?

Pens, pencils, markers, paper clips, folders, a diary perhaps?

Use a dictionary to find out the names of all the things on your desk, and then label them with their English names using sticky notes.

Tip: Sticky notes are fabulous for learning new words – my house was covered in them when I started learning Japanese and then German!

You can download the handout for the activity from the Learned Words Patreon for free. This includes two activities:

  1. Label the items in the photo using the list of words.
  2. Label the numbered items in the photo (the answer to activity 1).

The second activity is good no matter what language you are learning!

What items would you add to the photo?