Mammoth in NYC


  • Grammar warm up: Write sentences about this picture, each one containing a different preposition or prepositional phrase. Here are some to get you started:
    • across
    • behind
    • beneath
    • above
    • over
    • amongst
    • through
  • Where did the mammoth come from? How is it in NYC (New York City)?
  • Are there any more mammoths?
  • What is the man doing? Why? What will he do with the picture/video he is taking?
  • Why aren’t more people looking at the mammoth? Aren’t they surprised? Can they see it?
  • Is it safe here?
  • What do you think will happen next?
  • Would you believe someone if they told you they’d seen this?
  • How would you make sure that this event is remembered in the future? Would you write it as a recount (of a witness), a newspaper report, or something else?
  • How would this event be reported in the news? Would it have a positive/negative tone? Can you write two contrasting reports?
  • Compare this image with Mammoth. What’s similar and what’s different?


Credit: Tim O’Brien

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 11:10h, 20 June Reply

    This really inspired me

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 13:38h, 14 July Reply

    I love this picture it really inspiring to me and my friends

    • Anonymous
      Posted at 22:39h, 28 November Reply


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