This is a simple information exchange for beginner level learners. Because the exchange includes ample visual aides (pictures), the cognitive demand is easier for the language learner and anxiety about taking part in an online exchange may be lessened.
Paired classes in different countries ‘ depict’ objects in their classrooms through the use of pictures and simple descriptions. The photos and ‘ clues’ go from abstract to more specific. The other class has to guess what the object is. Target language use depends on the language level but can range from simple descriptions (e.g. It is usually in the corner) to passive voice (e.g. It is used for … ). Question and short answers are also targeted (e.g. Is it … ?, Yes, it is, no it isn’ t). Specific vocabulary is also used (e.g. colors, classroom lexicon).