Kreative Pause: Draw a pig!

April 25, 2020

Draw a pig, learn English

Take a creative break - with The Language Pig and The Armadillo Art Experience.

Option 1: Leg einfach los - spring zum Video und mach mit. Das geht auch (fast) ohne Englisch.

Option 2: Lies den kurzen Text, und nutze das Video vielleicht auch für Dein Hörverstehen. Anregungen dazu gibts unten.

My brother-in-law is an artist. In a normal year, he would spend the summer doing painting workshops, drawing community murals, selling his work at fairs and exhibitions, entertaining people with live-cartoon-drawing - and all sorts of other activities that involve social interaction.

At the moment, this is not possible. So he draws in the workshop and invites people to join him.

So far I have learned to draw a sloth, sheep and a T-Rex.

This week, Simon included a pig in his jolly zoo of creatures.

How could you not draw along?

  • You do not need any special equipment.
  • You don’t even need to understand English.
  • Just draw and enjoy!

In case you want to use the text and video to practice your listening comprehension, at the end of this post are some exercises for you.


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In case you want to use the text and video to practice your listening comprehension, here are some exercises for you:

Language activities

List all the body parts that Simon mentions.

Eyes, eyeballs, nose, nostrils, forehead, ears, eyebrows, eyelashes, face, chin, body, hands, paws, legs, trail, mouth

Which colours do you need for the picture?

Blue, yellow, red, brown, white

Which problem did Simon have?

His drawing board wobbled. Which other things do you know that could wobble?

What is the English word for pigs' feet? 

Simon does not mention this one: trotters.

Which colours make the pig’s skin?

Red, yellow, white

Which phrasal verbs you hear?

To start off with / to pop in / to leave out - if you saw the whole video including the tractor drawing tutorial, you also heard: to plan out / to rub out / to leave out.

Drawing tips!

When you use a colour, and you leave little bits out, it looks like you have _________ on that part of the pig. 


Wherever you want to add a little bit of ____________ , you can use a darker colour.


If your paint is too dark, you can add a bit of ____________ .


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