The Virtual Picture Album -- Israel

The grid below is an annotated index to part of the Virtual Picture Album compiled and distributed by the Less Commonly Taught Languages Project at the University of Minnesota. The pictures in this section of the VPA are of people, places and objects in Israel. Each of the pictures is represented by a thumbnail-sized image in the grid, and is accompanied by:

There are also suggestions for ways to use certain pairs or groups of pictures.

Due to the number of pictures in this section, the VPA index for Israel is divided into two parts.

To view or download a full-sized picture from the VPA, click on its thumbnail representation below.

Photo (Thumbnail) Vocabulary Items Topics Grammar Points
bank, new/old, white, red, door, automated teller machine (ATM), signs - Hebrew, money urban/rural: -rural event/process-going to the bank;
prices, cheese, eggs, pizza, cakes, sandwich, breakfast, people, street, signs-Hebrew, red, salads money -price of the breakfast;
urban/rural -urban
food -cheese, pizza, eggs, cakes
ordering of process/event -going to eat breakfast
pastimes -going out
men, olives, pickles, shopping, black, green, blue, salesman, market shopping -in the market
food -olives, pickles
tense/aspect -progressive
bus (1), road, blue, street, to pay, to drive, windows, people, buildings, city everyday life: - taking a bus
transportation -bus
buildings -(old style)

motion verbs;
how many? -buses
to wait, bus, signs-Hebrew, chairs, tree, street transportation -bus comparatives - empty/full
tomato, green pepper, green onion, shopping, people, red, green, street, pants, shirt shopping -going to the market subordinate clause: while...
tense/aspect -progressive
lemons, oranges, bananas, apples, juice, store, to drink, to buy, juice maker, fresh, sign-Hebrew/English, street food -fruit
pastimes -going out-to drink
colors -yellow, orange, red, green
shopping -seller-buyer dialogue
cardinal numbers -plural
event/process -going to drink
telephone, to call, telephone card, street, to dial, green, sign-Hebrew numbers -phone number;
everyday life -to make a phone call
floor (3), apartments, windows, car, trees, street, city, sky housing -apartments
urban/rural -urban
number -plural/singular forms
location/spatial-relations -next to, to the left, behind, in front of
post office, letters, stamps, to mail, to get, entrance, windows, car, signs-Hebrew/English/Arabic, red everyday life -going - post office;
event/process -going to the postoffice
urban/rural -urban
tense/aspect -present/past progressive
how many? -windows
to swim, sea, beach, people, to tan, to lie, chairs, blue, sky pastimes -beach-going, swimming
seasons -summer
motion verbs -swimming
agreement -adjective-noun, subject-verb
grocery store, shopping, carts, price, cars, entrance, signs shopping -buying groceries
weather -sunnny
ordering of procees/event -going-shopping
tense / aspect -present/past progressive
cafe, street, to drink, to order, to talk, people, door, chairs, sign-Hebrew urban/rural -urbanseasons: -summer
pastimes -coffeehouse-going
tense/aspect -progressive
positions -sitting, talking
bakery, baker, to bake, dough, man, pastry, to sell, apron, white, shirt food -pastry ordering of process/event -baking
bakery, cakes, pastry, to bake, to sell, to buy, prices food: -pastry, cakes, cookies
pastimes -going to the bakery
event/process -baking, selling
road, telephone pole, sky, signs-Hebrew/English, arrows, place names urban/rural -rural directions -right/left
prime minister, wall, graffiti , soldier, hat, glasses, red, blue, white, assassination, signs-Hebrew, death politics -the late prime minister  
synagogue, to pray, flag, gate, menorah, windows, door, lamps, stairs, sign-Hebrew religious -going to pray
everyday life -going to the synagogue
reciprocal verb;
religious practice -temple going worshipping
how many? -windows, lamps
locative/spatial relations -next to, to the left, to the right
kitchen counter, sink, cabinet, telephone, stove, cups, table, chairs, cupboards, dishwasher kitchen appliances-stove, dishwasher cardinal numbers -plural;
locative/spatial relations -in front of, next to, to the right, to the left
kitchen, refrigerator, green, storage, cupboard kitchen appliances -refrigerator;
postions -horizontal
kiosk, clocks, cow, bear, bottle, tomatoes, strawberry, table, to buy, prices, time shapes -squares, circles
how-many? -clocks
pastimes -going shopping
tense/aspect -progressive
baby, toys, living room, swing, to cry, white, red, yellow, children's book, plant, legs colors -red, white, yellow;
body parts -hair, legs, hands, eyes
comparatives -smiling/crying
contrast -sitting vs. standing
playground, slide, swing, jungle gym, climbing, playing, sliding, sand, trees, green, blue, orange pastimes -playing-playground
seasons -summer
motion verbs;
opposites -empty/full
dress (4), white, bride, to get married, store, to buy, display window, street, signs-Hebrew/English, wedding culture -traditional wedding dress;
colors -white
numbers -prices, dresses (4)
reciprocal verb: -to get married
how many? -dresses
event/proces -going shopping
orange, fresh, juice, to drink, to buy, signs-Hebrew, street, juice maker food -orange
stative verbs -thirsty
street , road, sky, cars, traffic lights, plants, city, stores, signs-Hebrew, building buildings; contrast -near/far
locative/spatial relations -next to, above, in front of, to the right
gas station, fuel, to pay, traffic lights, road, cars, trees, signs-Hebrew everyday life-going to a gas station cardinal numbers; plural;
sea, sky, beach, clouds, sign-Hebrew, blue, a warning sign pastimes -going to the beach
seasons -summer
shapes -square
sea, people (2), beach, to play, to swim, swimmimg suit, hat, toys, boat clothing -swimming suit, hat
pastimes -beach-going
weather -sunny
adjectives (opposites) -old/young
contrast -standing vs. sitting
restaurant, table, tablecloth, wine, wine glasses, menu, people (7), dress, shirt, pants, sign, family, grandfather pastimes -going out -restaurant
tense/aspect -progressive
cardinal numbers -plural

animals   comparatives
buildings   conditional
celebrations   contrast
children   following a map
clothing   locatives/spatial relations
colors   motion verbs
culture   near/far
direction signs   numbers (cardinal)
everyday life   ordering of process/event
family   plural
food   progressive
geography   reflexive
historical/religious elements   directions
kitchen appliances/utensils  

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