Here's a cartoon I used with my class as part of a lesson on Cyber Monday. It's by Steve Nease and is part of a collection of Holiday Shopping cartoons on The Cagle Post. You can find more cartoons by Steve Nease here.
In case it's not obvious, we are supposed to infer that the woman spends all day shopping online rather than working.
1. Teachers can use the cartoon to practise vocabulary like desktop computer, PC, laptop, to type, graph, mobile phone, cell phone, put your feet up, armchair, etc.
2. Show your class this version of the cartoon with a couple of key words blanked out, and see if the class can guess them.
3. Use the cartoon as a starter for a discussion about Black Friday, Cyber Monday and all the other 'shopping events'. What happens on these days? Are the deals/bargains interesting? Are these days just marketing ploys? Should we boycott them? What do they say about our consumer society?