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PART 2 : DESCRIBING A PHOTO

In PART 2 you have to: Talk about a colour photo.


SOME USEFUL LANGUAGE
HOW TO:
GIVE A GENERAL INTRODUCTION
This picture shows .
In this picture I can see
TALK ABOUT PLACES
Theyre driving in the country/in a city/in
the mountains
Shes sitting inside/outside a caf
DESCRIBE PEOPLES AGE
Hes about 50 years old.
Theyre in their twenties
DESCRIBE PEOPLES CLOTHES
Shes wearing a pair of shorts and a red Tshirt
Theyre wearing quite casual/smart clothes
DESCRIBE PEOPLES ACTIONS
Hes sitting at a desk
Shes standing in a queue

This is a picture of ..

I can see a street market/old building/square/


street/restaurant/beach .

Shes a teenager/a young child/a middleaged woman

Hes wearing a uniform

Theyre having a meal


Some people are sunbathing and others are
swimming in the sea

DESCRIBE PEOPLES ROLES IN A PICTURE


The man serving the drinks is a waiter
Hes probably a shop assistant and shes a
customer
This person on the left seems to be a
tourist guide hes pointing to a building
DESCRIBE PEOPLES FEELINGS IN A PICTURE
You can tell they are enjoying themselves
She looks very interested in this activity
because they are smiling
shes concentrating very hard
He seems a bit frightened. Maybe this is
the first time hes tried this

PARAPHRASE (use these phrases to describe words you dont know)


Its something you fry food in (frying pan)
Its a cupboard for keeping clothes in
(a wardrobe)
Its a kind of container for flowers (a vase)
MAKE GUESSES
This picture could be in Northern Europe
It might be summer because some people
are wearing sunglasses
because of the buildings
Its probably in the country, because
DESCRIBE POSITION
In the middle of the picture there is a group Theres a bookshelf next to/near/behind/
of people, probably tourists because
in front of the door
In the background there is a church
REMEMBER!

Talk in sentences dont produce lists of items you can see


Organise your description dont describe the same thing more than once
Start with a general idea of the subject of the picture before going into details
Give reasons (related to the picture) for your ideas
Talk about the situation as well as the physical things you can see in the picture.
Give some personal reaction to the picture
Listen quietly when your partner describes his/her photo dont give help or comment