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Talking about a visual document

1.Identify the type of document :

The document is… a photo(graph)

a book cover

a comic strip

a still from a film

a painting

a graph

an advert

a poster

a pie chart

a map

It comes from ... / It is taken from ... /
It is an advert (ad) for ... / It was published in (+ name of newspaper / magazine) on + date / in + year /
It is a still from a film entitled ... directed by ...
It was drawn by ... / painted by ... / taken by ... / made by ...→ ... a cartoonist / a painter / a photographer / an advertiser
2.Describe the document :
Ex : The document is a photograph showing ...
At the top

In the top lefthand corner
On the left

In the middle

In the bottom
left-hand corner

In the top righthand corner
On the right
In the bottom

At the bottom

right-hand corner

I can see…
There is / are…

In the fore

in the distance

in the background
In tein the

in the foreground

a caption

ing The people are . … . If something isn’t clear : It looks like a ...Conclude To conclude. we can say that … / To sum up...... I like it / don’t like it because… In my opinion.Express your opinion I find the document interesting / puzzling/ striking / interesting / funny / frightening/ thought-provoking.. It is likely/ unlikely to be… And don’t forget to justify ! …because… 3. … I (totally) agree with… / I don’t agree at all with… I quite disagree with… 5.ing Maybe/ perhaps it’s a .. It looks as if… It might be a ... The author denounces… The message conveyed by document is…/ The picture 4. .ing It’s raining..Analyse the document I suppose that … / I think that … / The author means to express… / suggests that … / shows that … The author informs us / tells us / warns us about .. It must be… It can’t be He could be . / To my mind....a thought balloon/ a speech balloon/ a thought bubble a speech bubble Say what is happening using Be + V-ing : The man is . … / As a conclusion...