Describing a-photograph

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Describing a-photograph

  1. 1. Describing a photograph<br />EnglishSpeaking Tools<br />
  2. 2. Usefulexpressions<br />Thephoto shows…<br />In thepicturewe can see…<br />In thispicturethereis/are…<br />In theforegroundwe can see…<br />In thebackgroundthereis/are…<br />
  3. 3. Where are things in thephoto?<br />AT THE TOP<br />ON THE<br />LEFT<br />ON THE <br />RIGHT<br />IN THE CENTER<br />Otherprepositons of place:<br />In, on, under, below, above, near, nextto, etc<br />AT THE BOTTOM<br />
  4. 4. What are thepeopledoing?<br /><ul><li>We use presentcontinuous:
  5. 5. A boyislisteningtomusic…
  6. 6. Thegirlsare talkingtoeachother.
  7. 7. Wetalkaboutclothes, appearance, feelings,…:
  8. 8. He’swearingblue jeans, a hat and anorange t-shirt.
  9. 9. They are veryyoung.
  10. 10. They look happy and carefree.</li></li></ul><li>Speculatingaboutthepicture<br />Use SpeculatingExpressions:<br />Perhapsthey are celebratingsomething<br />Maybethereasonthey look so seriousisbecause…<br />Shemightbea busyworkingmother<br />
  11. 11. Thestorybehindthepicture<br />Use Past Simple and PastContinuous<br />Thewomanwaswalkinghome whenshesawtheaccident<br />Use Time Connectors:<br />After, as, at first, as soon as, finally, <br />later, then, while<br />
  12. 12. Personal feelingsaboutthephoto<br />UsefulExpressions:<br />I wouldn’tliketobein theirshoes.<br />Thefirstphotoreminds me of my ownchildhood<br />Personally, I’dlovetovisit a place likethat<br />
  13. 13. rephrasing<br />UsefulExpressions:<br />What I really mean isthat…<br />I takethat back<br />What I am tryingtosayisthat…<br />
  14. 14. Conversationfillers:<br />While you think: “Umm” “Uhh”…<br />I mean… / I think…<br />Let’s see / Let me see<br />So…<br />Well / Ok <br />

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