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Describing a-photograph

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useful expressions to describe pictures

useful expressions to describe pictures

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

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