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    • SPEAKING Describing pictures
    • GENERAL TOPIC
      • All these pictures show …
      • This set of pictures shows …
      • Here we have X pictures, all related to …
      • The main topic here is …
      • The topic illustrated here …
      • The pictures are about …
      • In these pictures I can see …
    • DESCRIBING WHERE THINGS ARE
      • In the foreground / background.
      • On the left / right.
      • In the middle.
      • At the top / bottom.
      • In the distance.
      • In this picture / these pictures here (pointing)
      • In the first / second, etc. picture.
      • In the top/bottom-left/right picture.
    • COMPARING
      • While this picture …, this one …
      • … . In contrast / On the other hand, …
      • This other picture shows a very similar/different situation.
      • Both pictures show/ Neither of these pictures show…
      • This one is far / a lot / much + comparative than
      • A little (bit) / slightly + comp. than …
      • (By far+) superlative.
      • It is(n’t) as + adj + as …
      • It is similar to/different from/the same as …
    • DESCRIBING PEOPLE
      • I think / It seems + present continuous to describe actions.
      • He’s about X / in his Xs (age).
      • He’s quite / rather / extremely + adj.
      • You can tell he is …
      • She looks / seems + adj.
      • She looks like + noun.
      • He might be + ing / noun.
      • They remind me of + noun.
    • FACTS AND OPINIONS
      • Everybody knows that …
      • Many people believe that …
      • I find it (a bit) + adj.
      • I’m (not) really into / interested in + noun/ing.
      • I’m (not) very fond of / keen on + noun/ing.
      • In my opinion/view, …
      • I believe/think that …
      • It seems to me that …
    • SOME ADVICE
      • Talk in sentences. Don’t produce a list of items you see.
      • Organise your description. Don’t describe the same thing more than once.
      • Start with a general idea of the subject before going into details.
      • Give some personal reaction to the picture.
    • MEETING PEOPLE Describe the pictures: main topic, who you see, what they’re doing, the situation, etc.
    • LEISURE TIME JUNE 2009
    • DAILY LIFE Look at these photographs. Describe and compare them.
    • FAMILY AND FRIENDS Describe and compare the following pictures. Talk about friends, different types of families, and your own.
    • SCHOOL DAYS Look at these photographs and compare them. Make sure you talk about the following: type of students, clothes, classrooms, new technologies …
    • TRAVELLING Describe the pictures. Make sure you talk about means of transport, accommodation, etc.
    • MEANS OF TRANSPORT
    • LIFE EVENTS
    • appearance
    • healthy lifestyles
    • SPORTS Describe the pictures. Talk about different types of sports, equipment, etc.
    • JOBS
    • cinema
    • entertainment
    • STEREOTYPES
    • Climate change June 2009
    • CELEBRATIONS