Speaking instructions

8,350 views

Published on

0 Comments
13 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
8,350
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
2,696
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
13
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Speaking instructions

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

×