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Tips on Picture Description

  1. 2. This is a scene of a park. Start with
  2. 3. There are many people at the park. Maybe it is a Sunday or a public holiday. General description
  3. 4. Description of Picture Clockwise
  4. 5. Description of Picture Anti-Clockwise
  5. 6. How to describe?
  6. 7. Top right hand corner Top left hand corner Bottom right hand corner Bottom left hand corner Center
  7. 8. Background Foreground
  8. 9. DO NOT…
  9. 10. DO A boy kneeling by the pond A boy climbing up the tree The little boy beside the woman The swan swimming on the pond.. A bird’s nest on a branch of a tree..
  10. 11. DO NOT… This boy is.. That man is.. This man is.. That boy is.. The woman is … The girl is..
  11. 12. Use adjectival phrases… The boy wearing sunglasses The man in shorts.. The lady in a skirt.. The boy playing a trumpet The girl with ponytails.. The man with a waist pouch
  12. 13. Top right hand corner
  13. 14. In the top right hand corner, I can see a man beside the pond, feeding the fish. He could be the park official in charge of feeding the fish or a regular visitor to the park. He looks unhappy. He seems to be unhappy with the children beside him. <ul><li>Present Tense </li></ul><ul><li>Give your own reasons or opinions </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the feelings of people in the picture </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons for such feelings </li></ul>
  14. 15. The boy kneeling down beside him is trying to catch a fish with a net. He should not be doing that because the fish belongs to the park. He should not catch the fish in the park. Furthermore, it is also dangerous to catch fish this way. He could fall into the pond and drown. <ul><li>Present Tense </li></ul><ul><li>Give your own reasons or opinions </li></ul>
  15. 16. The man in shorts is jogging on the running track. He looks fit and strong. <ul><li>Present Tense </li></ul><ul><li>Give your own reasons or opinions </li></ul>I believe he is healthy and fit because he exercises regularly.
  16. 17. Bottom right hand corner
  17. 18. At the bottom right hand corner, I can see a boy in sunglasses sitting on the ground listening to loud music from his radio He seems to be enjoying himself. However, the man standing beside him seems to be unhappy about his loud music
  18. 19. I think it is quite inconsiderate of the boy to play loud music in the park as it disturbs other users of the park. <ul><li>Present Tense </li></ul><ul><li>Feelings of people in the picture </li></ul><ul><li>Give your own reasons or opinions </li></ul>
  19. 20. Bottom left hand corner
  20. 21. Center
  21. 22. The End: Conclusion I think everyone should play a part in making the park a pleasant place for all to play, exercise and relax. This is all I have to say. Thank you.
  22. 23. Now it’s your turn
  23. 24. Describe the picture <ul><li>Write ten sentences about the picture </li></ul><ul><li>Use: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepositional phrases (e.g. under the table, behind the tree) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Present Tense </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adjectival phrases (e.g. the shorter man, the tall boy, the girl with ponytails) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feelings, opinions and reasons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul></ul>