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  1. 1. Picture description<br />
  2. 2. Structure and content<br />It's not easy to follow a picture description if the writers jumps randomly from one point to another. Therefore make sure that your picture description is logically structured:<br /> <br />-From left to right<br />-From the background to the foreground<br />-From the middle to the sides<br />-From details to general impressions<br /> <br />Which structure you finally choose will depend on your taste and the picture you want to describe.<br />
  3. 3. TIPS<br />1.Start by describing the basic elements, even if they  seem obvious. Include your first impressions of the photo<br /> <br />2.Next describe the details<br /> <br />3.You can always explain who , where , what, how and why<br /> <br />4.Use modal verbs to express possibility<br />
  4. 4. USEFUL EXPRESSIONS<br />Basic elements<br />The photo shows...<br />In this photo we can see...<br />This is a photo of ...<br />First impressions<br />She looks..<br />He seems...<br />Describing what you see<br />There's/are...<br />There seems to be..<br />In the foreground/ background there's ... <br />Identifying people<br />The people in the picture are...<br />One/Both/Neither of them...<br />The person on the left/right/in the centre...<br /> <br />Expressing possibility<br />It looks as if...<br />They seem to be...<br />He/she must be/could be/ might be...<br />Perhaps/Maybe they are...<br />

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