sábado, 14 de abril de 2012

How to describe pictures in English


Hi everyone!
One of the most typical tasks that you may face when doing an oral exam in English is describing a picture.
How can you do that?there are some "basics" when describing pictures,I´ll show you the most relevant steps below.
  1. You shoud introduce the picture/topic using expressions such as:
  • The photo/ picture shows...
  • It was taken by /in....
  • It´s a black-and-white/coloured photo
    2. Locate the different items in the photo using:
  • In the foreground/ background you can see..../there is...
  • In the middle/centre there are / I can see....
  • At the top/At the bottom there is....
  • On the left/ right there is....
  • Behind/ In front of... you can see...
  • Between...there is....
   3. What are they doing? now you describe the people in the picture  or you say what is happening now using the present continuous (am/is/are + verb-ing).
You can also use physical descriptions and describe the clothes they are wearing.

4. Personal opinion
You should finish by expressing your personal opinion.You can use the expressions below:
  • It seems as if....
  • The lady seems to...
  • Maybe...
  • I think...
  • I wonder....
  • I like / don´t like the picture because....
  • The atmosphere is relaxing/ depressing
Now that you know how to do it, describe the picture below:

  

7 comentarios:

Anónimo dijo...

rgh

Anónimo dijo...

thanks it is good it helps mi in an exam

Estyhidalgo dijo...

Thanks!!

Juan Ignacio Comes dijo...

Thank you. Just the information that I needed.

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Carmen de Soignie dijo...

Really useful. Thanks for sharing it. :-)

stefania Ramirez dijo...

Tnk you so much... It needs me with my exam