Describing a photo

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  1. 1. <ul><li>Introduction: In this photo I can see, The photo shows… </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about the place: They are sitting in a café, in the city, in the mountains… </li></ul><ul><li>Describe position: On the right, on the left, in the middle of the photo, in the background, next to, behind, in front of… </li></ul><ul><li>Describe people’s age: They are in their twenties, they are about twenty… </li></ul><ul><li>Describe people’s clothes: They are wearing… (use one or two adjectives to describe the clothes: pattern, colour, material…) </li></ul><ul><li>Describe people’s actions: They are reading the newspaper, cooking… </li></ul><ul><li>Describe people’s roles: He is probably a waiter, a student… </li></ul><ul><li>Describe people’s feelings: He seems sad, frightened, happy… </li></ul><ul><li>Your opinion: In my opinion the photo is very funny, sad, interesting… </li></ul>Describing a photo
  2. 2. LOOK for adjectives of appearance He looks casual / old-fashioned / smart / sporty / trendy… WEAR with things you put on and take off She is wearing make-up / a ring / earrings / glasses / a bracelet / sunglasses… HAVE GOT with items you don’t put on or take off She has got a tattoo / dyed hair / piercing CARRY with things that we hold in our arms or hands He / She is carrying an umbrella / a bag / a suitcase Take note! Well, Um, Er Let’s see I mean I guess Ok, You know So Just a moment I’m not really sure What else? Well, let me think (All) right You see what I mean? Hesitation strategies PRESENT CONTINUOUS Be: am, is, are + gerung (-ing) Describing actions
  3. 3. Do you need some examples...? Here we go...
  4. 4. <ul><li>In this photo I can see two women. They are parading up and down the catwalk. </li></ul><ul><li>On the left we can see a young woman. She is in her twenties. She is wearing a blue checked miniskirt, a grey patterned T-shirt and black and yellow shoes. She is tall and thin. She has got fair skin and wavy dark hair. She seems serious. </li></ul><ul><li>On the right we can see a young woman. She is about twenty. She is wearing brown checked trousers, a wool sweater, a light brown belt and a coat. She is carrying a bag. She is thin, tall and she has straight, blonde hair. She seems sad. </li></ul><ul><li>In my opinion, it is an interesting photo, if you like fashion. </li></ul><ul><li>*parade – desfilar </li></ul><ul><li>*catwalk - pasarela </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>In this photo I can see a man and a baby. They are at home, probably in the living room. </li></ul><ul><li>On the left we can see the man holding the baby with his right hand and vacuuming the carpet with his left hand. </li></ul><ul><li>The man is probably in his thirties. I am not sure because I can’t see his face. And the baby is very young, a few months only. </li></ul><ul><li>The man is wearing a pair of white socks, jeans, a white T-shirt and a dark red shirt. The baby is wearing white nappies and rompers. </li></ul><ul><li>The man seems stressed and the baby seems shocked. </li></ul><ul><li>The living room is untidy. The are a lot of things on the sofa and on the floor: toys, a teddy bear, cushions, a striped blanket… There is a picture on the wall. </li></ul><ul><li>In my opinion, it is a very funny photo. </li></ul><ul><li>*Nappies – pañales </li></ul><ul><li>*Rompers - pelele </li></ul>
  6. 6. Now, it's your turn...
  7. 7. In this photo I can see… Talk about… place position people’s age people’s clothes people’s actions people’s roles people’s feelings Your opinion Remember
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