Tips on how to
describe pictures
successfully
Tip 1
Scan the picture and identify the topic:

Sometimes there is a title or sentence that helps you
SHOPPING
DESCRIBE, COMPARE AND CONTRAST THESE PICTURES

EXAMPLE:

“In this worksheet there are
t wo pictures.
They show di...
Tip 2
Talk briefly about each of the pictures on
the worksheet:
Locate them within the worksheet: Say which picture
you ar...
AT THE TOP

ON THE
LEFT

IN THE CENTRE

AT THE BOTTOM

ON THE
RIGHT
SHOPPING
DESCRIBE, COMPARE AND CONTRAST THESE PICTURES

EXAMPLE:
“The picture at the top ....
The picture at the bottom .....
Tip 2.1
Talk briefly about each of the pictures on
the worksheet:
Describe, compare or contrast the pictures
SHOPPING
DESCRIBE, COMPARE AND CONTRAST THESE PICTURES

EXAMPLE:
“The picture at the top of the
worksheet shows a small
cl...
Tip 2.2
To describe, compare or contrast the
pictures, use DIFFERENT EXPRESSIONS &
LINKING WORDS.
similar to
The picture shows ...
We can see ...
There is / are ...

the same as
like
in the same way

It seems ...
It look...
SHOPPING

EXAMPLE:

“In this worksheet there are
t wo pictures. They show
different kinds of shops. The
picture at the top...
Tip 3

Talk about the topic.
Tip 4

Develop you ideas.
Use linking words to
develop and connect your
ideas
ADDING

ILLUSTRATING

and

for example

also

such as

as well as

for instance

too

Other useful
expressions
but
however...
Tip 5
Give your opinion on the topic / picture
Useful expressions
In my opinion, ...
From my point of view, ...
I think ...
I like/don’t like the picture because ...
1.Scan the picture and identify the topic.
2.Talk briefly about each of the pictures.
3.Talk about the topic.
4.Develop yo...
YOUR TURN
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Tips on how to describe pictures successfully

  1. 1. Tips on how to describe pictures successfully
  2. 2. Tip 1 Scan the picture and identify the topic: Sometimes there is a title or sentence that helps you
  3. 3. SHOPPING DESCRIBE, COMPARE AND CONTRAST THESE PICTURES EXAMPLE: “In this worksheet there are t wo pictures. They show different kinds of shops.”
  4. 4. Tip 2 Talk briefly about each of the pictures on the worksheet: Locate them within the worksheet: Say which picture you are going to talk about. Don’t point at the picture!
  5. 5. AT THE TOP ON THE LEFT IN THE CENTRE AT THE BOTTOM ON THE RIGHT
  6. 6. SHOPPING DESCRIBE, COMPARE AND CONTRAST THESE PICTURES EXAMPLE: “The picture at the top .... The picture at the bottom ....”
  7. 7. Tip 2.1 Talk briefly about each of the pictures on the worksheet: Describe, compare or contrast the pictures
  8. 8. SHOPPING DESCRIBE, COMPARE AND CONTRAST THESE PICTURES EXAMPLE: “The picture at the top of the worksheet shows a small clothes shop. The picture at the bottom shows a modern shopping centre.”
  9. 9. Tip 2.2 To describe, compare or contrast the pictures, use DIFFERENT EXPRESSIONS & LINKING WORDS.
  10. 10. similar to The picture shows ... We can see ... There is / are ... the same as like in the same way It seems ... It looks like ... whereas instead of on the other hand
  11. 11. SHOPPING EXAMPLE: “In this worksheet there are t wo pictures. They show different kinds of shops. The picture at the top of the worksheet shows a small clothes shop. ON THE OTHER HAND, the picture at the bottom shows a modern shopping centre.” DESCRIBE, COMPARE AND CONTRAST THESE PICTURES
  12. 12. Tip 3 Talk about the topic.
  13. 13. Tip 4 Develop you ideas.
  14. 14. Use linking words to develop and connect your ideas
  15. 15. ADDING ILLUSTRATING and for example also such as as well as for instance too Other useful expressions but however although because so
  16. 16. Tip 5 Give your opinion on the topic / picture
  17. 17. Useful expressions In my opinion, ... From my point of view, ... I think ... I like/don’t like the picture because ...
  18. 18. 1.Scan the picture and identify the topic. 2.Talk briefly about each of the pictures. 3.Talk about the topic. 4.Develop you ideas. 5.Give your opinion briefly.
  19. 19. YOUR TURN

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