Describing a picture

Describing a Picture

There is a boy sitting on the sand. On the top of his head is an oversize hat…

 

In this lesson, we will learn some of our top tips for describing a picture or a photo. Look at your picture carefully and take a few moments to think before you start talking.

What do you see in the picture?

There is a ____

There’s a ____

There are some ____

There’re some ____

Is there a ____ ?

Are there (some) ____. ?

Locations

On the right/leftNear the window By the door’In the box On the chairUnder the table

Actions

The man is _______ ing

The woman is __________ing

Clothing

What is the man/woman wearing?

She/He is wearing a
some

Opinions

What do you think

I think

Tell a Story

Yesterday, Ms. Jones . . .

Use PAST tense

 

Some more information for describing a picture

1) Give first introduction about the picture

  • The photo/picture shows …
  • It was taken by/in …
  • It’s a black-and-white/coloured photo.

2) What is where?

  • In the foreground/background you can see …
  • In the foreground/background there is …
  • In the middle/centre there are …
  • At the top/At the bottom there is …
  • On the left/right there are …
  • Behind/In front of … you can see …
  • Between … there is …

3) Who is doing what?

Here you decribe the persons in the picture or you say what is happening just now. Use the Present Continuous Tense

4) What I think about the picture

  • It seems as if …
  • The lady seems to …
  • Maybe …
  • I think …
  • … might be a symbol of …
  • The atmosphere is peaceful/depressing …
  • I (don’t) like the picture because …
  • It makes me think of …

 

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