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GENERAL TOPICAll these pictures show This set of pictures shows Here we have X pictures, all related to The main topic here is The topic illustrated here The pictures are about In these pictures I can see
DESCRIBING WHERE THINGS AREIn the foreground / background.On the left / right.In the middle.At the top / bottom.In the distance.In this picture / these pictures here (pointing)In the first / second, etc. picture.In the top/bottom-left/right picture.
COMPARINGWhile this picture , this one . In contrast / On the other hand, This other picture shows a very similar/different situation.Both pictures show/ Neither of these pictures showThis one is far / a lot / much + comparative than A little (bit) / slightly + comp. than (By far+) superlative.It is(nt) as + adj + as It is similar to/different from/the same as
DESCRIBING PEOPLEI think / It seems + present continuous to describe actions. Hes about X / in his Xs (age).Hes quite / rather / extremely + adj.You can tell he is She looks / seems + adj.She looks like + noun.He might be + ing / noun.They remind me of + noun.
FACTS AND OPINIONSEverybody knows that Many people believe that I find it (a bit) + adj.Im (not) really into / interested in + noun/ing.Im (not) very fond of / keen on + noun/ing.In my opinion/view, I believe/think that It seems to me that
SOME ADVICETalk in sentences. Dont produce a list of items you see.Organise your description. Dont describe the same thing more than once.Start with a general idea of the subject before going into details.Give some personal reaction to the picture.
MEETINGPEOPLEDescribe the pictures: main topic, who you see, what theyre doing,the situation, etc.
LEISURE TIMEJUNE 2009
DAILY LIFELook at these photographs.Describe and compare them.
FAMILY AND FRIENDSDescribe and compare the following pictures. Talk about friends, different types of families, and your own.
Describe, compare and contrast these photos. Make sure you talk about the type of art you most enjoy.
Look at these photographs and compare them. Make sure you talk about the following: type of students, clothes, classrooms, new technologies
TRAVELLINGDescribe the pictures. Make sure you talk about means of transport,accommodation, etc.
Describe the pictures. Talk about different types of sports, equipment, etc.
Describe the pictures and talk about the place you live in and your ideal house