Выполнила Чубинская В.А., гимназия 61, г. Санкт- Петербург, 2005 г.
Describing a picture. Stepping points. Look at the picture and guess what it shows. Give your reason.Look at the picture and guess what it shows. Give your reason. Describe the background of the picture. Describe where people and things are in the picture.Describe where people and things are in the picture. Describe people in the picture. Give your opinion on what is going on in the picture.Give your opinion on what is going on in the picture.
Describing people What people look like (describing appearance)What people look like (describing appearance) What they are wearing (clothes) What people are doing What people are feeling
Appearance Height Weight Face Hair Eyes Lips Cheeks Chin
Describing a picture don`t give a detailed description of person`s appearance. Look at what Sara writes about herself: I`m fairly tall and quite slim. My hair is blonde. It`s straight and fairly long. I don`t wear glasses. BACK
Quite Rather Very Extremely Tall Short Medium height Average size BACK
Quite Rather Very Extremely Fat Slim Overweight Thin Average size BACK
Long Short Shoulder-length Straight Curly Wavy Black Brown Red Grey Blonde She has got fabulous long curly blonde hair. BACK
A SHIRT A TIEA SUIT A PAIR OF JEANS A SKIRT A T-SHIRT A CAP A PAIR OF BOOTS A DRESS A CAP
Activities What are people doing? The Present Continuous Tense is used to describe people`s activities, e.g. They are discussing their project. The girl is running.
She is enjoying herself. He is angry. He is surprised. He is interested in a person he is speaking to.
They look as if/as though they are having fun. He looks as if/ as though he`s got a cold.
are introduced with as if/as though are used to express the way in which something is done/said, etc. are used after verbs such as act appear be behave feel look seem smell sound taste
She looks as if/as though she is a model.(It`s possible she is a model.) They behave as if/ as though they are a family. (It`s possible they are a family.) She seems as if/ as though she is going to the party. (It`s possible she is going to the party.) She looks as if/ as though she`s going to kick a ball. (It`s possible she`s going to kick a ball.)
She looks as if/as though … They act as if/ as though … They seem as if/ as though … He sounds as if/ as though …
Describing a picture, don`t forget to give your personal opinion on what is happening. Use Conditionals Type 2 starting with –If I were there –I wish I –I had better –I would rather
They are used to –describe an imaginary situation contrary to facts in present, e.g. If I were there, I would enter the competition. –give advice, e.g. He had better take some warm clothes with him. – express a wish, I wish I would be with them there on the beach. If only I would join their team.
If + past simple/ past continuous, would/could/might + bare infinitive Wish/if only + past simple/ past continuous had better + bare infinitive Would rather + bare present infinitive (present/ future)
are used: - To describe an imaginary situation contrary to the facts in present - To give advice If +past simple/ past continuous, would/could/might + bare infinitive If I had time, I would take up rafting. If I were there, I might have fun. BACK
We use the verb wish and the expression if only to express a wish. If only is more emphatic than I wish. wish/ if only + past simple/ past continuous I wish I were there on the ride. BACK
We use had better to give advice or to say what the best thing to do in a particular situation is. had better + bare infinitive He had better act accurately. BACK
We use would rather to express preference would rather + bare infinitive (present/past) I don`t like horse racing. I would rather take up scuba-diving. BACK
Check yourself 1.As far as I can judge this picture shows a. A big city b. a school c. the Zoo 2.In the foreground of the picture we can see a. Three people and a dolphin b. three people and a shark c. two people 3.In the background of the picture there are a. Busy streets b. green trees and people passing by c. high mountains
Check yourself 4. In the centre of the picture we can see a.The blue sea b. a wild lake c. a swimming pool 5. People in the right corner who I consider to be a family a.Are wearing warm clothes b. are wearing swimming costumes c. are wearing bright light clothes 6. The woman with long blonde hair a. Is laughing b. is feeding a dolphin with fish c. is shouting at her son
Check yourself 7. People seem as if they are a.cold b. bored c. having fun 8.She had better not feed the animal as a. It is not allowed to feed animals in Zoos b. dolphins don`t like fish c. the dolphin may hurt her 9. I wish I were there as a.I like warm weather and animals b. the weather is sunny today c. I am sick and tired