Describing a Picture

Describing a Picture

Here are some sample phrases and expressions for describing a picture.
See also: Free-English-Study: Describing a Picture
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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) . . . ?


On the right/left

Near the window

By the door

In the box

On the chair

Under the table


The man is _______ ing

The woman is __________ing


What is the man/woman wearing?

She/He is wearing a some


What do you think

I think

Tell a Story

Yesterday, Ms. Jones . . .

Use PAST tense

For Conversation practice :

Situations : Describing a Picture

For an example in context, see

Writing : Describing action in progress

See also :

Grammar : There is/are

Grammar : Present Progressive Tense

Textbook : New Interchange Intro, Chapter 7