Describing a Picture
Look at the picture.
Read the questions.
Think about the topic.
Can you describe a picture in English?
What words and phrases will you use?
In this lesson you will practice talking about pictures using location words and prepositions.
Say these phrases aloud to your partner. He / She will help you with pronunciation.
What do you see in the picture?
There is a . . .
There’s a . . .
There are some . . .
There’re some . . .
Is there . . . ?
|On the right / left||By the door||On the sofa|
|Near the window||In the box||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 . . .
Read the text aloud to your tutor. Your tutor will listen and provide you with feedback.
Practice the following with your tutor or partner.
1. Find a picture from a book or magazine.
Describe the picture to your partner.
In this picture, there are two boys.
They are running after a dog.
I think they will go swimming in the lake.
2. Draw a picture of a house or a room.
Describe your picture to your classmates.
On the right side of the room, there is a small table.
On top of the table, there are some books.
Next to the table, there is a tall lamp.
3. Ask questions about a picture or drawing.
What are these people doing?
I think they’re having a picnic.
What is (that) (next to the tree)?
It looks like a cow.
Talk with your tutor about this topic.
Use the expressions and vocabulary you learned.
Use the related resources below to learn more.
More Learning and Practice
Use the following vocabulary and grammar in your conversation.
There is / There are is a common phrase in English, used to indicate that something “exists”or is in a certain location. The main subject follows the verb when there is/are is used.
There is an apple on the table.
There are some apples on the table.
Contractions are possible, especially in informal in speech.
There’s a fly in my soup.
There’re plenty of oranges left.
There’ll be a lot of people in attendance.
|Lot of food on the table.
Is a lot of food on the table.
Have a lot of food on the table.
It has a lot of food on the table.
There have a lot of food on the table.
There is a lot of food on the table.