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Monday, December 22, 2014

2 photos -script

oral tanscript 

I'm going to give each of you a photograph of people with letters. 
So, Bertha, here is your photograph (Thank you) Please show it to Eva but I'd like you to talk about it. 
Eva, you just listen and I'll give you your photograph in a moment. So, Bertha, please tell us what you can see in your photograph.  

EVA: Uh-huh. In this picture I can see a very cute boy. He's a really…I think it's his house but it's very...a very nice and big house and he's having breakfast. An orange juice and cereals and he's reading a ...a letter. It looks like a letter because he reads …his (sic) reading the …in the same time that he's er drinking the orange juice. He also have a newspaper and...he...he looks very...very important person because his er clothes informal but he has a very .. a very nice house and she wears a green T-shirt very colour. I don't know really what about the letter but maybe it's a notice about the...the job or actually some notice about the...his girlfriend.

Now, Eva, here is your photograph. It also shows someone with a letter. Please show it to Bertha and tell us what you can see in the photograph. 

Eva:  Okay. Bertha, in this picture, we can see a room, maybe is the room of of this guy whose in the, in the photo. On the left, we can see one TV and er one chair. At the background we can see the heating and on the left, sorry on the right of the photo we can see a blue sofa. The guy, he's sitting on the floor and maybe he's doing his homework. He's wearing a jumper and and jeans, I think. Er, he's wearing a glasses as well. And he's drinking some tea. Maybe. I think he... he's studying for his exam, I think. 

In some speaking exams you have to talk about photos or pictures. The video and tips below will help you to do really well in this type of speaking exam.
Here are our top tips for describing a photo or a picture in an exam.

If you are asked to describe a photo or a picture in the exam, here is some language you can use:

What is in the picture?

In the picture I can see ...
s / There are ...
There isn’t a ... / There aren’t any ...

Say what is happening 

with the present continuous

The man is
The people are
It’s raining.

Where in the picture?

At the top/bottom of the picture ...
In the middle of the picture ...
On the left/right of the picture ...
next to
in front of
on top of

If something isn’t clear

It looks like a ...
It might be a ...
He could be
Maybe it’s a ...
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