a mother pushing a pram and walking home with her son

When you describe a photo it is important to say where the people are and what the people are doing. These activities help you to practise using the present continuous to say what someone is doing in a photo. You will also learn new words about school. Listen to a description of the photograph above. 


Task 1 - children's things

Task 2 - common verbs and nouns

Task 3 - compound nouns

Task 4 - gap fill typing

Task 5 - your turn

Use the new words and present continuous to describe this picture of school.

Think about these questions to help you:

  • How many people are in the photo?
  • Who are they?
  • What are they wearing?
  • Where are they going?
  • Where is the mother going after the school run?
You can use your mobile phone to record yourself speaking. Listen and record it again until you are happy.


In this photo we can see a mother. She is taking her son to school. It is the morning. It is the time when parents take their children to school. We call this time – the school run. Parents do the school run in the morning and the afternoon. Some people go by car. Some go by bus and many go on foot. In this photo, the boy’s mother is taking her son to school on foot. She is pushing a red pram with the boy’s baby brother or sister inside. The little boy is walking next to her. He is holding onto the pram. He is wearing a school uniform. He has a white polo shirt, grey shorts, black shoes and grey socks. He is carrying a blue book bag. Behind the boy we can see three girls in grey skirts. They are walking to school. They are wearing backpacks to carry their books. I think his mother is going to go home after she does the school run. She is not wearing work clothes. Or maybe she is going to take her baby to a play group.


  • Do you take your children to school?
  • How do you go?
  • Where do you go after the school run?
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I take my son to school. I go by bus. After the school run, I sometimes go to do shopping.