When you describe a picture with people in it, you sometimes need words to say where the people are. These activities will help you to practise describing where people are in a queue, what they are wearing and what they are doing. Listen to the description of people standing in a queue at a bus stop.
▶Task 1 - describing appearance
▶Task 2 - describing what people are doing
▶Task 3 - understanding a description
▶Task 4 - describe a picture
▶Task 5 - describing a similar picture
Now use the words you learned to describe this picture.
Think about these questions to help you:
- How many people are there in the picture?
- Where do you think they are? Why do you think this?
- Where are they in the queue?
- What are they wearing?
- Where do you think they are going?
In this photo we can see a line of people in a queue. It looks like a bus stop because there is a shelter with an advert at one end and the bus stop with the timetable at the other end. There are seven people in the queue: three women and four men. Some people are standing and two of the men are sitting under the shelter. At the front of the queue, there’s a man with short grey hair. He is wearing grey trousers, brown shoes and a beige jacket, and he has his hands in his pockets. There is a woman behind him. She is looking at the bus times. She is wearing sunglasses, a black top and jeans. The third person in the queue is a man in a grey suit and brown shoes. I think he can see a bus and he is looking to see if it is the correct number. A young man is sitting on the right in the shelter. He has got brown hair and a brown beard. He is reading a newspaper. There is a man sitting next to him, and he is looking at the young man’s newspaper. He has grey hair, and he is wearing a black jacket and jeans. There are two women at the back of the queue. One of the women is wearing a green coat and black trousers. The other woman at the end of the queue is wearing a black skirt and jacket. I don’t think anyone is travelling very far because no-one has any very big bags. I think some of the people are going to work. Perhaps the other people are going to the shops.
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