Would you like to learn how to describe a picture? These activities will help you to speak about what you see in a photograph, in this case a photo of people in a park.
▶Task 1 - understanding the description of the photo
▶Task 2 - understanding the description
▶Task 3 - using prepositions like in, on and near
▶Task 4 - order the sentences
▶Task 5 - your turn
Now use what you have learned to describe this similar picture.
Don’t forget to say:
- Where the photograph was taken.
- Describe the details, e.g. on the left/ at the back / near the ?
- Use some of the phrases from task 4 e.g. In this photo you can see, I think
In this photo you can see people relaxing in the park. There are 10 people in the photo. There are 4 different groups of people either sitting or lying down. I think the 4 groups don’t know each other because they are sitting separately. The weather is nice. It’s not raining and I think it’s summer, but not very hot as people have jackets on.
We can see a man and a woman sitting on a bench. The man is using a laptop computer and the woman is looking at what he’s doing.
Near the flowers on the left and at the back there are 4 friends. They’re drinking something and speaking to each other. One of them is lying down, but I don’t think he’s sleeping. In front of them near the middle are 2 more people, a man and a woman. They’re talking and the woman is smiling.
At the back on the right there are 2 people lying down. It’s probably a man and a woman and they’re probably sleeping.
The photo is probably of a park in a city or town so the people may be office workers who are having a lunch break.