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Describing Photos

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Hi there!

During this lesson we're going to learn how to describe objects and photographs.

This is a very useful exercise as you need to use prepositions of place and adjectives etc.

So let's take a look at the first photograph.

I'm looking at a black and white photo of one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven workmen sitting on a steel girder, high up in the air.

They're sitting along the girder, which cuts the photograph in half horizontally and below them, there's a city which could be something like New York.

On the right-hand side of the photograph,
there's a rope hanging down, diagonally.

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight of the men, it seems, are all waving their hands and most of them have hats in their hands; the ones who are not waving their hands, have hats on their heads (caps).

And that's that photograph.

Here we have another photograph. So, I'm looking at a black and white photo of a woman holding a flower and a group of soldiers holding their bayonettes towards her, and what may be some other protesters.

The woman is on the right-hand side of the photo and she's side on - we can see her profile. She's wearing a flowery shirt (or blouse) and she's holding a flower in both of her hands, almost as if she's praying. It's a very peaceful image; it's a very peaceful gesture.

The soldiers on the left-hand side of the photo are all wearing helmets and they have their rifles (or guns) pointed up towards the woman, and the other people in the background, which you can't see though, because they're out of focus.

Let's look at another photograph. It's quite a funny photo! I'm looking at a black and white photo of a group of three men watching another man wearing a helmet, and running into a wooden wall. It looks as if he could be testing the helmet to make sure it's safe enough; to make sure it protects his head well enough.
The three men are standing in the background on the right-hand side of the photograph towards the middle of the photograph, and the man who is wearing the helmet, has run from right to left, straight into a wooden wall.

Now I'm looking at a black and white photo of a young couple kissing. They seem to be in the middle of a city, as they're surrounded by other people. It's a very romantic photograph. The young man has his arm around the young lady and they're kissing passionately.

Now I'm looking at a black and white photo of a woman's face. It's a very close-up photo, and the woman is looking up to her top, right-hand side (oops! Top, left-hand corner) Her left eye is in the top, right-hand corner of the photo and her right eye is in the bottom, left-hand corner of the photo, and they're very large! Her nose is in the middle of the photograph at the bottom. There are one, two, three, four, five droplets, which seem like drops of water, but I think they were gel, and they look like teardrops.

So it's quite an emotional, maybe sad photograph. Her eyelashes are very big and she's wearing mascara. You can tell she's wearing mascara because you can see the small blobs of mascara at the end of each eyelash.

And that's the end of this lesson! Now you can see if you've understood the video and do the test on GoSpeakEnglish. There are also many other Englsh video lessons on GoSpeakEnglish.

Thanks, and I hope to see you again soon!

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