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Describing a photo

Describing a photo
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Preliminary English Test (PET) Speaking Part 2 Practice Test Speaking Part 2 Part 2 of the PET Speaking exam lasts about 2-3 minutes. The examiner will describe a situation to you and your partner and give you both some visuals. More PET Speaking Practice Tests We'll be adding more PET Speaking Part 2 practice tests soon. PET Speaking Practice Test Part 1 In Part 1 of the Speaking test the examiner will ask you a few easy questions to find out more about you. PET Speaking Practice Test Part 2 In Part 2 of the Speaking test you are given a task and talk with your partner to try to make a decision. PET Speaking Practice Test Part 3 In Part 3 of the Speaking test you talk about a picture on your own for about 1 minute. PET Speaking Practice Test Part 4 In Part 4 you have a discussion with your partner about the topic you were given in Part 3.

Describing photos (comparing, contrasting and speculating) You are going to practise language for; Describing photosComparing and contrasting photos (discussing similarities and differences)Speculating on what might be happeningReacting to photos (giving opinions) Discuss Look at the presentation. Follow the instructions and talk about some of the photos Write The language used here for comparing and contrasting / speculating is also useful for writing discussion / argument essays. Introduction - describe the situation / topic to be discussedCompare / contrast ideas (for and against / advantages and disadvantages)Speculate on solutions to problems raised by the questionConclusion - give an opinion Which pairs or groups of photos in the presentation could be used to demonstrate ideas for argument writing topics about education, technology, food, family, work, leisure, health, advertising etc? More Practice on May / Might / Could / Must / Can't

Some Useful Guidelines and Techniques for Picture Description The first picture shows a group of people sitting on chairs, in the middle of San Marcus square in Venice. The square is full of water, so they are wearing swimsuits. They look pretty funny and carefree, despite being in the water. The second picture shows a child with his back to us. It looks as if he is staring at the dry landscape in front of him. Maybe, he is worried, thinking about his future and the horrible scenery,although it is difficult to say, because I can’t see his face. PET Speaking Practice - Example PET Speaking - Part 3 of the Speaking Test Example Let's begin by imagining that Mariam and Fatima, two Diploma Year 3 students at Dubai Women's College are giving the PET Speaking Test. They have just finished the first and the second part of the test. Read below what the instructor says in the third part of the test. Instructor speaks to both students: "I'd like each of you to talk on your own about something. Click here if you wish to listen to the above instructions. Mariam speaks for about a minute. What did Mariam say? Mariam's Picture - Picture A When Mariam finishes speaking, the instructor speaks to Fatima: "Now, Fatima, here is your photograph. Click here if you wish to listen to the above instructions. Fatima describes her picture for about a minute and then the instructor takes it back from her. What did Fatima say? Fatima's Picture - Picture B Note If you do not understand what has been said above, please e-mail your instructor or talk to him in class.

Тексты на английском для Сашки In 1078, William the Conqueror built the first part of the Tower, the White Tower, as a (Festung) fortress. (über die Jahrhunderte) Over the centuries, other kings and queens (erweiterten) extended the Tower and used it as a palace or prison. Prisoners usually arrived by boat and entered the Tower through (Verrätertor) Traitor's Gate, which (hier: zeigt zum) faces the river. The Tower of London, seen from the river, with a view of the water gate called “Traitors Gate”. (sehenswert) Worth seeing in the Tower are old (Rüstungen und Waffen) armours and weapons, the crown jewels and the famous (Raben) ravens. Raven inside of the Tower Near the Tower, there are the ruins of an old (römische Stadtmauer) Roman city wall. Emperor Trajan in front of Roman City Wall Tower Bridge ►

Clive's Wonderful English Pages: PET Speaking Exam Practice PART 1 : PERSONAL INFORMATION (2-3 minutes) In PART 1 you have to: *Give personal information. In PART 2 you have to: *Talk about a situation which is illustrated on a sheet of paper. ∙ Listen carefully to the examiner’s instructions and focus on the picture in the middle, which gives the key to the situation ∙ Use the pictures round the outside as ideas for your discussion. ∙ Think about the type of situation – is it directly about you or a third person? ∙ Start the discussion immediately, DON’T waste time by giving the background to the situation ∙ Give reasons for your opinions/ideas ∙ Make sure you give your partner an opportunity to participate equally in the discussion. PART 3 : DESCRIBING A PHOTO ( 1 – 1 ½ minutes per candidate) In PART 3 you have to: *Talk about a colour photo. DESCRIBE PEOPLE’S ACTIONS e.g. ∙ Talk in sentences – don’t produce lists of items you can see ∙ Organise your description – don’t describe the same thing more than once ∙ Give some personal reaction to the picture

Picture Descriptions This section contains around 100 writing resources for young learners. Though simple and repetitive, these resources are effective for getting learners to make sentence length constructions. I usually have my young learners do one or two a week. In the beginning, I usually do these as a teacher guided activity in class, but, later, as they get more practice, I usually just send them home as homework. The activity is simple: students look at a picture and write any six sentences describing the picture. At first, it may seem like there is not a lot to write about, but here is where the teacher can be a guide in the beginning. (1) Describe what they are doing. He's riding a dinosaur. (2) Describe what they are wearing. She's wearing a ribbon. (3) Describe what they are holding. He's holding a bat. (4) Describe what there is and how many there are. There is an elephant. (5) Describe where they are. There are at the beach. (6) Give an opinion. Her dress is pretty. The bear is next to a tree.

PET Reading Practice Tests Here are some more materials to help you improve your reading skills and get the highest scores possible in your PET Reading practice tests. Synonyms and the Multiple Choice Cloze In Part 5 of the PET Reading Paper you complete a text with ten missing words. You have to choose one word from a choice of four (A, B, C or D). These missing words will often be synonyms, words that have a similar meaning like 'cheap' and 'inexpensive'. These quizzes will give you practice in the use of synonyms. Collocations and the Multiple Choice Cloze The Part 5 multiple choice cloze in the PET Reading test will often test you on collocations.

Birds Pictures | Types Of Birds | Bird Identification What Makes a Bird? Birds are the only animals that have feathers, which are made of keratin, just like your hair and fingernails. A bird’s wings have the same bones as a human arm, but they are arranged differently. Some of the bones in a bird’s skeleton are hollow. This makes the bird light enough to fly. There are more than 9,800 known types of birds. All birds: Are vertebrates (which means they have a backbone or spine)Are endothermic.

Planets For Kids - Solar System Facts and Astronomy Tsunamis - Geography For Kids - By Tsunamis Written for the KidsKnowIt Network by: Meredith Tennant The name ‘tsunami’ is Japanese. It means harbor wave. Tsunamis used to be called tidal waves, but they actually have nothing to do with the tides. The sudden displacement of huge amounts of water causes tsunamis. A volcanic eruption can cause a tsunami. A large landslide into the water, or even a meteorite landing in the ocean, can have the same result. The Pacific “Ring of Fire” is the most common place for tsunamis to happen, due to the number of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. The waves of a tsunami are not the same as normal waves, which are formed by the wind. The water of a tsunami wave behaves in a very different way. Often the trough, the lowest part of the wave, reaches land first. Although it is impossible to predict a tsunami, once one is formed, early detection systems using seismic equipment and water level gauges can identify the time a wave will hit land.

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