Description of a picture (Present tenses)


Pick a Picture of a family and write a description using Present Simple and Present Continuous, including the following information:

  • What do they look like
  • What are they doing?
  • What are they wearing?
  • What is the weather like?


Use the template below as a guide to either complete an essay or a speech. Try to include as much of the grammar & vocabulary displayed as you can. As for your spontaneous speech (i.e. DO NOT READ), tape yourself and aim for a 2-minute, non-stop speech.

Grammar Vocabulary

There is / There are

Simple Present

Present Continuous

The Smith family

mountains / …next to a river / trees / landscape / background

They are / The dad is / The mum is / She is / He is / Their daughter is…

sitting / looking at / smiling / holding / carrying

blonde / pigtails / brown hair / slim / in good shape / short / medium-height

shorts / sleeveless t-shirt / hiking boots / shirt / bag-pack

no glasses / no sunglasses

sunny and warm / not raining