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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #91082: Describing a picture
    > Other English exercises on the same topics: Speaking | Making portraits, describing [Change theme]
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    Describing a picture

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     Useful words

     in the middle
     a photograph
     in the centre
     a painting
     at the top
     a drawing
     at the bottom
     an advertisement
     on the left side
     a poster
     on the right side
     the cover of a book
     in the background
     a map
     in the foreground
     a scene from a film
     in the top left-hand corner
     a chart / a graph
     in the top right-hand corner
     a cartoon (drawing)
     in the bottom left-hand corner
     a strip cartoon
     in the bottom right-hand corner
     a speech bubble




       This document is a painting, a map... / it dates from... / it's an advertisement for... / it was drawn by...

     This picture is an advertisement.

              It's the first Apple Logo.

     It was designed in 1976 by Ronald Wayne

     the third co-founder of Apple along with

    Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak..

     The scene takes place in the street, at school.... / during the day, at night, in the evening...
     Place the elements within the picture: in the background, at the bottom, on the right... behind... in front of...
       there is, there are, we can see... and describe them.

     The scene takes place in the country.
     In the foreground there is an apple tree.
     Its curved trunk is on the left side of the picture. The branches are on the top.
     An apple, surrounded by a halo, is hanging from a branch.

     This tree spreads over a man.

     This man, who is wearing a wig, is sitting on the ground. He is leaning against the trunk of the tree.
     He is concentrating on a book he is helding in his hands.

       The apple is just above his head.

    A sentence on the outside border says:
     Newton... A Mind Forever Voyaging Through Strange Seas of Thought... Alone


     I think that... , maybe... , I suppose... , the atmosphere is... , it seems as if...

     Nobody exactly knows why Steve Jobs chose  'Apple' to name his corporation,
     but it's obvious that R. Wayne associated this name with Newton.

      There is a popular story that Newton was sitting under an apple tree, an apple fell on his head, and he suddenly thought of the Universal Law of Gravitation.
      Newton himself often said that the fall of an apple had helped him to discover gravity.

     Maybe, when he designed this logo Wayne thought:
      just as an apple inspired Newton, so the name 'Apple' will inspire S. Jobs.

     And we know what happened next: ... Macintosh,...  iMac, iPod..., iPhone

           iPhone 4


     In my opinion, I (don't) like this picture because..., it makes me think of...

    A good logo must be simple in form and convey
    a clear message.
    That's why I find this one a bit too complicated
    and too intellectual.

     In fact it lasted only one year.
      It was soon replaced by the 'Rainbow Logo'

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    This picture is a . It was taken on Tuesday 11 September 2001, in New York, just after the World Trade Center attacks

     The picture is divided into 3 horizontal parts.
      you can see water, it's the mouth of the Hudson River.
      there is the sky. A blue sky without any clouds.
     The scene takes place  these two parts.
      of the picture stands, on Liberty Island, the famous statue.
      of the picture the Twin Towers are in flames.
    The wind is blowing the smoke towards of the picture.

     Two hours later, the towers collapsed.
     On that day, approximately 3,000 people died.


     This picture is a .  It is a study on the variations of  temperature over the 2,000 past years.

    . The numbers 0, 200, 400., 600, 800,1000,1200,1400,1600,1800, 2000, written  the horizontal line of the picture  are years.
     is  the bottom left-hand corner. 
     The picture is divided into two parts by a horizontal line that shows the normal temperature on Earth. 
      of the picture the numbers -0.8,  -0.6,  -0.4,  -0.2...0,  0.2,  0.4,  0.6,  0.8 are written along a vertical line.
     They tell the difference between the temperature of a year and the normal temperature. 

       (-0,4 means: 0,4 ° C under the normal temperature. In the year 200 the temperature was 0.4°C under the normal temperature.)
     Look at the horizontal line of normal temperature.
     When the graph is under this line the weather is cooler than usual. When the graph is the line the weather is warmer than usual.
     The picture shows that the Earth was  than today during the Middle Ages, and it was between the year 1400 and the year 1900.
     The period between 1400 and 1800 is called
    ' '.

      We also can see on the picture that the Vikings arrived in Greenland during the warm period, in the year .
     That's why they called the island Greenland. It was not covered in snow at that time.
     They left when the country became colder.

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