Выбор и описание фотографии

Выбор и описание фотографии является одним из заданий устной части ЕГЭ по английскому языку. Здесь приводим готовые описания фотографий, взятых из открытой базы заданий Федерального института педагогических измерений (Фипи). Также вы найдете здесь полезные слова и фразы для описания фотографий, шаблоны и рекомендации.

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Разумеется, данные описания являются исключительно нашими вариантами, которые вы можете совершенствовать в содержательном и языковом плане.

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Задание 1 на описание фотографии

Задание
These are photos from your photo album. Choose one photo to describe to your friend.
You will have to start speaking in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes. You have to talk continuously. In your talk remember to speak about:

· when you took the photo
· what/who is in the photo
· what is happening
· why you keep the photo in your album
· why you decided to show the picture to your friend

Допустим, вы выбрали следующее фото:

фото 1 для выбора и описания

Ваш ответ
To begin with, I’d like to say that I have a friend. His name is Nick. He lives in England, and sometimes I come to see him there.

Well, I took this photo in England last summer while visiting my friend. Nick works as a bus driver, so I took this picture the moment he was just doing his job.

As I have just mentioned, you can see my friend Nick sitting at the wheel of his bus. Nick is a nice guy. He has short brown hair, fine figure, and he is a strong man.

Actually, not much is happening in the photo. Nick is holding the wheel of his bus, looking and smiling at me. That was me who asked him to turn around and look at me, because at that time I was on the point of taking the picture.

Why do I keep this photo in my album? Well, the answer is simple. I love my friend, and it’s quite natural to take and keep photos of people you love. In addition, this photo helps me stay in good mood. When I feel upset, I look at the photo, and the image of my friend puts me back in good spirits.

I decided to show this picture to you because you have always wanted to know what Nick looks like. And this picture is the best one. Actually, if you want to see some more, I will show them to you next time. Now we have to leave for school. Let’s go!

Задание 2 на описание фотографии

Задание
These are photos from your photo album. Choose one photo to describe to your friend.
You will have to start speaking in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes. You have to talk continuously. In your talk remember to speak about:

· when you took the photo
· what/who is in the photo
· what is happening
· why you keep the photo in your album
· why you decided to show the picture to your friend

Допустим, вы выбрали следующее фото:

фото 2 для выбора и описания

Ваш ответ
To begin with, I’d like to say that I have an aunt. Her name is Julia. Five years ago she married an English businessman and moved to England. We haven’t lost our contacts, and sometimes I come to see her there.

As I have just mentioned, you can see my aunt Julia. She has always wanted to be a doctor, so you can see her in a doctor’s smock. She is a pretty young woman, very slim, and kind.

Actually, not much is happening in the photo. Julia is looking and smiling at me. She is holding a pen and some papers. She is writing something, maybe her patent’s anamnesis. Julia is a good doctor, she cares for her patients very much.

Why do I keep this photo in my album? Actually, I have a lot of photos of my aunt but, frankly speaking, this is the only one where Julia is wearing a special medical uniform. This unufirm makes her look different. That’s why I keep this photo in my album.

I decided to show this picture to you because you have always wanted to know what Julia looks like. And what’s more, I hope you will help me to edit some details of this photo using a special graphic programme. I know that you are an expert in computer design.

Anyway, I hope you like my aunt very much. If you’d like to see some more pictures, I will show them to you next time.

Задание 3 на описание фотографии

Задание
These are photos from your photo album. Choose one photo to describe to your friend.
You will have to start speaking in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes. You have to talk continuously. In your talk remember to speak about:

· when you took the photo
· what/who is in the photo
· what is happening
· why you keep the photo in your album
· why you decided to show the picture to your friend

Допустим, вы выбрали следующее фото:

фото 3 для выбора и описания

Ваш ответ
To begin with, I’d like to say that I have an aunt. Her name is Victoria. Five years ago she married an English businessman and moved to England. We haven’t lost our contacts, and sometimes I come to see her there.

As I have just mentioned, you can see my aunt Victoria. She has always wanted to be a teacher of foreign languages, so you can see her in her teacher’s room. She is a pretty woman, very clever, and kind. Her hair is red and curly. Victoria is short-sighted and has to wear glasses. Besides, you can see a table with so many dictionaries on it.

Actually, not much is happening in the photo. Victoria is looking and smiling at me. She is having a pen, and a sheet of paper. I guess, my aunt is preparing for a lesson. Maybe she is writing some vocabulary out of the dictionaries or making some tests for her students. Victoria is a very inventive teacher, and she cares for her students very much.

Why do I keep this photo in my album? Well, I have a lot of ordinary photos of my aunt. But this one is out of the ordinary. Victoria is really distinguished-looking here. That’s why I decided to keep this photo.

I decided to show this picture to you because you have always wanted to know what Victoria looks like. And what’s more, I hope you will help me to edit some details of this photo using a special graphic programme. I know that you are an expert in computer design.

Anyway, I hope you like my aunt very much. If you’d like to see some more pictures, I will show them to you next time.

Задание 4 на описание фотографии

Задание
Imagine that while travelling during your holidays you took some photos. Choose one photo to present to your friend. You will have to start speaking in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes. You have to talk continuously. In your talk remember to speak about:

· when you took the photo
· what/who is in the photo
· what is happening
· why you keep the photo in your album
· why you decided to show the picture to your friend

Допустим, вы выбрали следующее фото:

фото 4 для выбора и описания

Ваш ответ
From the very beginning, I’d like to say that I am a regular traveler. From time to time, I visit exotic countries where I usually go windsurfing, diving, and the like.

Well, this photo I took last year when I was on my holidays in Vietnam. That was a wonderful trip full of extreme actions and unforgettable experience. During my trip I was taking lots of pictures, but this one is my favorite.

You can see wonderful yellow fish in the foreground of this photo. In the background you can see rocks of various size and shape.

Actually, nothing much is happening in the photo. Some fish is swimming by in the depth of the see. Besides, the sun is trying to shine through but only some specks of light can be seen.

Why do I keep this photo in my album? Well, I have a lot of pictures from underwater but this one is special. The fish look very unusual and admirable, and I keep this photo as a striking demonstration of diversity and uniqueness of sea life.

I decided to show the picture to you because I’d like to share my impressions from diving with you. I want you to see how beautiful the bottom of the sea may be and what unusual things you are faced there with.

Well, I hope you understand my feelings and how much I’m into traveling and diving. By the way, next year I am going to visit Vietnam one more time. Don’t you want to join me?

Задание 5 на описание фотографии

Задание
Imagine that while travelling during your holidays you took some photos. Choose one photo to present to your friend. You will have to start speaking in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes. You have to talk continuously. In your talk remember to speak about:

· when you took the photo
· what/who is in the photo
· what is happening
· why you took the photo
· why you decided to show the picture to your friend

Допустим, вы выбрали следующее фото:

фото 5 для выбора и описания

Ваш ответ
To begin with, I’d like to say that I have a sister whose name is Julia. She is a young lady who likes keeping fit very much. She goes to a gym almost every day to do her physical exercises.

Well, I took this photo last month when I dropped in her gym on my way home. She was right in the middle of her training when I saw her. I had never seen my sister doing intensive physical exercises so I decided to take the photo.

Once again, you can see my sister whom I have just spoken about. Plus, there are some other girls who are training themselves together with my sister. Besides, you can see some training equipment, which is being used by the girls.

You know, my sister is a willing trainee so she always puts a lot of effort to do exercises properly. In this photo you see how Julia is holding her dumbbells and keeping her left leg up. All her mates are doing the same. Look at the girls! They are so focused on what they are doing.

Why did I take this photo? You know, I don’t have any photos of my sister working out so hard. Frankly speaking, I thought Julia was not serious when she decided to attend fitness class. I was convinced she did it just for show. But I was mistaken very much. When I saw Julia doing her exercise I just couldn’t help taking the photo.

I decided to show this picture to you to prove the fact that my sister is a sporty girl, and she takes her fitness class seriously.

Well, I have other photos of Julia, but I will show them to you next time.

Задание 6 на описание фотографии

Задание
Imagine that while travelling during your holidays you took some photos. Choose one photo to present to your friend. You will have to start speaking in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes. You have to talk continuously. In your talk remember to speak about:

· when you took the photo
· what/who is in the photo
· what is happening
· why you took the photo
· why you decided to show the picture to your friend

Допустим, вы выбрали следующее фото:

фото 6 для выбора и описания

Ваш ответ
At the very beginning, I’d like to say that I like taking photos very much. Whenever I am faced with a significant event or a remarkable person, I activate my camera and make videos or take pictures.

As to this picture, I took it last year during New Year’s Day, which was celebrated on grand scale. I took part in all the festivities, which were arranged in the city.

Well, you see Santa Claus in this picture. In Russia, we name him Grandfather Frost. He is a fairy-tale character who is indispensable in any celebration of New Year’s Day. In the background, you see some children who are singing and dancing in a ring. In the distance some fir-trees can also be seen.

Grandfather Frost is the highlight of the celebration. He is standing in front holding his big magic staff and greeting all the people around. As I have already mentioned above, there are some people who are singing and dancing with pleasure and excitement. By all appearance, all participants of the celebration are having a good time. 

Why did I take this photo? Frankly speaking, I had never seen such impressive magnificent Grandfather Frost. He seemed so real that I couldn’t help taking the picture of him.

I decided to show this picture to you because I want to share my impressions with you. Now you see how merry New Year’s Day was last year. I hope you will join me next time without fail.

Задание 7 на описание фотографии

Задание
Imagine that these are photos from you album. Choose one photo to present to your friend. You will have to start speaking in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes (12–15 sentences). In your talk remember to speak about:

· when you took the photo
· what/who is in the photo
· what is happening
· why you took the photo
· why you decided to show the picture to your friend

Допустим, вы выбрали следующее фото:

фото 7 для выбора и описания

Ваш ответ
To begin with, I’d like to say that I have a friend whose name is John. He is a handsome man who is married to a pretty woman and has a lovely daughter. He lives in England but sometimes comes to Russia to see me.

Well, I took this photo last summer when John and his family were staying with me during their trip to Russia. Frankly speaking, their visit was unexpected, yet I was overexcited to have guests.

In the photo you can see my friend John, his wife Julia, and his daughter Mary. They love each other very much, that’s why they wanted to be photographed all together.

They all are sitting on the sofa looking and smiling at me. John is embracing his wife and daughter showing that he is a devoted husband and father. By all appearance, all the people are very happy.

Why did I take this photo? You know, I had never seen John’s family all together before. So that was my first time I met and received them at my place. I was so charmed by such harmonious family that I just couldn’t help taking some photos.

I decided to show this picture to you because you have always wanted to know what my friend John looks like. Besides, I want to share my impressions of John’s family with you. Now I’m sure you want to meet them too.


…остальной материал в стадии доработки…

Как показывает практика, в экзаменационных вариантах предлагаются фотографии с изображением людей. Поэтому имеет смысл вызубрить следующую лексику, связанную с описанием следующих аспектов внешности человека: общее телосложение, голова, лицо, одежда, выполняемые действия, окружающая обстановка.

Телосложение, голова, лицо:

He is – Он
…handsome – красивый
…good-looking – хорошо выглядящий
…ordinary – обычный
…out of the ordinary – необычный

She is – Она
…attractive – привлекательная
…beautiful – красивая
…pretty – симпатичная
…lovely – милая

His / her appearance is – Его / её внешность
…charming – очаровательная
…presentable – презентабельная
…repulsive – отталкивающая
…noble – благородная

He is – Он
…thin – худой
…thick – толстый, упитанный
…fat – толстый, жирный
…stout – плотный, дородный
…portly – дородный, полный, тучный
…corpulent – полный, тучный
…husky – рослый и крепкий

She is – Она
…slender – худенькая, подтянутая
…slim – худая
…overweight – с избыточным весом
…chubby – полненькая
…plump – полная
…fat – толстая, жирная

He is – Он
…tall – высокий
…short – низкий
…neither tall nor short – ни высокий ни низкий
…of medium height – среднего роста
…thickset – коренастый
…stumpy – коренастый
…fit – подтянутый, спортивный
…flabby – неспортивный, вялый
…muscular – накачанный, с мышцами
…well-built – хорошо сложенный

She is – Она
…tall – высокая
…short – низкая
…neither tall nor short – ни высокая ни низкая
…of medium height – среднего роста
…fit – подтянутый, спортивная
…flabby – неспортивная, вялая
…shapely – стройная, с хорошей фигурой

The shoulders are – Плечи
…broad – широкие
…narrow – узкие
…square – прямые
…round – сутулые

The head is – Голова
…big – большая
…small – маленькая
…a little inclined to the left (right) – немного наклоненная влево (вправо)

The hair is – Волосы
…blonde – светлые
…fair – светлые
…dark – темные
…black – черные
…grey – седые
…red – рыжие
…straight – прямые
…long – длинные
…short – короткие
…loose – распущенные
…wavy – волнистые
…curly – вьющиеся
…done in a knot – убранные в шишку
…braided – заплетенные
…thick – густые
…thin – редкие

He is – Он
…bald – лысый
…bald-headed – лысый

The nose is – Нос
…bulbous – картошкой
…turned-up – курносый
…aquiline – с горбинкой
…flat – плоский
…prominent – выступающий

The lips are – Губы
…thick – полные, пухлые
…thin – тонкие
…dry – сухие
…moist – влажные

The eyes are – Глаза
…blue – голубые, синие
…brown – карие
…green – зеленые
…black – черные
…large – большие
…close-set – близко посаженные
…deep-set – глубоко посаженные
…bulging – выпуклые
…narrow – узкие

The face is – Лицо
…beautiful – красивое
…handsome – милое
…pretty – симпатичное
…round – круглое
…oval – овальное
…flat – плоское
…serious – серьезное
…funny – смешное
… pale – бледный
…ruddy – румяный

Дополнительная лексика по данному аспекту:

tall – высокий
short – низкий, низкорослый
thin – худой, худощавый
fat – толстый, жирный
corpulent – полный
overweight – с избыточным весом
slim – тонкий, стройный
stumpy – короткий и толстый
broad-shouldered – плечистый
good-looking – обладающий приятной внешностью
handsome – красивый (о мужчине)
tattoo – тату, татуировка

bald, bald-headed – лысый
round-faced – круглолицый
short hair – короткие волосы
long hair – длинные волосы
dark hair – темные волосы
fair hair – светлые волосы
grey hair – седые волосы
straight hair – прямые волосы
curly hair – вьющиеся волосы
thin hair – редкие (тонкие) волосы

blonde – блондинка
blond – блондин
brown-haired – шатен, шатенка

face features – черты лица
with a scar – со шрамом
with a birthmark – с родинкой
deep-set eyes – глубоко посаженные глаза
complexion – цвет лица
pale – бледный
ruddy-faced – краснолицый, румяный

nose – нос
turned up nose – курносый нос
flat nose – приплюснутый нос
prominent nose – выступающий нос
snub-nosed man – курносый человек

long nails – длинные ногти
big feet – большие ноги (ступни)
lovely complexion – приятный цвет лица
hairy chest – волосатая грудь
bad skin – плохая кожа
deep voice – низкий (звучный) голос
long legs – длинные ноги
thin legs – тонкие ноги

Одежда:

He is wearing – На нем (он носит)
…a suit – костюм
…a shirt – рубашка
…a T-shirt – футболка
…a jacket – куртка
…a sweater – свитер
…a coat – пальто
…a raincoat – плащ
…a tie – галстук
…trousers – брюки
…shoes – туфли

She is wearing – На ней (она носит)
…a dress – платье
…a skirt – юбку
…a blouse – блузку
…a T-shirt – футболку
…trousers – брюки

He / she is wearing – Он / она носит
…a hat – шляпу
…a cap – шапку
…a fur-cap – меховую шапку
…earrings – серьги
…glasses – очки

The clothes are – Одежда
…formal – формальная, официальная
…informal – неформальная
…casual – повседневная
…ordinary – обычный
…neat and tidy – опрятная
…plain – простая
…elegant – элегантная

The shirt is – Рубашка
…plain – простая, однотонная
…striped – в полоску
…checked – в клетку
…black – черная
…white – белая
…varicoloured – пестрая

clothes, outfit – одежда
casual / designer / second-hand clothes – повседневная / дизайнерская / секонд-хэнд одежда
suit – костюм как комплект одежды, состоящий из пиджака (jacket) и брюк (trousers) или юбки (skirt).
business suit = lounge suit – повседневный деловой костюм
jacket – пиджак, куртка
sport / sports jacket — спортивная куртка
denim jacket — джинсовая куртка
leather jacket – кожанная куртка
shirt – рубашка
T-shirt – футболка
sweater – свитер
blouse – блузка
skirt – юбка
pleated [gathered] skirt — юбка в складку [в сборку] slit skirt — юбка с разрезом
dress – платье
summer dress — летнее платье
low-cut dress — платье с глубоким вырезом
bathing dress — купальный костюм
overcoat – пальто
raincoat – плащ
fur coat – шуба

be in = be dressed in = have on = wear – носить
He is in a T-shirt. = He is dressed in a T-shirt. = He has a T-shirt on. = He wears a T-shirt. – На нем футболка.

sleeve – рукав
long sleeve — длинный рукав
short sleeve — короткий рукав
to turn / roll up one’s sleeves — закатать, засучить рукава
to pull the sleeves down — опустить рукава

button – пуговица
undo buttons — расстёгивать пуговицы
unbutton – растегивать
button up – застегивать, застегиваться

collar – воротник
stand-up [turn-down] collar — стоячий [отложной] воротник

be fashionably / stylishly / well dressed – быть модно / стильно / хорошо одетым
have good / great / terrible taste in clothes – иметь хороший / отличный / ужасный вкус в одежде

update / revamp their wardrobe – обновить / пересмотреть свой гардероб
vogue = fashion = мода
be in fashion / vogue – быть в моде
The dress fits well. — Платье сидит хорошо.

Действия, выполняемые человеком:

He / she is standing – Он / она стоит
…on the floor – на полу
…on the ground – на земле
…on asphalt – на асфальте
…on a step – на ступеньке

He / she is sitting – Он / она сидит
…on a sofa – на диване
…on a chair – на стуле
…in an armchair – в кресле

He / she is – Он / она
…standing straight – стоит прямо
…scrouching down – присел
…walking – идет
…hurrying on – торопится

He / she is – Он / она
…smiling –
улыбается
…pointing to … – указывает на…
…holding – держит
…embracing – обнимает
…bowing his head – наклоняет голову

He is taking … – он берет
He is holding … – он держит
He is bending his elbow. – Он согнул руку в локте.
He is touching… – он касается
He is touching his right leg with his left elbow. – Он касается правой ноги левым локтем.
He is carrying … – он несет
He is carrying … under his arm – он несет … (под мышкой)
He is waving … – он машет
He is holding his hand to… – он подает руку (кому-либо)
He is stretching out his hand to – он протягивает руку (кому-либо)
He is stretching out his hand forward. – Она вытягивает руку вперед.
They are shaking hands with each other. – Они здороваются.
They are taking each other’s hand. – Они держатся за руки.
He has put his hands behind his back. – Он заложил руки за спину.
He he is propping his chin in his hands. – Он подпер подбородок руками.
His head is between his arms. – Он схватился руками за голову.
He is greeting us with open / outstretched arms. – Он встречает нас с распростертыми объятиями.
He has put his elbows on his desk. – Он поставил локти на стол.
He has put his elbows on his knees. – Он поставил локти на колени.

He is bowing his head. – Он наклоняет (склоняет) голову.
He is dropping / hanging / lowering his head. – Он опустил голову.
He is hanging his head in shame. – От стыда он потупил взгляд.
He is lifting / raising his head. – Он поднял голову.
He is nodding his head (in agreement). – Он кивает головой (в знак согласия).
He is shaking his head (in disbelief). – Он качает головой (в знак несогласия).
He is moving his head. – Он качает головой (нейтральное движение).
He is turning his head to look at… – Он повернул голову, чтобы посмотреть на …

He is standing still. – Он стоит неподвижно.
He is running / racing / scampering. – Он бежит (несется).
He is standing / walking on tiptoe. – Он стоит / идет на цыпочках.
He is kneeling. – Он стоит на коленях.
He has gone down on all fours. – Он встал на четвереньки.

He is bending forward to… – Он наклонился к…
He is bending over… – Он склонился над …
He is bending down and touching his toes. – Он наклонился и коснулся пальцев ног.
He is bending his body to the right / to the left. – Он наклонил тело вправо / влево.

He is smiling a happy smile. – Он улыбается счастливой улыбкой.
He is looking at … unsmilingly / without a smile. – Он смотрит (куда-либо) не улыбаясь.

He is looking fixedly / intently at … – Он пристально смотрит на…
He is looking ahead. – Он смотрит вперед.
He is looking another way. – Он смотрит в другую сторону.

He is looking into … . – Он заглядывает в (внутрь) … .
He is looking out of … . – Он выглядывает из (откуда-либо) … .
He is looking through … . – Он просматривает … .
He is looking around. – Он оглязывается.

Окружающая обстановка:

the tenant of the room – владелец комнаты

a room – комната, помещение, свободное место
at the front of the room – в передней части комнаты
at the back of the room – в дальней (задней) части комнаты
the interior of the room – интерьер комнаты
a piece of furniture – предмет мебели
TV set – телевизор
table – стол (вообще)
desk – письменный стол
chair – стул
padded chair – мягкий стул
swivel chair – вращающийся стул
rocking chair – качающийся стул
cane chair – плетеный стул (плетеное кресло)
club chair – клубное кресло (мягкое кресло с невысокой спинкой)
task chair – офисное кресло
armchair – кресло
sofa – диван (comfortable – удобный, shabby – потертый, fubsy – низенький)
wardrobe – платяной шкаф
bookcase – книжный шкаф
built-in closet – встроенный шкаф
wall unit – стенка (мебель)
bed – кровать
single [double] bed — односпальная [двуспальная] кровать
a pot with flowers – горшок с цветами

with diversity of colours – с разнообразием цветов
with bare walls – с голыми стенами
furnish – обставлять, меблировать
decorate – декорировать, украшать
hang wallpaper / paper the walls – оклеивать стены обоями
hang smth on the wall – повесить что-л. на стену
hang a mirror / a picture / a drawing / a poster on the wall – повесить зеркало / картину / рисунок / постер на стену
hang the picture on the wall opposite the window – повесить картину на стену напротив окна
line walls with bookshelves – развешивать полки вдоль стен
paint the walls – расписывать, окрашивать стены
paint the walls white / pink / green – окрасить стены в белый / розовый / зеленый цвет
paint the walls diversely – окрасить стены в разные цвета

be furnished – быть обставленным, иметь обстановку
~ well / badly – хорошо / плохо
~ tastefully / plainly – со вкусом / просто
~ elegantly / luxuriously – элегантно / роскошно
~ comfortably / in a traditional style – комфортно / традиционно
~ with antiques – предметами антиквариата
~ with very expensive tables and chairs – очень дорогими столами и стульями
~ with a desk and swivel chair – письменным столом и вращающимся стулом