Pictures !

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What sort of picture is it ?

It is a black and white / colour cartoon with / without a caption /  a drawing / a painting / … (click here for more suggestions)

Where does it come from ? Where is it taken from ?

  • It comes from / it is taken from / It was edited in  / published in … a magazine / a newspaper / a comic strip / a film 
  • It was drawn / painted / designed by a cartoonist / a painter / an artist 

Where is the scene set ? Where does the scene take place ? 

  • It is set / The scene takes place …
  • There are … next to a … / There is a … between … (Click here for more suggestions)

Who are the characters portrayed ?

What are the characters doing ?

  • It looks as if the woman on the right is …
  • The old man on the left is obviously …
    ⇒ Don’t forget to use the Present Continuous !

What is the artist trying to show ? What is the artist’s aim ? 

  • The picture portrays / illustrates / shows …
  • It may have been drawn / designed / painted in order to show / so as to show / to make us realise that 
  • The artist wants to make us aware of the fact that …

What do you think has just happened ? … is going to happen ? … is about to happen ?

  • In my opinion / from my point of view / As far as I’m concerned …
  • According to the artist …

Which notion(s) can it be related to? To what extent can it be related to the notion … ?

It can be related to the notion of …

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