1. Label pictures 1-9 with the words below.
boots dinghy helmet life jacket paddles poles rope rucksack safety harness
1 life jacket 2 rucksack 3 boots 4 helmet 5 rope
6 dinghy 7 paddles 8 safety harness 9 poles
2. Which pieces of equipment from exercise 1 do you use for ___
1 rock climbing? __________________
2 kayaking? __________________
3 walking / hiking? __________________
1 helmet, safety harness, rope
2 life jacket, helmet, paddles
3 rucksack, boots, poles
3. Choose the correct words to complete the sentences about the photo below.
1 The photo seems / shows two children on a climbing wall.
2 They look / look as if quite young.
3 They boy on / at the left is looking down.
4 At / In the background, there are some buildings.
5 It looks as / like if the boys are having a good time.
1 shows 2 look 3 on 4 in 5 as
Make sure your photo description has a simple structure. Start by saying what the photo shows in general (Who? What? Where?). Then mention interesting details. You can finish with a personal comment or some speculation.
4. Read the Speaking Strategy. Then write five sentences to describe the photo below. Use phrases from exercise 3.
1 (general description) __________________
2 (details x3) __________________
3 (speculation / comment) __________________
Teacher Please describe the photo.
Student The photo shows two children on a climbing wall. They look quite young – about nine or ten years old. They are wearing shorts, T-shirts and helmets. They are also wearing safety harnesses, and I can see the safety ropes that they are attached to. The boy on the left is looking down. He isn’t moving and he seems a bit nervous. The boy on the right seems more confident. He’s also looking down, but he is moving up the wall. Er ___ what else? In the background, there are some buildings. It looks as if the boys are having a good time.
Teacher Thank you.
5. Read the examiner’s questions in the task and make notes.
Describe the photo and answer the questions.
1 Why do some people enjoy doing risky sports?
2 Is doing risky sports the best way to see spectacular scenery, in your opinion? Why? / Why not?
your own answers
6. Now do the task using your notes from exercises 5 and 6.
your own answers