Scenery & Atmosphere

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How to describe scenery and atmosphere

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Describing scenery & atmosphere:

Describing scenery & atmosphere 02.05.11 Ana Cristina Sousa | esjd.englishteacher@gmail.com | April 2012

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S cenery & Atmosphere Activity 1: Observe the pictures (1-15) and take note of all the nouns , adjectives and verbs that come to your mind. 02.05.11

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How to describe scenery & atmosphere:

How to describe scenery & atmosphere Use nouns adjectives and verbs

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Describe the background (place, time of the day, season)

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Identify the main subjects (people, animals, buildings)

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Convey the impress-ion the scene causes on the subjects and/or the observer ( calm, fear, doubt)

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Finally, you may look at the scene as part of a whole story: . Why were the people there? . What were they doing before? . What did they do next?

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S cenery & Atmosphere Activity 2: Let ’ s look at the pictures again (1-15) and review nouns , adjectives and verbs that relate to them.

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S cenery & Atmosphere Activity 3: With the nouns , adjectives and verbs selected for each picture, write a short descriptive/narrative text. Check example #1. Next slides : click to see labels

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02.05.11 1 clouded sky twilight/dawn woods meadow country house/estate turret

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1 Sky clouded purple, pink & golden Dawn chilly, autumnal approach Meadows & woods quiet/still, dark stand Estate quiet, solitary renovated, impressive white, red, old observe/watch

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1 Dawn approached. Purple, pink and golden clouds filled the sky of the autumnal morning . In the chilly twilight, the woods and mead-ows stood very quiet and still. The white walls and red roofs of the renovated estate contrasted vividly with the dark green of the vegetation. Nobody was to be seen. Yet, I had the strange impression that someone observed me from the old turret.

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2 tall grasses hills/mountains rising sun colorful flowers fresh beginnings hike

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3 early morning clear sky hovering mist mysterious grasslands cross

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02.05.11 4 cold winter morning countryside small town wide river leafless trees fish

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02.05.11 5 spider webs dew drops green foliage leaves and twigs catch

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02.05.11 6 water droplets reflection short-range photo impressive detail capture

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7 brown duck edge of the pond forest spring time clear day to swim or not to swim

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02.05.11 8 flooded river family home islet trapped after the storm inaccessible

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02.05.11 9 African savanna scorching sun whimsical giraffes long necks tender embrace

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02.05.11 10 misty scene female leopard male leopard mating season leave

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02.05.11 11 dusk/sun down waterfalls/ cataracts high cliff onlookers awe-inspiring deep admire

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02.05.11 12 sunset wide ocean sea shore wild horses grazing peaceful

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02.05.11 13 prairie flowers relaxing gorgeous colors painted sky inspiring rejuvenate

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14 mystical foreboding land ’ s end slippery rock sea weeds stormy skies think

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02.05.11 15 full moon at peace water flowing harmony meditate the river of life

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