Prepositions On top of - por encima deUnderneath/beneath - bajo Around/surrounding – en círculos In front of - enfrente deBeside - junto a/al lado deNext to - al lado de Decsribing Positions in Images In the middle In the background In the foreground On the rightOn the left At the top At the Bottom In the top right-hand corner In the top left-hand corner In the bottom left-hand corner In the bottom right-hand corner
Examples This is a picture of four children planting a tree in the countryside. They are outside and it is raining heavily. It must be very windy too because the branches of the trees are blowing to the left. In the foreground there are two young boys. They look like they are ten years old. The boy on the left is kneeling down and he is planting a tree in the ground. Beside him is a small dog who looks miserable because of the weather. The boy is wearing wellington boots and a hat to protect himself from the rain. The boy on the right is standing up and he is digging the ground so that he can make a whole to plant the tree in. In the background there are two girls. The girl on the left is holding an umbrella and her hair is blowing in the wind. She looks very uncomfortable. The girl on the right looks like she is enjoying herself. She is holding a spade in her right hand which she has balanced on her right shoulder.
Examples This picture is of two windows. They are big, rectangular, white, shiny, wooden windows. Each window has two, square, glass panes. The windows have gold, metal fixtures. These fixtures are used to open and close the windows and to attach them to the frame that surrounds them. Remember adjectives should be put in the following order: 1.Quantity 2.Touch 3.Size 4.Shape 5.Colour 6.Brightness 7.Material