Sometimes a question seems difficult, but you might be able to turn it into a different topic. Take these questions for example:
- Describe a photo that you like.
- Describe an important letter you received.
Many students panic when I ask them these two questions, but they are much easier than you think. Here are some ideas:
- You could describe a photo of your family on a special occasion (e.g. a birthday party). This would allow you to talk about the members of your family and tell the story of what happened at the party when the photo was taken. Alternatively, you could describe a holiday photo of a place you visited. Then you can talk about the place and what you did there.
- If you have a job, you could describe the letter you received telling you that you got the job. You could talk about the job interview, how you felt when you received the letter, and what you now do in your job. On the other hand, if you are a student, you could say that you received a letter confirming your place on your degree course.