Speaking questions - helping the environment - Foundation

Photo-based speaking task

When describing a photo, the first thing to do is say what you can see. Try to think about some things that you could mention, eg who is in the photo, what they are doing, where they are and what other things can you see.

Group of young people collecting litter

Look carefully at the photo above. How would you answer the following questions?

  1. ¿Qué hay en la foto?
  2. ¿Qué hiciste tú la semana pasada para cuidar el medio ambiente?
  3. ¿Te gusta trabajar como voluntario/a? ¿Por qué (no)?

Click to listen to some example answers.


- ¿Qué hay en la foto?

- Hay cuatro chicas. Están recogiendo basura en el parque.

- ¿Qué hiciste tú la semana pasada para cuidar el medio ambiente?

- Fui al instituto a pie todos los días.

- ¿Te gusta trabajar como voluntaria? ¿Por qué (no)?

- Sí, me gusta trabajar como voluntaria porque creo que es importante proteger el medio ambiente y me gusta ayudar.


- What's in the photo?

- There are four girls. They are picking up rubbish in the park.

- What did you do last week to look after the environment?

- I walked to school every day.

- Do you like working as a volunteer? Why or why not?

- Yes, I like working as a volunteer because I think it's important to protect the environment and I like to help.


What other questions might you be asked? Click to listen to some potential questions and answers.


- ¿Qué haces para reciclar las cosas?

- Separo la basura y pongo el papel y el vidrio en los contenedores correctos.

- ¿Qué hace tu familia para ahorrar energía?

- No malgastamos el agua y reutilizamos bolsas de plástico.


- What do you do to recycle things?

- I separate the rubbish and I put the paper and glass in the right containers.

- What does your family do to save energy?

- We don't waste water and we reuse plastic bags.