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2 The Big Red Bus
Steven looks at a picture of a big red bus and talks about it.

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Please describe what you see in the picture.

When you 'describe' something you use words to explain a visual image.  Notice the following:

  1. How do you describe your father?
  2. The hotel looked just like he described it.


I can see names of areas in London, so this is obviously a bus in London.

If something is 'obvious' it is easy to see or understand.  Notice the following:

  1. We are obviously going to be late.
  2. You obviously need to study to get good grades.

double-decker bus

Have you ever been on a double-decker bus?

A 'double-decker bus' is a bus with two floors and sometimes the top floor is open.  We can use 'double-decker' to describe something with two layers or levels. Notice the following:

  1. Did you take the double-decker bus tour around the city?
  2. Do you want to sit on the top or bottom level of the double-decker bus?

it depends on

It depends on the journey how much your fare is.

If something 'depends on' something else they are connected and change together.  In the example, if you ride the bus for a long time you pay more than if you only ride the bus for a short time.  Notice the following:

  1. Her wage depends on what kind of work she is doing.
  2. The plan depends on the weather.

pick out

Can you pick out anyone on that bus who looks interesting?

To 'pick out' something or someone is to choose or select that person or thing.  Notice the following:

  1. Does your daughter pick out what she wears?
  2. You should pick out a snack to take with you.