PICTURE STUDY AND COMPOSITION(Lesson 172, page 187)
Study the picture.
What do you see in the foreground of the picture? Who is the man? Why is he so anxious? Which little patient is he most interested in? How does this patient look?
What do you see in the background of the picture?
Oral and Written Exercises. — Tell the story that the picture tells you. Before beginning the story, set down the points about which you wish to talk or write. Next arrange them in some good order and stick to it. Find use for some of the following words:
anxious, worried silent, quiet asleep, awake
pathetic, sad ill, sick clean, cool
sufferer, patient gazing, looking happy, delighted
Foreground means the part that seems nearest to you.
Background means the part that seems farthest away.
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