photo of women at the meeting
E-GK 10-5 xtra: Oral exam

3. analyzing cartoons (environment)

In the oral exam you will be confronted with a cartoon that has to do with environment/pollution/climate change. You will have to analyze it. What does it mean?

When analyzing a cartoon you might follow these 4 steps:

  1. Describe the cartoon (see 1. wordpower: describing pictures)
  2. Which problem(s) does the cartoonist describe? (see 2. wordpower: environment)
  3. Which aspects does the cartoonist want you to see most and what does he want to criticize?
  4. Can you explain other aspects of the topic?
exercise: Here you can find a lot relevant cartoons. Chose one and analyze it (see the 4 steps above) using the words and phrases below.
the point of the cartoon…This cartoon shows…
It focuses on…
It deals with…
It points out…
In my opinion the cartoon is supposed to …
The cartoon implies that …
At first glance one might think that …
a slight / gross exaggeration
a satirical description (of)
the cartoonist….The cartoonist critizizes…
He points out that…
makes us understand that…
The cartoonist may want to convey that …
His message might be that …
Perhaps his intention is to show that …
Critizises the…
other aspects….to refer to … / a reference to …
This cartoon leads us to the general problem of…
We can talk about … as well

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