The following ESL resources are available for Describing places:
General English course books (adults)
Mark Hancock Annie McDonald
Unit 3 City Pages 26 - 27 Where in the world Five travel-guide extracts. Read and guess the destination. Follow up vocabular work
Unit 3 City Pages 28 - 29 Negative limiting adverbials Examples and analysis
Write a short description of a town or city
Anecdote about visiting a city
Unit 3 City Page 30 One big party Guidebook-style piece on Leicester Square, London.
General English adult course resource packs
10 Over the bridge... Page 10 Students write a description of a picture with gaps.
Partners must fill the gaps and guess the picture
33 A good place to live Page 33 Students describe an ideal place to live and then crticize the place they live now using 'too' , 'not enough' etc.
7a Dream destinations Page 7 (1) Speaking : mill-type activity. Picture cards.
Ss have half of a picture and find their partner who has the other half of a picture.
(2) Writing : write description of picture in pairs.
(3) Pictures and descriptions are then shuffled and re-matched.
7b Landscapes Page 7 Ss write descriptions of pictures; then read out
descriptions and others draw.
5-8b Descriptions Pages 5 - 8Ss write descriptions using words taken from two texts. Then compare with original texts.