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describing people - appearance

See also:
vocabulary: clothing
vocabulary: facial features
functions: describing

Worksheets for describing people - appearance
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Language reference table - lower levels (733)
Simple reference table with language for age, hair, height and build


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General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 9 Soap  Page 73 
Sentence correction; sentence completion
Unit 14 Style  Page 120 

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book 
Sarah Cunningham   Peter Moore   
Module 5 Appearances  Pages 42 - 43
Reading passage on different ideas of male and female beauty Includes comprehension exercise on vocabulary for describing people
Module 5 Appearances  Pages 46 - 49
Listening and identifying pictures Describing a suspect to the police

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 1 Impressions  Page 6   Vocabulary
Collocations for describing people

Photocopiable resource books

Elementary Grammar Games book cover Elementary Grammar Games 
Jill Hadfield   
14 - have got: affirmative and negative  Page 14 
(1) Small groups. Sentence making with word cards. (2) Pairwork. Info gap. Find the differences between two pictures. Physical apperance (people) and clothing.

Intermediate Communication Games book cover Intermediate Communication Games 
Jill Hadfield   
36 - Heads, bodies and legs  Page 36 
Mill type activity. Cut up pictures. Describing physical appearance. Clothing. Ss are given a head and have to find suitable bodies, legs etc to complete the picture.

General English adult course resource packs

Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  book cover Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  
Sue Kay   
17a - 17b Photofit - desciptions and pictures  Page 17 
matching full-length pics with descriptions

Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
5-8b Descriptions  Pages 5 - 8
Ss write descriptions using words taken from two texts. Then compare with original texts.

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