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Describing people - appearance

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

The following ESL resources are available for Describing people - appearance:

 
 
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Language reference table - lower levels
Simple reference table with language for age, hair, height and build
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

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.
 
 

ESL lesson plans

How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

US Election ESL worksheet 1 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 2 Donald Trump worksheet 3 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 4 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 5 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 6
B1 / B2 Complete lesson Skills: split reading; discussion; role play Vocabulary: business and economics
Download A Tale of Three Trumps for B1/B2 (PDF)
C1 Complete lesson Skills: split reading; discussion; Grammar: participle clauses
Download A Tale of Three Trumps for C1 (PDF)
 

US Election Special 2016

US Election ESL worksheet 1 US Election ESL worksheet 2 US Election ESL worksheet 3 US Election ESL worksheet 4
B2/C1 Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: discussing elections and issues.
Download Politics and the US Election (PDF)
 

Wear high heels or go home: gender discrimination at work

Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 1 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 2 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 3
B2/C1 Complete lesson Vocabulary work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.
Download Workplace gender discrimination (PDF)
 

English grammar notes

Comparison with as...as

Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 1 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 2 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 3
Download English grammar notes: comparison with as...as (PDF)