Background

Most teenagers are curious about their own and each other’s looks, which makes the topic easy to relate to. Talking about oneself and the classmates will hopefully help the class bond.

Warm-up

12 'What do you look like?' Song (Describing People) English on Tour - YouTube

12 ‘What do you look like?’ Song (Describing People) English on Tour – YouTube (1:51)https://youtu.be/qhWV4fzchq4In this song we’ll talk about what people look like. Sing along with and watch the cool ‘What do you look like?’ song.

 

Vocabulary

Appearance, Hairstyles, Describing People, Personality Adjectives Picture dictionaries with audio and matching exercises
People’s appearances and physical descriptions English vocabulary for people’s appearances and for describing people

describing people.wmv - YouTube

describing people.wmv – YouTube (3:33) https://youtu.be/7EtJnhvhHmoA video with pictures and vocabulary about describing people

 

Describing people

Describing peoplehttp://www.slideshare.net/EliSchlau/describing-people-10866995How to describe people; for elementary students (ESL) A slide share with 20 slides, first vocabulary and then descriptions of famous people

 

Adjectives describing appearance and personality

Adjectives describing appearance and personalityhttp://www.slideshare.net/ljubicaruzinska/adjectives-describing-appearance-and-personalityAPPEARANCE AND PERSONALITY 29 slides with vocabulary, pictures and sentences

 

English vocabulary for describing people

English vocabulary for describing peoplehttps://www.speaklanguages.com/english/vocab/describing-peopleHere are some English words you can use when describing someone’s appearance or personality, as well as some words for different feelings.

 

27.Clothes -- What are you wearing today.flv - YouTube

27.Clothes — What are you wearing today.flv – YouTube (6:43) https://youtu.be/6_3VLIsclQ0 Clothes — What are you wearing today? Aim: To learn to describe what someone is wearing.

 

Clothes & Personal Accessories - YouTube

Clothes & Personal Accessories – YouTube (7:41) https://youtu.be/C-0msGCGQRYMore clothing vocabulary – Nouns

 

CLOTHES - describing what people are wearing - YouTube

A1.2. CLOTHES – describing what people are wearing – YouTube (2:43) https://youtu.be/Rq0h_IZlJ-UVideo for beginners and elementary students Also: What to wear A lesson plan from BBC

 

Viewing

English Vocabulary 45 - (Describe People - Physical Appearance) - YouTube

English Vocabulary 45 – (Describe People – Physical Appearance) – YouTube (1:56) https://youtu.be/wZMzpWJ-j6kPlaylist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj3qIa8jZmM&list=PLQtjZzxShSPT_wc3CQj3qsDR3v3fWCdg- FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/snofdshjiofjsdiojfsdjfiosdi W…

 

Describing people, places and things - YouTube

Describing people, places and things – YouTube (8:01) https://youtu.be/QDeZGtpSsMUSide by side 1 chapter 5 Describing people, places and things, Adjectives Yes/no questions

 

Describing People - YouTube

Describing People – YouTube (1:14) https://youtu.be/mP44I3o2tY4Created at http://goanimate.com/ A scene with two friends, automated voices

 

 

Focus on Form

Describing People

Describing Peoplehttp://www.teach-this.com/images/resources/describing-people-2.pdf
A pdf handout on has-have and descriptions

Listening

Describing people | LearnEnglish Teens | British Council

Describing people | LearnEnglish Teens | British Council (1:42) http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/skills/listening-skills-practice/describing-peopleDescribing people Exercises available

 

Real English ESL Videos & Lessons. Real English is a Registered Trademark of The Marzio School.

Real English ESL Videos & Lessons. Real English is a Registered Trademark of The Marzio School.http://www.real-english.com/reo/10/unit10.htmIntroductions and descriptions. Follow the instructions to listening and exercises

 

Missing Children: Lost in the Crowd

Missing Children: Lost in the Crowdhttp://esl-lab.com/lost/lostrd1.htmWhen listening to a description of a lost child, what kinds of information would you expect to hear (e.g., the child’s name)?

 

Speaking

A1.2.Describing People The same dialogue in three versions at different levels
A1.2. A Blind Date A short funny dialogue to practise

Lesson Plans

Beginner English #09 The Family

A1.2. Beginner English #09 The Familyhttp://www.elllo.org/english/beginner/B09-JohnSarah-Family-Appearance.htmListen to short audio clips made especially for beginner ESL students Worth printing out and studying as a reading text, too. 3rd person singular grammar and quiz available

 

Worksheets

Describing People ESL Printable Worksheets and Exercises

Describing People ESL Printable Worksheets and Exerciseshttp://www.englishwsheets.com/describing_people.htmlFour worksheets to download

 

Describing people - 2 worksheet - Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachers

Describing people – 2 worksheet – Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachershttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/describing_people_-_2/to-be-describing/14795to be- have got-has got – ESL worksheets

 

Games

10 Fun Activities For Adjectives Of Personality | EnglishClub

10 Fun Activities For Adjectives Of Personality | EnglishClubhttps://www.englishclub.com/efl/tefl-articles/adjectives-personality/Stimulating activities to teach and practise the difficult but fascinating topic of words that describe people’s character At least the first few in the list are doable, depending on the group

 

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