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Welcome to the section of the site that deals with descriptive words. There are 1,025 worksheets available on this topic and they are all FREE, printable, and easy to use. In order to make your search easier, there are sub-sections you can use to narrow down your results. This worksheet focuses on using There is and There are, prepositions of place, and describing a place. It is recommended for pre-intermediate students. One excellent thing about this worksheet is its appearance; the bright, attractive colors are something students will enjoy and activities are clearly laid out. The variety of exercises also makes this a good choice for learners of any age. You might be at a different point in your course so consider other worksheets for your upcoming lessons.
Descriptive words are so important because they enable students to express how people and objects are distinct from one another and give more details about those that are most important to them. When practicing descriptive words, try to avoid describing students in the class because this may make some students self conscious instead, use celebrities, family members or pets to practice. This is more fun and avoids giving anyone unwanted attention. Questions about the class would be appropriate if for example you want to compare your height with the height of a student. Descriptive words are important vocabulary for students to master and are used not just when the topic is introduced but throughout the course especially when it comes to learning comparative and superlative structures.

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Movie Worksheet: Famous People- Van Gogh

Movie Worksheet: Famous People- Van Gogh

Irina
This worksheet is designed for elementary and pre-intermadiate level learners. It can be used for improving listening skills and practising there is/are and prepositions of place. It can help your ...
3 Views 3,097 ElemPre-Int
Movie Worksheet: Daily Routine Description - Star Wars Stormtrooper

Movie Worksheet: Daily Routine Description - Star Wars Stormtrooper

English Through Videos
This fun video activity is to practise using the present simple tense when describing daily routines. The video shows the daily routine of a Stormtrooper. While watching the video, learners must d ...
2 Views 1,813 BegElemPre-IntInt
Movie Worksheet: Mermaiding. How to Swim Like a Mermaid

Movie Worksheet: Mermaiding. How to Swim Like a Mermaid

Adele
Mermaiding is trendy! Putting on a fish tail and swimming like a mermaid looks fun. You can talk about it with your students, show them the video (youtube link) and then have your students narra ...
1 Views 1,553 Pre-IntIntAdv
Movie Worksheet: Inside Out

Movie Worksheet: Inside Out

This worksheet is created for young learners. Here they must describe what the characters are wearing and color the pictures. After coloring they can describe their appearance and personalities to ...
1 Views 2,866 BegElem
What Are They Wearing? (for Spanish ESL)

What Are They Wearing? (for Spanish ESL)

Rachel Tattersall
This worksheet uses present progressive and clothing vocabulary. The communicative purpose is to describe what other people are wearing if students lose a friend or family member in an English spe ...
2 Views 2,073 Beg
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Gruffalo

Gruffalo

miriam
The story telling about gruffalo. You can teach your kids parts of the body, adjectives, apperance. Alaso you can act it out later.
1 Views 1,307 Elem
Things We Have in Our Rooms (Vocabulary)

Things We Have in Our Rooms (Vocabulary)

Pía Salinas
This is a worksheet for teaching or revising bedroom related vocabulary. Suitable for elementary students who are asked to read the words given. You are able to practise vocabulary with your stude ...
1 Views 2,301 Beg
Who Is the Spy (Talking Game)

Who Is the Spy (Talking Game)

This is a popular spoken game in China from a game show that adapts very well for English lessons. It is good for an end of lesson filler, or possibly something more substantial. Students are give ...
1 Views 3,093 ElemPre-IntIntAdv
10 Things

10 Things

This is an activity that can be used for any level, as you can adjust it to be more or less complex according to your students' abilities. The phrases should be cut up into cards (preferably lamin ...
9 Views 9,844 All
Movie Worksheet: How Jay Park Is Changing Attitudes to Korean Beauty (Culture)

Movie Worksheet: How Jay Park Is Changing Attitudes to Korean Beauty (Culture)

This is a worksheet for a discussion lesson for adults based on a Youtube video (link and transcript included). It is designed for Korean students to talk about appearance in their culture, specif ...
1 Views 2,860 Pre-IntIntAdv
The Improvisation Game - 45 Second Speeches with 98 Fun Mini-speech Topics

The Improvisation Game - 45 Second Speeches with 98 Fun Mini-speech Topics

Freek Metsch
A great speaking exercise to get both your shy and bold students enthusiastic about speaking English. The goal of the game is to make a 45 second improvised speech on a random topic (98 topic ...
14 Views 11,343 ElemPre-IntIntAdvExam
Have Got and Simpsons

Have Got and Simpsons

Lelia
This worksheet is useful to revise have got, has got and physical descriptions. Great for beginners. I made it for Unit 2 of the book Our Discovery Island 1, Me. Please feel free to download it an ...
5 Views 5,053 BegElem
IELTS Speaking Part 2 Cue Cards Dice Game

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Cue Cards Dice Game

Selly
An easy but fun activity to get students speaking in your IELTS Speaking class and you just need two dice. Get the students to roll the dice to choose their topic, then give them a minute to prepa ...
6 Views 10,238 ElemPre-IntIntAdvExam
Movie Worksheet: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Movie Worksheet: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Sara Chianti
The target audience of this worksheet is elementary level, with a focus on describing people in terms of personality and appearance; there is also an opportunity for freer practice for describing ...
2 Views 6,018 Elem
ESL Resource - Weather Booklet

ESL Resource - Weather Booklet

This English resource makes a great introductory booklet for young readers and is all about the weather. It includes 8 pages with sentences and pictures to colour and can be used in any English la ...
4 Views 6,823 Elem
Famous Photos

Famous Photos

William Work
This is a PowerPoint presentation for vocabulary with a number of internationally famous photos. When they are first displayed, the photo has no caption. The students are to look at the photos and ...
9 Views 5,907 ElemPre-IntIntAdv
Substantivized Adjectives

Substantivized Adjectives

serova elena
This worksheet will be useful when you talk about different people's categories. Substantivized adjectives are quite rare to be practised, so it's a bit difficult to find grammar exercises to work ...
3 Views 3,779 Pre-Int
Talking about Cartoon Characters

Talking about Cartoon Characters

serova elena
This worksheet would be useful to practise simple grammar constructions (to be / have / has / positive and negative statements). I usually use it when we talk about families and friends. You can a ...
3 Views 6,141 Elem
Character Traits

Character Traits

William Work
Character Traits is a Powerpoint presentation using cartoon characters (some with Russian Cyrillic writing on the image) to depict the adjective of the character trait. The adjectives are paired w ...
3 Views 6,333 BegElemPre-Int
Movie Worksheet: Steve Jobs 2015

Movie Worksheet: Steve Jobs 2015

Małgorzata Justyna
This is a movie worksheet based on Steve Jobs (2015) for B1+ - C1/2 students. The worksheet contains open questions in chronological order which are supposed to be answered while watching. Before ...
2 Views 8,355 IntAdvExam
Draw a Monster

Draw a Monster

Jake M
This is a fun PowerPoint activity to practice body parts and descriptive adjectives. The vocabulary in this example is for intermediate level, but it could easily be adjusted for any level. Make s ...
10 Views 6,107 All
Police Lineup - Describing People - Speaking

Police Lineup - Describing People - Speaking

Jake M
A classroom speaking activity to practice describing people. Students ask yes/no questions about appearances to find the criminal via the process of elimination. Target language includes: "Is he.. ...
10 Views 8,746 Pre-IntIntAdv
Battleships (Family, Colours, Body Parts)

Battleships (Family, Colours, Body Parts)

It's a game for elementary or beginner students revising body parts, family and colours. Each group gets a blank chart and a chart with words. They have to make guesses where the words (ship) are ...
5 Views 6,336 BegElem
Body Parts

Body Parts

This is a worksheet to review body parts. Tell your students to write  the names of different body parts. Hope it helps.
7 Views 7,555 Elem
Are You a Conformist?

Are You a Conformist?

In this lesson, student will talk about what makes us conformists and how appearance affects our opinion of others. There is a juicy vocabulary section, conversation prompts, a small article, and ...
11 Views 9,498 Adv

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