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Welcome to the section of the site that deals with descriptive words. There are 1,066 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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Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

S.I.
The table logically shows the differences between comparative and superlatives adjectives and how to form them. It also explains the use of 'more ... than' and 'the most ...'. My students find the ...
3 Views 4,777 ElemPre-IntInt
Nemo Quartet Cards - Practicing Adjectives

Nemo Quartet Cards - Practicing Adjectives

S.I.
This quartet card game is based on the movie Finding Nemo. The aim of the game is for students to collect four of a kind. I designed the game to practice personality adjectives. The adjective abov ...
1 Views 4,275 BegElem
Match Maker - Personalities

Match Maker - Personalities

S.I.
This is a fun activity which practices adjectives. Students make up a friend and try to match make them with another student's friend. Students complete their own friend's profile first and then m ...
2 Views 3,909 BegElem
Movie Worksheet: Describing Pictures, Infographic

Movie Worksheet: Describing Pictures, Infographic

This is an infographic I made for a short video on how to describe pictures in English. It talks about the vocabulary and grammar for a great picture description. I think any level could use it es ...
6 Views 5,455 ElemPre-IntIntAdvExam
Review ( Backpack 1; Unit 1-3)

Review ( Backpack 1; Unit 1-3)

This power-point presentation is appropriate for elementary students. This is helpful for reviewing numbers, school objects, family and body parts related vocabulary items. Hope you find it useful.
1 Views 1,657 Elem
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Body Talk

Body Talk

I have designed this PDF to teach some body language phrases. It includes the picture, the name of the action and its meaning. Hope it helps.
6 Views 3,695 ElemPre-Int
The Barber's Pole - High Level Gap Fill

The Barber's Pole - High Level Gap Fill

Celia Jenkins
This worksheet is a reading activity for high level learners with an excellent grasp of the English language. Students must read the paragraphs and fill the gaps using the word key at the bottom o ...
3 Views 4,109 Adv
Movie Wprksheet: Short Film+ Description Activity ( Past)

Movie Wprksheet: Short Film+ Description Activity ( Past)

English Through Videos
This worksheet is designed to be used with a YouTube video. It helps learners practise the use of past tenses to describe what happened in a short film. Play the video using this link: https://www ...
4 Views 8,767 ElemPre-IntIntAdv
Dr Seuss´s the Cat in the Hat

Dr Seuss´s the Cat in the Hat

ingles VIP
Starting from the trailer of "The Cat in the hat" we help students revise colours, body parts and animals. Let´s foster studets´creativity by asking them to design their own imaginary ...
6 Views 6,549 Beg
Appearance

Appearance

This is a short worksheet, which I think is useful for elementary students. I usually use it when teaching  appearance. You can do this exercise dividing your students into groups or pairs. Y ...
3 Views 4,845 Elem
Beauty and Physical Appearance

Beauty and Physical Appearance

This ppt is designed for speaking classes. It includes different questions about beauty and physical appearance. It is designed for intermediate and upper levels. Hope it helps!
12 Views 16,043 IntAdv
Reading Non-Linear Text - How Chocolate Is Made

Reading Non-Linear Text - How Chocolate Is Made

Zaida Sanuri
A reading comprehension/ vocabulary-building worksheet related to flowchart and factory manufacturing process. It is suitable for elementary to pre-intermediate ESL students learning about process ...
15 Views 13,104 ElemPre-Int
Personality Adjectives

Personality Adjectives

Laura Suárez
This is a matching exercise with personality adjectives useful  for description writing. I have used it with my ESL primary students and they were able to learn about 40 adjectives. It ...
8 Views 12,094 ElemPre-Int
Body Idioms 4 - Matching and Gap Fill Activity

Body Idioms 4 - Matching and Gap Fill Activity

Celia Jenkins
This worksheet introduces seven common idioms with a body parts theme. Students need to match the idioms to the correct definition, then fill the gaps in short paragraphs where the idioms have bee ...
2 Views 5,551 IntAdv
Movie Worksheet: Slumdog Millionaire (Presentation)

Movie Worksheet: Slumdog Millionaire (Presentation)

Małgorzata
This is a movie worksheet based on Slumdog Millionaire (2008) for B1-C1/2 students. The worksheet is accompanied by a presentation following the quiz show "Who wants to be a Millionaire?" format ...
3 Views 4,873 IntAdvExam
Movie Worksheet: Slumdog Millionaire

Movie Worksheet: Slumdog Millionaire

Małgorzata
This is a powerpoint presentation accompanying my movie worksheet based on Slumdog Millionaire (2008) for B1-C1/2 students. The presentation follows the quiz show "Who wants to be a millionaire?" ...
2 Views 4,347 IntAdvExam
Movie Worksheet: Motivation

Movie Worksheet: Motivation

Tatiana Buzuverova
This lesson is based on the video about self-motivation. Activities include a great part of speaking: monologue in pairs, discussing interesting and maybe unusual facts open class. There is a list ...
1 Views 4,652 Pre-Int
Physical Appearance & Personality

Physical Appearance & Personality

mete eker
Here is a worksheet about appearance and personality. It includes 4 different activities. Activity 1: Students are going to try to find the suspects according to clues about physical appearance.&n ...
7 Views 12,289 ElemPre-IntInt
Crocodile Poem Riddle

Crocodile Poem Riddle

This is a poem about a crocodile in the form of a riddle. You can practise vocabulary related to animal body parts using the poem. Also, its a good reading practice (intonation, vocabulary pronoun ...
3 Views 3,342 BegElemPre-Int
Riddles - Animal Body Parts

Riddles - Animal Body Parts

The exercise is to revise vocabulary connected with body parts of the animals (paws, claws, peck, wings, etc.). You can either read the riddles to ss to make them guess the animal or ask them to w ...
3 Views 4,265 BegElemPre-Int
Personality and Character Traits

Personality and Character Traits

Mariawesome
This is a worksheet designed mainly for adult learners, however, it can be optimized for teens as well. This Power Point presentation helps go through the vocabulary on personality and charac ...
6 Views 7,476 Pre-IntIntExam
The Alphabet

The Alphabet

I have designed this worksheet for my starter students. Have your students write the words. It is good for reviewing these topics: classroom, family, clothes and body parts. It's suitable for a sp ...
3 Views 5,334 BegElem
At the Veterinarian's Office

At the Veterinarian's Office

Tatiana
This text is taken from http://www.petmd.com/, this page contains thousands of articles that are useful for pet owners and as I believe, veterinary technicians that learn English as a second l ...
2 Views 3,759 IntAdv
Dog Breeds

Dog Breeds

Tatiana
I used this worksheet with adult students that study veterinary medicine. 1)  You divide your group into 3 groups ( text a,b,c). 2) Each student gets a table, which he needs to complete ...
3 Views 5,512 IntAdv
A Hot Drink (Coffee)- Supported Listening Activity

A Hot Drink (Coffee)- Supported Listening Activity

Iva
This worksheet is to be used with listening the audio "A hot drink" on this webpage: http://trinitypro.org/for-teachers/extra-listening-classroom/. You will also find a PDF with answers on th ...
2 Views 3,435 Pre-IntInt

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