259 FREE Describing Things Worksheets

FREE Describing Things Worksheets

The ability to describe something is an important aspect of English language learning so there are 259 'describing things' worksheets available to help students develop this skill. A student that is adept at providing descriptions will have the ability to carry on a conversation even without knowing the precise vocabulary words he or she wants to use. An example of this might be if a student is talking about cleaning out the attic but has forgotten or never learned the word attic. The student can describe a typical attic and explain its location within the house and still be able to clearly convey his or her meaning. A fun group activity that helps students practice this is posted here. On his or her turn, a student must choose a card and try to get group members to say the word on the card without saying the word and three other related words. This is a challenging and fun activity for intermediate students. You should feel free to edit or add cards and even change the rules of the game to suit your class. For more worksheets, browse through this section and don’t forget to check out the warmers for short activities related to this topic.

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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 ...
5 Views 4,921 ElemPre-Int
Movie Worksheet: Daily Routine Description - Star Wars Stormtrooper

Movie Worksheet: Daily Routine Description - Star Wars Stormtrooper

English Through Videos
•, , Describing Things
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 ...
3 Views 2,845 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 1,822 Pre-IntIntAdv
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 2,235 Beg
Things We Have in Our Rooms (Vocabulary)

Things We Have in Our Rooms (Vocabulary)

Pía Salinas
•Describing Things,
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 2,435 Beg
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Who Is the Spy (Talking Game)

Who Is the Spy (Talking Game)

• » » Describing Things
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 3,155 ElemPre-IntIntAdv
10 Things

10 Things

•Describing 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 10,487 All
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
•Describing Things, ,
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 ...
15 Views 11,996 ElemPre-IntIntAdvExam
IELTS Speaking Part 2 Cue Cards Dice Game

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Cue Cards Dice Game

Selly
•Describing Things,
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 ...
7 Views 10,620 ElemPre-IntIntAdvExam
ESL Resource - Weather Booklet

ESL Resource - Weather Booklet

•, Describing Things, ,
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 6,957 Elem
Famous Photos

Famous Photos

William Work
•Describing Things, ,
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 ...
10 Views 6,056 ElemPre-IntIntAdv
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 ...
11 Views 6,189 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 8,858 Pre-IntIntAdv
Animals: How to Describe an Animal

Animals: How to Describe an Animal

whoishossein
•, , , Describing Things
It is a power point file which gives the students the way to describe animals. Obviously it is suitable for Movers. I mean those who know can/simple present/ have got-has got. I use this kind of d ...
7 Views 11,045 Int
Movie Worksheet: Christmas Dishes from around the World - Anglophenia Ep. 44

Movie Worksheet: Christmas Dishes from around the World - Anglophenia Ep. 44

Another episode of Anglophenia is here. This time with a festive theme, discussing traditional Christmas dishes around the world. There are two tasks: matching columns and true/false. Listening/vo ...
4 Views 6,521 IntAdvExam
Story Writing

Story Writing

Rania Foka
The worksheet is for youmg learners attending a third year of ESL. It aims at facilitating their writing a story by putting in the verbs into the tense and also by using the known vocabulary and i ...
11 Views 17,728 Pre-Int
Creative Writing

Creative Writing

dotty
The goals of this worksheet is to encourage learners to be more descriptive in their writings, using new vocabulary in terms of adjectives. They are asked to complete several exercises including f ...
4 Views 8,792 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Adjectives

Adjectives

dotty
The aim of this worksheet is to encourage learners to use their knowledge of adjectives and to learn new adjectives. They are asked to choose from a selection of adjectives to describe the picture ...
1 Views 9,729 IntAdvExam
FCE Speaking Practice (Parts 2 and 3)

FCE Speaking Practice (Parts 2 and 3)

JOAN MARTÍ
This is a powerpoint I use to practise the FCE speaking parts 2 and 3 with my students. All the students can particpate in the descriptions and discussions in general. It is a whole class exercis ...
15 Views 11,341 IntAdvExam
Personal Objects Wordsearch

Personal Objects Wordsearch

•, Describing Things,
This worksheet is a wordsearch where learners have to find simple words denoting objects they own like laptop, ice skates, magazine, wallet, etc. But instead of the text clues you've got the pictu ...
3 Views 5,420 BegElem
The Art of Tattoo

The Art of Tattoo

MargaGracia
•Describing Things, ,
I prepared this reading and drawing worksheet for my 15-16 year-olds class. Many of them have tattoos or are thinking about getting one, so I took advantage of their tastes and made them read some ...
4 Views 7,734 ElemPre-IntInt
School Objects

School Objects

•, Describing Things,
This is a revision worksheet. Students do different activities to revise days of the week, colours and school objects. In the first activity, students find days of the week in a wordsearch. T ...
8 Views 10,181 BegElem
Describing Countries

Describing Countries

ewa
•, Describing Things
Student a is describing his/her postcard until student b is able to recognise the country. Or student A is talking about stereotypes of a given country and the rest has to guess which country it i ...
8 Views 6,194 All
Anatomy of an Advertisement

Anatomy of an Advertisement

Romaenglish
This worksheet teaches students how to use descriptive and persuasive language to make a compelling advertisement. This was originally designed for Chinese University students and so the examples ...
11 Views 11,338 Pre-IntIntAdv
Movie Worksheet: British Animals You Won't Find in America - Anglophenia Ep 27

Movie Worksheet: British Animals You Won't Find in America - Anglophenia Ep 27

There are some adorable British creatures that are never seen in the States outside of zoos and exotic pet owners. (Note: some of these animals can be found in other countries, but not natively in ...
3 Views 4,244 ElemPre-IntIntAdvExam

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