270 FREE Describing Things Worksheets

FREE Describing Things Worksheets

The ability to describe something is an important aspect of English language learning so there are 270 '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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Sellng Odd Items

Sellng Odd Items

Cris
•, , Describing Things,
This worksheet is intended for students to work on improvisation when they need to prepare a pitch or speech to sell an item. It can turn out to be very funny as the items in this activity are un ...
5 Views 5,064 Pre-IntIntAdv
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 ...
4 Views 19,746 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 7,769 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 ...
7 Views 12,258 ElemPre-IntIntAdvExam
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 6,770 Adv
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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 ...
8 Views 14,447 ElemPre-IntIntAdv
Reading Non-Linear Text - How Chocolate Is Made

Reading Non-Linear Text - How Chocolate Is Made

Zaida Sanuri
•, Describing Things,
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 ...
17 Views 18,592 ElemPre-Int
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 4,560 IntAdv
A Hot Drink (Coffee)- Supported Listening Activity

A Hot Drink (Coffee)- Supported Listening Activity

Iva
•, Describing Things,
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 4,320 Pre-IntInt
Numbers and Units: Listening Exercise about Airports

Numbers and Units: Listening Exercise about Airports

Trini
A lower intermediate level listening exercise (use with http://trinitypro.org/for-teachers/targeted-listening/) about an airport. Students are asked to listen for specific numbers and units - gaps ...
3 Views 6,959 Pre-IntInt
Which Famous Building Am I?

Which Famous Building Am I?

•, Describing Things,
This worksheet is all about famous buildings. Buckingham Palace and the Eiffel Tower are two of the buildings described in this resource. Students read the facts about each building and decide whi ...
4 Views 7,651 Elem
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 ...
16 Views 16,814 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 ...
7 Views 11,764 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 4,797 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 ...
4 Views 7,678 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 8,233 Beg
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 6,773 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 ...
16 Views 20,779 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 ...
33 Views 29,401 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 ...
19 Views 24,596 ElemPre-IntIntAdvExam
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 ...
5 Views 13,039 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 ...
15 Views 11,227 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 ...
14 Views 9,203 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 12,648 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 ...
8 Views 16,312 Int

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