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216 FREE Describing Things Worksheets

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The ability to describe something is an important aspect of English language learning so there are 216 '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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Phonetics Card Game

Phonetics Card Game

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2 Teams of  2 players (a clue giver and a guesser), a deck of 44 cards, a timer (2mn rounds). Find and Pronounce as many words as possible. Rules: - the clue giver draws a ...
3 Intermediate
Mobile Scavenger Hunt

Mobile Scavenger Hunt

A scavenger hunt is a game where you try to find certain objects or answers to clues. In this scavenger hunt you will use a mobile phone to give clues and hints to another team. This is ...
2 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Project 1, Units 3-4. Revision Test

Project 1, Units 3-4. Revision Test

This worksheet is aimed at Croatian pupils and their EFL teachers to help them save their time. I find that recommended tests to go with Project are very demanding for my pupils, and I always wast ...
2 Elementary
Toys Bingo and Reading for Young Learners

Toys Bingo and Reading for Young Learners

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A simple Toys Bingo for kids, you can use the same pictures as counters, and in my opinion bingo is always good and fun for revision or ice-breaker. As a follow up you can ask the students to spea ...
2 Complete Beginner
What´s This?

What´s This?

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It´s a very easy exercise for beginners. Students have to answer the question "What´s this?" by looking a the pictures. After this, students can play a guessing game to practise the sa ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary
Seen through the Microscope

Seen through the Microscope

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I use this PPT to practise speaking with all kind of students, although it is better to use it with skilled students. Whenever I do this activity in class the students have great fun when they see ...
4 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
Words for Taboo 4

Words for Taboo 4

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These words can be used for playing taboo. Students take turns to explain the word in bold while trying to avoid using the other associated words. The words are chosen at random but are generally ...
4 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
Reading Dreams

Reading Dreams

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This worksheet deals with the topic of dreams. It does not focus on any grammatical aspect in particular. It consists of a fill-in the blanks listening about analyzing dreams that I adapted from h ...
7 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
Movie Worksheet: Avatar -The Last Airbender (Introduction PPT)

Movie Worksheet: Avatar -The Last Airbender (Introduction PPT)

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This powerpoint introduces the characters, elements, and concepts of bending powers from the Avatar: the Last Airbender series. This is a great before/after discussion for showing the first two ep ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Valentine's Day - Writing a Narrative

Valentine's Day - Writing a Narrative

This exercise is for ESL beginners. Starting from a comic strip about Valentine's Day, the students must write a short narrative in the present simple tense. You might want to first go over the ...
5 Elementary
Describing Pictures (Based on Optical Illusions)

Describing Pictures (Based on Optical Illusions)

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This worksheet can be used for introducing or revising phrases of pictures description (e.g. in the foreground, in the left upper corner etc.) It consists of the list of these phrases and interest ...
15 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
It Looks Very Old

It Looks Very Old

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I use this PowerPoint presentation in the lessons dedicated to great inventions made in the past. Students have to guess what a particular thing was used for. The answers are: a) thermometer, a) ...
6 Complete Beginner
Movie Worksheet: Mr Bean Goes to the Dentist

Movie Worksheet: Mr Bean Goes to the Dentist

My ESOL learners LOVE Mr Bean and I enjoy letting them watch it but I can't help feeling guilty as they aren't getting a lot of language input, being that Mr Bean doesn't say much. So, instead I g ...
8 Complete Beginner Elementary
Movie Worksheet:Talking about Photographs

Movie Worksheet:Talking about Photographs

This worksheet is based on a dialogue I found on Youtube. A man and a woman talk about their photographs. There is a gap-filling exercise in connection with the dialogue and some warm up activitie ...
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
The Stop Game

The Stop Game

The Stop game comes from a video I watched about TEFL , from BridgeTEFL. In this game, students use vocabulary they know and verb tenses they know to write a single word (or maybe a half-phrase) i ...
5 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Toys

Toys

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This PowerPoint contains the names and pictures of some toys. It is very useful for both beginner and elementary levels, particularly children between 5-13 years old. You can use it as the engagem ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary
Whole Year Test

Whole Year Test

This worksheet is a whole-year test for my 3rd graders. The units tested on this worksheet are: Music, Cinema, Food, Children's Rights and Natural Wonders. It contains the main skills: listening, ...
4 Pre-Intermediate
Movie Worksheet: Fawlty Towers - Worksheet & Role Plays

Movie Worksheet: Fawlty Towers - Worksheet & Role Plays

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This is an activity that I prepared for my upper intermediate and advanced students and it was very successful. Students will practice listening, vocabulary, speaking and then create a role play. ...
4 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo

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This is an open gap-fill activity on "Finding Nemo",  students (group A and B) are supposed to complete the text by using one word for each gap. In group A there are other words missing than ...
5 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Creation of a Person

Creation of a Person

This powerpoint is for a short project I did with my Chinese students. The English club consists of 5th graders. I used newspaper and magazine clippings and gave each student 4 pictures. 1. The pe ...
6 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Movie Worksheet: The Closet Reconfiguration

Movie Worksheet: The Closet Reconfiguration

I created this worksheet to help students remember the vocabulary and the structure "what + be/look like + like", clothes, rooms, etc... It is better if the subtitles are in English. The Big Bang ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Describe the Word

Describe the Word

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This is based on the game Taboo and Balderdash. The worksheet gives a long list of words that can be used in this game. Place the words in a bag/hat/box. Students get into pairs and have a minute ...
5 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Materials

Materials

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This is a powerpoint presentation about materials for 7th grade vocabulary. The presentation shows the material with its name, and when possible a second image kids can use to remember the words. ...
6 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Adjectives

Adjectives

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This power point focuses on the use of more powerful adjectives in stories to make the ideas stronger. It includes worksheets where students substitute normal adjectives with more vivid ones or fi ...
7 Intermediate
English Resource: Sentence Analogies - Function

English Resource: Sentence Analogies - Function

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This English resource was created for ks2 students. It includes 24 sentences but only eight of them are written correctly. Students must choose which sentence makes sense. This worksheet was creat ...
7 Elementary

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