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Welcome to the section of the site that deals with descriptive words. There are 1,070 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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Alien Cultures Game - Modified Version

Alien Cultures Game - Modified Version

Lee
A prettified version of @dnisbet's work at: https://busyteacher.org/23947-alien-cultures-game.html This is the intermediate template. Based on Susan Verner's article, https://busyteacher.org/17 ...
2 Views 2,104 Pre-IntIntAdv
Moon Face - Jack London (Literature - Immersive Reading)

Moon Face - Jack London (Literature - Immersive Reading)

iClassics Collection
"Moon-Face" is a short story by Jack London, first published in 1906. It explores the subject of extreme antipathy.   RESOURCES & ACTIVITIES include:• Character Analysis• Matc ...
1 Views 1,454 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
The Nightingale and the Rose - Oscar Wilde (Literature - Immersive Reading)

The Nightingale and the Rose - Oscar Wilde (Literature - Immersive Reading)

iClassics Collection
A nightingale overhears a student complaining that the professor's daughter will not dance with him, as he is unable to give her a red rose. The nightingale visits all the rose-trees in the garden ...
1 Views 1,493 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
The Happy Prince - Oscar Wilde (Literature - Immersive Reading)

The Happy Prince - Oscar Wilde (Literature - Immersive Reading)

iClassics Collection
In a town where a lot of poor people suffer and where there are a lot of miseries, a swallow who was left behind after his flock flew off to Egypt for the winter, meets the statue of the late "Hap ...
1 Views 2,353 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
The Selfish Giant - Oscar Wilde (Literature - Immersive Reading)

The Selfish Giant - Oscar Wilde (Literature - Immersive Reading)

iClassics Collection
The Selfish Giant owns a beautiful garden which has 12 peach trees and lovely fragrant flowers, in which children love to play after returning from the school. On the giant's return from seven yea ...
1 Views 2,035 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
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The Hop-Frog - Edgar Allan Poe

The Hop-Frog - Edgar Allan Poe

iClassics Collection
"Hop-Frog" (originally "Hop-Frog; Or, the Eight Chained Ourangoutangs") is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1849. The title character, a person with dwarfism ta ...
1 Views 2,180 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
The Raven - Edgar Allan Poe

The Raven - Edgar Allan Poe

iClassics Collection
"The Raven" is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It ...
1 Views 2,978 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
The Masque of the Red Death - Edgar Allan Poe

The Masque of the Red Death - Edgar Allan Poe

iClassics Collection
"The Masque of the Red Death", originally published as "The Mask of the Red Death: A Fantasy" (1842), is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. The story follows Prince Prospero's attempts to avoid a d ...
1 Views 2,549 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Annabel Lee - Edgar Allan Poe

Annabel Lee - Edgar Allan Poe

iClassics Collection
"Annabel Lee" is the last complete poem composed by American author Edgar Allan Poe. Like many of Poe's poems, it explores the theme of the death of a beautiful woman. The narrator, who fell in lo ...
1 Views 2,535 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
World Cup - Comparatives, Superlatives, Physical Appearance

World Cup - Comparatives, Superlatives, Physical Appearance

SuzanyStock
Most students like soccer so I thought that it was a good idea to review grammar topics using World Cup. This ppt is an activity using World Cup soccer players as characters to review comparative ...
1 Views 10,239 ElemPre-Int
The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe

The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe

iClassics Collection
The Tell-Tale Heart" is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1843. It is told by an unnamed narrator who endeavors to convince the reader of his sanity, while descr ...
1 Views 4,407 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
The Oval Portrait - Edgar Allan Poe

The Oval Portrait - Edgar Allan Poe

iClassics Collection
"The Oval Portrait" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe involving the disturbing circumstances surrounding a portrait in a chateau. It is one of his shortest stories, filling only two pages in its ...
1 Views 4,442 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
The Lawyer and the Ghost - Charles Dickens (Immersive Reading)

The Lawyer and the Ghost - Charles Dickens (Immersive Reading)

iClassics Collection
These exercises are based on our Charles Dickens Collection, one of our of Immersive Reading AppBooks. RESOURCES & ACTIVITIES include: • Character Analysis • Matching Exercise ...
2 Views 4,487 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
The Black Cat - Edgar Allan Poe

The Black Cat - Edgar Allan Poe

iClassics Collection
"The Black Cat" is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. It was first published in the August 19, 1843, edition of The Saturday Evening Post. It is a study of the psychology of guilt, ...
1 Views 6,283 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Researching Animals - Giraffe

Researching Animals - Giraffe

This science worksheet was created for primary aged children and asks students to write a short report about giraffes. They must include the answers to the questions in their report. This will hel ...
1 Views 3,517 Elem
In Fashion Puzzle

In Fashion Puzzle

Sandra Elizabeth Valencia
By using puzzles you can introduce or reinforce vocabulary about different topics. This sheet presents adjectives for describing clothing in a fun way. Also, through this type of activity you ca ...
1 Views 3,767 ElemPre-Int
Starry Starry Night

Starry Starry Night

Carmen Anievas
    Listening and gap filling exercise with the famous song about Vincent Van Gogh. Students listen to the song and complete the blanks with the words provided. The teacher may sho ...
1 Views 4,746 Pre-Int
Description of a Pie Chart

Description of a Pie Chart

Zaida Sanuri
This worksheet serves as an introduction to how to use English language expressions in describing a pie chart for ESL or EFL students. It includes vocabulary, comprehension and sentence-level writ ...
1 Views 6,212 ElemPre-IntInt
Christmas Ghosts - Charles Dickens (Literature - Immersive Reading)

Christmas Ghosts - Charles Dickens (Literature - Immersive Reading)

iClassics Collection
Complete activities related to Charles Dickens' Christmas Ghosts. RESOURCES & ACTIVITIES include: • Character Analysis • Matching Exercise • Quizzes • Glossary &bul ...
3 Views 8,864 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Skeletal System - Bones in the Human Body

Skeletal System - Bones in the Human Body

Lily Buckland
This sheet discusses the human skeleton. The human skeleton is the internal framework of the body which is composed of around 270 bones at birth. This number decreases to around 206 by adulthood a ...
6 Views 9,410 All
Body Parts In idioms

Body Parts In idioms

This worksheet provides help in understanding 10 different idioms related to body parts. Included idioms are: to have a sweet tooth, to pull someone's leg, to cost an eye, to have something at you ...
8 Views 13,706 IntAdv
Sellng Odd Items

Sellng Odd Items

Cris
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 ...
6 Views 8,850 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 ...
6 Views 26,857 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 ...
2 Views 10,298 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 12,880 BegElem

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