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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ESL Pals - How to Describe People

ESL Pals - How to Describe People

ESL Pals
    This ESL lesson plan about describing people starts with a fun warm-up vocabulary game that teaches words related to a person's physical appearance. It includes how to describe ...
1 Views 6,158 ElemPre-IntInt
How to Describe People

How to Describe People

ESL Pals
    This ESL lesson plan teaches ways to describe people and their physical attributes. It starts with a fun warm-up vocabulary game. It consists of seven exercises focussing on desc ...
1 Views 8,067 ElemPre-IntInt
Fill in the blanks activity – Dogs

Fill in the blanks activity – Dogs

  Use this time-saving cloze activity worksheet to help your students become better readers. Children read through the passages and use the words from the word bank to fill in the blank sp ...
1 Views 5,744 BegElem
Around the House

Around the House

Jeff Genet
  A speaking-based lesson for beginners to talk about rooms and things around the home. It includes visual aids for brainstorming and identifying rooms and common household items. Identify ...
1 Views 8,238 BegElemPre-Int
BUILDING STABILITY Gapfill-Answers

BUILDING STABILITY Gapfill-Answers

Eva MULLAGHY
•, Describing Things,
  This comprehension worksheet is particularly suited to Engineer or Architect students. It is a challenging listening exercise as some of the engineers speak rapidly. The gap-fill focuses ...
1 Views 3,662 IntAdv
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New Year's Traditions

New Year's Traditions

Jeff Genet
  This lesson teaches English through culture. It is linked to a YouTube video that speaks about New Year's traditions around the world. Perfect for vocabulary building, it provides visual ...
1 Views 5,829 All
Thanksgiving Plans

Thanksgiving Plans

Jeff Genet
  A super fun lesson plan with a link to an animated video to introduce vocabulary and expressions to talk about Thanksgiving. Perfect for vocabulary building and contextualizing language, ...
1 Views 6,016 All
Circulatory System Vocabulary Quiz

Circulatory System Vocabulary Quiz

  This fun circulatory system activity asks students to draw a line to match the vocabulary word to the definition. This worksheet can be used to reinforce learning when teaching the topic ...
2 Views 4,846 Elem
Sesame Street listening/watching practise A2

Sesame Street listening/watching practise A2

Valentina Danho
  This simple worksheet is for students who are about 11– 22 years old at CEFR level A2 to practise watching and listening, using an episode of Sesame street on YouTube. Q1 could als ...
1 Views 3,793 Elem
Intermediate English Course: Present Tense Video Clip Descriptions

Intermediate English Course: Present Tense Video Clip Descriptions

J.T. Taylor
•, , , Describing Things
  This implicit course consists of 30 third-person objective short video clips in the present tense, focusing on the third-person singular. The descriptions are in sentence puzzles with mi ...
1 Views 2,915 Pre-IntIntAdv
BOOK ILLUSTRATION – FOCUS ON COLOR

BOOK ILLUSTRATION – FOCUS ON COLOR

Anastasiia
•, Describing Things
  This worksheet helps students to develop listening comprehension. It includes vocabulary focus, listening for details, gap-filling and comprehension check assignments based on the short ...
1 Views 3,470 IntAdv
Who decides what art really means?

Who decides what art really means?

Anastasiia
•, Describing Things,
  This worksheet helps to develop students’ listening skills and personal impressions. It introduces the vocabulary of art and art criticism. The assignment contains tasks such as li ...
1 Views 3,431 Pre-IntInt
Describing Appearances PPT

Describing Appearances PPT

Jeff Genet
  This is a powerful visual aid to teach your students vocabulary and expressions to describe appearance. Use this Power Point to pre-teach vocabulary, as a warm up for lessons or as the c ...
1 Views 10,588 ElemPre-IntInt
Painting Overview PPT

Painting Overview PPT

Larisa
•Describing Things,
  This presentation contains works by famous artists and useful vocabulary such as styles, genres, materials and verbs for describing paintings. It gives useful clichés and can be u ...
1 Views 3,702 Pre-Int
Collocations

Collocations

Laura Bindean
    This sheet focuses on adjective, noun, participle collocations used in speaking and informal language. These collocations can be used to describe things, the weather or talk abou ...
1 Views 4,719 Adv
Power Point Song – Blackbird By Paul McCartney

Power Point Song – Blackbird By Paul McCartney

  There are a variety of methods to teach students English by using songs, from listening comprehension to grammar rules. This short worksheet includes three defined activities involving a ...
1 Views 5,405 Pre-IntIntAdv
Verbs: Rob or Steal?

Verbs: Rob or Steal?

Fatima Perez
•, Describing Things
  This worksheet explains the difference between these confusing words, which students usually get wrong. There are clear examples of the two verbs and also the difference between the rela ...
1 Views 6,448 ElemPre-IntInt
Learning about Clothes & Colour

Learning about Clothes & Colour

Helen
•, , , Describing Things
  Suitable all ages and complete adult beginners, this resource helps improve the vocabulary. It includes describing different colours and clothing, has proper nouns, revision activities a ...
1 Views 7,172 BegElem
Guess the Holiday: Saint Patrick's Day

Guess the Holiday: Saint Patrick's Day

Dyone
•Describing Things,
  Students have to guess the holiday from the description in this worksheet as the neither the name Patrick or the date March 17th are mentioned. It's written with EFL B1/B2 levels in mind ...
1 Views 4,360 Pre-IntInt
Creative Thinking - Name Five Places That...

Creative Thinking - Name Five Places That...

This creative thinking exercise was created by www.primaryleap.co.uk Do your students have their thinking caps on? This activity will improve your student's creative thinking and writing skills. ...
1 Views 18,143 Elem
Idiom Activity and Worksheet

Idiom Activity and Worksheet

L.Spence
•, Describing Things, ,
This activity and worksheet is to be paired with the read aloud Butterflies in my Stomach and other School Hazards. I prepared this for my adult ESL students. Students should read the book as a c ...
1 Views 14,728 All
Who Decides What Art Really Means? Listening & Speaking Activity Part 2

Who Decides What Art Really Means? Listening & Speaking Activity Part 2

Anastasiia
•, Describing Things,
This is the second part of the listening comprehension activity, Who Decides What Art Means? Part of the worksheet focuses on listening and speaking skills. It introduces the vocabulary of art an ...
1 Views 6,560 Pre-IntInt
Where Do Superstitions Come From?

Where Do Superstitions Come From?

Anastasiia
The worksheet focuses on the topic of superstitions and their origins. It is based on the video that illustrated the beliefs and coincidences at heart of the most common superstitions. Tasks incl ...
1 Views 8,064 Pre-IntInt
Talking about Food - Listening Comprehension

Talking about Food - Listening Comprehension

Jeff Genet
A fantastic lesson for explaining vocabulary and expressions to talk about food. This lesson is linked to an animated video to help put things into context. There is a second video that is a voca ...
1 Views 26,560 BegElemPre-IntInt
10 Clothes Activities - Matching, Analogies, Idioms and More

10 Clothes Activities - Matching, Analogies, Idioms and More

•, Describing Things, ,
This is a worksheet about clothes. There are ten activities: blanks exercises, matching exercises (clothes, gloves), analogies, patterns, idioms, put the words in the appropriate box, choose the ...
1 Views 10,911 ElemInt

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