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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Black Friday

Black Friday

Pocket Passport
A fun, animated lesson to teach your students all about Black Friday. What is it? How did it get its name? What happens? and lots more! This lesson plan is linked to a YouTube video that was made ...
1 Views 7,266 All
Questions about Fall

Questions about Fall

Jeff Genet
A great tool and resource for conversation classes. This professionally illustrated PowerPoint will prompt your students to ask fun, meaningful and topic related questions about the fall. Perfect ...
1 Views 4,596 All
Making Fall Plans

Making Fall Plans

Jeff Genet
An incredibly fun lesson to build vocabulary and expressions to talk about the fall. There is an animated video that is linked to this lesson plan made especially for ESL/EFL learners. A powerful ...
1 Views 2,491 All
I Love Fall

I Love Fall

Pocket Master
An fun, animated, awesome lesson plan for teaching students about fall. The YouTube video that is linked with this lesson was made for ESL learners and is an animated monologue explaining how some ...
1 Views 4,554 All
What is Halloween?

What is Halloween?

Jeff Genet
This fabulously fun Halloween lesson is based off an animated video of a natural conversation. One of the characters in the series is from India and doesn't know much about it. A very powerful res ...
1 Views 14,166 All
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Halloween Planning Lesson with Activities

Halloween Planning Lesson with Activities

Jeff Genet
A fantastic lesson plan for teaching useful vocabulary and expressions to talk about Halloween. The lesson plan includes a link to a fun, animated YouTube video. An excellent resource for improvin ...
1 Views 10,827 All
Goofy Basketball

Goofy Basketball

Claudio Ferreira
This is a worksheet based on the video "Goofy Basketball" which encourages young learners to start working with worksheets. Even at the end they can do a little of maths using the vocabulary prov ...
1 Views 5,236 BegElem
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 4,776 Pre-IntIntAdv
Researching Animals - Giraffe

Researching Animals - Giraffe

•, Describing Things, ,
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 4,618 Elem
In Fashion Puzzle

In Fashion Puzzle

Sandra Elizabeth Valencia
•Describing Things,
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 4,529 ElemPre-Int
Starry Starry Night

Starry Starry Night

Carmen Anievas
•, , Describing Things
    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 5,484 Pre-Int
Description of a Pie Chart

Description of a Pie Chart

Zaida Sanuri
•, Describing Things, ,
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 7,178 ElemPre-IntInt
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 ...
6 Views 9,726 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 28,237 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 10,990 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 ...
8 Views 22,599 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 ...
4 Views 11,856 Adv
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 ...
10 Views 25,468 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 ...
21 Views 28,234 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 6,392 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 6,295 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 ...
4 Views 10,529 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 10,127 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 ...
18 Views 21,890 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 ...
10 Views 15,304 BegElemPre-IntInt

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