ESL Describing People Lesson - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 60 minutes
This rewarding four-page lesson helps to teach students how to describe people's appearance and clothing. Students begin by learning how to use the 'verb to be' to describe height, body build and age. The students then practice the language and write short descriptions of people. After that, students learn how to use 'have' and 'has' to describe hair colour, hair length and facial features. After practicing the language and vocabulary, students take it in turns to describe people from the worksheet. Next, students learn how to describe what someone is wearing. Students learn about the various forms of the verb 'wear' and brainstorm items of clothing. Students then write about what they are wearing now and what they wore yesterday. In pairs, students then put what they have learnt together by describing pictures of famous people. Afterwards, students complete two gap fill exercises to practice the language from the lesson. Students then move on to describe themselves and a classmate. When students describe a classmate, they secretly choose someone to describe. The students then take it in turns to read their descriptions aloud and the class tries to guess who is being described. Finally, students take part in a drawing activity where they read descriptions and draw pictures of three thieves. When the students have finished, they compare their drawings. Then, some students draw their pictures on the board and the descriptions are reviewed with the class.