Adjectives of Size, Shape and Colour
ESL Describing Activity - Writing and Speaking - Pre-intermediate - 40 minutes
In this engaging worksheet activity, students categorize adjectives of size, shape and colour and explain each adjective's meaning. The class is divided into teams of three and each student is given a copy of the worksheet. Working together in their teams, students have ten minutes to put the adjectives of size, shape and colour into their respective category on the worksheet. When the time limit has been reached, the teams stop writing. The teacher then calls out the first adjective from the worksheet and asks the first team for the correct category. If the category is correct, all the teams with the same answer score a point. If the first team answers correctly, they try to explain the meaning of the adjective for an extra point. They can do this by drawing on the board, pointing to something that can be described with the adjective or by making a sentence with the adjective that illustrates the meaning. If the team gives an incorrect category or explanation, the next team gives their answer. This process is repeated with each team in turn until all the answers and explanations have been given correctly. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.