Describing People

1. Introduce the lesson.
a. There are many ways to describe a person. Many people will describe a person based on
their appearance. Some other things that you can describe are their build(body), their
height, hairstyle, their health, and their complexion(face).
2. As students to describe me.
3. !hat does he"she loo lie#
$ Tape the pictures to the board. As students if they now who any of these people are, etc.
$ As we go along learning each topic as students to describe the people in the photos.
a. Build % this refers to their body.
skinny
thin
slim
slender
average build stocky
fat
overweight
chubby
obese
b. Height % this is how tall they appear.
short average height tall
c. Health % this is how healthy they appear.
out of shape
in good! shape
physically! fit
well"built
d. #eneral $ooks % these are common words to describe a person&s o'erall general
appearance.
hot
se%y
good looking
handsome
pretty
beautiful
attractive
cute
plain
ugly
unattractive
funny looking
e. Hairstyle % this is how someone&s hair appears. (he"she has)
blond hair
brown hair
red hair
black hair
gray hair
dyed hair
straight hair
wavy hair
curly hair
long hair
shoulder"length hair
short hair
a shaved head
long eyelashes
bushy eyebrows
a ponytail
pigtails
bangs
her hair in a bun
a beard
a mustache
sideburns
(e"she is bald.
f. &omple%ion % this refers to someone&s sin and face.
dark skin
light skin
a pale comple%ion
a rosy comple%ion
pimples'(its
a wart
a scar
a mole' a beauty mark
oily skin
dry skin
freckles
wrinkles
g. )ther
He has a tattoo.
*he has a pierced ear'nose'lip'tongue.
He has braces.
He wears glasses'contacts.
+. ,orksheet 1
-. ,orksheet 2
.. #uess my description
Students write )* sentences about themsel'es and then pass the piece of paper to someone else.
The person who recei'ed the paper reads the sentences out, starting with the most difficult clues
to guess from, until e'eryone guesses who it refers to.
/. ,ho am 0 game1 Students hold a card up displaying the name of a famous person. They must
as their classmates about this person and their appearance and must guess who the person is.
a. +xample, Am I a singer# Am I a boy or a girl# -o I ha'e long or short hair# Am I strong#
-o I ha'e light sin or dar sin#

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