Examples Of People Describing Themselves

Examples Of People Describing Themselves

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Topic: Describing People

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- Describing PeopleIntroduction 1.Warm up questions 2.Vocabulary Describing Appearance Functions & Structures 1.Structures for describing appearance 2.

Description Order 3.

Modifiers: very, quite, really Introduction 1.Vocabulary Describing Character Grammar 1.Adjective order Extension Grammar 1.Compound adjectives

To give a description of a person, your student needs to understand the vocabulary to use, what details are important, and the order in which to give the details.

Pictures are very useful to teach appearance vocabulary.

Phase 1: Describing Appearance Warm-up Questions1.Whos your favourite movie star?

2.What does he/she look like? 3.How do you describe yourself?

4.Do you look like your brother/sister? 5.

Who do you look like, your mum or your dad? Vocabulary1.Take down the description words used in answers to Question 2 & 3.Ask your student to put them under the correct heading (see attachment 1 at the end).2.Introduce more vocabulary using the pictures available from .

Structures for describing appearance.

What does he/she look like? ---Age He/She is young / middle-aged / elderly / old.
a baby/ toddler / teenager.
in his/her 20s / 30s
in his/her early / late 20s.Height He/She is 165cm tall.
of average / medium height.
tall / very tall / rather tall.
short.Build He/She is fat / overweight / plump /chubby
skinny /thin / slim / plump.
muscular.The Smith Family Home Tutor Scheme Hair/face He/She has (got) black, straight hair.
a round / long / square face.Clothes He/She wears a hat / earrings.
is in black.Distinguishing Features He/She wears glasses / contacts / braces.
has (got) a tattoo / a piercing.2.Description Order Study the descriptions in Vocabulary 3 and work out the order information is given.

1) General characteristics: age, height, build and gender.

2) Details such as hair and any other distinguishing features, like the eyes or the nose, a beard, a moustache, glasses, etc.For example, Anna is quite young, she is in her twenties.Shes very tall and thin.She has long brown and curly hair and beautiful blue eyes.Exercises 1.Look at the pictures and descriptions 1) Match the descriptions with the pictures.

2) Use the information to describe the people, first orally, then in written.

around 20 / tall / slim / beautiful /

long straight hair in his 40s /short / stocky / mustache really cute / wavy hair / big beautiful eyes around 60 years old / short curly hair / glasses a wide face / dark-skinned / muscular young / of medium height / a ponytail For example,

1) She is around 20 years old.

She is tall, slim, and beautiful.She has long straight hair.

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Use Attachment 1 to introduce more vocabulary General beautiful, pretty, handsome, sexy, cute, good-looking Face Shape square, oval, round, triangular Skin freckled, fair complexion, tanned, wrinkled, silky, baby-soft, glowing, dry, callused, rough, dark-skinned, olive-skinned Eyes almond-shaped, squinty Lips thin/full lips, pursed lips, pouting lips Hair texture wavy, curly, straight, spiky, buzzed, shaved, neatly-combed, cropped Lots of hair: thick, bushy, coarse Little hair: think, scraggly, limp, flat, balding, bald, bald spot, has

receding hairline Hair Styles braids, ponytail, pigtail, bun, twist, flip,

layered, chopped, spiked, slicked down Treated hair: permed, dyed, bleached, highlighted, weaved Facial hair beard, goatee, mustache, sideburns bearded, unshaven, clean-shaven, trimmed, neatly-trimmed Cultural note Help your student to become aware of words that people usually find offensive.For example, we often say a bit overweight instead of fat.

Vocabulary exercise: Reply with the opposite description.Example A: I thought you said he was the short, chubby one.B: No, no, no, not at all, hes the tall, thin-faced one.1) A: Was that his brother, the dark-skinned, wavy-haired one?
B: No, completely the opposite, his brothers 2) A: So Charlenes that rather plump, fair-haired woman, is she?

B: No, youre looking at the wrong one.


The Smith Family Home Tutor Scheme 3) A: So, tell us about the new boss; good looking?

B: No, Im afraid not; rather 4) A: I dont know why, but I expected the tour-guide to be middle-aged or elderly.

B: No, apparently shes really 3.Describe the people in the pictures below (Alternatively cut out some pictures of people from magazines).It is also a good opportunity to go over the clothes vocabulary and structures.

3.Modifiers We use modifiers with adjectives to express the degree or extent of the quality described by the adjective they precede.

1) really:

Her hair is really long; I love it.

2) very: John is a very happy boy

always smiling.

3) rather: Her eyes are rather small but her face is very pretty altogether.4) quite: My boss is quite tall.5) quite a: She is quite a pretty woman in her forties.

6) not very: Mary is not very intelligent, but she works really hard.

7) a little/ a bit: She is a bit shy, dont you think so? There are two other words that can be used to modify the quality of the colours.1) light: She has beautiful light blue eyes.2) dark: Her hair is dark brown, but not as dark as yours.

Practice1. to the descriptions and find the rightperson.This is a great way to practise listening for key words and to reinforce vocabulary learning.


Talk about your ideal of a handsome man / a beautiful woman.

3.Whos your favorite move star? Can you describe him/her in more details now?

The Smith Family Home Tutor Scheme Phase 2: Describing Character VocabularyUse the words below to describe yourself, your best friend and someone you dislike.For example, My little sister is really sweet.My friend Maria is very responsible and polite.

My mum loves her
examples of people describing themselves
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Describing People Practicing adjectives Lesson Plan by Catherine Schell. Voice of America’s EFL ... Examples: We watched something fascinating on the news tonight. (voanews.com)
Reading And Writing Module 2 Describing - The Curriculum Project
Where does the writer give examples? Can you find any extra details? 2. ... Try to think of a describing people adjective that begins with each letter. (voanews.com)
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DESCRIBING A PERSON 1-Text ... Examples : Algeria + ian = Algerian. China + ese = Chinese. ... Cheerful people People who tell lies (voanews.com)
.Susan is not only intelligent, but also very hard-working.Peter is quite shy and quiet, but hes very friendly.ambitious bossy capable, caring, cheerful, close-minded, confident, (in)considerate, creative dull easygoing, emotional, empathetic, energetic friendly, funny generous, gentle hard-working, (dis)honest, humorous imaginative, independent, intelligent kind lazy, loyal mature, mean, modest, moody nave, narrow-minded, naughty, nice, noisy open-minded, optimistic, outgoing, organised patient, pessimistic, polite (un)reliable, (ir)responsible, rude selfish, sensible, sensitive, serious, shy, sincere, smart, sociable, strong-minded, stubborn, stupid, sweet, sympathetic thrifty, tolerant Exercises 1.

what are the antonyms of the following words? 1) responsible ---- 2) intelligent --- 3) optimistic --- 4) generous --- 5) humorous --- 6) polite --- 7) mature --- 8) hard-working --- 9) outgoing --- 10)

reliable --- 2.

Choose the best answer to complete the sentences.

1) I really like people who are ______________ because they always believe that things will work out in spite of difficult challenges.

a) dependent

b) humble c) optimistic 2) Monica is very ______________ and always gives her time and resources to help those who are in need.

a) ambitious

b) generous

c) reliable 3) To be honest, my father can't stand coworkers who are ______________ and won't consider new ideas or ways of doing things.

The Smith Family Home Tutor Scheme a) close-minded b) dishonest

c) inconsiderate 3.Complete the following sentences.1) I like someone who is ___________ because ________.

2) I enjoy being around people who are _______ because _______.

3) I can't stand people who are _______ because _________.

Grammar: Adjective OrderWhen you use more than one adjective, you have to put them in the right order, according to type.
Opinion An opinion adjective explains what you think about something.Examples: silly, beautiful, horrible, difficult

Size A size adjective tells you how big or small something is.

Examples: large, tinyAge An age adjective tells you how young or old something or someone is.

Examples: young, old

Shape A shape adjective describes the shape.Examples: square, round, flat, rectangular Colour blue, pink, reddish, grey

Origin An origin adjective describes where something comes from.

Examples: French, lunar, American, eastern, Greek

Material A material adjective describes what something is made from.Examples: wooden, metal, cotton, paper Purpose A purpose adjective describes what something is used for.These adjectives often end with "-ing".

Examples: sleeping bag, serving bowl Some examples of adjective order Opinion Size Age Shape Colour Origin Material bag Note: 1) If there are more than two adjectives, use commas after each adjective except the last one, ie no comma between the last adjective and the noun.

For example,
Alice prefers black, Italian, leather furniture.2) If there are two adjectives, no comma is used.

For example, She has got pretty long hair.3) The rule is to avoid using more than three adjectives in a row.Only include those really relevant and important.Exercise: Choose theright answer.


He was wearing a ________ shirt.

1) dirty old flannel

2) flannel old dirty

3) old dirty flannel 2.Pass me the ________ cups.

1) plastic big blue

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2) big blue plastic

3) big plastic blue 3.All the girls fell in love with the ________ movie star.

1) handsome new American

2) American new handsome

3) new handsome American 4.

I used to drive ________ car.

1) a blue old German

2) an old German blue

3) an old blue German 5.He recently married a ________ woman.

1) young beautiful Greek

2) beautiful young Greek

3) beautiful Greek young

PracticeRead the following passage (Alternatively you can read the passage to your student as a listening comprehension exercise).

My Friend Lara Let me describe my friend Lara Dang to you.She is twenty-two years old and she studies English at AMES Surry Hills.She was born in Vietnam.

Lara is slim and very tall

about 180cm.I think she is the tallest of all my friends.Shes got black straight hair down to her waist and pretty brown eyes.

She is very pretty, in fact; and boys are always asking her out.Lara has an open personality and is a lot of fun.She is caring and kind and loves animals.She also enjoys talking to people and sharing good moments with them.

1.Conversation questions.1) How old is Lara? 2) Where does she come from? 3) Where does she study? 4) What does Lara look like? 5) Is she a nice person? 6) Do you want a friend like Lara? Why? 7) What kind of people do you usually get along well with?


Use the passage as a model.Talk about / Write on one of your friends/family members.You can also add information such as marital status, clothes, abilities and likes & dislikes.

The Smith Family Home Tutor Scheme Extension: Compound AdjectivesCompound adjectives are used regularly in daily English.

A compound adjective is a single adjective comprising more than one word.

The words in a compound adjective are usually grouped together using hyphens.One type of compound adjectives ends with ed.

For example, open-minded, middle-aged, dark-skinned.

Exercise: Rewrite the sentences using compound adjectives.1.

Sue is a girl with fair hair = Sue is a _______________ girl.

2.He writes with his left hand = He is a _________________ man.3.Jim has got blue eyes = Jim is a _________________ boy.


He is a boy with dark skin = He is a ________________ boy.Home Tutor Scheme Lesson Plan

Topic: Describing People

The Smith Family Home Tutor Scheme Attachment 1 Talking about A Persons Appearance Age Height Figure/build Hair Face Distinguishing Features Clothes General.
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