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Lesson Plan for Describing people
When you want to know what someone looks you, you are going to ask for a description. Descriptions can be very simple (he’s ugly) or very descriptive and detailed. (She’s 5 feet 4 inches tall, with straight flaming red shoulder length hair, sparkling dark green eyes, a dazzling pearly white smile, with a cute dimple on her left cheek, and lightly tanned facial skin as smooth as a baby’s behind, with a body like Marilynn Monroe). Just remember- when giving descriptions, people liked to flattered, not insulted!
English Expressions Used when Describing People
What does (… she) look like? She looks like a model.
What color is her hair? It’s black?
What color are his eyes? They’re blue.
How tall is she? She is five feet, four inches tall.
How much do you weight? I weight 75 kilos.
How old is your mother? She’s 45 years old.
Does the professor wear glasses? No, but he wears contacts.
Does he have any distinguishing characteristics? He has a scar on his left cheek.
Below are adjectives that can be used when describing people’s physical characteristics.
Hair: long, short, straight, curly, permed, ponytail, bangs, crew cut, shoulder length, bald,
receding hairline, salt and pepper, blond, gray, bald, wavy
Body build: Skinny, thin, slender, average weight, muscular, fat, chubby, plump, obese,
overweight, beer belly, average build, stocky, medium height, tall, short
Facial features: mustache, beard, side burns, pimples, dimples, round eyes, square chin,
big nose, wears glasses, round face
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dialogues about describing people take a look at:
English conversation activities on describing people and personalities and types of clothing- yadayadaenglish.com.com