Describing People

Lesson 4.4 Describing People

We can describe a person by talking about…

Note:  x = he (male), she (female), they (singular), or a person’s name

Try to combine information into one longer sentence, rather than several short sentences, e.g.

“Bob is my brother. He is 28. He is British.”     “My brother Bob is a 28 year old British man.”



When giving information, remember: statement + reason(s) + example(s), for example:

“Bob is generous.”     “Bob is generous, because he always lends me money if I ask, for example…”   



Exercises:

Ex. 4.4.1 Reading

i) Correct the sentences:

  1. My brother name is Adam.
  2. He’s six year old.
  3. Sarah is teacher.
  4. Paul are a 26 year-old vet.
  5. My mum is call Theresa.
  6. Brian is a Belgium soldier.
  7. He live in Nepal.
  8. She works in the town hall.

ii) Match the sentence halves:

  1. Laura is Catholic and comes from
  2. My sister is thirty and is married to
  3. Her name is Tina and she lives on
  4. Tim is nine years old and is
  • a professor of music.
  • a pupil at primary school.
  • the south of France.
  • Marlborough Street.

Ex. 4.4.2 Writing

i) Look at the pictures below and write three sentences to describe each person.

ii) Write three negative sentences to describe each person, e.g. “Sarah is not an old woman.”

iii)  Look at the pictures and say whether each statement is true, false, or we don’t know:

  1. Maisie has got straight hair.
  2. Sarah has got five tattoos.
  3. Graham is quite tall.
  4. Tina is ten years old.
  5. Graham looks serious.
  6. Stewart is middle-aged.
  7. Zoe is wearing glasses.
  8. Sarah has got short brown hair.
  9. Paul is about eleven years old.
  10. Tina has got blonde hair.

Ex. 4.4.3 Reading

i) Say whether each adjective describes personality or character. Write (P) or (C):

brave    generous    dishonest    moody    positive    reliable    quiet    open    friendly

ii) Complete the gaps with a time phrase:

Paul plays football  a)____. b)____ he went skiing in  Switzerland. He has lived in Manchester  c)____. d)____ he is going to start secondary school. He had an open day there  e)____.

Ex. 4.4.4 Reading  Draw a picture of each of the people below:

1. Andy is tall. He’s got dark hair and a moustache.
2. Stephanie is young and pretty. She’s got auburn hair.
3. Mitch has got a beard and curly hair. He’s overweight.
4. Jean is slim and about forty-five years old. She’s got blue eyes and wears glasses.
5. Steven is of medium build. He’s got short straight hair and a long nose.

Extra time: When you have finished, draw five more people and write your own description of each one.

Ex. 4.4.5 Reading  Draw a picture of each of the people below:

1. Jeff is short. He’s got long curly brown hair. He’s usually quite cheerful.
2. Paula is about medium height. She’s got blue eyes and freckles on her face.
3. Tom is wearing a smart grey suit. He’s tall and he’s going bald. He’s thirty-eight.
4. Maria is wearing a blue skirt and a short-sleeved blouse. She’s got glasses on. She’s
unhappy.
5. Gracie is about sixty years old. She’s tall and plump. She’s got grey hair.

Extra time: When you have finished, draw five more people and write your own description of each one.

Ex. 4.4.6 Reading  Match a sentence from section A with a sentence from section B:

Section A:

1. I’m happy because…
2. I’m sad because…
3. I’m afraid because…
4. I feel lonely because…
5. I’m disappointed because…
6. I’m worried because…
7. I’m confused because…
8. I feel hurt because…
9. I’m excited because…
10. I’m bored because…

Section B:

a) I have just lost £40.
b) I don’t have anyone to talk to.
c) there’s a spider in the bath.
d) I didn’t get the job that I wanted.
e) the sun is shining.
f) I thought today was Wednesday.
g) my friends have been talking about me behind my back.
h) I haven’t got any work to do.
i) we’re all going on holiday tomorrow!
j) I don’t know how I can pay my electricity bill.

Ex. 4.4.7 Reading  Match a sentence from section A with a sentence from section B:

Section A:

1. I feel tired because…
2. I feel guilty because…
3. I’m surprised because…
4. I’m over the moon because…
5. I’m angry because…
6. I’m happy because…
7. I’m feeling down because…
8. I feel great because…
9. I’m shocked because…
10. I’m bored because…

Section B:

a) someone has stolen my new mobile phone.
b) I’ve been at work for twelve hours without a proper break.
c) I cheated during a test and got away with it.
d) I’ve just been to the gym and had a relaxing massage.
e) I have just won £2.5 million on the lottery!
f) my girlfriend has just dumped me.
g) I didn’t realise I had two pounds in my pocket.
h) I’m home alone with nothing to do.
i) my dog has just had puppies.
j) I didn’t know that we were related until last week!

Ex. 4.4.8 Reading  Fill in the gaps to spell fifteen different emotions:

1. a _ _ _ _
2. _ o _ _ i e _
3. a _ _ a i _
4. _ a _
5. _ a _ _ _
6. _ i _ e _
7. _ u _ _ _ _
8. _ a _ _
9. _ i _ a _ _ o i _ _ e _
10. e _ _ i _ e _
11. _ u _ _
12. _ e _ _ e _
13. _ o _ _ u _
14. _ o _ e _
15. a _ a _ e _

Ex. 4.4.9 Reading  Fill in the gaps to spell fifteen different emotions:

1. _ o _ e _ _
2. _ i _ e a _ a _ e
3. e _ e _ _ e _ i _
4. _ u _ _
5. i _ _
6. _ e _ _
7. u _ _ e _
8. a _ _ o _ e _
9. _ o _ _ u _ e _
10. _ _ e e _ _ u _
11. _ _ a _ e _
12. a _ _ i o u _
13. _ e _ u _
14. _ _ e a _ e _
15. _ _ u _ _ _ a _ e _

Ex. 4.4.10 Related worksheets (PDF) to print out and photocopy:

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