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DESCRIPTIONS - Page 1

(Updated on 03/09/2013)

 

Cliparts, Flashcards and Photos  
Describing people :
Vocabulary - Idioms - Listening - Interactive activities -

Interactive games - Activities to print - Lesson plans - Webquests -
Games to print - Songs - Proverbs and Idioms - Poems -
Cartoons
- Videos

see Stereotypes
Describing animals : Vocabulary - Listening - Activities to print - Lesson plans - Videos
Describing monsters :

Interactive activities - Activities to print - Interactive games - Songs

Describing things / pictures :

Vocabulary - Listening - Interactive activities - Activities to print -
Lesson plans
- Games to print - Proverbs - Songs
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Conversation questions  
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Stereotypes
Adjectives

Feelings
Prepositions
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Cliparts, Flashcards and Photos :


 

 

  • Adjectives (opposites)
    -
    Describing People and Things (aussi en ESPAGNOL) flashcards - Click on FLASHCARD LIBRARY.
    (esl-library.com)



    -
    Describing Clothes (aussi en ESPAGNOL) flashcards - Click on FLASHCARD LIBRARY.
    (esl-library.com)

  • Emotions - Flashcards :
    Embarrassed, scared, shy, surprised, happy, mad, sad, stubborn, excited, ashamed, worried, angry

    + Cliparts
    (abcteach.com)



 

DESCRIBING PEOPLE :

Vocabulary
- Idioms - Listening - Interactive activities - Interactive games - Activities to print - Lesson plans - Webquests -

Games to print - Songs - Proverbs - Poems - Cartoons - Videos - see Stereotypes + Adjectives



Vocabulary :

  • 16 Differences Between Successful and Unsuccessful People (Neatorama)

    These 16 differences are:

    Successful People Unsuccessful People
    1. Embrace change Fear change
    2. Want others to succeed Secretly hope others fail
    3. Exude joy Exude anger
    4. Accept responsibility for their failures Blame others for their failures
    5. Talk about ideas Talk about people
    6. Share data & info Hoard data & info
    7. Give people all the credit for their victories Take all the credits from others
    8. Set goals and life plans Do not set goals
    9. Keep a journal Say they keep a journal but don't
    10. Read every day Watch TV every day
    11. Operate from a transformational perspective Operate from a transactional perspective
    12. Continuously learn Fly by the seat of their pants
    13. Compliment others Criticize others
    14. Forgive others Hold a grudge
    15. Keep a "To Be" list Don't know what they want to be
    16. Have gratitude Don't appreciate others and the world around them


    Dave Kerpen explained each of these differences in his blog post.

 

  • How are you feeling today ? (blogs.glnd.k12.va.us)



  • people: age and build - a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis (esl-lab) with :
    - a list of commonly-used vocabulary with a recording of the words in RealMedia format.
    - a short quiz to test students' comprehension of some of the words,
    - a Follow-Up exercise for expanding students' use of the vocabulary in a conversation with a partner or group.
  • personalities - a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis (esl-lab) with :
    - a list of commonly-used vocabulary with a recording of the words in RealMedia format.
    - a short quiz to test students' comprehension of some of the words,
    - a Follow-Up exercise for expanding students' use of the vocabulary in a conversation with a partner or group.

 

Idioms :

Listening :

 

  • Party Time!
    I. Pre-Listening Exercises
    II. Listening Exercises
    III. Post-Listening Exercises
    Level: medium / Topic: descriptions / Type: conversation / Speakers: man - woman
    (esl-lab.com)

 

  • Questions with 'like'
    'Like' is a word frequently used in English. It is used in different ways and
    in this programme we compare three different uses:
    talking about personality, physical appearance and hobbies.
    In the programme we challenge Lorenzo from Italy to listen to answers
    and produce the correct question forms.

    + grammar explanation + interactive quiz
    (BBC)

  • Descriptions (hello-world.com)
    "Select a man or woman, young or old, fat, thin and hair color.
    The person changes and you hear a description.
    Notice the special feminine forms of the adjectives
    when they describe a woman."

 

  • Face Match (British Council)
    "Learners listen to descriptions of people and choose the person that is being described. This is a great way to practise listening for key words, and to practise and learn vocabulary for physical descriptions."

 

  • people: age and build - a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis (esl-lab) with :
    - a list of commonly-used vocabulary with a recording of the words in RealMedia format.
    - a short quiz to test students' comprehension of some of the words,
    - a Follow-Up exercise for expanding students' use of the vocabulary in a conversation with a partner or group.
  • personalities - a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis (esl-lab) with :
    - a list of commonly-used vocabulary with a recording of the words in RealMedia format.
    - a short quiz to test students' comprehension of some of the words,
    - a Follow-Up exercise for expanding students' use of the vocabulary in a conversation with a partner or group.
  • Personality types (esl-lab)
    "Listen to each sentence describing a personality type (for example, "A person who is happy").
    Then choose the word that describes that personality type ("cheerful" in this example).
    See Quiz Script.
    Press the "Final Score" button at the bottom of the page to score your quiz."
  • Tell me about yourself (esl-lab)
    Level = easy (esl-lab) :
    I. Pre-Listening Exercises II. Listening Exercises III. Post-Listening Exercises
  • Audio tests : Introducing oneself (tolearnenglish.com)
  • The Ideal Woman (Difficult) - (esl-lab)
    I. Pre-Listening Exercises
    II. Listening Exercises
    III. Post-Listening Exercises
  • Describing people (with exercises) - (esl-lab) :
    - Lost in the Crowd (E)
    - Party Time! (M)
    - Theft in the Park (M)
    - What is she like? (M)


Interactive activities :

 

  • Personality Quiz
    "Relational psychology - Situations and decisions that can prove revealing.
    Personality profiles - Straight forward questions that define your character.
    Inner traits - Analysis of preferences such as drawing style and handshake.
    Animal symbolism - Your favorite animals and dominant traits.
    Love tests - Scenarios that attempt to explain your outlook on love.
    Shapes - Shapes and symbols that reveal personality characteristics.
    Horoscopes - Discover more about your personality and relationships.
    Food tests - Discover how food and drink preferences relate to personality.
    Color tests - Color preferences and personality inclinations."
    (personalityquiz.net)

 

  • Reading the mind in the eyes
    "For each pair of eyes, choose which word best describes what the person in the picture is thinking or feeling."

    (glennrowe.net)


    playful ? comforting ? irritated ? bored ?

 

  • Fashion - Who am I ? - interactive
    Choose a description.
    (groovetoenglish.com)

     

  • Interactive Book : Personality + BE - Created by Laurence HAQUET (Ac. Rouen)
    Visit her BLOG
    (frenchfrogslittleenglishpond.blogspot.com)


  • Description d'un document iconographique. - 80 exercices interactifs (Yvan Baptiste)
    Nature du document
    Description du document
    Les émotions des personnages
    L'implicite
    Mes réactions
    Pour boucher les trous ...
    Fiche papier récapitulative (PDF)

  • What are they like?
    "Look at the pictures. Which books and characters can you identify? There are 11 writers you should think of...
    Did you find the 11 writers? Just look at the next pic to see if you found them all.
    Now do you know what they look like? Do the activity, I am sure you will be surprised!

    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid

 

  • Description - Monsters - Multiple choice
    (skyblues67)

 

  • People and .... a cat!
    "Look at the pictures carefully and try to make as many sentences about the different characters as you can...
    Now match each sentence with the right picture."

    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid

 

  • Pour accompagner Step in: Unit one - 4ème :
    What about Mimi?
    "You are going to read Mimi's diary and learn about her family and friends. Answer the questions..."
    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid

 

  • Descriptions - activités interactives (www3.ac-clermont.fr)

  • Décrire un personnage - exercices interactifs (Ghislaine Wulles) :
    - révision de vocabulaire sur internet - test sur ce vocabulaire - parler de la couleur des cheveux - parler de la forme du nez - parler des cheveux et du menton - décrire un personnage




  • Who is it? (kaleidovox.hu)
    ex : "She was born in America.
    Charlie Chaplin / Picasso / Madonna / Queen Elizabeth / Michaelangelo"
  • Learn about appearances (learnenglish.de) :
    Height - Build - Hair - Eyes - Type of hair - Complexion - Other features
    ("Point your cursor over the named feature, if you're correct the word will appear.")

 

  • How do you feel? (Descriptive adjectives) - matching exercise (madridteacher.com)
  • Feelings (learnenglish.org.uk)
    "On the left are words that describe how we feel.
    On the right is what we can do when we feel like this.
    Can you match the items on the left and right?"


  • Expressions du visage - Choisir l'adjectif qui convient. (kico4u.de)

 

  • People - appearance or personality? (British Council)
    "Below are some words we use to describe people.
    Some describe appearance and others personality.
    Can you put them in the correct category?"



  • Describing people for example : the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. (fbi.gov)

  • Learn these 16 collective nouns describing groups of people or things. (Ghislaine Wulles)
    + interactive exercises



  • Stereotypes - The perfect European should be...
    (erothitan.com)




  • The Art of Crime Detection. (alifetimeofcolor.com)
    "You witness a crime, and the police ask you to help identify the culprit, using their new PDArtist tool.
    Learn how your left and right brain work and the best ways to use your brain as an artist.
    Can you create composite portraits that help identify the culprit?"