Task-Based Lesson: How to Describe Appearance and Personality

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How to Describe Appearance and Personality

Vocabulary to Describe Appearance

HairBodyLooksAgeEyes
CurlyFathandomeYoungBlack
WavySkinnyPrettyOldBlue
LongChubbyGood-lookingElderlyBrown
ShortSlimBeautifulGreen
SpikyObese
baldbig
Longthin
Straightoverweight

Vocabulary to Describe Personality

SmartPopular
IntelligentQuiet
TalkativeRude
Easy-goingSelfish
FriendlySerious
FunnyIntroverted
KindOutgoing
Hard-workingPositive
LazyNegative
NiceUnfriendly

Lesson Plan – How to Describe Appearance and Personality

Schema Activation

  1. Students are shown a picture with 6  famous celebrities, they are described orally and students have to find out which one I am talking about

Pre-Task

  1. Student find 6 pictures and create a collage with their favorite celebrities and describe them.
  2. Students listen to track 1.9 from the American English File 2, Page 6 and note down the description of her appearance and personality
    • tall
    • short dark hair
    • curly hait
    • brown eyes
    • beautiful smile
    • nice
    • friendly
    • extroverted
  3. Students listen to track 1.14 from the American English File 2, Page 7 and write down the adjectives to describe appearance and personality.
    • extroverted
    • funny
    • good sense of humour
    • tall
    • dark
    • good-looking
    • nice smile
  4. Students listen to track 1.15 from the American English File 2, Page 7 and write down the adjectives to describe appearance and personality
    • tall
    • short blond hair
    • blue eyes
    • shy
    • quiet
    • generous
  5. Students read the article who knows you better- your mother or your best friend? from the American English File 2, Page 6  and complete the exercises.
  6. Student compare people’s physical appearance of the following people  (Review comparative and superlatives if you have to)

Main Task

  1. Student make comparisons of  family members. They compare aspects such as:
    • age
    • personality
    • height

Post-Task

  1. student are  given a list of words transcribed phonetically and they have to figure out what these words say.
  2. Student write words using specific words included in a wordle. The wordle is created using worditout.com
    • She is beautiful
    • I am talkative
    • She is extroverted
    • She has a beautiful smile
    • He has green eyes
    • I have blond hair
    • We have short hair
    • He is very good-looking
    • I am an outgoing person
    • He is shy and quiet

Physical Appearance

 

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