TESOL/Describing faces

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What does she look like?

Key sentences

Asking about a face Describing a face
What color (noun) does she have? Her hair is (color).
Asking about a face Describing a face
Does he have (noun) ? Yes, he does.
Asking about a face Describing a face
Is he bald? Yes, (adverb) bald.
No, he is not.
Asking about a face Describing a face
How long is her hair? It's (adjective).
Asking about a face Describing a face
Is her hair (adjective) ? Yes, it is.

Drills

Say these sentences without looking.

What color (noun) does she have?
noun sentence
hair What color hair does she have?
eyes What color eyes does she have?
skin What color skin does she have?
lipstick What color lipstick does she have?
Her hair is (color).
color sentence
black Her hair is black.
brown Her hair is brown.
red Her hair is red.
blonde Her hair is blonde.
Does he have (noun) ?
noun sentence
a mustache Does he have a mustache ?
a beard Does he have a beard ?
glasses Does he have glasses ?
dimple Does he have dimple ?
Yes, (adverb) bald.
adverb sentence
completely Yes, completely bald.
kind of Yes, kind of bald.
a little Yes, a little bald.
mostly Yes, mostly bald.
It's (adjective).
adjective sentence
shoulder-length It's shoulder-length.
very short It's very short.
not so long It's not so long.
a little short It's a little short.
Is her hair (adjective) ?
adjective sentence
curly Is her hair curly ?
wavy Is her hair wavy ?
straight Is her hair straight ?
kinky Is her hair kinky ?

Example

Practice this conversation.

Asking about a face Describing a face
What color (hair) does she have? Her hair is (black).
Asking about a face Describing a face
Does he have (a mustache) ? Yes, he does.
Asking about a face Describing a face
Is he bald? Yes, (completely) bald.
Asking about a face Describing a face
How long is her hair? It's (shoulder-length).
Asking about a face Describing a face
Is her hair (curly) ? Yes, it is.

Change partners. Use your imagination and change the sentences.

Exercise

Use your imagination. Make your own conversation.

Asking about a face Describing a face

What color ... does she have?

Her hair is ... .

Asking about a face Describing a face
Does he have ... ? Yes, he does.
Asking about a face Describing a face
Is he bald? Yes, ... bald.
Asking about a face Describing a face
How long is her hair? It's ....
Asking about a face Describing a face
Is her hair ... ? Yes, it is.

Change partners. Use your imagination and make another conversation.

Practice

Asking about a face Describing a face
Ask your partner questions to find out which face they are thinking of. Start with "Is it a man or a woman?" Choose a face from the Resources section below. Don't tell your partner who it is. Answer their questions.

Further study


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Resources[edit]

Describe one of these faces.