TESOL/Describing people

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What does your favorite athlete look like?

Key sentences

Asking about someone Talking about someone
What does your (person) look like? They're (adjective).
Asking about someone Talking about someone
How tall are they? They're (adjective).
Asking about someone Talking about someone
What is their build? They're (adjective).
Asking about someone Talking about someone
What does their hair look like? It's (adjective).
Asking about someone Talking about someone
How old are they? They're in their (decade).
They're (adjective).

Drills

Say these sentences without looking.

What does your (person) look like?
person sentence
friend What does your friend look like?
coworker What does your coworker look like?
teacher What does your teacher look like?
favorite actor What does your favorite actor look like?
They're (adjective).
adjective sentence
tall, thin, and blonde They're tall, thin, and blonde.
short and thin They're short and thin.
tall with black hair They're tall with black hair.
short and a little overweight with brown hair They're short and a little overweight with brown hair.
They're (adjective).
adjective sentence
quite tall They're quite tall.
average height They're average height.
a little short They're a little short.
very short They're very short.
They're (adjective).
adjective sentence
thin They're thin.
a little heavy They're a little heavy.
of average build They're of average build.
well built They're well built.
It's (adjective).
adjective sentence
long, straight, and blonde It's long, straight, and blonde.
short, wavy, and black It's short, wavy, and black.
shoulder-length, curly, and red It's shoulder-length, curly, and red.
brown and kinky It's brown and kinky.
They're in their (decade).
decade sentence
teens They're in their teens.
early 20s They're in their early 20s.
mid 30s They're in their mid 30s.
late 40s They're in their late 40s.

Example

Practice this conversation.

Asking about someone Talking about someone
What does your (friend) look like? They're (tall, thin, and blonde).
Asking about someone Talking about someone
How tall are they? They're (quite tall).
Asking about someone Talking about someone
What is their build? They're (thin).
Asking about someone Talking about someone
What does their hair look like? It's (long, straight, and blonde).
Asking about someone Talking about someone
How old are they? They're in their (teens).

Change partners. Use your imagination and change the sentences.

Exercise

Use your imagination. Make your own conversation.

Asking about someone Talking about someone

What does your ... look like?

They're ... .

Asking about someone Talking about someone
How tall are they? They're ....
Asking about someone Talking about someone
What is their build? They're ....
Asking about someone Talking about someone
What does their hair look like? It's ....
Asking about someone Talking about someone
How old are they? They're in their ....

Change partners. Use your imagination and make another conversation.

Practice

Asking about someone Talking about someone
Think of someone. Ask your partner what that person looks like. Answer your partner's questions.

Further study


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