New to ESOL – Describing a person

This lesson develops learners’ ability to describe a person, using the context of a lost child in a supermarket. The learners watch a video and then complete activities to check comprehension and practise colour and clothing vocabulary. 
They also learn words to describe hair and identify a child by listening to their description. Finally there is an introduction to spelling rules with –ing, and learners write about someone they know.
Topic: Describing a person
Level: E1 /National 2/Access 2 / CEFR A1  
Time: 1 hr 40 mins
  • To develop students’ ability to listen to a story and extract key information
  • To practise colour, clothing and hair vocabulary
  • To listen to and write descriptions of people
  • To develop understanding of spelling rules when adding –ing
  • To develop learners’ visual literacy.


  • Teacher’s notes
  • Worksheets for learners
  • Video

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Categories: ESOL
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