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What do they look like?

ESL lesson for describing physical appearance
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Dan Mahony

on 12 April 2013

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What do they look like? Physical Appearances Michael Jackson Black or White What questions can we ask?
What phrases can we use? How do we describe people? Let's Practice! We can describe
appearance by... height figure age gender skin colour hair clothes special features To ask about appearance, we can say: What does he/she look like? Describe him/her for me. For other people: For yourself: How do I look? Phrases
and
Vocabulary Height Question: How tall is he/she?
Answer: He/She is __________. He is very tall. He is short/small.
She is average-height. Figure Question: What's his/her figure like?
Answer: He/She is __________. He is muscular/muscly. She is skinny. She is slim. She is average. He is overweight. Age Question: How old is he/she?
Answer: He/She is __________.
Answer: He/She looks __________.
Answer: He/She looks about __________. He is young.
He looks about eight. He looks middle-aged.
He looks about forty-five. They are elderly.
They look about seventy. Gender He is male. They are female. Skin Colour
He/She is __________.
He/She has __________ skin. He is black.
He has dark skin. He is tanned.
He has tanned skin. He is pale/fair skinned.
He has pale skin. Hair Question: What's his/her hair like?
Answer: He/She has (got) __________. hair colour hairstyle facial hair hair type She has dark hair. She has ginger hair. He has grey hair. She has dyed hair. He has blond hair. He has curly hair. She has wavy hair. She has straight hair. He has a shaved head. He has short hair.
He has spiky hair. She has medium-length hair. He has long hair. He has a mustache. He has a goatee. He has a beard. He is bald. She has a ponytail. She has pigtails. Clothes Special Features Compliments Question: How does he/she dress?
Answer: He/She looks __________. He looks scruffy. She looks smart. He looks stylish. They look casual. She has got a tattoo. She has got a big scar. If you want to ask someone for their opinion about your appearance, you can say:
How do I look? Useful Phrases When someone asks you 'How do I look?', it's important to say something nice. This is called a compliment. You look great!
You look really pretty / handsome!
You look really nice in that skirt!
That dress / shirt really suits you! He has (got) a beer belly. height
figure
age
gender skin colour
hair
clothes
special features Activity Look at the pictures. Try to describe them in as much detail as possible. He is...
He looks...
He (has) got... He is...
He looks...
He (has) got... He is...
He looks...
He (has) got... He is...
He looks...
He (has) got... He is...
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He (has) got... He is...
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He (has) got... He is...
He looks...
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He looks...
He (has) got... She is...
She looks...
She (has) got... She is...
She looks...
She (has) got... She is...
She looks...
She (has) got... middle-aged, male, handsome

middle-aged, about forty, smart

dark skin, a shaved head, dark hair He is...

He looks...

He has (got)... He is...

He looks...

He has (got)... He is...

He looks...

He has (got).... He is...

He looks...

He has (got)... elderly, female, pale

elderly, pale skin, about seventy

grey hair, curly hair young, male

silly

short hair, dark hair, short hair young, male

about nineteen,

pale skin, wavy hair, dark hair, glasses young, female

about twenty-five, stylish

long blond hair, tanned skin handsome, male

handsome, casual, happy

darl skin, a beard, a scar middle-aged, male

middle-aged, about forty, smart

short hair, glasses handsome

casual

a shaved head, tattoos, a goatee young, male

smart

blue eyes, dark hair, a shaved head young, female

beautiful, pretty, about twenty

wavy brown hair, pale skin male

ugly! scary! crazy!

a goatee, pigtails, an earring They look silly. Nice Words pretty
beautiful
attractive
handsome
gorgeous He is...
He looks...
He (has) got... She is...
She looks...
She (has) got...
Her clothes are... He is...
He looks...
He (has) got... He is...
He looks...
He (has) got...
His clothes are... He is...

He looks...

He has (got)... He is...

He looks...

He has (got)...

His clothes are... He is...

He looks...

He has (got)... She is...

She looks...

She has (got)...

Her clothes are... young

silly, about seventeen

pale skin, straight dyed hair

strange bald, middle-aged

overweight, silly, about forty-five

pale skin, a beer belly young

about fifteen

dark skin, curly hair

out-dated middle-aged, male

about fifty, silly

short brown hair, glasses, pale skin You look...
He looks...
She looks... To answer about appearance, we can say: We usually use the verbs be, look and have. He is young. She looks young. They have long hair. He is...

He looks...

He has (got)... She is...

She looks...

She has (got)... He is...

He looks...

He has (got)... He is...

He looks...

He has (got)... She is...

She looks...

She has (got)... He is...

He looks...

He has (got)... She is...

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