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Beginning English - Lesson 3 - People
This page: How to describe people in English
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Describing People in English

When we describe people we use some expressions with the verb "to be" and others with the verb "to have."

to be
Age Body Personality
He (She) is . . . He (She) is . . . He (She) is . . .
young tall intelligent (smart)
a teenager short dumb
middle aged fat funny
old overweight serious
elderly thin nice
20 years old strong lazy
in his thirties weak hard-working

 

to have
Hair Face
He (She) has . . . He has . . .
black hair a beard
brown hair a mustache
red hair He (She) wears glasses.
blonde hair  
gray hair  
long hair  
short hair  
straight hair  
wavy hair  
curly hair  

*He is bald.

*With "bald" we use the verb "to be."

 

 

 

Practice
Select the correct words to describe these people. When you finish, click on the "Check" button.

Woman1

30 years old.

thin.

nice.

hair.

hair.

hair.

 

 

Man1

in his thirties.

tall.

intelligent.

hair.

hair.

 

 

Boy

six years old.

short.

funny.

hair.

glasses.

 

 

 

Teenager

a teenager.

hair.

serious.

 

 

 

 

 

 

woman

young.

nice.

hair.

 

 

 

 

Woman2

strong.

hard-working.

hair.

hair.

 

 

 

 

Man2

elderly.

a mustache.

hair.

 

 

 

Find the Mistake

Instructions
Find the errors in the sentences.  Write the sentences correctly.

example
She are a teacher. --> She is a teacher. 

1. She has seven years old.

2. He has streight hair. 

3. Bob has a mustach.

4. They is short.

5. He has hair blonde.

 

Writing

Describe someone (or several people) that you know using the vocabulary above. You can write on piece of paper or in the comments section below.

ExampleMy friend Bob is tall and thin.  He has black hair.  etc.

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