TP4 YLE Physical description
A1-A2, 11-13 year olds level


In this lesson, the students still be looking at how to describe a person physically using the form "He has got", *He hasn't got" and "Has he got...?" The students will be given an example of twins who look very different. They will then describe different people using the characteristics they know and will learn. Following that, they will talk about their own sibling, describing them and making opposite sentences. They will then play a game of Guess Who?


Abc Poem Templates

Main Aims

  • To enable students to learn and practice vocabulary to describe a person and ask about appearance in the context of speaking about twins.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To enable students to use the form "he's/she's got...." and "Has she/he got...?" in speaking


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Show a picture of twins. Ask if anyone knows who these girls are? Actresses? Singers? DId they do something interesting? Elicit a few answers from the class, then SS talk about the answer in pairs for 1 minute, elicit answers- Write "NSITW" on the board - and ask again.

Useful Language (3-5 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language ie adjectives to describe people for coming productive tasks in poem listening exercise

Stick Phrases on the board "He's got a friendly or mean face", with some opposites missed out. Hand out those opposites and ask them to stick them in the right place on the board in pairs. Then ask negative questions: "Do I have long eyes?" No, "Does she have a blue personality?" No.

Exposure to language used in poem (4-6 minutes) • For students to identify target language used e.g. tall, small, short etc. Listening for specific information

Explain instructions and hand out paper for them to fill in. ICQs. Read the poem for them to fill in the details. Peer check with their partner. Feedback

Students produce their own poem (10-10 minutes) • To enable students to practice using the adjectives in phrases using She's got/He's got

Give students a template of the poem - one per pair. Ask them to come up with twins in pairs and write down the opposite adjectives to describe them. Student A writes down one, Student B writes down another.

Reading out poem (8-8 minutes) • To practice the adjectives in the context of describing a person by speaking

Pairs come up to the front and read out their poem to the class

Warm down (6-8 minutes) • To segway into the next lesson on celebrities

Show a picture of Lupita Nyongo. Ask students if T looks like her. Give pictures of other celebrities. Ask students to find their celebrity twin and talk about them: She's got.... and I've got... .Feedback to whole class

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