Do You Have Blue Eyes?

Stefanie Simmons - author of the lesson   Stefanie I September 24, 2022
General English, Speaking Lessons
A1 Beginner
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Slide illustrating an English lesson for adults on describing people's appearances, with emphasis on the verb "to have" and rel

Lesson Overview

You look like a million dollars! In this lesson, students will discuss people’s appearances and learn how to describe how someone looks. This lesson features audio of a person describing various people’s looks. Students will also learn and practice the use of the verb “to have” and vocabulary relating to this topic. This lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • Grammar: Learners will explore the use of the verb "to have" in different contexts to talk about possession and physical characteristics. They will practice forming affirmative and negative sentences, as well as asking and answering questions using "to have." Examples: "I have blue eyes." / "She doesn’t have a mustache."

  • Listening: By listening to an audio recording describing three different people (a manager named Christine, a brother named Steven, and a best friend named Becky), students will improve their understanding of descriptions related to people's appearances. This exercise aims to enhance their listening comprehension skills and ability to recognize vocabulary related to physical appearances.

  • Speaking: Students will engage in various speaking activities, including describing pictures, discussing personal appearances, and describing others (e.g., a partner, a neighbor, a favorite actor). This will help them practice using the verb "to have" in spoken English and develop confidence in discussing appearances.

  • Vocabulary: The lesson will introduce and practice vocabulary related to physical appearances, such as "curly hair," "straight hair," "tall," "fit," "mustache," and "beard." Additional vocabulary includes adjectives and nouns used to describe people’s looks, accessories they might wear (e.g., "glasses," "earrings"), and colors of hair and eyes.

  • Homework: Students will complete tasks related to the lesson's vocabulary and grammar focus, including matching descriptions to pictures, choosing correct options to describe someone, filling in blanks with the correct form of "to have," and matching questions and answers about appearances. These activities aim to reinforce the lesson's objectives and ensure students can apply what they have learned outside of the classroom.


Listen to the audio to learn various adjectives that can be used to describe people. Does he have dark or light eyes? Are they tall or short? Does she have curly or straight hair? He’s good-looking! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Audio Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

earrings [noun]: jewelry worn in a hole in the ear or fastened to the ear by a clip
curly [adjective]: having a shape that is round or curved
mustache [noun]: hair that grows above the upper lip
beard [noun]: hair that grows on the lower part of a man’s face, sometimes including the mustache
wavy [adjective]: having a series of curves
watch [noun]: a small object that tells time that can be worn on the wrist or connected to a piece of clothing by a chain
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