Guess Who / What It Is!

Stefanie Simmons - author of the lesson   Stefanie I October 22, 2022
General English, Speaking Lessons
Places, Things, People
A1 Beginner
Articles, Nouns
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Slide of an English lesson for adults discussing various objects and individuals, emphasizing the use of articles with nouns.

Lesson Overview

Are you the type of person to take a wild guess or an educated one? In this lesson, students will discuss various things and people. This lesson features audio of people describing what they see. Students will also learn and practice using articles with nouns 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 articles "a," "an," and "the" to introduce and refer to nouns. They will practice using these articles correctly in sentences, improving their grammatical accuracy in English.

  • Listening: Students will enhance their comprehension skills by listening to descriptions of people and objects. This practice aims to improve their ability to understand spoken English in various contexts.

  • Speaking: Through group discussions and role-play, students will practice describing people, places, and objects, using articles appropriately. This activity aims to boost their confidence and fluency in spoken English.

  • Vocabulary: Key vocabulary includes words related to everyday objects and descriptions, such as "umbrella," "glasses," "keys," and "watch." Understanding and using these words will help students communicate more effectively about their surroundings.

  • Homework: Exercises include filling in blanks with correct articles, matching descriptions to pictures, and practicing plural forms. These tasks reinforce the lesson's grammar and vocabulary, aiding in the retention of new language concepts.


Listen to the audio about describing things and guessing people. Are they a man or a woman? Is he reading a big book or talking on the phone? Is she holding a purple umbrella or wearing glasses? Some people have eagle eyes, and others are blind as a bat.

Audio Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

narrow [adjective]: having a small distance from one side to the other
perfume [noun]: a liquid with a pleasant smell; it is usually made from oils taken from flowers or herbs and often used on the skin
neighbor [noun]: someone who lives near you
store [noun]: any type of shop
puppy [noun]: a young dog
wear [verb]: to have clothing, jewelry, etc. on your body
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