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Adjective Associations

Esl adjectives game - vocabulary: brainstorming, word association, spelling - pair work - elementary (a1-a2) - 20 minutes.

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Adjectives Bingo

Esl adjectives game - vocabulary: matching - group work - elementary (a1-a2) - 25 minutes.

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Adjective Match

Esl adjectives game - vocabulary: gap-fill, pelmanism - pair work - elementary (a1-a2) - 25 minutes.

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Basic Adjectives

Esl basic adjectives worksheet - grammar and vocabulary exercises: matching, categorizing, gap-fill, unscrambling - elementary (a1-a2) - 25 minutes.

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ESL Adjectives Board Game - Vocabulary: Naming Things from Prompts - Group Work - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 25 minutes/span>

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Adjectives and Examples

Esl adjectives game - grammar and vocabulary: unscrambling, writing sentences from prompts - pair work - pre-intermediate (a2) - 45 minutes.

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Categorize it

Esl adjectives game - vocabulary and speaking: categorizing, forming sentences from prompts - group work - pre-intermediate (a2) - 30 minutes.

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Adjective Synonyms

Esl adjectives worksheet - vocabulary exercises: matching, identifying, replacing, gap-fill - intermediate (b1) - 25 minutes.

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Common Adjectives Crossword

Esl adjectives activity - vocabulary: writing definitions, describing, guessing - group and pair work - intermediate (b1) - 35 minutes.

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Crazy Sentences Game

Esl adjectives game - grammar and vocabulary: writing sentences from prompts - group work - intermediate (b1) - 55 minutes.

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Educational Adjectives

Esl adjectives crossword - vocabulary and speaking activity: writing clues, describing, guessing - group and pair work - upper-intermediate (b2) - 30 minutes.

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Extreme Adjectives Challenge

Esl adjective game - vocabulary: matching, gap-fill - group work - upper-intermediate (b2) - 20 minutes.

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Extreme Adjective Dominoes

Esl adjective game - vocabulary: matching - group work - upper-intermediate (b2) - 20 minutes.

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Hand in my Pocket

Esl adjectives activity - listening and vocabulary: gap-fill - group work - speaking activity: classroom discussion - upper-intermediate (b2) - 30 minutes.

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Esl adjectives worksheet - vocabulary and writing exercises: writing notes, categorising, gap-fill, paragraph writing - speaking activity: information exchange - upper-intermediate (b2) - 40 minutes.

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20 Free Adjective Activities With Resources

When I was a new teacher I wanted to know the best activities to teach adjectives in a classroom. I did a little research to see what more experienced teachers were doing. This is what I found out and have used in my time teaching.

Introducing adjectives to young learners is one of the most enjoyable areas of teaching English. It is important to gather all the resources and make a plan making sure that your classroom is ready. Students, especially younger learners, benefit so much by being able to add depth and meaning to both their communications and their written work by using adjectives.

Adjective activities can include, card games, riddles, worksheets, comparison activities physical or TPR activities and worksheets. These can cover the complete range of descriptive adjectives. Diversifying instruction will ensure that students with differing learning styles are able to participate equally.

One of the most effective ways to improve learner confidence and language retention is to encourage the use of adjectives. There are many effective to teach adjectives: Classroom Activities that involve the whole class, or individual activities, card games, matching exercises, and big adjective activities you can hold outside. We have these an the more traditional worksheet and paper activities as well. We will highlight and offer resources to each below.

Adjective Card Games

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Adjective Worksheets

  • Adjective, Verb, Noun Activities
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  • Captains Aboard (Adjective Adventure)
  • North South East West
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Adjective Lucky Dip

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Adjective Activities in the classroom.

adjectives activities esl

There are many card games for children most of them can be adapted to use in English classrooms we made one called Adjective Uno . Which has an adjective on each card. This adjective card game is similar to the Uno Card game or you can use the cards as flash cards for other games. One of the games that we have used is an Adjective matching game. The teacher hands the cards to groups of students and they have to match each adjective to its opposite. With a set of cards you can do almost anything we find it’s better to work in groups but they can be used and played with individually as well. The picture below will lead to the page for these card games. We also have them for action verbs as well. The premium version , which is editable is also here as well.

Adjective Riddle Games and Activities

adjectives activities esl

I am sure we have seen or used these ourselves in classrooms or homes. They provide an excellent way for teachers to practice both reading and grammar. Students must read the description and work out which picture the text is describing. We have made numerous versions of these craft activities. These are one of our most popular activities and one of our most popular downloads. We have, at the moment, holidays Christmas, Easter and Halloween and we’ve also got them for animals , food , weathe r. jobs and even natural disasters . It is worth a search to find more if you need them. We have an example on the picture below.

For whole class environments we have Jeopardy style quizzes that can be used by teachers for whole class activities. At the moment they are two versions, a ‘ ‘what is the animal riddle” PowerPoint, this is also in the form of a jeopardy game and is fully editable. The other is a vowels jeopardy game, again editable so you can adapt to the requirements of your students. They are a  great way to keep the whole class engaged and motivated and of course have fun along the way.

adjectives activities esl

Sometimes so that the students have some thing more tangible to take home and practice we return to the tried and tested worksheet. This doesn’t mean they cant be fun here as well though. There are hundreds of worksheets for Adjectives on google, and we have our share of ours on the site. We have free samples, examples and a premium pack with the games we have as well. They are great for consolidation, and for keeping things fresh in your students memory. Feel free to take them try them, and if you want to help feel equally free to buy them 🙂

Adjective, Verb or Noun Activities

It is important for students to be introduced to English grammatical terms as soon as they can understand. They will become more familiar and use these terms much more frequently as they progress through their school years but developing their knowledge between the difference between verbs, nouns and adjectives’ (to start) will be of immense benefit. teaching this can be done actively or passively, and in our opinion most effectively, by mixing the two approaches. Where as this topic demands a post of its own, and its will get one, we will highlight a couple of ideas that you can use quickly and efficently.

Using an activity to teach the difference between adjectives, nouns and verbs: If you have time you can ask your students to prepare this for you activity, if not you can download a word list, or pictures to use. Either way the idea is to have about 10 examples of each grammar term prepared, pictures or words ( or even better both). Then you can play the game.

  • Prepare the resources before the lesson with you or your students
  • Put the items at the front of the classroom in a box, bag or bucket
  • Have one students, (or if you have two sets of pictures and words you can add an element of competition) come to the front and pick a word or picture
  • they then have to put them up on the board (board magnets are good for this) under the correct heading of adjective, noun or verb,
  • Once completed they can then chose a class mate to come and try
  • The activity can continue until all the pictures or words are up.
  • add on activity: you now have on the board examples of nouns, adjectives and verbs. Why not ask them to start to make sentences from the words on the board. ” the red robot walks ” ” The beautiful cat climbs ” for example. It adds real world use to the activity.

You can use our resources for this here .

To do this more passively, or as a consolidation exercise you can use the selection of worksheets we have here as well. We have samples and examples on the site, but if you wanted a selection to cover different learning styles and abilities then we also have a full pack that includes action verbs and adjective worksheets and activities. The task follows the same ideas as the activity above. how it reverses it. Students read the sentence and then have to spot the adjectives, verbs and nouns and circle, highlight or color them.

Adjective worksheets pdf

Adjectives and Opposites Games

Another great way to teach adjectives, and as a by product teach antonyms, and even synonyms, is to introduce the concept of opposites. There are loads of way to teach these, from playing Simon says type games where the teacher says Simon says cold, and the students have to do the opposite action, to playing matching games as described above. We have an opposites set of cards on the site for free download as well if you need. These can be printed and cut out. Then simply give to a student of group of students to sort into their matching pairs. These can then also be reviewed as a whole class activity by asking students to give the answer as a sentence and then put the pictures on the board as they go.

Captains Aboard Adjective Activity:

This is a classic children’s party game that can be changed to suit a variety of teaching subjects. The game requires a little, very little, preparation and pre teaching before you can play it. However the idea is simple enough. All the students are onboard the adjective adventurer ship and have to obey the orders of the captain (you!) when the captain yells out a command all the shipmates have to follow the command by following the action.

adjectives activities esl

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Now instead of saying the a nautical command ( the original game has walk the plank, climb the rigging etc.) you can supplement adjectives into the mix. Be beautiful, its cold, hot, warm, cool, I see a big whale, a little fish, scary shark, pirate and many, MANY more. The last one to do the action has to sit out till the next round, or has to do a forfeit ( its a teaching exercise not the Olympics!!) Children love this game and as mentioned it can be used for many different topics. We have prepared some activities to get you started for free, if you want the full set and the other adjectives games and worksheets we have them as premium set. ( cheap of course)

North South East West but Homes Best Adjective Activity

This game is actually from Girl Guiding (I used to teach there a long time ago) and it was played outside so only consider this if you have a large space. One where tables, chairs and bags are unlikely to be tripped over. The game starts with the fours points of the compass. In our adjective version we can change these for adjectives.

The teacher then can chose a picture or a word and show it or shout it out. For these I use adjectives that are pretty much opposites. So if I have a picture of a fluffy kitten I would have the adjective cute, scary, big, small or similar up on the four points. Students then have to run ( why a large space is needed) to the adjective they think describes the picture the best. They can be changed from time to time as you add more pictures, and we have a selection of words and pictures in our card game on this page that can be printed and stuck up. As students progress or if you have higher ability students you can change these for synonyms or add points to the compass ( South West North East etc.) Needless to say its a great little activity if you have the space to try it.

A to Z Adjective Worksheets:

This is a picture of a cute cat, not its a picture of a zany cat, no no its a picture of a grey cat. You get the idea, we created this from an idea we saw years old. It is great as a warm down activity after one of the more high paced activities on this page, and stretches the mental muscles after the physical muscles have had their work out! If you get an adjective for the letter X let us know!! We have a worksheet for this here.

This is great for listening and speaking exercises. If your school shreds documents, or papers for recycling then grab some bags before they go to their new home and put them in a big bin. Then..

  • Drop some fairly common items in the bin and mix them up so they cant be seen
  • Have each student come up to the front and put their hand in to find an item.
  • Don’t let them bring it out though no one can see it to the end
  • Have them describe the item using adjectives and let the rest of the students guess.
  • If you have younger learners you can put a selection of words they cloud use on the board and even a list of the items in the bin as well.
  • Keep going until all the items have been found.

Guess Who Adjective Board game.

We haven’t got round to making this yet, although you can pick it up off Amazon pretty cheaply. However this game is made for adjective practice. Students have two boards and through a process of elimination have to guess who the other person has on their board. They do this by asking questions like to they have brown hair, are they young, do they have blue eyes etc. Then as they reduce the number of options they will end up with one person. the aim is to be first. If you don’t have the budget, I know the feeling, then there are free printable versions here. They also have Dinosaurs, Sports and more. It is from the actual makers, presumes you have bought the game already, but can still be used with a little tape and teacher creativity!

Teaching adjectives is a lot of fun for both teachers and students. We feel it is important to try to use different methods to both teach and consolidate the information. Our resources aim to do that. We incorporate different tasks to appeal to as many learning styles as possible, and therefore make them not only fun, but effective as well.

Hope you enjoy teaching these as much as we do!

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Show, Don’t Tell: How to Teach Adjectives to ESL Students

When used correctly, adjectives can turn any regular old sentence into something special.

For ESL students, the number of adjectives we use can be overwhelming . Take the word “pretty,” for example. We could also say:

Beautiful, attractive, lovely, appealing, cute, gorgeous, ravishing, stunning or alluring.

Of course, each adjective comes with its own unique nuance that changes the definition slightly—which is what makes adjectives great.

So, here’s how to make English adjectives ESL-friendly!

Types of Adjectives Every ESL Student Should Be Familiar With

Positive adjectives, comparative adjectives, superlative adjectives, descriptive adjectives, 5 engaging activities for adjective practice, 1. picture race, 2. describe your best friend, 3. grow the sentence, 5. adjective bingo.

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There are hundreds of commonly-used adjectives in the English language. To make it easier for students learning these words, try teaching adjectives in groups rather than individual, unrelated vocabulary words.

Today, we’re going to look at some of these adjective categories and how you can teach them to your students. If you want a more in depth-look or quick review of the different types of adjectives, check out “7 Types of English Adjectives to Know.”

Positive adjectives are adjectives that have an inherently positive meaning. They can be used to describe or further identify nouns and pronouns, and without positive adjectives, the English language is reduced to dry, basic sentences.

There are dozens upon dozens of positive adjectives . Words such as “grateful,” “important,” “motivated” and “pragmatic” are considered positive adjectives. It’s important for students to learn positive adjectives so that they can better express their thoughts and feelings about the world around them, people and different situations.

Note:  Make sure students are aware that positive adjectives can be turned negative when “not” precedes the adjective. For example,  The lecture was not engaging at all.  Additionally, students should be aware that some adjectives have negative connotations and definitions themselves, such as “annoyed,” “furious” and “broken.”

Another important type of everyday adjective is the comparative adjective. Think about how often in our day-to-day lives we compare two or more things. For this reason, students need to become familiar with comparative adjectives and how to use them correctly in order to properly express their thoughts and ideas.

A useful formula for your students to use when thinking about comparative adjectives is:  subject + verb + comparative adjective + than + object.

Remind your students that the suffix “-er” is added to the adjective to express the difference between the two nouns; for example,  Your house is bigger than my house. 

I like to think of superlative adjectives as related to comparative adjectives.

Your ESL students may also find it easier to understand superlative adjectives in relationship to comparative adjectives.

Similarly to comparative adjectives, superlative adjectives are used to discuss a noun in relationship to other nouns. We use superlative adjectives to show that one object is the least or most, the smallest or greatest in terms of quality.

Encourage your students to memorize the following formula:  subject + verb + the + superlative adjective + object. Remind your students that for regular superlative adjectives we add the suffix “-est” to the adjective.

For example, The bus is the easiest way to get downtown. 

Note:  You may want to take some time to review some of the irregular superlative adjectives. For example, three syllable comparative and superlative adjectives change structure. We say “more diabolical” and “most diabolical” respectively.

Likewise, there are a handful of adjectives that completely change such as “good,” which becomes “better” and “best” respectively. For a more in-depth explanation of the rules surrounding superlatives, you can show your students this post by the British Council .

Descriptive adjectives are perhaps some of the most useful adjectives for ESL students to master. These are the adjectives used to describe the size, shape and color of places, people, things and ideas.

Descriptive adjectives allow writers and speakers to modify a noun and paint a vivid picture of that noun in the mind of the reader or listener. Descriptive adjectives include adjectives such as “blue,” “old,” “tall” and “soft.” For example,  My brother has blond hair, but I have brown hair. 

Now that we’re done covering the most common adjective categories, let’s look at ways you can get students comfortable with using them in sentences. Here are some fun activities to use in your next adjective lesson. Best of all, most of these activities can be modified for any level and age group of ESL learners.

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Using familiar and popular films such as the Netflix special movie Enola Holmes to introduce your students to natively-used adjectives is a fantastic teaching strategy. In addition to this, you’ll notice a higher level of engagement and interest with native content.

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Useful for Teaching: Descriptive Adjectives

Picture Race is a great game for getting your students to use adjectives. Before class, print out several pictures you want to use in the activity. If you need help finding pictures to fit the theme of your lessons, check out Pixabay . Make sure you add variety to your  photographs or paintings , choosing a mixture of people, places and things.

In class, divide your students into small teams. Each team will need a sheet of paper and a pen. At the front of the room, hold up or display one of the images you’ve prepared. The teams race against each other to come up with as many adjectives as they can to describe the image. Give them two minutes.

At the end of the two-minute mark, have each team read out their list of adjectives to the class. Teams get points for every adjective they came up with that the other teams don’t have on their lists. For example, if Team One and Team Two both have the adjective “green” on their list, both teams cross it off. However, if Team One has the adjective “bright” and the other teams do not, Team One gets a point.

Once the points are tallied, display the second picture. Continue with as many rounds as you choose. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.

This game is great because some students may have a larger vocabulary and other students can learn from them.

Useful for Teaching:  Positive Adjectives, Comparative Adjectives, Descriptive Adjectives

This is primarily a writing activity. Students should work individually to describe their best friend.

On the board, write down “appearance,” “personality” and “compared to me.” Then, instruct the students to start by describing their best friend’s physical appearance.

  • What do they look like?
  • What color is their hair?
  • Are they tall or short?

Then, students should write a few sentences describing their friend’s personality. They’ll need to exercise their knowledge of positive adjectives to accurately describe their friend. Finally, ask them to compare themselves to their best friend using comparative adjectives.

Save time at the end of the lesson for students to read or share their descriptions with the class. Make any corrections that are needed so that the whole class can learn from the mistakes or errors.

Tip:  For a variation on this activity and to get your students to practice different sets of adjectives, ask them to describe their favorite season and type of weather or to describe their favorite city.

Useful for Teaching: Positive Adjectives, Comparative Adjectives, Superlative Adjectives, Descriptive Adjectives

This activity is ideal for practicing all types of adjectives, while also giving students the chance to practice the correct positioning of adjectives in various sentences.

Before class, prepare a worksheet listing various sentences with the adjectives removed.

For example:  The ____ tomatoes taste _____ than the ____ peppers. 

The students will need to fill in the adjectives. If your class needs a little extra help, try providing a word bank with various adjectives for the students to choose from. In the previous example, the sentence should eventually read:  The red tomatoes taste better than the green peppers.  In some cases, there may be more than one right answer and that’s okay! Aim to provide 12-15 sentences and make sure you create sentences that require different types of adjectives.

After you pass out the worksheet in class , have students work individually or in small groups to complete the exercises. Don’t forget to save time at the end of class for students to share their favorite sentences, and make corrections as necessary.

This is a fun, high energy game for the whole class to enjoy!

Start by asking for a volunteer to stand in front of the class. Then, instruct the volunteer to think of an object—it can be a person, place or thing, but should generally be something most students would be able to guess.

Once the student has an image in mind, he or she should begin to describe the object using as many adjectives as they can to describe the thing they are thinking of without actually saying what the object is. The rest of the class must try to guess what the object is based on the description.

You can either have students shout out answers or ask them to raise their hands with their guesses and call on them in turn. The student that correctly guesses the object goes next.

Tip:  A more structured variation of this game is to prepare cards with different objects on them before class. In this way, you, the teacher, can control what objects and items are described in class. In class, the first student selects a card and must describe that object without saying what the object is.


Prepare several bingo cards with different images of objects and items. Then, in class, give a bingo card to each student or group. After all the cards have been handed out, stand at the front of the class and call out different adjectives and details about the individual objects.

Give students a chance to see if they have an item that matches your description. For example, you may say “red apple.” On some bingo boards maybe you included a “red apple” and on others you included a “green apple.”

Students will need to listen carefully to correctly fill in their bingo boards. If a student gets a diagonal line, vertical line, or horizontal line, they should call out “BINGO!” Make sure you check their board to ensure they successfully achieved “BINGO!”

Tip:  For your more advanced students or older students, you could let them take turns being the person who calls out the descriptions.

Adjectives are the spices that add flavor to the English language. Everyone loves listening to a  story if it’s filled with great descriptions. And with these activities that make adjectives ESL-friendly, your students will begin to master adjectives and be able to embellish their English in no time !

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Adjectives Lesson Plan

Adjectives Lesson Plan

In this adjectives lesson plan , students will learn what adjectives are and will learn adjectives to describe objects and to describe people. Once students have an understanding about what adjectives are and have learned some adjectives, they will play 2 fun activities and complete an adjectives worksheet. This adjectives lesson plan is ideal for teaching adjectives in English to kids and beginner English language learners. All the materials needed for this adjectives lesson plan are included below.

A fun way to warm up the class and introduce the concept of adjectives is to draw a silly face on the board. Draw a face with big head, small eyes, big ears, a small nose, etc. Next, ask students questions about the silly face to elicit some adjectives. For example, you can point to the eyes and ask “Does he have big eyes or small eyes?”. Do the same for the other parts of the face and elicit more adjectives. Next, do the same with other objects around the classroom. For example, you can pick up a blue pen and ask students “Is it red or blue?”, “Is it big or small?”, etc. Once you have practiced enough, briefly explain to students that these words that describe things are adjectives, and they are the words you will be learning today.

2. Introduce New Adjectives

Small Adjective Flashcards

Now that students have an understanding of what they will learn today, it’s time to introduce the new adjectives that they will learn. Show students these flashcards , or make your own, and ask students to repeat after you. Next, ask students to say each word on their own. Once students have practiced saying the adjectives enough, practice making full sentences using the adjectives. For example, “He is strong .”, “They are young .”, etc.

Once students have practiced enough, it’s time to do a fun activity to practice some more. Choose one of the flashcards without showing the students, and then act out the adjective which is on the card. Ask students to try to guess what adjective you are portraying. Once a student guesses correctly, invite that student to come and choose the next card and act it out. This activity is great way to encourage students to recall the adjectives that they just learned.

3. Play An Adjective Board Game

Adjective board game

Now that students have practiced making sentences with adjectives, it’s time to play a fun board game. Print out this board game and provide one for each pair of students. Each student will also need an eraser, or something small, to act as their game piece. The aim of the game is get all the way around the world. One student will go clockwise, and one student will go anti-clockwise. To begin, students should play Rock, Scissors, Paper, and the winner can move their eraser to the next square. Then, the students should look at the adjective picture in that square and make a dialogue with their partner. For example, “Is he weak?”, “No, he is strong.”.

Then, the students should again play Rock, Scissors, Paper, and the winner should move their eraser to the next square and make a dialogue with their partner using the adjective. The first student to make it all the way around the world is the winner. Visit our printable board games page to download more free board games and board game templates .

4. Complete An Adjective Worksheet

Adjectives Worksheets

Next, it’s time for students to learn more adjectives and to practice writing adjectives with this worksheet. Print out this adjectives worksheet and give one to each student. To complete the worksheet, students should look at the picture and choose the best adjective to describe it from the box at the top. For students who finish the worksheet early, why not ask them to make a full sentence with the adjectives on the worksheet. Check out our adjectives worksheet page for more free adjective worksheets.

5. Do An Adjectives Quiz

The final activity in this adjectives lesson plan is a fun adjectives quiz. To play, simply show the video in class. There are 10 questions and each question will show students a picture and a sentence with the adjective missing. Students should choose the best adjective to complete the sentence. You can also find complete this adjectives quiz online .

A great way to review any lesson about adjectives is to ask students to use what they have learned to describe objects in the classroom. Ask students to line up at the door and before they leave, show each student an object and ask them to make a sentence describing that object in English.

Related Resources

Thanks for reading. I hope you found this adjectives lesson plan useful. For more free materials for teaching adjectives in English, check out these related resources: List Of Adjectives To Describe People Adjective Worksheets Adjective Flashcards Adjectives Game – Draw A Monster

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3 Awesome Activities To Teach Adjectives [Lesson Plan]

by Sapna | Aug 26, 2017 | 0 comments

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It was SO huge that each student was asked to dedicate their project to  one  chapter. So, I got adjectives  and learned a lot that I’d like to share with you today. In fact, I love this book because it actually explains how and why each grammar rule works, including rules you may not have known existed!

Teaching Adjective Form & Use

So, like any grammatical concept, it’s important to give students a little bit of a basis before you get started. Well, I’m sure you know students get a bit bored in grammar class, right? Don’t worry! I have games and activities coming up that they’ll love.

There are three concepts we used at McGill  to help students learn:  noticing, structuring, and processing.  In fact, they should be done in exactly that order. In this way, students are presented with a new form without being bombarded with information. Then, they can start to understand the structure, and use it.  Of course, all you need to do is ensure that you add fun, engaging activities to the mix and you’re golden. Genius!

Adjectives: What Should I Teach?

Well, that’s great, you say, but  what should I teach?   Of course, you know that an adjective modifies a noun, but there must be more to it than that! What do students really need to know (especially ESL students) so they can feel more confident speaking well?

Here are the 3 key points to teach:

1. Adjective Placement

So, do adjectives go before the noun or after the noun?  That depends!  Students will often ask “How do I know if an adjective goes before the noun or after the noun in English?

Well, try this tip:

  •  An  attributed adjective that describes a characteristic,  and “leaves a mark on something” (The Grammar Book)  goes  before the noun,  like a “dented” wall or a “broken chair”.
  •  Instead, an adjective that describes a situation (sometimes in the passive voice), and uses words like “seem” or “considered” comes after the noun.    For example, “They considered Stuart to be mad”.

2. ING vs. ED vs. EN

Of course, the “ing” and “ed” are quite confusing for ESL learners, especially those whose native language don’t have different adjective endings.  Keep it simple:

  •   “ing” is for situations .                                  Suzy was bored,
  •   “ed” is for emotions and people              The lecture was boring. 
  •  Usually, I give my students the example of  Suzy is boring and ask them to explain the difference!

“En” adjectives are similar to the point above, and can go after the noun if they describe a situation  and in the passive voice: “A window was broken”. Having students make a list of adjectives they know can help them see the different forms.

3. Salience

Another way to understand adjectives is to understand that they can be either inherent characteristics or salient/  temporary .

  • An  inherent characteristic may also go before the noun, like “a stolen car”.
  • A  salient  characteristic may go  before the noun,  like “I was interested in the novel”, but can also be in a progressive construction like  “You are being disruptive in class”. Some sources, such as this excellent explanation from University College London  call these “dynamic” adjectives. In fact, they diffrentiate between dynamic adjectives used with a progressive construction (being + adjective) and static adjectives. Check out their article for more information.

Now, of course there are a lot of places on the web you can grab some English teaching ideas, like English Club or Perfect English Grammar , but I wanted to provide you with three activities right here to get you started.  (Oh, and check out my  Recommendations   page if you’re looking for other great bloggers and ESL sites).

Here are the three awesome activities:

Adjectives Activity 1: Noticing

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First, you need to have students  find adjectives in a piece of writing, like a newspaper article, a short story, or even their favourite song lyrics!  Song lyrics work wonders for lesson plans, like my plan on  If I Were A Boy  or  La La Land.   Try them out!

Have students highlight all the adjectives they can find, and work in pairs to see if they’ve missed any on their own. For advanced students, have them highlight the different types of adjectives, and identify the noun they modify.  Using different colour highlighters is a great way to do keep it fun and organized!

Adjectives Activity 2: Structuring

Next, students need to understand the structure that you taught them in the part above. You know, the part about inherence and salience, ing/ed/en and when to use each.  To do this, have students  create their own sentences using the different types of adjectives . Have them make words (adjectives) that end in “ing”, “ed” and “en” and use them in sentences.

My favourite way is to use poetry magnets , like these ones:

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You can get them fairly cheaply on Amazon ,  and they have so many types! You could easily mix and match a few boxes for an awesome class. Of course, you can use them for other grammar and vocabulary classes, too!

Adjectives Activity 3: Processing

Finally,  students should come up with their own story  to use adjectives.  Actually, what I love to do (especially with younger students) is have my class draw a photo.  Then, their partner has to describe it using as many adjectives as possible.  Next, a few students can share their partner’s work with the class. You’ll be surprised how much fun they’ll have!

What if my students don’t like to draw?:

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Well, what other kinds of games could you use for this step?  How about my  speaking board game , available for you for free in the   free printables library ?   For example, you can ask students to explain what they did on the weekend, their favourite hobbies, or  another topic that is relevant to them (such as career choices for business students), or use the board game for even more ideas.

Also, if you missed it, check out my popular post on How To Get Your Students to Speak Up In English Class.

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What’s your favourite way to teach grammar? If you have any tips and tricks, I’d love for you to comment below and share them with The Teaching Cove community. I read and respond to every comment!

Happy Teaching!


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Let’s get into the best describing words games for English learners.

#1: Describing Words Board Game

In real life, I love to play board games which is why I like to bring some into my classroom as well. It’s easy to make your own for just about topic, grammatical point or vocabulary set, including describing words.

In this case, fill the board with common objects that students might know. Then, when they land on that square, they have to say 1-3 (depending on the level) words or statements about that object. For example, pencil:

  • It’s made of wood.
  • A pencil is hard.
  • It has a sharp point.

If the student can come up with the required words/statements, they get to stay on that spot. Find out more about how to make your own ESL board games:


#2: Speaking Bingo Describing Activity

A nice way to give students some practice with describing things is to play this speaking Bingo game. Regular Bingo is fun but it doesn’t have a lot of educational value to it. Instead of just saying the word, I like to describe it instead to make it a more challenging listening activity, as well as vocabulary one.

Better yet, it’s possible to have students describe the words instead of you! Try it out:


#3: Using Relative Clauses to Describe Things or People

Using a relative clause (He is a person who…) or a reduced relative clause (This is the man I saw…) to describe people or things is very common. In this activity, students have to give hints to other people in their group about a secret object or person. The other students have to guess who or what is it.

Have a look here to find out more:


#4: ESL Comparatives Quiz

Comparative adjectives are a nice way to describe a lot of things! Have a look at this simple online quiz to try out with your students:

#5: Guessing Game Warm-Up

This is a simple party game that I’m sure you’ve played before. You get a sticky note with a secret person or thing on it and then have to ask questions to the other people at the party to try to figure out what it is.

To work on describing things, I play this game with a bit of a twist. Instead of asking questions, I get people to give hints to the person. For example, someone might have Barrack Obama at their secret person. They could give hints such as:

  • He’s American
  • He’s a politician
  • He was a former president

Try it out with your students:


#6: Taboo Describe Game

Here’s another party game that you may have played before. Traditionally, there is a secret word that you have to describe but you can’t use a list of other closely related words.

I’ve adapted it for my English learners to make it slightly easier. They still have to describe a secret word but I don’t use the banned list of related words. Find out more here:


p.s. It can be super helpful to laminate the words to recycle from class to class. Here are some top options: Best laminators. 

#7: Just a Minute

If you want to challenge your students, try out this speaking activity. Bring some different objects into the classroom and put students into pairs. Take out the first object and set a timer for one minute. One person in each group has to describe the object for one minute without stopping. Then, use a different object and the other person tries the same task.

It’s also possible to do this activity without objects but instead use things like:

  • Favourite thing
  • Most delicious food

Have a look here for more information:


#8: Hot Potato Describe Game

This is a fun game to try out if you want to inject some excitement into the classroom. Students pass around the potato (or another object) until the timer goes off or the music stops. Whoever is holding the potato when this happens has to do a task of some kind.

In this case, show the student a flashcard or other object and have them make 1-3 statements (depending on the level) to describe the object. For example, a cat.

  • It’s black and white.
  • It has soft fur.
  • It looks sleepy.

Find out more about this fun ESL game here:


#9: Word Association

This activity is a nice way to focus on word families. Have a look here for all the details:

#10: Puzzle Finder Activity

This is a fun ESL speaking and listening activity that focuses on teamwork as well as describing common vocabulary words. It’s a flexible activity that can be adapted to many different kinds of things. Basically, students have to describe their puzzle pieces to others to help decide if they have a match. Check it out:


#11: TOEIC Speaking Test: Describe the Picture

Most English proficiency speaking tests have a section where students have to describe a picture of some kind. There is certainly specific vocabulary related to this that can help our students get the best possible score. If I’m teaching students who are likely to take these kinds of tests in the future, I like to teach them how to describe a picture by doing some sample tests. Here are a few to try out:


#12: Current Events Presentation Project

With some of my more advanced students, I like to do a current events presentation project. It’s challenging because students often have to learn a bunch of new vocabulary words that they may not be familiar with because they often aren’t found in ESL textbooks.

As part of the project, they have to describe the event and then talk about why it’s important. It’s a describing activity but of a different sort than most of the other ones on this list. Try it out and I think you’ll like the results as much as I did:


#13: Describing Places

A common topic that involves lots of adjectives and descriptions is for places. For example, describing a city. Here are some of the best ideas for this popular unit that is found in most ESL textbooks:


#14: Song for Describing People

When I teach kids, I always like to use some songs and chants in my classes. They help make grammar and vocabulary far more memorable and I sometimes even catch students singing along to them between classes. This always makes me feel like I’ve done a good thing!

Have a look on YouTube and you’ll be able to easily find something for the age and level of students that you teach.

#15: ESL Adjective Games and Activities

Using adjectives are necessary for describing things. Here are some of the best ESL adjective activities to consider trying out:


#16: What are you Cooking? (Describing Food)

This is an engaging 4-skills ESL activity that’s perfect for adults. Students have to make a 3-course menu from ingredients chosen by another group. Then, they have to make a presentation to try to convince others that their menu is the best. This is where descriptive words come in! Have a look here to find out more:


#17: English Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

These kinds of adjectives are very helpful for describing just about anything. A comparative compares two things (The dog is bigger than the cat) while a superlative talks about only one thing (That’s the fluffiest cat in my neighbourhood). There are lots of interesting comparative/superlative activities to try out with your students:


#18: Describe and Draw a Picture

This is a fun activity for kids as well as adults that usually has some hilarious results. It’s for describing people ESL. Find some pictures of monsters or aliens. Then, one student has to describe what they see to the other student who has to draw it. When they’re done, they can compare the two pictures. Find out more:



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#19: Picture Prompt

This is a nice warmer activity or to use as a review at the end of class. Find an interesting picture that has a number of target vocabulary words. Then, elicit some of those from the students. What you can do with this depends on the level of the students. Beginners may say a single word while more advanced students can make sentences. Or, even write a story based on what they see. Check out all the options:


#20: Flip-Chart Vocabulary Review Describe Game

This is a fun review game that helps students practice describing the word. The first team chooses one person to be in the hot seat. Then, the team has to describe the secret words to that person who guesses what it is. They try to get as many words as possible in a minute. I generally allow one pass per round. I play 3-5 rounds with different people in the hot seat. Have a look here for more information:


#21: Postcards ESL Writing Activity

On a postcard, people often describe places or events. Check out this simple activity:

#22: Show and Tell

This isn’t just for kids! Show and Tell is a fun ESL activity for all ages. I have students bring in one of their favourite things or a picture/PowerPoint slide if it’s too big. Then, they have to describe to the class about their thing in 1-2 minutes. After that, I have a question/answer time. It’s fun and interesting to see a bit about the student’s hobbies or home life. More information here:

#23: Dictogloss

This is a challenging listening activity for higher-level students. Find (or write) a passage filled with lots of descriptive words. It might be someone talking about their hometown, or their favourite hobby.

Then, put students into pairs and read it out at a faster than normal pace. Students have to take notes and then try to recreate what they heard. Read it again and students do the same thing. After that, they can compare what they have with the original. Find out more details here:


#24: Describing Yourself Toiler Paper Icebreaker

You’ve maybe done this icebreaker activity before? You have to take a certain number of toilet paper squares and then say a true statement about yourself for each one that you have. I like to mix things up a bit and allow some follow-up questions too. Check it out:


#25: ESL Clothes Quiz

Try out this fun game that describes clothes:

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#26: I’m an Alien

This is a fun describe game that you can use with kids. Pretend that you’re an alien from another planet and don’t know anything about happens on Earth. Students have to tell you everything you need to know to survive. To focus on describing words, pretend that you don’t know what basic things and students have to describe these things to you. Try out this fun ESL activity:


#27: ESL Describing Game

Write down 10-20 words randomly on the whiteboard (more ideas here: Whiteboard Activities ). They should be related to a certain topic that you want to review (sports, animals, food, etc.). Then, put students into pairs and the first student has to choose a word and describe it to their partner. When their partner guesses, they switch roles and play again.


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#28: Five Senses Vocabulary Activity

Try out this versatile activity that can be done either through speaking or listening and alone or in groups. Bring in a common object like an orange and then students have to think of descriptive words related to the 5 senses to describe the object. It’s challenging but fun and I think your students will enjoy it as much as mine do! Find out more:

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#29: ESL Fruit and Vegetable Quiz

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#30: Mystery Box

Place an object inside a box without showing it to the students. Describe the object using adjectives, size, shape, and other relevant details. Students then guess what the object is based on the description.

#31: Descriptive Bingo

Create Bingo cards with various adjectives. Call out different nouns, and students mark the corresponding adjectives that could be used to describe those nouns on their cards.

#32: Describe the Odd One Out

Show students a group of objects, with one that doesn’t belong based on certain criteria (e.g., size, color, purpose). Students describe why they think the odd one out is different.

#33: Travel Brochure

Assign students a country or city and have them create a travel brochure describing the attractions, culture, and experiences using descriptive language.

#34: Describing Role Play

Prepare cards with roles or occupations. Students draw a card and take on that role while describing their daily routine or work using relevant vocabulary.

#35: Descriptive Story Writing

Provide a prompt or an opening sentence for a story. Students take turns adding sentences, focusing on using descriptive language to bring the story to life.

#36: Adjective Scavenger Hunt

Give students a list of adjectives. They walk around the classroom or school, finding objects that match each adjective and then describing them.

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Describing worksheets are perfect for an in-class assignment or for homework. Here are some of the best ones to consider:

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Teaching Description Words FAQs

There are a number of common questions that people have about teaching words to describe things. Here are the answers to some of the most popular ones.

What are describing words?

Describing words, also known as adjectives, provide information about nouns by adding details like color, size, shape, and more.

How do you teach adjectives effectively?

Use real-life objects, pictures, and examples to demonstrate how adjectives modify nouns and make sentences more descriptive.

What’s a simple way to introduce adjectives?

Start with basic adjectives like “big,” “small,” “happy,” and “sad.” Show objects and ask students to describe them using these words.

Can you give an example of using describing words in a sentence?

“The tall giraffe ate the green leaves.”

What’s a good way to expand students’ adjective vocabulary?

Create word banks with related adjectives (e.g., synonyms for “happy” – joyful, delighted) to help students choose varied words.

Can songs or rhymes help teach descriptive words?

Incorporate songs that use descriptive words. Rhymes can make learning adjectives more engaging and memorable.

What’s the importance of teaching description words?

Description words enhance language by adding depth and detail. Teaching them helps students express themselves more vividly.

How can I encourage students to use adjectives in their writing?

Assign creative writing tasks that require them to incorporate a certain number of adjectives, encouraging them to think creatively.

How do you teach the order of multiple adjectives before a noun?

Teach the sequence: Opinion, Size, Age, Shape, Color, Origin, Material, Noun (OSASCOMP). For example, “a beautiful, large, old book.”

Can descriptive words be used in sentences without nouns?

Yes, descriptive words can stand alone in sentences to express opinions or feelings, like “Interesting!” or “Great!”

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  • Teaching adjectives is usually quite enjoyable.
  • The grammar rules are fairly straightforward  and students are able to expand their vocabulary and express themselves.
  • However, there are several different types of adjectives.
  • So students need to become familiar with the types of adjectives in order to become fluent.
  • Fortunately, there are lots of interesting teaching materials to aid a teacher.
  • Matching  pictures to adjectives is an enjoyable and fun way to learn adjectives.
  • Pictures also stir students’ curiosity and they are more likely to ask questions to clarify the meaning if they do not understand.

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Once all the objects are out of the bag (and scattered around the room) you can do one of the following: 1. ask each student in turn to retrieve one object ("Freddy, can you give me the long pencil, please"). 2. Shout out each object and let all the students race to get them. 3. Play "Touch" ("Everybody, touch the small apple").

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Game to practice simple adjectives and opposites. This Baking Game helps develop vocabulary of adjectives and their use in sentences.

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Practice Adjectives, Opposites (Antonyms) Sentences with this ESL Vocabulary and Grammar Interactive Monkey Fun Game for Beginners (I'm short. you'r tall etc.). ESL Learners and Teachers can use it to review English vocabulary and grammar or simply practice these words. Learning adjectives by comparing with their opposites is a great way to help learners learn two adjectives at once, without much effort.

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Get ready to add some flavor to your English vocabulary with the Adjectives and Antonyms Sentences ESL Interactive Fun Game! This baking game is the perfect way to practice using simple adjectives and their opposites in sentences, while also developing your vocabulary skills.

As you play, you'll be able to create delicious desserts by correctly matching the adjective with its opposite, such as "sweet" and "sour" or "hot" and "cold". Not only will you be improving your language skills, but you'll also be whipping up some tasty treats!

This game is perfect for both ESL learners and teachers looking to make learning English grammar and vocabulary more interactive and fun. You can use it to review important grammar concepts, or simply practice using adjectives and antonyms in sentences.

Learning adjectives by comparing them with their opposites is a great way to help learners understand two adjectives at once without much effort. Plus, it's a great way to build your vocabulary and improve your speaking and writing skills.

So why not give the Adjectives and Antonyms Sentences ESL Interactive Fun Game a try? It's a deliciously fun way to learn and practice English grammar and vocabulary!

Learning adjectives can be challenging, but with the right resources, it can be fun and easy. The ESL Vocabulary and Grammar Interactive Monkey Fun Game is a great tool for beginners to practice adjectives and their opposites (antonyms). This game is not only entertaining, but it also helps learners to understand and use adjectives correctly in sentences.

In the game, players are asked to describe the monkeys using adjectives, such as "I'm short" or "you're tall." They can also compare the monkeys using their opposites, like "I'm fast, you're slow" or "I'm light, you're heavy." By learning adjectives through comparisons, learners can easily grasp the meanings of both words and remember them better.

This game is perfect for ESL learners and teachers who want to review English vocabulary and grammar in a fun and interactive way. It can be used in the classroom or at home, and it's an excellent way to practice adjectives and their opposites. So, let's play and learn together!

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    We're going to give you the rundown on more than 20 top ESL adjective games and activities, along with worksheets, lesson plans and more. An adjective is simply a word that describes or modifies a noun. Some of the most common ones include things like colors or words like big/small, hot/cold, hard/soft, etc.

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    ESL Adjectives Worksheet - Vocabulary Exercises: Matching, Identifying, Replacing, Gap-fill - Intermediate (B1) - 25 minutes. In this free adjectives worksheet, students learn and practice adjective synonyms. Students start by reading a story and matching adjectives in bold with their synonyms.

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  18. Adjective & describing words lessons for ESL Teachers.

    Teaching adjectives is usually quite enjoyable. The grammar rules are fairly straightforward and students are able to expand their vocabulary and express themselves. However, there are several different types of adjectives. Fortunately, there are lots of interesting teaching materials to aid a teacher.

  19. Describing Things / Adjectives Games & Activities for ESL Kids

    2. Shout out each object and let all the students race to get them. 3. Play "Touch" ("Everybody, touch the small apple"). Jobs Superlatives. Have students in small groups or pairs brainstorm as many jobs as they can in 2 minutes - they need to write down (as a group) on a piece of paper. Then get each group to change papers.

  20. Adjectives ESL Worksheets, Activities and Games

    Common Adjective Anagrams. Downloads: 75 $ 1.00 Add to basket. Please note: We are currently designing all new worksheets, activities and games for your classroom, ESL breakout room or homeschool. Create a free account and we will update you when we post more teaching resources. More.

  21. Adjectives and Antonyms Sentences ESL Interactive Fun Game

    The ESL Vocabulary and Grammar Interactive Monkey Fun Game is a great tool for beginners to practice adjectives and their opposites (antonyms). This game is not only entertaining, but it also helps learners to understand and use adjectives correctly in sentences. In the game, players are asked to describe the monkeys using adjectives, such as ...

  22. Adjectives ESL Printable Worksheets and Exercises

    A colorful ESL printable grammar exercise worksheet for kids to study and practise comparative and superlative forms of adjectives. Read the sentences, choose the right adjective from the list and fill in the blanks with the correct form of it. Effective for teaching and learning when to use comparative and superlative forms of adjectives.

  23. Adjective Worksheets for Elementary School

    Free adjective worksheets. These grammar worksheets help grade 1-3 students learn to recognize and use adjectives. Adjectives are words that describe nouns. All worksheets are pdf files; multiple versions of some worksheets are provided for additional practice. Grade 1 adjectives worksheets. Identifying adjectives from a list of words