Describing people vocabulary, speaking and writing

FCE Result Unit 1

Brainstorm language to describe people

Brainstorm suitable vocabulary into these categories:

Positive personality words







Negative personality words








Positive appearance expressions







Negative appearance expressions







Appearance expressions usually associated with men








Appearance expressions usually associated with women



FCE Speaking Part One describing people


Do you take after your mother or your father?


Who are you most similar to in your family?


What would your ideal romantic partner be like?


Can you describe your best friend?


Can you describe a favourite actor or actress?


Is there anything you would like to change about your appearance?


How would you describe your personality?


How similar are you to your parents?



FCE Writing Part One (email) task on describing people


Write your answer in 120-150 words in an appropriate style. You have 40 minutes for this task.


Write a first email from an exchange student who will stay with you and your family for two weeks. Describe:

–       Yourself

–       The other members of your family (especially those who live in the same house)

–       The house

–       The local area


And ask some questions to the student.


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