Adjectives to describe people

You will study Adjectives to describe people.


Adjectives to describe people


Instructions: Read the following descriptions. Look at the underlined words.

  1. Emily is a nice girl. She is 9 years old. She is thin. She has blond hair and green eyes.
  2. Donna is an old woman. She is short. She isn’t thin. She has red hair and blue eyes.
  3. Bob is a middle-aged man. He is short. He is fat. He has brown hair and beard.
  4. Robert is a young man. He is very athletic. He is thin and tall. He has brown hair and blue eyes.


Getting started: Vocabulary

Instructions: Look at the following words. They are adjectives to describe people.

Age young, old, middle-aged
Hair blond, black, brown
Eyes blue, green, brown
Height tall, short
Complexion fat, slim, thin
Hair Short, long, curly, straight

Physical appearance

Instructions: Match the images with the correct description.

He is a young man. He is short. He has blue eyes and brown hair.
He is an old man. He is short. He has blue eyes and blond hair.
He is a young man. He is tall. He has brown eyes and brown hair.

Let’s study Adjectives.

Instructions: Look at the following information about Adjectives.

Adjectives are words to describe people, animals or things.

Adjectives go before nouns.

Adjectives go after the verb To Be.

Adjectives are never pluralized.

Look at the following examples before nouns:

Adjective Noun
long hair
blue eyes
slim boy
nice woman
beautiful girl
Mexican man

Look at the following examples after the verb To Be:

Subject Verb To Be Adjective
Mary is a beautiful girl.
David is a strong man.
The boys are intelligent.


Word order

Instructions: Drag and drop the following words to make logical sentences.

are people nice American
is My best man intelligent friend an
The teacher is blond my girl
have got I eyes blue
curly We have hair


Where’s the adjective?

Instructions: Drag and drop the adjectives in parenthesis to the most suitable place in the sentences.


1. I am a girl.

2. Michel is a man.

3. Those boys are people.

4. My dog is a pet.

5. The man is very intelligent.


Evaluation: White Americans

Instructions: Choose the appropriate adjective in the following text.

People of European descent, or White/Black Americans (also referred to as Caucasian/African Americans), constitute the majority of the 308 million people living in the United States, with 72.4% of the population. Of those reporting to be White American, 7,487,133 reported to be Multiracial/Racial; with largest combination being white and black. Additionally, there are 29,184,290 White Hispanics or Latinos. Non-Hispanic Whites are the majority in 46 states. There are four minority-majority states: California, Texas, New Mexico, and Hawaii. In addition, the District of Columbia has a non-white/white majority. The state with the highest percentage of non-Hispanic White Americans is Maine.