Help your students practise describing objects, people, and places with this set of descriptive adjective cards.
Age: All ages
Level: All levels
Target Structure: Description, general information; Indefinite pronouns; Actions in past (alternative)
Duration: 10-20 minutes (depending on group size)
Materials: Descriptive Adjectives Grammar Cards
Have students work in pairs for this activity.
Students will role play being a detective and a suspect/witness of a crime in an interrogation.
The ‘suspect’ or ’witness’ (your choice) will draw 5 (shuffled) adjective cards. No one can see them.The detective will ask questions about a crime scene (if students can’t come up with their own, assign one yourself) that the witness will have to answer using the cards they draw. When they use a card, they can show it to the detective so they know it’s being used. They can use one or two per detective question.
- Conversation ends once witnesses use all their cards.
- Detective: Did you see anyone suspicious?
- Witness: Yes, I did. I saw someone tall parked outside the house.[shows tall card]
- Detective: Parked? In what kind of car?
- Witness: It was an old, ugly car. Don’t know the brand. [shows old & ugly cards] …
- Students take turns to ask be the detective or the witness.
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- Cambridge: C2 Proficiency (CPE)
- Group Work
- Mixed Ability
- Mixed tenses
- Pair Work
- Question forms
- Sentence structure
- Up to 15 mins
- Up to 30 mins
- Warmers & Fillers
- Whole Class