Picture Profiles is a simple speaking activity that is a great way to practice describing people’s physical appearance and personality. In this activity, students work in pairs and look at a portrait photo of a person and describe the person’s appearance and build a profile of that person using a number of categories.
Activity time: 10 minutes and above
Level: teens and adults (Lower-intermediate and above)
Skills practiced: Speaking, describing physical appearance and personality
- Put students into pairs and explain that they are going to view some pictures of people.
- In pairs, the students should describe the person’s appearance and build a profile of the person by using the following categories: Name, Nationality, Age, Profession, Likes/Dislikes, Life Goals and Ambitions and 3 words to describe the person’s character. You can use the prepared Powerpoint and printable handout below.
- When they are finished, the groups can share their ideas and discuss their choices.
Picture Profiles Presentation