Beauty standards around the world
In this lesson, the student will learn adjectives used to describe people’s appearance. They will also get to practice adjective comparison.
The student looks at the list of appearance characteristics and discusses what they personally think is beautiful.
Grammar: Using comparatives
The rules for making comparative adjective forms are explained and exemplified. The student puts their knowledge into practice by completing sentences in which beauty standards in different cultures are compared.
Reading: The history of beauty standards
The student reads about the history of beauty standards around the world and answers reading comprehension questions.
Vocabulary: Adjectives of appearance
The student matches adjectives of appearance with their descriptions, and then uses them to fill in the gaps.
Pick a card
The student picks a card with a name of a famous person. They try to describe their appearance so that the teacher can guess who they are.
Video: The ideal body shape
The student watches a video about people discussing beauty standards in America. The video is followed by a video discussion.
The student reads statements about compliments and insults in English-speaking countries and decides if they are true or false.
Lastly, the student chooses two people from their life and compares them in terms of their appearance.
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