Here’s a simple exercise to give your pre-intermediate students some practice talking about friends, or giving them practice describing people.
First, show them this list:
Ask them what kind of words they are. Answer: adjectives. Ask what you can describe with these adjectives: nouns. What kind of nouns? People. Give some examples: She is a trustworthy girl. He is a sensitive boy. etc.
Tell them to work with a partner and categorize the above words as describing:
- a good friend
- a bad friend
- A good friend is _____,______, and _______.
- A bad friend is _____,______, and _______.