Actors Wanted: Describing Characters for Films

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This lesson focuses on identifying character adjectives, vocabulary related to appearance, and writing paragraphs describing a favorite person. It includes two tasks involving analyzing texts for casting calls and finding character and appearance adjectives. Students will engage in activities to enhance their descriptive writing skills.


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  1. ThirdIntermediate Upstream 3 Unit 1/ 1St Semester

  2. Lesson 1b/ Page 8 Actors wanted

  3. Objectives At the end of this lesson the student will be able to: identify some character adjectives. identify vocabularies related to appearance. write a paragraph about describing a favourite person. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ministry of Education-2020 English 3rd Inter 1b Actors wanted

  4. Task 1 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ministry of Education-2020 English 3rd Inter 1b Actors wanted

  5. 5 min What type of texts are A and B? What do you think they are about? Actors wanted for a new film Good Guys Location: Talent Studio Audition date: 29th August A Characters: Send pictures and CVs to: Tom Harry, Tom@hotmail.com Sam - 25-30, dark complexion, tall, medium build, good-looking, cruel and greedy John - 30-36, pale complexion, medium height, slim, average looks, arrogant and selfish Lucy - 26-32, fair complexion, short, average build, pretty, optimistic, caring, sensitive and honest Read the texts. Which advert: 1. wants actors to advertise something? 2. asks people to apply by sending email? 3. only wants three men? 4. wants only male actors? 5. is on 29th August? CASTING CALL FOR A TV COMMERCIAL Location: Stars Studios Seeking: three male actors. Antony: handsome, blond hair, blue eyes, aged 18-23; friendly, patient, polite. David: good-looking, dark curly hair, moustache, in early twenties; friendly, generous, easy-going. Delivery Guy: tall, strong build, in late twenties; impatient, bossy, rude Also seeking: male and female extras, aged 16-18 Actual shooting date is Monday, 10th October. B B A B B A _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ministry of Education-2020 Please call Jack Smith with any questions on 33879838 English 3rd Inter 1b Actors wanted

  6. Task 2 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ministry of Education-2020 English 3rd Inter 1b Actors wanted

  7. 2 minFind the character and appearance adjectives in the texts below. Actors wanted for new film Good Guys Location: Talent Studio Audition date: 29th August Characters: Send pictures and CVs to: Tom Harry, Tom@hotmail.com A Sam - 25-30, dark complexion, tall, medium build, good-looking, cruel and greedy John - 30-36, pale complexion, medium height, slim, average looks, arrogant and selfish Lucy - 26-32, fair complexion, short, average build, pretty, optimistic, caring, sensitive and honest CASTING CALL FOR TV COMMERCIAL Location: Stars Studios, Seeking: three male actors. Antony: handsome, blond hair, blue eyes, aged 18-23; friendly, patient, polite. David: good-looking, dark curly hair, moustache, in early twenties; friendly, generous, easy-going. Delivery Guy: tall, strong build, in late twenties; impatient, bossy, rude. Also seeking: male and female extras, aged 16-18 Actual shooting date is Monday, 10th October Please call Jack Smith with any questions on 33879838 B _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ministry of Education-2020 English 3rd Inter 1b Actors wanted

  8. Task 3 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ministry of Education-2020 English 3rd Inter 1b Actors wanted

  9. 2 min Classify these adjectives to the right group. Appearance Personality rude curly polite pretty dark impatient optimistic average looks cruel arrogant slim tall fair greedy _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ministry of Education-2020 selfish English 3rd Inter 1b Actors wanted

  10. Task 4 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ministry of Education-2020 English 3rd Inter 1b Actors wanted

  11. 2 min What do we call a person who 1. has good manners? 2. likes to hurt or upset people? 3. shows an understanding of other people s needs? 4. is very proud of their looks. 5. expect good things to happen? 6. cares only about himself/ herself? 7. doesn t get upset or angry? 8. gives more than is usual? easy going/ patient arrogant generous optimistic polite caring/sensitive selfish cruel _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ministry of Education-2020 English 3rd Inter 1b Actors wanted

  12. Task 5 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ministry of Education-2020 English 3rd Inter 1b Actors wanted

  13. 2 min What are the opposites of these adjectives? What prefixes do we use to form negative adjectives? 1. polite 2. patient 3. honest 4. sensitive 5. friendly 6. caring 7. selfish impolite impatient dishonest insensitive unfriendly uncaring unselfish _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ministry of Education-2020 English 3rd Inter 1b Actors wanted

  14. Appearance vocabularies age young, middle-aged, elderly, mid/ late 30s (40s, etc) build of heavy build, of medium build, slim, muscular, of medium height short, shoulder-length, long, curly, wavy, blond, dark, straight, bald hair dark, pale, fair complexion special features a beauty spot, a moustache, a beard, glasses, wrinkles, dimples Examples: Carol is in her mid 20s. She s of medium height and has got shoulder-length curly dark hair with a dark complexion. James is a middle-aged man. He s of heavy build. He has got short, wavy blond hair with a fair complexion. He has a moustache and a beard. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ministry of Education-2020 English 3rd Inter 1b Actors wanted

  15. Task 6 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ministry of Education-2020 English 3rd Inter 1b Actors wanted

  16. 7 min Write the descriptions of these people. Use the character adjectives and the appearance vocabularies accurately. Salem is in his late 50 s. He is fat and short with straight brown hair on the sides. He is impatient and rude. He works as a banker. Ahmed is young. He is slim with short, straight, brown hair and dark eyes. He has a moustache and a beard. Ahmed is polite and honest, He likes his job. Sophia is in her early 20 s. She is slim and short with long blond hair. She is very optimistic and cheerful. She likes shopping and prefers colourful clothes. She dreams about studying fashion. Sarah is middle-aged. She is slim with long, curly, dark hair and dark brown eyes. Sarah is intelligent and generous. She is a successful business woman. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ministry of Education-2020 English 3rd Inter 1b Actors wanted

  17. Task 7 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ministry of Education-2020 English 3rd Inter 1b Actors wanted

  18. 15 min Write a description of your favourite person. Use the character adjectives and the appearance vocabularies accurately. Write 120-140 words Write 120-140 words Paragraph 1 name/ appearance (description -clothes) Paragraph 2 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------- personality/ interests or job Paragraph 3 your opinion _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ministry of Education-2020 English 3rd Inter 1b Actors wanted

  19. Put a ( ) if your answers are correct: Self Assessment I write about all the points. I use correct adjectives and nouns. I write a paragraph. I write 120-140 words. I use correct spelling. I use correct punctuation marks & the right capitalisation. I follow the correct layout. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ministry of Education-2020 English 3rd Inter 1b Actors wanted

  20. A suggested answer My sister is in her mid 30 s. She is slim and tall with wavy brown hair and light brown eyes. She is very trendy and likes fashion. She cares a lot about her appearance and she is always good looking. My sister is very caring and generous, that is why she chose to be a doctor as she likes to help others and make them feel better. The thing I like the most about my sister s personality is her kindness and understanding, she is always there for me whenever I need her and she gives me the best advice. She always works hard to support the community and that is another thing I like about her. I want to grow up and become a doctor to help everyone in need like her. And this is why my sister is my favourite person, I don t only see her as my sister, but as my best friend too. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ministry of Education-2020 English 3rd Inter 1b Actors wanted

  21. Good luck _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ministry of Education-2020 English 3rd Inter 1b Actors wanted

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