This lesson focuses on developing vocabulary related to clothes.

Firstly, students will do a drawing-on-the back dictation to review clothes words. There is a simple drawing dictation, where students will practise using the present continuous to describe clothes and then describe what their classmates are wearing. Finally there are two options for students to make a giant clothes poster, as well as ideas for follow-up and homework activities.


  • To introduce present conditions for descriptions (he / she’s wearing)
  • To review colours through questions
  • To review clothes vocabulary

Age group

CEFR level A1

60 - 90 minutes

The lesson plan can be downloaded in PDF format below. In addition, you will need:

  • Flashcards for all clothes items (jumper, t-shirt, shirt, jeans, trousers, dress, skirt, socks, shoes, boots, slippers, anorak, coat, glasses)
  • Photocopy of a body for students to draw clothes onto
  • A3 white paper for posters
  • Catalogues to cut up
  • Photocopies of outline of a T-shirt
  • Newspapers to cut up
  • Sellotape, coloured pens / crayons, scissors, glue, string
Jo Bertrand