Parts of the Face: Vocabulary for People

It is common to be asked to give a description of a person in IELTS speaking. Here is some useful vocabulary to help you describe a person in detail.

You can see that one word in the diagram is missing. Do you know that word?

face parts vocabularyListen to the recording below to complete the diagram. Words will not come in order so you will need to make notes to find which is the missing word. Answer is given below.

The missing word is “eyebrow”

Note: many of these words are often used as plurals, for example, “she has rather thick lips” or “he has high cheek bones”. Make sure you use this vocabulary accurately.


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  1. tqq liz

  2. Hello liz, my exam will be at 2/dec/2017. Do you think i still have time to ace the exam? With good grades?

    • If you get to grips with the entire content of the test, you understand what is required and you practice enough – sure why not? I’ve know students do it in less time 🙂

  3. laxmi gaudel says:

    being a house wife, i hardly get time to take classes so i find you to get in touch to study thanks liz.

    • There are over 300 pages of tips and advice on my site. Take your time to explore and read all tips. Good luck 🙂

  4. Ghanshyam Gosai says:

    Hi Elizabeth
    My self Ghanshyam. I am from India. I want to learn IELTS.
    please help me

  5. Hi, liz would you like to add that what type of look appearence of a person like tall,short,healthy,weak,handsome,fair,chubby,sexy,beautiful,curly hair,blonde,fat,slim etc.
    nature shy,clever,intelligent etc,posture straight body,stoop, and many others words like beautiful eyes shapes and nose shapes. i appologise you if i have said anything wrong.

  6. Hi Liz,
    This list of vocabulary is very helpful for me….thank u so much. I would like to know the vocabulary related to relationship(uncle, cousin…)

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