This lesson will help you improve your skills for describing places in English for CEFR Level B1. To successfully achieve this level, you need to be able to connect at least 5 sentences together to describe a place (it’s location, features, strengths and weaknesses, for example). In this lesson, we will look at the vocabulary you need to know in order to do this, and how to structure a short paragraph.
We will also look at how you can tell people whether you like or dislike a place just based on the vocabulary you use. For example, you could refer to a place with lots of people as ‘overcrowded’ (a negative meaning) or ‘vibrant and bustling’ (a positive meaning).
You can also practice by writing a short description (no more than 100 words) of a place you know about. Write it in the comments section at the bottom of this page (you’ll need to become a member first – it’s free!) and we will make any necessary corrections as soon as we can. You can help us too by telling your friends about our site!
So let’s get started with describing places in English! To begin, we’ll look at some essential vocabulary you need to describe places at CEFR Level B1.