Unit 2: Shapes


  • This lesson will teach ESL/EFL kids how to use basic adjectives to describe things by shape, size and color. An adjective (big, small, red, and black) describes a noun or thing.
  • Learn to use basic adjectives to describe things and also learn to use adverbs of sequence to talk about a process - first, next, then, finally.
  • In this English lesson, children will learn the names of shapes and how to describe them.

Main Lesson Materials & Study Steps

shapes video lesson

1st –This cartoon animated video features a short dialogue, followed by vocabulary and sentence breakdown. It is essential for introducing the words, phrases, grammar, spelling and sentences of the lesson in context. Watch repeatedly to master the content. The video plays on any device.

shapes game

2nd – Then the student plays this fun game after watching the video, to practice the contents of the lesson. The game reviews key vocabulary, grammar and sentences from the lessons. This game can be played on any device.

shapes test

3rd – Finally the learner takes this test of the unit. The score of this test is captured in the LMS and gives educators an idea of how well their learner is doing. The test opens on any device – mobile & PC.

Worksheets for the Unit

The worksheets below are useful for offline and classroom activities. These printable exercises directly correlate with the above lesson 'Shapes'. Every worksheet comes with an answer sheet on the second page for educators.

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Lesson Story:

Lisa and Freddie are in their room looking at a book about shapes. Lisa asks Freddie to teach her the names of shapes. She wonders what we can do with shapes. Freddie shows her how to draw a clown using shapes of different sizes and colors.


square, rectangle, oval, triangle, circle, big, small, colors

Key Sentences/Grammar

  • It's a circle. A circle is round.
  • It's an oval.
  • A square has four equal sides.
  • We draw things with shapes.

Adverbs of Sequence

Though not the main focus for low levels, this lesson also introduces adverbs of sequence which is useful for describing a process.

  • First, draw a big circle.
  • Next, draw an oval for his mouth.
  • Finally, draw a big rectangle.

Basic Adjectives:

  • big red circle
  • small black circle

This lesson is part of the Level 2 English course.

Download Level 2 Course Manual

Welcome to Unit 2: Shapes! In this lesson, young ESL/EFL learners will be introduced to the world of shapes and adjectives. Learning about shapes is an important part of early education, as it can help children develop skills such as problem-solving, spatial awareness, and visual thinking.

The lesson begins with an introduction to basic adjectives that describe things by shape, size, and color. The use of adjectives is an essential aspect of English language learning, and this lesson will help children understand how to use them effectively.
Next, children will learn how to use adverbs of sequence to talk about a process, such as “first, next, then, finally”. This is a crucial aspect of language learning, as it helps children understand how to order events or steps in a process.

Finally, children will learn the names of shapes and how to describe them using the adjectives they have learned. This will help them build their vocabulary and communication skills, as they learn to express themselves more effectively.

Overall, this lesson is an exciting and engaging way for young learners to explore the world of shapes and adjectives. By the end of this unit, children will have gained valuable language skills that they can apply in their everyday lives.