Parts of the Face

Essential Vocabulary for the Face

Some of the very first essential vocabulary words that we learn are those for our face and body! And while you may already know many general terms for parts of the body, there always seems to be certain parts of the face that people forget how to say. In today’s blog post you will learn not only the essential words for general parts of the face but some spcefic vocab as well to immediately boost your English level.

Body and Face Vocabulary Explanation:
Let’s dive deeper into specific words we use to describe parts of the face.

Hair:
Description: The strands that grow on your head. Perhaps you are blonde, brunette, or a red-head.

Head:
Description: The upper part of your body that contains your brain.

Eyes:
Description: The organs you use for seeing. Maybe you have bad vision and have to wear glasses to see well.

Teeth:
Description: Hard structures in your mouth used for biting and chewing. Maybe when you were younger your teeth were crooked and you needed braces!

Forehead:
Description: The front part of your head; the round area right above your eyebrows.

Nose:
Description: The part of your face used for breathing and smelling. The sense assosciated with the nose is scent!. You smell with your nose.

Cheeks:
Description: The soft, round parts on each side of your face below your eyes.
Example: When she’s happy, her cheeks turn rosy.

Dimples:
Description: The little indents that some people have in their cheeks when they smile.

Jaw:
Description: the angular part of the bottom of your face right below your moth. If you have a defined jaw you can say you have a sharp jawline.

Now you know not only a good group of vocab words for describing the face but some descriptive words that frequently accompany certain body parts!

Test out your knowledge with the exam below!:

Parts of the Face

Try to fill in the blanks of the following sentences with the correct facial part!

Daily Routine!

I wake up at 7AM in the morning, get out of bed at 7:15, put on my clothes for work, and then prepare
breakfast by 7:30….”

^ This example above is the first part of someone’s daily routine. A daily routine is, by definition, the activities and experiences that constitute a person’s normal existence. A person’s daily routine is unique to them, which means that every person has a different list of activities they do during a day, depending on the day.

For example, in the morning you can…
Wake up
Get out of bed
Put on your clothes/dress yourself Eat a quick breakfast
Brush your teeth
Wash your face
…And more!

Maybe later in the morning you…
Take the bus to work
Take the train to school
Drive to work
Walk to School …And so on!

As our day continues, so does our routine.

Daily Routine - Quiz

Answer these questions, and see if you can match the correct activity to the correct time!

 

When we do things according to our daily routine, we usually do them in chronological order! This means that we will probably go to work before we make our dinner! Is your routine like the example above?

The Difference Between its and it’s

Finding the difference between its and it’s is a common very common challenge, even for English speakers.  But here’s an exercise and lesson that will help guide you through the process of using its versus it’s:

Its: Without the apostrophe, this word is a possessive pronoun, his or her, for objects/things without gender.

 

  • The word its is often used in reference to something owned by a person or thing previously mentioned in the sentence, such as:
  • The table made a sound in its legs when he put his plate down.

The word its can also be used in reference to a noun without a defined gender.   Choose its when you want to give something ownership, for example:

  • My mom yelled when the dog spilled its water bowl.

 

It’s: With an apostrophe, this word is a contraction, meaning it is or is has

 

  • It’s, happens to be a contraction meaning it is or it has.

 

  • It’s been two hours since he texted me back
  • It’s the relationship that I have with my students that really makes me happy

 

All in all, this process can be tricky, but with practice and reading, you will be on your merry way to mastering these two words.

 

It’s about time you figure out how to find the difference between it’s and its!  I know you can do it, even if your brain has its bad and good days.  Here are some exercises to help:

 

Difference Between its and it’s quiz

Fill in the blank for the following sentences: