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).

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.