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describing people

describing people



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Archive Language Point 1Language PointDescribing people Tim and Helen at the airport
To talk about people's appearance or personality you can use:be + adjectiveVerb:To beAdjectiveI'm slimHe'swell-builtShe'smatronlyYou'rehandsomeWe're extrovertedThey'reshyTo talk about physical characteristics you can use:have got + (adjective) + nounVerb:Have got (Adjective)+ NounI've got hazel eyesHe's gota shaved headShe's gotgorgeous black haiYou've gota five o'clock shadowWe've gotgreen eyesThey've gotlong legsSome adjectives have a negative connotation (or feeling) and some are more neutral:NegativeNeutralfatplump or largeskinnyslimspinstersingleTo ask about someone's appearance you can use:do + look like?Verb:To do Look like?WhatdoIlook like?doyoudoeshe/she/itdotheyTo ask about someone's personality you can use:be + like?Verb:To beLike?WhatamIlike?areyouishe/she/itarewearetheyVocabulary:a five o'clock shadow:is a kind of beard or moustache (but not a full beard or moustache) that a man gets if he doesn't shave for aday or twomatronly (adj):an older woman who is plump
bald (adj):a person with no hair. A person can have a shaved head if s/he is bald or if s/he has hair but chooses toshave it off extroverted (adj):a confident person who enjoys being with other people
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Episode 1: At the airportHelen: What does Michal look like?Tim: Well, he's tall and well built. He's got brown eyes and a shaved head.Helen: Is he handsome?Tim: Of course he is! He's my cousin.Helen: And what's he like? Is he like you too?Tim: No, he's quite shy really.Helen: Oh look! Is that him?Tim: Yeah! Michal! Michal! He's crying. I wonder what's wrong.
BBC Learning English – The Flatmates
The Flatmates – Quiz – Describing people
You can try the quiz online at:http://www.bbclearningenglish.com/flatmates/episode01/quiz.shtmlFor each of the six questions choose the one correct answer.1.
She's tall and slim and ...a. have got green eyesb. has got eyes greenc. has got green eyesd. green eyes2.
Some people think my dad's quite ...a. matronlyb. handsomec. built well
. shaved head3. "He's really funny" is the answer. What's the question?a. What is he like?b. What does he like?c. What does he look like?d. What like is he?4. "He's gorgeous - he's tall and he's got big brown eyes." What are the three "he's"short for in that sentence?a. he is, he is and he isb. he is, he is and he hasc. he is, he has and he hasd. he has, he has and he has5. She loves going to parties, meeting new people and being the centre of attention.She's ...a. shyb. friendfulc. introvertd. extrovert6. "What does she look like?" is the question. What's the answer?a. She likes Italian food.b. She's shy.c. She's tall and slim.d. She looks like tall and slim.
BBC Learning English – The Flatmates

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