ADJECTIVES

NEF, Pre-intermediate U. 1B Cristina Rodríguez

REMEMBER !!
Adjectives for PEOPLE

Adjectives for THINGS and PLACES

When you want to know about the way people look you ask …

What do they look like ?

Adjectives for people: PHYSICAL APPEARANCE
BEAUTIFUL = PRETTY & HANDSOME GOOD-LOOKING NICE FAIR HEALTHY RICH

What’s the opposite ?

Describing people’s height:
+
VERY TALL TALL

MEDIUM-HEIGHT
QUITE SHORT

-

SHORT How do you ask about people’s height ?

How tall are you ?

Describing people’s weight :
+
VERY FAT FAT

OVERWEIGHT
SLIM

-

THIN
How do you ask about people’s weight ?

How much do you weigh ?

When you want to know about a person’s personality you ask …

What is he/she like ? He is … He looks …

Adjectives for people: PERSONALITY
Say the following adjectives: BEAUTIFUL = PRETTY & HANDSOME GOOD-LOOKING FRIENDLY FUNNY GENEROUS LAZY SHY TALKATIVE What’s the PATIENT opposite ? BORING POLITE

Group the adjectives above in …
POSITIVE adjectives NEGATIVE adjectives

What’s the opposite ?

ORAL PRACTICE   Choose somebody famous . Your partner makes you questions to find out who you have chosen.

Adjectives for THINGS & PLACES
Find examples with the following …
CROWDED DIRTY EMPTY EASY EXPENSIVE DANGEROUS TIDY

FAR
HIGH

FAST
MODERN

What’s the opposite ?

NOISY
WET

POLLUTED
COMFORTABLE

Vocabulary revision
 Choose your favourite adjective .
Reasons to choose it : its meaning the way it sounds how it is spelt any other reason

Find a definition or an example with it.

What can you say about him ?
• • • • • • General adjectives Age Height Eyes Hair Personality

What can you say about this lady ?
• • • • • • General adjectives Age Height Eyes Hair Personality

What does he look like ?
• • • • • General adjectives Age Height Hair Personality

What can you say about her ?
• • • • • General adjectives Age Height Hair Personality

Practice
Write a description of one of your partners giving as many details as possible. Don’t mention his/her name !!