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					                                     Further Practice
                              DESCRIBING PEOPLE
I-VOCABULARY

1-Describing appearance (What does he /she look like?)


         Height                             Build                                   Age


tall, tallish, short,           frail, stocky, slim, thin,            young, elderly, middle-aged,
shortish, medium height         plump, fat, skinny, well-built        teenager, in 20s, 30s, 40s


             Face                          Eyes                       Nose                  Chin


                                 big round blue eyes,
                                                                 turned-up,
round, oval, square, with        large, small, bright,                              double, jutting,
                                                                 snub, hooked,
scares, dimple, wrinkles,        narrow, slanting, piggy,                           receding,
                                                                 long,
freckles, sun-tanned, pale       deep-set, sharp,                                   square……
                                                                 straight…
                                 quint….


         Eye lash                          Lip                        Hair                Clothes



                                                                 bald, straight,    casual, scruffy,
                                 Thin, thick, curved,
Curly, underpopulated                                            curly, spiky,      shabby, smart,
                                 blue, ruby…..
                                                                 wavy               tidy, messy




2-Describing Character (What's he like? )
Exercises:

   1. Use the words below to describe what your friends, family and teachers are like.
   2. In pairs: one student writes down a description and the other student must guess who it is.


careful, hard-          aggressive,           dull, boring,          generous,            energetic,
working,                tough, careless,      imaginative,           loyal, self-         confident,
worried,              practical,             ambitious,           controlled,         selfish, shy,
cheerful,             sensible,              crafty,              moody,              stubborn,
broadminded,          independent,           sensitive,           trusting,           reliable,
active, curious,      strong-minded,         gentle, naive        modest,             clumsy,
secretive             stupid                                      tolerant,           intelligent
                                                                  friendly




II-STRUCTURAL PARTS OF A COMPOSITION
  The composition describing a person should be divided into 3 parts:

  INTRODUCTION: you should briefly set the scene giving general information about the
  person, say how when, where you first saw, met or were introduced to that person.
  Example:
  Mary is my best friend. We were introduced by a mutual friend at the ‘Donosti’ a few years
  ago as I need someone to talk in English, and he was a teacher. We got on well immediately
  and we have been friends ever since….

  MAIN PART: you should describe physical appearance, character (personal qualities),
  hobbies, and interest. You should write a paragraph for each topic.

  To describe appearance: you should describe details of the person’s age, height, build,
  facial feature, hair, clothing…..moving from the general aspect to the details.

  Example:
  Smith, who is in his early forties, is of medium height and average build, with an oval face
  and receding hair. He’s got beautiful almond eyes and a charming smile…..

  To describe character (personal qualities) you can support them with examples or manner
  and mannerism (the way they speak, the gestures, a particular habit) and or justification.

  Example:
  He is very outspoken and says what he feels. He has an extraordinary sense and really
  cracks me up. And what I really admire about John is his integrity and loyalty, and he
  always there when ever you need him……..

  To describe hobbies/interest, lifestyle and beliefs: you should talk about the person’s
  habits, interest, daily routines….

  Example:
  In his free time he loves reading and watching films, particularly independent one. He also
  enjoy playing boarding games, and he’s absolutely fantastic at trivial.

  CONCLUSION: You write your feelings and comments

  Example:
  My friend is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. I really enjoy sharing things with him.
  It’s always fun with him, and you never feel blue. I know for sure we’ll be friends for ever.

				
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