GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|2. Describing people

Warm-up

1.1 Look at the picture and try to describe girls’ appearance.

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1.2 Answer the following questions about yourself:

1. What is your height?
2. What is your hair colour?
3. What is your eyes colour?


1.3 Ask your teacher the questions from the previous exercise.

Vocabulary

1.1 Listen to a man describing his girlfriend. How does she look like?

Nicky

– Tell me about Nicky. How does she look like?
– She’s tall and she’s got blonde hair. It’s curly. And she has blue eyes and a beautiful smile.
– And what is she like?
– She’s really nice, very friendly and easy-going. She has a lot of friends. For sure, you are going to like her.

1.2 Find Nicky.


1.3 Listen again. What two questions does Mike’s friend ask him? What do they mean?


2.1 Match the words with the pictures.

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! Thin or slim? Fat or overweight?

Thin and slim are both the opposite of fat, but slim = thin in attractive way.
Fat is not very polite. It’s more polite to say someone is (a bit) overweight.


3.1 Describe these people: age, their appearance and clothes. Choose and click on the correct words suitable for each person.


3.2 Choose the correct adjective from the box and complete the sentences:


3.3 Match the adjectives with opposite meanings:


! Interesting fact

Nice is a very common adjective of personality: e.g. Jane is really nice!

Nice is used to describe someone who is friendly and kind.

If someone makes you laugh, he or she is funny. If a person is fun, it means that it’s a pleasure for you to have time with this person.

Reading

1.1 Answer the question.

Who knows you better: your mother (or father), sister (or brother) or your best friend(s)?


1.2 Read the first part of the text and answer the questions after it:

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Adriana Fox

In our annual experiment we choose a single person who is looking for a partner. This time we’ve chosen Adriana Fox. We offered her mother and her best friend to help her. Adriana is 23 years old and she is a translator. She is pretty, dark-haired, slim and has blue eyes. Her father, Jack, is Italian and her mother, Jane, is Indian. She lives in London and she has no boyfriend at the moment. Her mother, Jane, chooses a person she supposes is perfect for her daughter and her best friend, Maria, chooses another one. The next day Adriana goes on a date with each of them. Which one does she like more?
‘I like going to the theater very much, but sometimes I feel like staying at home with some wonderful books,’ says Adriana. I’m very friendly and easy-going and get on well with people normally. And moreover I think I have a good sense of humor.’ ‘What kind of men do I like? Well, I like romantic men who think of me and buy me flowers. And he should have a good sense of humor too. As for a physical appearance I can really say that I like men who are taller than me and are not very skinny. And I can’t stand people with moustache! I like clever men, who are into literature and languages, and theaters.’
‘I don’t really know who will choose a better man for me. Both my mother and my best friend know me really well! I think, Maria, will find a physically good-looking guy, and my mum will think of one’s background and good temper more!

Questions:

1. What is this experiment about?
2. Who are Maria and Jane?
3. According to this experiment, what do Maria and Jane have to do?
4. How is Adriana connected with languages?
5. What does she look like?
6. What kind of men does she like?
7. What does Adriana hate about men’s appearance?


1.3 Look at the words in bold. Try to translate them.

Listening

1.1 Listen to Adriana talking about what happened when she met Alex. What was her first impression? Did she like him?

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Adriana about Alex

At the first moment I looked at his moustache and it made me sure, that he was not of my type immediately! Moreover, I thought of Alex as of a person who was much younger than me. He was 23, too, but I was sure he was younger. But when we started talking, I liked him. He was easy-going and he had a truly good sense of humor. He doesn’t work anywhere because he has just graduated from the university. We spoke about his plans for the future and he told me a lot of interesting things. He is not really interested in languages, art and other things, because he studies engineering and loves mathematics. Physically he was not bad but too young and what I couldn’t stop thinking of, is his moustache! He was tall. He wasn’t skinny either. He was quite good-looking actually and he had a very nice smile, but we didn’t have any chemistry between us. I could imagine going for a walk with him, but as with a friend. Sorry Maria, but I don’t think he is the best choice for me.

1.2 Listen again and remember the phrases that Adriana uses to describe Alex. You can write them down.


2.1 Now listen about Sam.

Adriana about Sam

When I saw Sam I thought he looked well, and he was much more handsome than Alex. He was as tall as Alex and he had short wavy hair. He had blue eyes and I liked them very much. He had something similar with a very good-looking actor from an old but very good romantic film, but I cannot remember that actor’s name. Anyway, he was handsome. He was relaxed and it was very easy to speak to him. He likes reading. He said his favorite book was “Three Comrades”. I read it two years ago. What a coincidence! He took a glass of whisky. We continued speaking. Some minutes later he took two more glasses and said always did it this way. After an hour he was drunk. He wasn’t rude, though. He was nice and wanted to go out with me again later. But alcohol is a very bad habit. So what I knew that it was impossible for me to meet him again. Really, he was good, but he was not my type, I’m afraid. I could never have a boyfriend who was a drinker. I am sure that the next time I’m going to choose the person by myself. I’m sure my mum didn’t know about his bad habits. So, anyway, thank her.

What did Adriana decide in the end? What do you think about her decision?

Grammar

1.1 Complete the sentences using Present Simple.


1.2 Answer the questions.

1. What letter do you have to add to the most verbs with he, she, and it?
2. How do these verbs in brackets change with he, she, and it in the positive sentences? (learn – translate – buy – study)
3. What auxiliary verbs do you use to make questions?


We use Present Simple for repeated or regular actions in the present time period, facts, habits, things that are always/generally true.



1.3 Complete the sentences using the verbs in Present Simple Tense.

Pronunciation

Pronunciation


Pronunciation notes

The pronunciation rules for adding an -s (or -es) to verbs (e.g. smokes) and nouns (e.g. books) are the same.

The difference between the [s] and [z] sounds is very small and only occasionally causes communication problems.


Voiced and unvoiced consonants

Voiced consonant sounds are made in the throat by vibrating the vocal chords, e.g. [b], [l], [m], [v], etc.

Unvoiced consonant sounds are made in the mouth without vibration in the vocal chords, e.g. [k], [p], [t], [s], etc.


1.1 Try to read these words correctly.

|s| Cups, stops, sleeps

|z| Cards, words, rides, ends

|iz| Pauses, nurses, buses, rises


Pronunciation of final -s /-es:

verbs and nouns

The final -s is pronounced like [s] or [z]. The difference is quite small.

The final -es is pronounced [iz] after ch, c, g, sh, s, z, and x.


1.2 How do you say these words? Choose and mark the correct sound s/z/iz.

Speaking / Writing

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1.1 Fill in the gaps about yourself.

Homework

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GRAMMAR

Present Simple


1.1 Write the negative sentences.

E.g.: I live in Dublin. — I don’t live in Dublin.


1.2 Complete the questions with do/does.


2.1 Complete the words with the missing letters.


2.2 Write the opposite.

Урок Homework Курс
  • Warm-up
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Grammar
  • Pronunciation
  • Speaking / Writing
  • Homework
  1. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|1. Where are you from?
  2. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|2. Describing people
  3. GE|Adults| Pre-Intermediate|3. Things you wear. Prepositions of place. Clothes
  4. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|4. How did you spend your holidays?
  5. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|5. Historical events
  6. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|6. How to tell a good story?
  7. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|7. What are you going to do?
  8. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|8. Old friends
  9. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|9. Can you explain it in English? Words-helpers
  10. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|10. Annoying habits
  11. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|11. Going shopping
  12. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|12. Good weekend vs bad weekend. At the weekend
  13. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|13. Life in metropolises
  14. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|14. Describing a town (city)
  15. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|15. Are you a healthy person?
  16. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|16. Pessimist vs Optimist. Choose your side
  17. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|17. Speak low, if you speak 'Love'
  18. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|18. Every great dream begins with a dreamer
  19. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|19. I told her: my house is your house. So she sold it
  20. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|20. To do what you like is freedom...
  21. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|21. You don't have to be great to start...
  22. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 1: Check into the hotel
  23. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 2: Going to a restaurant
  24. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 3: In the shopping centre
  25. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 4: At the pharmacy
  26. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Revise and Check 1-4
  27. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Revise and Check 5-8
  28. GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Revise and Check 9-13