GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|2. Describing people
1.1 Look at the picture and try to describe girls’ appearance.
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.
1.1 Listen to a man describing his girlfriend. How does she look like?
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.
! 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.
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:
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!
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.
1.1 Listen to Adriana talking about what happened when she met Alex. What was her first impression? Did she like him?
Adriana about Alex
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
What did Adriana decide in the end? What do you think about her decision?
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.
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
1.1 Fill in the gaps about yourself.
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.
- Speaking / Writing
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|1. Where are you from?
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|2. Describing people
- GE|Adults| Pre-Intermediate|3. Things you wear. Prepositions of place. Clothes
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|4. How did you spend your holidays?
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|5. Historical events
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|6. How to tell a good story?
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|7. What are you going to do?
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|8. Old friends
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|9. Can you explain it in English? Words-helpers
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|10. Annoying habits
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|11. Going shopping
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|12. Good weekend vs bad weekend. At the weekend
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|13. Life in metropolises
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|14. Describing a town (city)
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|15. Are you a healthy person?
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|16. Pessimist vs Optimist. Choose your side
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|17. Speak low, if you speak 'Love'
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|18. Every great dream begins with a dreamer
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|19. I told her: my house is your house. So she sold it
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|20. To do what you like is freedom...
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|21. You don't have to be great to start...
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 1: Check into the hotel
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 2: Going to a restaurant
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 3: In the shopping centre
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Practical English 4: At the pharmacy
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Revise and Check 1-4
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Revise and Check 5-8
- GE|Adults|Pre-Intermediate|Revise and Check 9-13