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Unit 1b Vocabulary practice
character (n) the qualities that make up someone’s personality appearance (n) the way a person or thing looks to other people
Character aggressive ambitious arrogant bossy careful/careless
caring/uncaring considerate/inconsiderate easy-going good/bad-tempered friendly/unfriendly greedy hard-working honest/dishonest sensitive/insensitive sociable/unsociable outgoing mature/immature reliable/unreliable moody organised/disorganised optimistic/pessimistic patient/impatient
Appearance Body: He's slim. She's quite tall. He's of medium build.
He's well-built. He's rather plump (= not slim). He's broad-shouldered. He's quite muscular. He's a bit overweight. (→ He's fat.) She's quite tall. She's of medium height. She's a woman of average height. She's a woman of below average height. She's not very tall. (→ She's short.)
Hair: She's got long blonde curly hair. She's got red wavy hair.
She's got short straight hair. She's got dark spiky hair. She's got shoulder-length hair. He's got a receding hairline. → He's going bald. → He's bald (= he's got no hair).
Complexion: Eyes: He's dark (= with dark hair and dark skin).
He's fair (= with blond hair and pale skin) (Also suntanned, pale-skinned.) Eyes: She's got big brown eyes. small blue (Also almond-shaped, hazel, etc) She's got long eyelashes. bushy/thick/thin eyebrows.
Nose: She’s got broad/flat/sharp/button/ crooked/long/straight nose. Face: She's got round/oval/square face. He’s got a pretty/handsome/beautiful face.
Other features: Age: He has a moustache / a beard / a goatee.
(A mole, a scar, side-burns, freckles, etc) She wears glasses. Age: He's in his early forties. (→ Probably between 40 and 43) (also in his mid sixties, in his late twenties.)
การถามและตอบ Character Appearance A: What is your friend like?
B: She's quite extrovert, but a bit too talkative. Appearance A: What does your friend look like? B: She's tall and quite slim, with short blonde curly hair and blue eyes.
Answer Key (Ex. 1b)
Answer Key (Ex. 1c)
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Suggested Answer Key (Writing)
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