Episode 1:At the airport
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Helen:What does Michal look like?
Tim:Well, he's tall and well built. He's got brown eyes and a shaved head.
Helen:Is he handsome?
Tim:Of course he is! He's my cousin.
Helen:And what's he like? Is he like you too?
Tim:No, he's quite shy really.
Helen:Oh look! Is that him?
Tim:Yeah! Michal! Michal! He's crying. I wonder what's wrong.
To talk about people's appearance or personality you can use:
be + adjective
Verb: To be + Adjective
To talk about physical characteristics you can use:
have got + (adjective) + noun
Verb: Have got (Adjective) + Noun
I've got hazel eyes
He's got a shaved head
She's got gorgeous black hair
You've got a five o'clock shadow
We've got green eyes
They've got long legs
Some adjectives have a negative connotation (or feeling) and some are more neutral. When we speak about negatine we use:
tends to/can + be + (adjective)
Negative / Neutral
fat plump or large
To ask about someone's appearance you can use:
do + look like?
Verb: To do
What do I look like?
does he / she / it
To ask about someone's personality you can use:
be + like?
Verb: To be Like?
What am I like?
is he / she / it
a five o'clock shadow:
is a kind of beard or moustache (but not a full beard or moustache) that a man gets if he doesn't shave for a day or two
an older woman who is plump
a person with no hair. A person can have a shaved head if s/he is bald or if s/he has hair but chooses to shave it off
a confident person who enjoys being with other people
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