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DESCRIBING PEOPLE

Is s/he? Does s/he have? Is s/he wearing?


Age Build Height Complexion Face
Young
Middle-aged
Elderly
Old
In his/her 30s
In his/her late teens
In his/her mid-20s
In his/her 40s
Around 25
Thin aunt
!"inny
!lim !lender
Medium-#uild
O$ a%erage #uild
&ell-#uild
'ea%ily #uild (at
O#ese O%er)eight
!tout *lum+
,road-shouldered
Mus-ular *etite
,ig-#oned ,ony
.eggy .an"y
.o%ely figure
!mall/$lat-breasted
.arge-#reasted
5/0 15 $oot /2
3m /0-m
A#out 345-m
tall
Medium height
A%erage height
Tall
!hort
!hortish
5ar"
5ar"-s"inned
,la-"
Oli%e-s"inned
Oriental
!)arthy
(air
&hite
.ight-s"inned
*ale
5eli-ate skin
6ough s"in
.ight s"in
5ar" s"in
Thin .ong
6ound O%al
!7uare (leshy
Tanned 8lean-sha%en
&rin"led *lain
'igh cheekbones
'igh forehead
Lips
Thin (ull
6osy
Mouth
(irm &ea"
,ig !mall
9i%id !ensual
.ong nose
!traight Turned-u+
!nu# !mall
'oo"ed A7uiline
(leshy ,ro"en
,ul#ous (lat
Chin
A -le$t A +ointed 5ou#le
Cheeks
*lum+ 'ollo)
*ale *in"
:nsha%en 6ouged
Jaw
Hair colour Hairstyle istinguishing
features
!yes "ther parts of
the body
,la-"
,ro)n
6ed
A redhead
6edheaded
6eddish
,londe
(air
ray
&hite
5yed
5ar"
.ight
olden
'is hair is
#eginning to
go grey;
.ong !hort
!houlder-length !traight
&a%y/8urly Thi-"/5ense
.u<uriant 8ris+
*arted on the le$t (ringe
=eat &ell-done
&ind#lo)n ,o#
&ith #raids &ith #angs
!)e+t #a-" *ulled #a-"
*ut u+ 1)ith a -li+ or an
elasti- #and2
In a #un *ony-tail
,ald
,alding/Thinning/6e-eding
5amaged/s+lit ends
,lea-hed/highlights
8oloured/dyed
,eard
Musta-he
!ide#urns
:nsha%en
8lean-sha%en
A s-ar
A #eauty-mar"
A mole
&ith $re-"les
&ith )rin"les
&ith lines
&ith glasses
1)ears/uses/has2
&ell made-u+
'ea%ily made-u+
'ollo)--hee"ed
8harming smile
*leasant smile
!)eet smile
Ironi-al smile
,lue
ray
,ro)n
'a>el
,rilliant
,eauti$ul
,ig
8lose-set
&ide-set
5ee+-set
!hre)d
.ong eyelashes
Thi-"
eyelashes/brows
Thin
eyelashes/#ro)s
,ushy
eyelashes/#ro)s
.ong-sighted
!hort-sighted
!ars
Ears sti-" out
#houlders
,road shoulders
=arro) shoulders
!lo+ing shoulders
$aist
=arro) )aist
Thin )aist
Tiny )aist
!lim )aist
&ide )aist
,ig Hips
!ha+ely legs
Fingers
%ait
A)")ard gait
!)i$t gait
Elegant gait
.im+ing gait
&ersonality ress Abilities
=i-e Attra-ti%e
?uiet 8alm
6eser%ed Moody
.oud Aggressi%e
1:n2so-ia#le Tal"ati%e
!o+histi-ated
!mart Intelligent
(unny/ s/he is a lot o$ $un 8heer$ul
Amusing .i%ely
*olite 6ude
8on$ident !hy
6elia#le (riendly
O+en Enigmati-
@ind !el$ish
!-ru$$y
&ell-dressed
8asual
8onser%ati%e
Elegant
(ashiona#le
Ae)ellery
!mart -lothes
!/he -an sing;
!/he -ant +lay the guitar %ery
)ell;
!/he -an hardly run;
!/hes really good at doing
something;
!/hes $ond o$ something;
M"'F(!)#*
B+ )!A',%
My $riend is named 6i-hard; 'e is a 3/-year-old #oy $rom .at%ia )ho li%es in a small a+artment
in ,aldone )ith his mother and younger #rother; 'e is a $ull-time student at 6T@B )here he
studies IT #e-ause he )ants to #e a +rogrammer; ,ut a+art $rom thatB he has a lot o$ ho##ies; 'e
s+ends most o$ his s+are time ta"ing +hotos o$ nature and animals or reading arti-les on the
Internet a#out the ne)est te-hnologies; 'e really hates -oo"ing and )ould rather eat out or order
a +i>>a than -oo" a sim+le meal $or himsel$ or his $amily;
6i-hard has shortB dar"B -urly hair and dee+ green eyes; 'e is a tallB %ery )ell-#uilt teenager
#e-ause he li"es doing s+orts li"e s)immingB Cogging and $oot#all DEso--er0 in Ameri-an
EnglishF; A+art $rom #eing $itB he is also 7uite handsome; 'e is a %ery o+timisti- +erson and
smiles a lot; 6i-hard -an al)ays tell a good Co"e and he thin"s that Ethe glass is hal$ $ullB not hal$
em+ty0; Though a+art $rom that he -an #e %ery moodyB and i$ you -at-h him in a #ad moodB then
it -an ruin your day;
6i-hard is %ery hel+$ul to his $amily and -losest $riends; 'e -an al)ays listen to some#odys
+ro#lems and try to hel+; 'is #est $riend is his #rother Andres )ith )hom he -an share his
dee+est se-rets and a sli-e o$ +i>>a )hile )at-hing a ho-"ey game; 'e al)ays +uts his $amily
#e$ore $riends or $un; Thats )hy hes su-h a mature and great +ersonG
)!A',%
I am going to s+ea" a#out one o$ my $riends; 'er name is AlConaB she is si<teen no); I ha%e
"no)n her $or a long time - )e met in the $irst $orm o$ our dan-e s-hool; !he has straight $air
hairB not %ery longB shorter than shoulder-length; !he has -lear grey eyes; AlCona is tall and slimB
she is good-loo"ing #e-ause most o$ the time she smiles; !he is a really -heer$ul +erson; !he is
also organised 1she lo%es )hen e%erything is in its +la-e2B honestB so-ia#leB #ut she -an
sometimes #e too materialisti-; AlCona is -onser%ati%eH she does not -hange things around her
o$ten; !he li"es readingB I sometimes lend her #oo"s; !he is interested in )at-hing $ilmsB
learning languagesB es+e-ially erman; !he also li"es tra%ellingB hanging around and -hatting
a#out e%erything;
-+ escribe yourself. another student. a famous person+
/+ $rite a short description of a student in your class+ )ead it out+ #ee if the other students
can guess who it is+
0+ ' am thinking of a person+ %uess who1 #tudents ask yes2no 3uestions+ 4e+g+ 5arlsson
from Astrid Lindgren 65arlsson2on2the2)oof78+
9+ )eport to the police about a missing person+
:+
;+ Complete the table+
The man who has got a bald head. The man with a bald head. The bald-headed man;
The girl )ho has got #lue eyes; IIIIIIIIII;; IIIIIIIII
IIIIIIIIIIII; The man )ith grey hair; IIIIIIIII
IIIIIIIIIIII; IIIIIIIIII;; The #earded man;
The )oman )ho has got thin li+s; IIIIIIIIII;; IIIIIIIII
Your e<am+lesJ
IIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIIIIIII;;; IIIIIIIII;
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=+ Read these descriptions. Write is or has. (Level 1 Spring / L & S Supplementary Materials /
Relates to English Firsthand Suess! unit 1(page 2/3))
She is around 20. She is tall, slim and beautiful. She has long straight black hair.
3; 'e ;;;;;;;;;; a%erage height and a%erage #uild; 'e ;;;;;;;;;; a +onytail; he ;;;;;;;;;; handsome;
2; !he ;;;;;;;;;; really -ute; !he ;;;;;;;;;; medium length )a%y hairB and #ig #eauti$ul eyes;
3; 'e ;;;;;;;;;; a%erage height and a%erage #uild; 'e ;;;;;;;;;; a +onytail; 'e ;;;;;;;;;; handsome;
4; !he ;;;;;;;;;; around 40; !he ;;;;;;;;;; short -urly hairB and )ears glasses;
5; 'e ;;;;;;;;;; a )ide $a-e and a dar" -om+le<ion; 'e ;;;;;;;;;; %ery mus-ular;