Listen again to the dialogue and fill the gaps using one adjective in each space
Amber: Hello, I’m Amber and you’re listening to bbclearningenglish.com. In People and Places today, we meet Mary Moore, daughter of the (1) ________ British artist and sculptor, Henry Moore (who died in 1986). We meet her in a place called Hoglands – the house where Henry Moore and his wife, Irina, lived for over 40 years. Hoglands has recently been opened to the public for the first time. Mary shares her memories of her father and mother with us, and we highlight lots of language that you can use to describe people. As you listen, notice first how Mary uses the words (2) ‘________’ and ‘moodiness’ to describe some of the colours in Hoglands. We usually use these words to describe people when they’re (3) ________ and (4) ________ – when people are ‘in a bad mood’, you can say they’re (5) ‘________’ or there’s ‘moodiness’ about them. And you’ll hear two nice ways of describing colours that don’t look right together, that contrast with each other – colours that ‘don’t go together’, that ‘clash’. And try to catch any of the descriptions Mary gives of her father and mother. Now let’s begin our tour of the house. The first impression you get of Hoglands is how (6) ________ the rooms are. There’s a (7) ________ ________ carpet in the living room, an (8) ________ carpet in the study and a (9) ________ floor in the dining room…
Mary Moore: And there’s a (10) ________ ________ carpet in the sunroom, which is kind of (11) ________. He had the most (12) ________ color sense and you don’t think of sculptors as colorists, but if you look at his textile designs, or even his (13) ________ drawings from that period, get (14) ________ (15)________, (16) ________ greys, with very (17) ________ pinks and yellows and browns and colors that you would think clash, or don’t go together, but are extraordinarily (18) ________ and have a kind of moodiness about them. And, it can be very (19) ________outside, so usually my mother would make people take their shoes off at the front door, but sometimes my father sort of felt that he couldn’t possibly ask them to take their shoes off, or he had forgotten, and she would see this trail of mud across the (20) ________ carpet and you would hear her sort of shout, ‘Henry!’! You know, so, my mother was very (21) ________. I wouldn’t say that she was (22) ________-________, but she was a very (23) ________ … because she was the one who had to get down on her hands and knees and scrub the (24) ________ carpet!
Amber: So Mary says her father ‘had the most (25) ________ color sense’ – he understood how colors work; her mother was a ‘very (26) ________’ person – she was (27) ________ and focused on solving problems; her mother was also not (28) ‘________-________’ – which is a (29) ________way to describe someone who is literally (30) ________ of their house and keeps it very (31) ________ and (32) ________.
Amber: In our next extract, Mary remembers being a (33) ________ girl and sitting at a (34) ________ table, making models out of clay, while her father, the (35) ________ sculptor, worked alongside her! Mary uses several expressions which neatly describe people who are (36) ________ and (37) ________. Can you catch them? Oh, and there’s a nice (38) ________ word to convey the sound of the clay being shaped – ‘crunch’!
Mary Moore: He had a (39) ________ sense of fun. He really liked the company of (40) ________ people, he was really (41) ________ about people, he loved people. But what was really (42) ________ is that I would go into his studio, and I was able to sit at a (43) ________ table (there are pictures of me when I’m three) with a piece of clay, you know, sort of modelling away – crunch, crunch, crunch - and he’s doing his thing at his table beside me – and I was able to say, ‘Look, would you make me a lion? Can you make me a pigeon? Why don’t you make me a giraffe?’ You know, and he would stop and he would make out of clay all these animals for me.
Amber: So Mary says her father ‘had a (44) ________ sense of fun’ – he was always looking on the (45) ________ side of life; he ‘really liked the company of (46) ________ people’ – he really liked being with (47) ________ people. Now here’s a list of the language we focused on in the programme today.
(48) ________ – (49) ________ and (50) ________ colors that clash – colors that don’t look right together to be a very (51) ________ person – to be (52) ________ to be (53) ________-________ – to be (54) ________ of your house!