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Now answer these questions.

1. How tall are you?

2. How would you describe your build?

3. How much do you weigh?

4. What kind of hair have you got?

5. What colour is it?

6. Would you like it to be different? If so, what would you like?

7. Do you think you have any special features?

8. Are there any special features you would like to have?

9. Do you like beards?

10. Can you think of a famous woman you would describe as beautiful, and a famous man you would describe as good-looking?


Describing appearance II

Hair, face, skin and complexion


straight hair wavy hair curly hair a crew-cut

and thin-faced and round-faced and dark-skinned


bald beard and moustache receding hair

with freckles with a chubby face and a few wrinkles

He used to have black hair but now it's gone grey, almost white.

What sort of person would you like to go out with? Blonde, fair, dark or ginger-haired/ red-haired?

She has such beautiful auburn hair. [red-brown]

Fair and dark can be used for hair, complexion or skin.

Height and build

a rather plump a slim woman anobese person

or stout man [positive] [negative, very fat]

Fat may sound impolite. Instead we often say a bit overweight. If someone is broad and solid, we can say they are stocky. A person with good muscles can be well-built or muscular If someone is terribly thin and refuses to eat, they may be anorexic.

General appearance

She's a very smart and elegant woman, always well-dressed; her husband is quite the opposite, very scruffy and untidy-looking.

He's very good-looking, but his friend's rather unattractive.

Do you think beautiful women are always attracted to handsome men? I don't. I think first impressions matter most.

Tip: The suffix -ish is useful for describing people: She's tallish. He has brownish hair. He must be thirtyish.

 

Exercises

I. Answer these remarks with the opposite description.

Example: A: I thought you said he was the short, chubby one

B: No, quite the opposite, he's the tall, thin-faced one

1. A: Was that his brother, the dark-skinned, wavy-haired one?

B: No, quite the opposite, his brother's.........................

2. A: She's always quite well-dressed, so I've heard.

B: What! Who told you that? Every time I see her, she's...........................................................

3. A:So Charlene's that rather plump fair-haired woman, is she?

B: No, you're looking at the wrong one. Charlene's............................................

4. A: So, tell us about the new boss; good looking?

B: No, I'm afraid not; rather.........................................

5. A: I don't know why, but I expected the tour-guide to be middle-aged or elderly.

B: No, apparently she's only............................................


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