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IV. Put the following words in the correct sentence.

friendly bad-tempered shy patient jealous imaginative generous talkative lazy reliable

1. My wife is always ...................................... in the mornings. She gets angry at the slightest thing.

2. The thing I like about John is that he is so ......................................... . If he tells you he'll do something, then he always does it.

3. My husband is so ......................................... . He's always buying me things.

4. Paul's new girlfriend is very ......................................, isn't she? She hardly says a word and always looks down at the floor when she talks to you.

5. Don't ask Janina to dance - at least not if Clive, her husband, is looking. He gets so ............................., you know.

6. Our new teacher is so ......................................... . If we don't understand something she goes over it again and again until we do.

7. Ithink English people are so ......................................... . They'll always talk to you and try to help you even if you've never met them before.

8. Pam loves to talk a lot, doesn't she? In fact, I don't think I've ever met anyone quite as ................................ as her.

9. Paul's wife never does any housework, even though she doesn't go out to work. I really can't understand how anyone can be so ................................. can you?

10. I wish my husband were as ........................................ as Janet's. Do you know he just makes up stories to read to the children at bedtime without the least effort. It's wonderful, isn't it?

V. Put the following words in the correct sentences:

ambitious big-headed intelligent immature strict
rude obstinate moody eccentric sympathetic

1. John is always telling people how well he plays the guitar. He's so ………………………… .

2. Many girls of 16 and 17 are far too ......................................... to get married and have children.

3. I see Clive's passed all his exams again. It must be wonderful to be so ………..…………………… .

4. The trouble with Jane is that she's so …………………………… . One minutes she's laughing, the next she's sulking. You just don't know where you are with her.

5. One of the things I like about Pamela is that she's so ………………………… . If you have a problem you know you can go to her and that she'll listen to you and try to help all she can.

6. Mrs Green's children are so .............................................. . They never say "Please" or "Thank you" and only last week I heard them swearing at the postman.

7. My son's very ....................................... . He doesn't want to work in an office all his life. In fact he keeps telling me that one day he's going to be Primer Minister.

8. My uncle is very ..................................... . No matter what the weather, he always wears a bright red cape when he goes out and a matching pair of boot. Everyone stares at him, but he doesn't mind. He likes being different.



9. My husband never sees my point of view. He has his opinions and nothing I say will ever change them. He's so ........................................ .

10. When I was a teenager, my father was very .................................... . He’d never allow me to wear make-up or have a boyfriend, and if I went out with friends I always had to be home by 10 o'clock.

VI. Fill in the missing words in the definitions below. Choose from the following:

chauvinistic versatile gullible bilingual indefatigable scintillating
illiterate magnanimous vivacious convivial greedy erudite

1. A/an ...................................... person is someone who has a variety of skills and abilities and who is able to change easily from one sort of activity to another.

2. A/an ............................... person is someone who is very friendly and fond of eating, drinking and good company.

3. A/an ...................................... person is someone who is very generous towards other people.

4. A/an ...................................... person is someone who always wants more than his or her fair share of something—especially food, money or power.

5. A/an ...................................... person is someone who is easily taken in or tricked by others.

6. A/an .....................................person is someone who believes that the sexhe or she belongs to (male or female) is better than the opposite sex in all ways.

7. ΐ/ΰn ..................................... person is someone who is unable to read or write,

8. A/an ...................................... person is someone who is fluent in two languages.

9. A/an .................................... person is someone who is seems to have so much energy that he or she never tires.

10. A/an .................................... person is someone who has studied a lot and is very knowledgeable.

11. A/an .................... person is someone who is able tomake clever, witty and entertaining remarks of conversation.

12. A/an ................................... person is someone (usually a woman) who is full of life.

VII. Parts of the body appear in some colloquial idiomatic adjectives describing various human states and characteristics, e.g. 'heavy-hearted' means 'sad'. For each adjective on the left below find the word or phrase on the right which has the same meaning.

1. stout-hearted 2. tight-fisted 3. open-handed 4. hard-headed 5. big-headed 6. weak-kneed 7. sharp-eared 8. tight-lipped 9. two-faced 10. starry-eyed 11. thick-skinned generous brave, resolute with very good hearing conceited, self-important hypocritical silent, unwilling to speak mean, not generous insensitive to criticism businesslike, unemotional cowardly, nervous over-romantic

 


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