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ACTIVE VOCABULARY (1) Hair can be: 1. curly- ; 2. smooth - ; 3. straight/wavy - \; e.g.: straight shoulder-length hair .

. You can wear your hair: 1. pinned up

2. in bunches fastened with slides(Br) barrettes(Am) ,


grips ribbons hair pins

3. in plaits(Br)/braids(Am) 4. to plait one's hair

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in a bun/ in a ponytail to have one's hair cut to do one's hair to grow one's hair to dye hair (e.g. in pink) to wear a wig to wear one's hair short shoulder-long hair rollers his hair is receding/thinning she's graying

fringe (AmE: bang)

In colour it can be:


red grey/white golden ash-blond silvery dark/fair brown/chestnut e.g. She was a black-haired girl. The boy was red-headed.

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NB! Mind the word order of adjectives: quality size age shape color origin made of type +noun beautiful long wavy brown hair old red French car Face can be: 1. round 2. long 3. to have a long face(to have an unhappy, bored expression) 4. thin/chubby 5. pale 6. pretty/ugly 7. good-humoured 8. plain 9. expressive 10. with a round

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pointed double decided chin

11. with hollow/rosy cheeks 12. with bushy/arched/thin eyebrows

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13. complexion 14. pale/florid

/ What can be found on the face 1. freckles 2. wrinkles 3. a beauty spot 4. a scar 5. a dimple 6. to wear spectacles 7. moustache, also mustache (Am) 8. beard 9. stubble 10. whiskers

You smell scents and odors with a nose which can be: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. flat straight bulbous nose to be snub-nosed turned-up

You look at the world around you with eves which can be: 1. hazel 2. brown 3. gray\grey 4. blue e.g. The girl was blue-eyed. 5. almond 6. be almond-eyed 7. intelligent 8. mischievous 9. with long/curving eyelashes 10. slanting

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Your lips can be: 1. full 2. well-cut


Your figure and features can be: 1. plain 2. regular/irregular 3. plump


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4. slender 5. well-built 6. skinny

General 1. to look like 2. to resemble 3. What does he look like?


VOCABULARY EXERCISES 1. Match the words from the right column with the descriptions in the left column. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. plump, skinny, slender silky, smooth, curly pale, good-humored, long hazel, mischievous, warm snub, straight, bulbous chestnut, silvery, fair bob, crew-cut, plaits double, pointed, decided

a. hair styles b face c. hair colour d. figure e.hair f. nose g. eyes h. chin

2. Give Russian equivalents to the following. 1. mischievous almond hazel eyes 2. turned up nose 3. pointed chin 4. short, dark, curly hair 5. wavy shoulder-length hair 6. good-humored round face 7. darken eyelashes with mascara 8. slanting eyes 9. skinny figure 10. deep scar 11. short curly fringe 12. hair fastened with barrettes 13. a man with a long moustache 14. charming smile 15. wrinkled face 16. expressive features 17. silvery hair 18. to have a long face 19. to wear a wig 20. fashionable stubble 3.Fill in the table with the adjectives that go along with the given nouns. Face

Hair Smile Eyes Complexion Hair colour Chin Teeth Lips Forehead Nose Cheeks Eyebrows Eyelashes ADVENTURES IN CONVERSATION 4. Read the following text and use it to describe the appearance of each member of your family. My father is tall. He has large hands and his feet are size 45. He has short, dark, curly hair and a small beard. His arms, legs and chest are hairy. He's a cheerful person and when he laughs, you can see even white teeth. He wears spectacles (glasses) and you can't see his eyes, but I know they are steel gray. He's 43. He usually wears jeans and checked shirts or sweaters. But for work he wears a suit and a tie and looks every inch a teacher. My mother is a very different person. She's short and plumpish. She has small hands and feet. She has long, strong, fair hair. She has dimples and rosy cheeks. She has long eyelashes which she darkens with mascara. She likes pink nail-varnish, high-heeled shoes and fashionable clothes. Her favourite colours are red and light blue. My 20-year old sister likes to be well-dressed. She used lots of make-up, is always going to the hairdresser's and has fantastic hairstyles. She's tall and slim, with slender arms and elegant legs. Her full lips are always red. She's open-minded and nice. She is married and has a baby. My baby nephew is still just a toddler; he can't speak yet, but he's very selfish and bores me. My boss is an elderly man, rather short and stout. His hair is grey and thin and he's bald on top. He's clean-shaven. He has a double chin. He's always immaculately dressed: a white shirt, a dark well-creased suit with a matching tie and black leather shoes. He's a serious and punctual man, doesn't talk much and seems to be not overgenerous. 5. Describe your friends / groupmates / some famous people. The others will try to guess who you are describing 6. You meet your friend after. a) a disease; b) a span of time; c) holidays; d) plastic surgery.

Dramatize a conversation about him/her. Use conversational phrases. How to ask for an opinion. What do you think of/about...? How do you find ...? How to save an opinion. Speaking personally, I think... In my opinion/ From my point of view.. .If you ask me/ If you want my opinion.. .As far as I am able to judge... How to agree with the opinion: I'd go along with you on that. I take your point. I entirely agree with you. That's exactly how I see it. Perhaps, you are right. 7 . Use your imagination and describe Cleopatra (Nephertiti's) appearance. Do you think our perception of the ideal face and figure has changes with the centuries? What makes you think so? Do you think people's idea of beauty is different in different cultures? We know that in France heads held high are called 'les femmes girafe'. But in Burma the women with elongated necks (sometimes up to ten inches long) are thought beautiful. Do you think the idea of beauty will be different in 2500? 8 .Expand the following statements giving the description of an imaginary person. a. b. c. d. He looks like a bear. She looks like a wild flower. She is as ugly as a sin. Sue is as pretty as a picture. ACTIVE VOCABULARY (2) 1. 2. 3. 4. split personality to be a man of character to judge by appearance to keep up appearances

Intellectual Ability: you want to be:


bright gifted shrewd

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Attitudes towards life: 1. ambitious 2. brave 3. caring 4. cautious 5. cheerful 6. down-to-earth 7. dreamy 8. flexible 9. generous 10. grateful to smb. for smth 11. independent

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12. sensible 13. sensitive 14. secretive 15. talkative 16. shy 17. wasteful

Innate features: qualities that make your life exciting: 1. determined 2. neat 3. imaginative 4. obedient 5. open 6. punctual 7. straight-forward 8. sympathetic 9. tactful 10. tolerant/ patient 11. thrifty/economical 12. truthful

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Relations with other people: people will be eager to make friends with you if you are: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. easy-going energetic frank helpful honest sincere sociable trustworthy willing to help

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You don't want to be: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. boring bossy/cocky boastful careless childish cold cruel deceitful

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9. envious 10. greedy/tight-fisted 11. individualistic 12. insolent 13. insensitive 14. intolerant 15. jealous 16. lazy bones/ a slacker 17. moody 18. nasty 19. nosy/ a nosy parker 20. rude 21. self-assured 22. selfish 23. be a slow-coach, slowpoke 24. be a slacker 25. sly 26. sloppy 27. snobbish 28. stubborn/dogged 29. stupid 30. two-faced 31. unreliable 32. vain

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You and your work: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. accomplished attentive committed dedicated diligent hard-working responsible/irresponsible

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READING (2) Jack is popular with his fellow-students and most of his teachers. He works hard in his classroom, but sometimes he can be noisy. He is not deliberately disruptive, but he does find it difficult to sit still for long periods. He is full of energy. He is late for his classes more often than most students but he is always willing to help teachers and students. Jack is generally good-tempered, but he has been in two fights since he left school. He is quite happy at school and doesn't seem to have any strong opinions about how things could be changed. He gets on well with his parents although he frequently quarrels with his younger sisters. Jane plays netball for the school team for her year, she is very popular with her fellow students. She takes the lead in arranging extra netball practices and group parties. She has a lively personality and a sense of humour. Her teachers like her but they complain about her unpunctuality and sometimes lateness of her homework.

There is one particular teacher she does not like; she has been accused of being insolent to this teacher, but Jane denied it strongly. She has strong opinions about how the university should be run. Out of school she is dressed in very up-to-date clothes and collects all the latest records. She is a keen sportsman. Len is a very intelligent boy. He is not very good at games, in fact he shows little interest in sport in general. He is no weakling however. He reads book after book, plays chess well and is very good at Physics. He is a friendly person but perhaps does not make friends as easily as some of the other students. Whatever he gives his mind on, he does with great determination. His parents are very proud of him. He lives in a flat on a housing estate near the University. He is not very talkative, but when he does speak, the other students tend to listen to him. Maggie thinks there are many things wrong with the University. She has ideas about changing the rules; for instance, she rebels against doing homework and believes that being punished by detention is wrong. Some of her teachers think she is a troublemaker. Some of her groupmates think she is loud and bossy; others think she is a very lively person. Maggie's mother is a councilor so she is accustomed to hearing her parents talk about important matters. She is intelligent, full of energy and seems to have opinions about everything. TASKS TO THE TEXT 1. Decide a) who of these students you would like to make friends with b) who might be the best group representative. Give your arguments. What do you like/dislike about these people? 2. Find the English equivalents for the following from the text. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. . . . - . . . . .

3. Use the patterns from Ex.2 to build your own examples.