Write down as many words as you can about appearances.
Match the related choices.
1. To all appearances,
I’ve got a splinter in my finger. ______
Listening & Speaking
Listen as the teacher reads the model dialog.
(Scenario – Julio goes to the hospital to see a doctor.)
Doc: You look white as a ghost. What seems to be the problem?
Julio: Well Doc, I met a girl last night that was dressed to kill.
Doc: Go on.
Julio: Yeah, well, we spent the night together. I woke up this morning with a terrible pain in my neck, and I’m very dehydrated.
Doc: Let me take a look. Does it hurt when I do this?
Julio: Yes, a little.
Doc: How did this girl come across to you?
Julio: Nothing unusual. To all appearances, she seemed to be a normal girl.
Doc: It seems this girl, I’m sorry to say, has bitten your neck and drained your blood. She’s a vampire!
Julio: Are you serious? Aaaaaaaargh! I’m doomed!
Read the model dialog aloud.
A man has a short cut.
He is wearing polo shirt.
A woman has braids.
Grammar Focus (sequence of adjectives)
opinions or impressions>facts (a wonderful Italian pizza)
size>age>shape>color>origin>material>purpose (a large old green wooden kitchen table)
• I like the model with short blonde
• This lovely young
girl with braids is my niece.
• I like long straight black
What do you look for when you date someone?
Using the chart below, give your rating for appearances and personal qualities on a scale of 7 (not important=1, very
Read the following passage, and answer the questions.
There are a lot of words we use in the English language to compliment
someone or describe someone’s appearance. There is a saying, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
.” This means that everyone has a different opinion of what is beautiful. To say a woman is very attractive, one can say that she’s gorgeous
, beautiful, or stunning. A man is usually described as handsome. Men and women can both be described as good looking or charming. It is also okay to say that a man or woman is cute or adorable
. However, these terms are used to describe animals and children.
They are not always used as a compliment for an adult. If you know a person and their family, then you can describe them by comparing them to their relatives. You could say, “You’re just like your mother,” “She acts just like her sister,” or “He takes after his father.” These expressions all show that the person is very similar to their relatives in
appearance or character.
To describe a person’s character, you could say someone is an extrovert
. An extrovert is very outgoing, talkative, and assertive. An introvert is more quiet or shy.1 compliment: to praise; to say good things about3 beholder: a person who looks at something 5 gorgeous: very beautiful8 adorable: cute; charming15 extrovert: one who has more interest in others than in oneself 16 introvert: one who has more interest in oneself than in others
1. According to the reading passage, what are two ways to describe a person’s appearance?
describe, directly, adjective, compare, relative
Your answer may begin like: First, we can describe a person’s appearance directly by ....
2. Describe the appearance of a person near you.
young, age, smile, face, aunt, gray, weight, exercise
Your answer may begin like
: My English teacher, Ms. Smith, is in her mid-50s but she looks ....