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DESCRIBING PEOPLE AND THINGS
DESCRIBING PEOPLE (APPEARANCE)
Hair *Type - Straight hair - Wavy hair
Hair - Curly hair *Haircut - A crew-cut
Hair *Quantity - Bald head -Receding hair
Hair * Color Auburn Red Hair color Black Ginger Grey Dark White Blonde Fair
Face - Thin -Round
Face -Chubby -With beard and moustache
Skin and Complexion - Dark -Fair
Skin and Complexion - With freckles - With wrinkles
Height and Build - Plump (positive) or stout. - Slim (positive)
Height and Build - Obese, fat (negative) overweight (neutral) -Stocky
Height and Build -Muscular (well-built) - Anorexic
General Appearance Intellectual Ability Smart Intelligent Stupid clever Brilliant -Smart=intelligent=clever=brilliant # stupid
General Appearance Elegant (women) The way people dress Scruffy Well-dressed Untidy-looking -Elegant=well-dressed#scruffy=untidy-looking.
General Appearance Beautiful (women) The way people look Handsome (men) Good-looking Unattractive Attractive -good-looking=attractive=beautiful =handsome#unattractive
More Adjective suffixes -ish *Tallish She is tallish. * Brownish He has brownish hair * Thirtyish He must be thirtyish.
ASSIGNMENT • DESCRIBE A PERSON IN GENERAL APPEARANCE • (e. g. YOUR BOSS, FAMOUS PEOPLE, etc) • My Boss is a man. He is a smart person. He is also well dressed and handsome. • DESCRIBE AN OCCUPATION • (e. g. Secretary, cashier, etc) • For example : A Secretary • A secretary is a person with a good looking appearance. She is making administrative work and scheduling the activities of her boss. • Other examples: • a marketing staff/ manager, a production manager, a financial staff/ manager, accountant, HR (Human Resources) Manager (Business Managementt student) • A journalist, a presenter (communication student)
References • Understanding and Using English Grammar, by. Betty S. Azar • Business English • WWW. fac. ksu. edu. sa/sites/. . . /Describing_People_0. ppt. T has been downloaded in November 2014
Describing shapes (descriptive classifiers) (2 h)DCL: claw “sphere” (2 h)DCL: B S “cone” (2 h)DCL: curved-L “disk” DCL: C “cylinder” (2 h)DCL: B “cube”
Describing Sizes • very small, thin, narrow, etc. • average or medium size • very large, wide, tall, etc.
Describing patterns on objects and surfaces: DCL “object” [(wh)DCL “object”/DCL “pattern or design” • A dunce cap with polka dots • DCL: B – S “cap with polka dots • Dinner plate with one line around it • DCL: curved-L “plate with one line around it • A speckled bird egg • EGG, DCL “speckled egg”
Describing Textures: DCL “object” DCL “texture” Puff cheeks • Rock wall, iguana • DCL “bumpy” th • Banged up pots and • DCL “dented” pans • Wood floor warped from dampness th • DCL “warped” oo • DCL “very smooth”, “shiny” • Lacquered jewelry box, crystal ball
Describe texture DCL “object” DCL “texture” Tight lips • DCL “very solid” • Steel ball, weights Puff cheeks • DCL “soft” • Pillows, clouds oo • DCL “fuzzy” • Rabbit’s ear, peach
Symmetrical Shapes • Use both hands at the same time
Asymmetrical Shapes • Use non-dominate hand to draw a shape or as starting point • Use dominate hand to finish the shape
Review (do you remember any of these? ) • WOOD • CLAY • FABRIC • PLASTIC • METAL • CERAMIC • PAPER • GLASS • RUBBER • BLUE • GREEN • RED • BLACK • PURPLE • BROWN • YELLOW
Instrument Classifiers • Use weak hand to hold a reference point as you show to use the lids, pumps, and handles • Open a jar of pickles • Pump soap out • Pull drawer open
Practice • Describe a product (based on your major, e. g. PC, phone, dairy product etc) • For Example: A liquid soap (M. BIS student) • A liquid soap usually packed in a plastic bottle. It is a liquid thing with specific fragrance and colour. Its function is cleaning the body. If you want to use this product, open the lids for the first time, pour into your hand, spread to all of your body. After that, you wash your body with water.
• KOM/ TEL STUDENT • A Phone/ Mobile Phone: • A phone is a solid thing. It is a small size. . . It is used for telling information etc. . • TIK STUDENT: • A Personal Computer/ PC • A PC consist of CPU
TEL KOM • Microphone, tv, newspaper, magazine, radio, digital camera • A phone is. . . how to use
References • Understanding and Using English Grammar, by. Betty S. Azar • Business English • PPT www. gcisd-k 12. org/. . . /filedownload. ashx ASL II unit 16 has been downloaded in November 2014