7th June 2020
Personality adjectives and idioms
How many of these do you know ?
funny // aggressive // serious // intellectual // mean // unpleasant // scary // witty // arrogant // boring // friendly // light-hearted // a push over // mean (selfish) //bossy // impatient // a screw loose // solid as a rock // tough cookie //
Expression – don’t judge a book by its cover
kind, unkind, sweet, not sweet, nasty, generous, mean (1 nasty, 2 not generous),
friendly, unfriendly, nice, reliable, unreliable, dependable, shy, confident,
arrogant, lazy, bossy (slang = shout at people, tell them to do things)
hard-working, life and soul (of the party), awkward – difficult, hard to please
White collar doctor, accountants, teacher, lawyer, professional, office worker
blue collar chef, factory worker, mechanic, shop workers, fix machines etc
arts artist, actor, painter, musicians, DJ, poets, writers
estate agent / consultant / plumber / PR Public Relations / HR / volunteer worker / unemployed / therapist / sportsperson / web designer / security guard / unemployed
What jobs do you think these people have / Why do you say that ?
I think / She seems to be …/ I get the impression that he is …
funny //aggressive // dependable // generous
serious // impatient // reliable // intellectual // mean
unreliable // unpleasant // scary //witty // arrogant
boring// selfish// friendly // light-hearted // nasty // bossy
a screw loose // solid as a rock // tough cookie // life and soul
Extending vocabulary – personality types
Computer geek / nerd / social misfit
hunk / fit / health freak
Family man / new man / sensitive
boffin / egghead / professional man
Lazy / work-shy / good for nothing
workaholic / married to his job
arty / cool dude / beatnik
useless layabout / waste of space
slackers / drop-outs / cool guys / high school kids
There may be good and bad things about all of these. What do you think they are ?
Which type would you like to marry or which type do you think you are ?
REMEMBER– use expressions of opinion
“In my experience…” “As far as I’m concerned…”
“In my opinion…” “Personally, I think…”
“I believe that…” “It seems to me …”
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