2.en.57 Describing characters: some useful adjectives to talk about personality

We have already looked at how to talk abour age and looks and now we are going to expand our vocabulary to be able to analyse people’s personality. Yesterday we talked about how different the four main characters of the film “Stand by me” are. Have a look at the table below and check you understand the meaning of the adjectives that appear in each column.

Gordie Chris Teddy

Vern


Resourceful 

Creative

Arty

Invisible

Smart

Intelligent

Loner

Observant

Tough (outside) 

Sensitive

Independent

Brave

Courageous

Handsome

Resolute

Rebellious

Imaginative 

Defensive(violent)

Dreamer

Crazy

Problematic

Fearless

Foolish

 

Naive 

Whiner

Fat

Indecisive

Unambitious

Ingenuous

Plain

For Thursday 3rd, as homework, you must choose 1 character and 3 adjectives. Then you must look for evidence in the film to support your choice. Use the dictionary and look at the example below to help you.

http://www.wordreference.com/

In this link you can also find a lot of words  to describe personality listed in alphabetical order. It is like a dictionary to talk about character. You do not have to learn them, but they come with audio, so if you want, you can check how the adjectives are pronounced.

http://www.ompersonal.com.ar/omexpress/psicologia/personalidadycaracter.htm

Gordie is creative. You can see it when he invents a story by the campfire.

Character’s description Evidence /scene 


Gordie is creative During the night, at the campfire, he invents a story

Try not to repeat the same character/evidence your classmates have posted. Use your imagination!

1.en.25 Make interesting, brainy comments in the blog: unpack your adjectives

All the language teachers in the blog want to help you ….make clever comments. No more dull, childish comments, Please!

In order to make smashing comments, you need to put more adjectives in your bag and unpack them .Now you all know and use very well the adjective “inspiring”, let’s see if we can add some more.

Remember that adjectives in English have no plural, no gender and they precede the noun

HOMEWORK: Thursday the 4th November. Watch this video and choose 5 new adjectives. Then, try to use them. Some will be very helpful when you need to describe a person, a book, a landscape, your city, or just the way you feel.

Make five sentences with your 5 new adjectives. Copy them in the notebook and post them to the blog. let’s see which ones are most imaginative!

Remember, if you sing along, you’ll memorize words  more easily.

Give it a try,  start in the shower if you are too shy, we can try together during the English lesson.

I know there are great musicians among you and that you are making a band with Paquita, so no excuses!

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1.en.9 What’s in a name? What is Taylor going to be like? Acrostics for Taylor

Hello everyone!

I am learning a lot about you and your names thanks to your presentations in your Spanish lessons.

Today we tried to imagine what our new assistant teacher, Taylor, will be like. We only know his name, TAYLOR, the rest we’ll have to wait to find out.

  • Do you know what an acrostic is?

Acrostic

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

An acrostic (Greekákros “top”; stíchos “verse”) is a poem or other form of writing in which the first letter, syllable or word of each line, paragraph or other recurring feature in the text spells out a word or a message.

Homework for Monday 3rd

Using Taylor’s name I have made 3 acrostics. Look up the adjectives you do not know in the dictionary and post them to the blog. When we’ll meet Taylor next week we’ll ask him  which adjectives fit him best.

Tall

American

Young

Lively

Organized

Relaxed

Tough

Adventurous

Yankee

Leader

Optimistic

Rebel

Teaser

Artsy

Yuppy

Loving

Outspoken

Romantic

Next week, during English lessons we’ll try to make some acrostics with our names.

Enjoy the weekend!