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Describing people

Tim and Helen at the airport

To talk about people's appearance or personality you can use:
be + adjective

Verb:
To be
Adjective
I'm slim
He'swell-built
She'smatronly
You'rehandsome
We're extroverted
They'reshy

To talk about physical characteristics you can use:
have got + (adjective) + noun

Verb:
Have got
(Adjective)
+ Noun
I've got hazel eyes
He's gota shaved head
She's gotgorgeous black hair
You've gota five o'clock shadow
We've gotgreen eyes
They've gotlong legs

Some adjectives have a negative connotation (or feeling) and some are more neutral:

NegativeNeutral
fatplump or large
skinnyslim
spinstersingle

To ask about someone's appearance you can use:
do + look like?

Verb:
To do
Look like?
WhatdoIlook like?
doyou
doeshe/she/it
dothey

To ask about someone's personality you can use:
be + like?

Verb:
To be
Like?
WhatamIlike?
areyou
ishe/she/it
arewe
arethey

Vocabulary:

a five o'clock shadow:
is a kind of beard or moustache (but not a full beard or moustache) that a man gets if he doesn't shave for a day or two

matronly (adj):
an older woman who is plump

bald (adj):
a person with no hair. A person can have a shaved head if s/he is bald or if s/he has hair but chooses to shave it off

extroverted (adj):
a confident person who enjoys being with other people
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