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Stage 4

Describing people

1 . Ouça a gravação e complete o texto abaixo.

What’s my brother like? Well, he’s in his late (1) ………………… . He’s short and he’s (2) ………………… overweight. He’s got short, dark (3) ………………… and a nice, (4) ………………… smile. He likes to wear (5) ………………… clothes and he loves (6) ………………… at restaurants. He’s definitely middle-aged, but his wife says he’s still the same (7) ………………… man she married twenty years ago!

2 . Você ouvirá alguém descrever as diferentes pessoas com quem trabalha. Em seguida, leia o texto abaixo enquanto escuta mais uma vez. Você consegue encontrar os erros no texto e corrigi-los?

There are four people in my office, apart from me. First of all there’s Pat, the secretary. She’s in her early thirties, but she looks really young, almost like a child. She’s tall, and she’s got long, brown hair. Then there’s Geoff, our accounts manager. He’s in his late thirties, thin with long hair and he always looks tired. There’s also Anita. She’s the sales manager, very ambitious. She’s slim and has got straight black hair. Last but not least, there’s Jan, the boss. She’s in her thirties and she’s quite a character. She’s got this amazing grey hair that comes over her ears. She’s always very casually dressed, which is quite unusual for a boss, I suppose.

Do you know?

Dizemos What’s he / she like? para fazer perguntas sobre a aparência física de alguém e/ou sua personalidade. Para fazer perguntas apenas sobre a aparência física, dizemos What does he / she look like?

4 . Quais dos adjetivos do quadro descrevem aparência física, e quais descrevem humor ou personalidade?

blond | handsome | happy | kind | boring | slim | big | nice | funny | generous | tall | small

20 minutes+

Imagine que você tenha um amigo com quem se corresponde regularmente. Seu amigo quer que você se descreva em uma carta. Faça uma descrição sua.

Dear Chris

Thanks for your letter. It was great to hear from you. So you want to know what I’m like? Well, I’m a bit camera-shy, so I don’t have any photos to send you. Anyway, I’m ..………………………………………………………………………………….………….………….………….………….………….………….………….………….………….………….………….………….………….………….………….……….


Word Bank

appearance (substantivo) = aparência

camera-shy (adjetivo) = avesso às câmeras

handsome (adjetivo) = bonito, de boa aparência (para homens)

middle-aged (adjetivo) = de meia-idade (entre 40 e 60 anos)

pensioner (substantivo) = pensionista

physical (adjetivo) = físico

teenager (substantivo) = adolescente (entre 13 e 19 anos)


Respostas:

Exercício 1

1 forties

2 a bit

3 hair

4 friendly

5 smart

6 eating out

7 handsome

Exercício 2

There are four people in my office, apart from me. First of all there’s Pat, the secretary. She’s in her late twenties, but she looks really young, almost like a teenager. She’s tall, and she’s got long, blond hair. Then there’s Geoff, our accounts manager. He’s in his latethirties, thin with medium-length hair and he always looks worried. There’s also Anita. She’s the sales manager – very ambitious. She’s slim and has got curly black hair. Last but not least, there’s Jan, the boss. She’s in her forties and she’s quite a character. She’s got this amazing red hair that comes over her eyes. She’s always very casually dressed, which is quite unusual for a boss, I suppose.

Exercício 3

Appearance: blond, slim, small, handsome, big, tall

Mood or personality: happy, nice, generous, kind, boring, funny

20 minutes+

Model answer:

I’m short and I’ve got dark, curly hair. I’m a happy person and my friends say I’m funny! I like walking and playing tennis.