Character and Appearance

List of the words to the text:

1.petty дріб’язковий 19.harsh різкий
2.cowardly боягузливий 20.willful (wilful) норовливий
3.mediocrity посередність 21.curly кучерявий
4.fragile ['fræʤaɪl] тендітний 22.forehead ['fɔrɪd],['fɔːhed] чоло
5.courage хоробрість 23.stupid дурний
6.ingenuity творчисть 24.ugly потворний
7.complexion колір обличчя 25.hooked гачкуватий
8.plump повний 26.pointed гострий
9.thrifty ощадливий 27.chin підборіддя
10.greedy (scrooge(n) жадібний 28.cruel жорстокий
11slim стрункий 29.cunning хитрий
12.lavish щедрий 30. good-mannered вихований
13.open-handed щедрий 31. misconception помилка
14.spendthrift марнотратний 32. resemble бути схожим
15.evaluate оцінити 33. mole родимка
16.dimple ямочка на щоці 34. disappointment розчарування
17.simpleton простак 35. admit зізнатись
18.rude грубий 36. enormous величезний

Appearances are deceptive. It is Character and Appearance a common truth. Practically everyone has met at least someone whose character and appearance differ radically. When one sees a tall, broad-shouldered youth, one expects him to be strong-willed and brave. One thinks: 'A model to follow!' How often a good-looking individual turns out to be petty, weak-willed or even cowardly. Then one thinks: 'A mediocrity!'

At the same time everyone knows that a lot of great people were of a poor build: short and fragile. It did not stop them from displaying intelligence and courage. Ingenuity does not depend on one's complexion Character and Appearance or constitution.

Plump or fat people create an impression of generous and kind personalities. Strangely enough, not rarely they may be thrifty or even greedy. One usually thinks: 'A scrooge!'

On the other hand, thin or slim nervous ladies often tend to be lavish. They like to buy and never think twice when they pay. They call be called open-handed by one group of people and a spendthrift by another. Has it ever happened to you that you come to an important office and see an important boss? You immediately evaluate his looks: 'Round-faced, small narrow eyes, dimples Character and Appearance on the cheeks and an upturned nose. What a kind-hearted person! A simpleton!' You tell the boss of your troubles and expect immediate help. But the boss appears to be rude, harsh and willful. You never get your help and think: 'A stone heart and an iron fist'.

When someone sees a delicately built pretty blonde with curly hair, blue eyes, a straight nose and a high forehead['fɔrɪd],['fɔːhed], one is inclined to think that the beauty is intelligent and nice. It may be disappointing to think later 'What a stupid, capricious, impolite bore Character and Appearance!'

On the contrary, when one sees a skinny brunette with ugly irregular features — a hooked nose, pointed chin, close-set eyes and thin lips, strange thoughts come to one's head; because it is the image of evil people — cruel and cunning. It may be a relief some time later to find her a clever, gentle and good-mannered lady and think: 'What charm! A heart of gold!'

Another general misconceptionlies in the fact that children are always expected to resemble their parents. And parents like it when children take after them. Relatives like to compare moles Character and Appearance, the shape of noses, etc. The greatest compliment is: "They are as like as two peas'. The greatest disappointmentis to find nothing in common. We want to deny people their exclusiveness; we don't want to admit that nature has selected other options from an enormous genetic fund developed over generations. Why do we like our copies? Who knows!

Nature likes to play tricks on us. But don't you think it is a present on the part of nature? Life becomes not a boring routine, but a brilliant kaleidoscope of characters and appearances which often collide.

1. Do Character and Appearance you agree that appearances are deceptive? Tell about your own experience.

2. Do you think it is worth judging by appearances? Give your reasons.

3 Describe the appearance of your friend/relative. Say a few words about his/her character

face: oval round long square
eyes: almond [ 'ɑːmənd] slanting round narrow
nose: aquiline hooked straight upturned snub, button beaky
cheeks: rosy, pink sunken hollow dimply
chin: protruding split double pointed
lips: thin plump thick heart-shaped
forehead: wrinkled narrow high
hair wavy curly straight short (long) shoulder-length bobbed thin thick

Read the text & describe your friend or relative.

People with full Character and Appearance lips are usually responsible. You can trust them to do what you ask them to do. They are also decisive; they make decisions quickly. On the other hand, they tend to be rather bossy. They like to tell other people what to do!



People who have thin upper lip & full lower lip are energetic. They work very hard & like participating in a lot of activities. They are ambitious as well; they want to be successful in life. However, these people tend to be self-centred. They seem to only care about themselves & sometimes forget about other people’s feelings. They are Character and Appearance often selfish or egoistic.

People with thin lips are determined; they know what they want & they do all they can to get it. They are carefulpeople who do their work with a lot of attention & thought. However, they tend to be reserved; they don’t like showing their feelings or expressing their opinion. They can also be mean; they don’t like sharing things or spending money. People think they are greedy.

People who have lips with down-turning corners are very generous. They love giving things to other people & helping them. They are also intelligent & understand Character and Appearance difficult subjects quickly & easily. On the other hand, they can be sensitive at times; they get upset easily, so be careful of what you say to them.

1.responsible відповідальний 6.self-centred егоцентричний 11.mean скупий
2.decisive рішучий 7.selfish егоїстичний 12.greedy жадібний
3.bossy владний 8.determined рішучий 13.generous щедрий
4.energetic енергійний 9.careful обережний 14.intelligent розумний
5.ambitious честолюбний 10.reserved замкнений 15.sensitive чуттєвий

Learn the synonyms. Make up sentences with them.

Determined: dogged, fixed, insistent, obstinate, persistent, pig-headed, stubborn

Ambitious: aspiring, can-do, determined, go-getting, motivated, pushy, striving

Bossy: authoritarian, domineering, dominant, dictatorial, officious

Energetic: active, animated, bouncing, enthusiastic, lively, robust [rə'best,'r Character and Appearanceəʊbest], peppy

1. She is friendly & also polite. She is easy-going & cooperative as well.

2. He is helpful but he can be arrogant at times. He is helpful but he can be arrogant at times. He is helpful. On the other hand (However) he tends to be arrogant at times.

Exercise 1. Join the ideas using and (also), but, however, on the other hand.

1. Roger is friendly. Roger is caring.

2. John is intelligent. John is self-centred.

3. Andrew is stubborn. Andrew is unreliable.

4. Michael is cooperative. Michael is forgetful.

5. Paul is decisive. Paul is bossy.

He is in his early thirties. He Character and Appearance is in his late forties. She is in her mid sixties. She is in her early twenties.


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