Hey guys! Let’s check the answers to the last episode at first :
- Hello, I would like to speak to Tony Stark.
- Can I leave him a message?
- Could you tell her that I will be the New Iron Man?
- No, that’s all. Thanks for you help.
(There are no standard answers, just remember this is a formal call, all you need to do is being polite, and of course making sure your sentences are correct and make sense.)
Almost each of you answered perfectly! Congratulations!
Today we’re gonna learn some useful adjectives which describe personality and character!
1. How willing you are to communicate with others
- extroverted ≠ introverted
extroverted /’ekstrəʊvɜːtɪd/ : lively and confident, and enjoys being around other people.
introverted /’ɪntrə(ʊ)vɜːtɪd/ : more interested in their own thoughts and feelings than in spending time with other people.
- talkative ≠ quiet
talkative /’tɔːkətɪv/ : somebody who likes to talk a lot.
quiet: tending not to talk a lot.
- confident ≠ shy
confident: feeling sure about your ability to do things and be successful.
shy: nervous about meeting people or speaking to people.
2. How you make others feel
- warm ≠ cold
warm: showing enthusiasm or affection; friendly
cold: without emotion; unfriendly
- kind ≠ unkind
kind: caring about others; gentle, friendly and generous
unkind: unpleasant or unfriendly; slightly cruel
3. How you treat the feelings of others
- considerate ≠ inconsiderate
considerate /kən’sɪd(ə)rət/ : always thinking of other people’s wishes and feeling; careful not to hurt or upset others.
inconsiderate: not giving enough thought about other people’s feelings or needs.
- thoughtful ≠ thoughtless
thoughtful: showing that you think about and care for others.
thoughtless: not caring about the possible effects of your words or actions on others.
- tactful ≠ tactless
tactful /’tæktfʊl/ : careful not to say or do anything that will annoy or upset others.
tactless: saying or doing things that are likely to annoy or to upset other people.
4. How much people can trust you
- trustworthy ≠ untrustworthy
trustworthy /’trʌs(t)wɜːðɪ/ : deserving of trust, or able to be trusted.
- reliable ≠ unreliable
reliable: can be trusted or believed because he, she, or it works or behaves well in the way you expect.
- loyal ≠ disloyal
loyal /’lɒɪəl/ : remaining faithful to somebody/something and supporting them or it.
Let’s take some time to digest and do some practice with these words in the 4 situations!
And the following 8 situations will be accomplished in the following episodes!
Use 3 of the adjectives to describe yourself and/or someone else down below!
Interesting comments will be picked out in the next episode!
See you next time!