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5. How honest you are with others

  • sincere ≠ insincere

sincere /sɪn’sɪə/ : showing what you really think or feel.

  • frank ≠ secretive

frank: honest, sincere, and telling the truth, even when this might be awkward or make other people uncomfortable.

secretive /’siːkrɪtɪv/ : hide their feelings, thoughts, intentions, and actions from other people.

  • direct ≠ sneaky

direct: saying exactly what you mean in a way that nobody can pretend not to understand.

sneaky: behaving in a secret and sometimes dishonest or unpleasant way.

6. How open you are to the views and culture of others

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  • tolerant ≠ intolerant

tolerant /’tɒl(ə)r(ə)nt/ : able to accept what others say or do even if you do not agree with it.

  • open-minded ≠ narrow-minded

open-minded: willing to listen to, think about or accept different ideas.

narrow-minded: not willing to listen to new ideas or to the opinions of others.

  • biased ≠ unbiased

biased /’baɪəst/ : making unfair judgement; have a tendency to favor a certain group of people.

unbiased: fair and not influenced by your own or someone else’s opinions.

7. How motivated you are

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  • strong-willed ≠ weak-willed

strong-willed: determined to do what you want to do, even if other people advise you not to.

  • determined ≠ irresolute

determined: you make firm decisions to do things and you don’t let anyone dissuade you.

irresolute: not able to decide what to do.

  • driven ≠ apathetic

driven: determined to succeed, and working very hard to do so.

apathetic: showing no interest or enthusim

Let’s take some time to digest and do some practice with these words in the 3 situations!


Practice:

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!