Describing The Physical Appearance Of Others
Our world is diverse with a wide range of people with different physical features and attributes. This diversity is what creates that uniqueness or differences we see in each and everyone of us. There are many ways in which one can describe others. Let’s look at some adjectives that we can use to describe others.
Grey/salt and pepper
Thick/thin/full head of hair
Pointy/big/sharp/pierced (nose ring)
Medium built/average weight/fit
Use the dialog below to role play/practice using the adjectives above.
Don arranged a blind date for his friend Matt. Matt is now trying to get some information about what this ‘blind date’ looks like…
Don: I have known you since kindergarten. Trust me, you will like her.
Matt: Last time you set me up on a blind date it did not go so well. To be honest with you, I am not sure that I do trust your taste in women. However, I haven’t been on a date in a long time and that’s why I’m agreeing to go on this date.
Don: This girl could be the one! I want you to find happiness like I did. You are 40 and single! Think about that!
Matt: I am also happy and single! Who says that I want to get married?
Don: Don’t forget I’ve known you since kindergarten.
Matt: Okay, whatever man… At least tell me what she looks like.
Don: Well, she is average height; about 5 feet 5 inches. She has brown eyes and short brown hair…
Matt: Is she at least cute?
Don: I would say she’s pretty?
Matt: Knowing your taste, that means she is average looking.
Don: I wouldn’t lie to you! She is quite attractive. Why don’t you meet her first before you pass judgement.
Matt: Okay, okay… So tell me more about her.
Don: She has beautiful almond-shaped eyes and some freckles.
Matt: Is she thin, fit, average weight?
Don: She is a cross between average weight and fit.
Matt: I think you are being honest. I am actually looking forward to this date.
Don: I am glad to hear that!
Use the vocabulary above to role play with a friend until you are comfortable using the words above. You can begin by taking turn describing each other and then yourselves. You can continue role playing by describing someone in your family or a friend.
You: I am short/tall/average height ___________________ (use the adjectives above).
The color of my hair is _______________. It is long/short/curly…
I have a tan/freckles.
Your friend: You are pretty/attractive/cute_______________.
You have blue/green/brown/dark eyes.