VOCABULARY NOTES

  1. A) Draw a family tree for yourself and using the topical vocabulary explain the relationship between your immediate ancestors and any interesting facts about them.
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quietadj 1. someone who is quietalways behaves in a calm and gentle way and is not easily made angry, upset, or excited; Syn. even-tempered, calm; 2.used about people who are not talking or who do not usually talk much; Ant. talkative; e.g. a quiet sensitive boy / She is thoughtful, quiet and controlled.

calmadj relaxed and quiet, not angry, nervous, or upset, e.g. An hour after the accident, I was starting to feel calmer. | to stay / keep / remain calmI tried to stay calm and just ignore him.

reservedadj unwilling to express your emotions or talk about your problems, e.g. Ellen was a shy, reserved girl.

shyadj nervous and uncomfortable in the company of other people, e.g. a shy smile / I've always been a bit shy.

thoughtfuladj always thinking of the things you can do to make people happy or comfortable; Syn.considerate; Ant.thoughtless; e.g. Paul is very thoughtful. It was really very thoughtful of you to remember my birthday.

moodyadj 1. annoyed or unhappy, e.g. He seemed moody all morning. Syn. miserable2. often changing quickly from being in a good temper to being in a bad temper; e.g. a moody teenager / He was generally moody and unpredictable. Ant. even-tempered

sociableadj sociable people are friendly and enjoy talking to other people, e.g. a pleasant, sociable couple / He is a sociable kind of man. Syn. talkative; Ant. unsociable

friendlyadj behaving in a pleasant, kind, warm way, e.g. Russian people are generally believed to be very warm and friendly.Ant. unfriendly

livelyadj very active, having a lot of energy, e.g. a lively group of students

cheerfuladj tending to be happy most of the time, e.g. Stephen was a cheerful child. Syn.lively; Ant. moody, miserable

amusingadj funny and entertaining, e.g. Her husband is the most amusing person I've ever met.

Ant. boring

politeadj someone who is polite has good manners and behaves in a way that is socially correct, e.g. He is always polite and does the right thing.Ant. impolite / rude

reliableadj a reliable person is someone you can trust to behave well, work hard, or do what you expect them to do, e.g. Sarah is a charming and reliable person. You can depend on Max - he is very reliable. Syn. dependable; Ant. unreliable

sophisticatedadj 1. knowing and understanding a lot about a subject, e.g. Consumers are getting more sophisticated and more demanding. 2. knowing a lot about things such as culture, fashion, and the modern world, e.g. She was elegant and sophisticated.

aggressiveadj 1. behaving in an angry or rude way that shows you want to fight, attack, or argue with somebody, e.g. aggressive behaviour / Jim's voice became aggressive. 2. someone who is aggressive is very determined to win or be successful, e.g. A successful businessman has to be aggressive. Syn. ambitious

Additional vocabulary:




arrogant

deceitful

easy-going

generous

hard-working

honest

kind

lazy

mean

modest

nervous

optimistic

patient

pessimistic

reasonable

sensible

sensitive

silly

untidy






VOCABULARY NOTES | VOCABULARY NOTES | VOCABULARY NOTES | EXERCISES | IV. Combine the adjectives in A with the nouns in B. Give as many combinations as it is possible. | Wanted dead or alive | EXERCISES | Part II | Listen to the descriptions and fill in the gaps in the passages below. | Practice the passages for good reading. |

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