1) Which animal represents you? To what extent do the characteristics apply to you?
2) Think of a friend and find his/her animal in the chart. Give examples of why you think each characteristic is appropriate or not.
EXAMPLE: My friend is a rooster. I think he is industrious because he worked very hard to find a lot of information for a research project he had to complete at college. I don't think he is shrewd because someone tricked him into investing in a non-existing company.
1.3. Arrange all the adjectives and descriptive phrases from the chart into three columns under the following headings:
describe me might describe me do not describe me
1.4. Which people does the speaker have a positive opinion of and which a negative one?
|Let me tell you about my new colleagues. Pat, my boss, seems very astute and witty. I find her deputy, Vince, a bit parsimonious and work-obsessed. I share an office with Julie who's a bit sullen and mulish. I also do a lot of work with Sam who's very tolerant and generous.|
1.5. Now imagine that someone else is talking about the same people, but sees them in a different light. How might he or she describe them?
EXAMPLE: Pat is very shy and terse.
1.6. What are the abstract nouns from these adjectives? Use a dictionary if necessary.
1 altruistic 3 diligent 5 industrious 7 gallant
2 parsimonious 4 placid 6 sagacious 8 terse
9 morose 10 unscrupulous