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Lesson 83

Describe Yourself

Level: Intermediate
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Lesson contents:

Vocabulary: open-minded, free-spirit(ed), kinda, "dunno", how about = what about, passionate, anal, compassionate, opinionated, 2nd definition of loud, "pretty" as "rather", introspective, "sensitive" as opposed to "sensible",

Phrasal verbs: flow with,

Idioms: put (someone) on the spot, down to earth, get down,

The Second Conditional: If you could... what would...., If you were to... what would....,

Exercises for this lesson:

Always watch the video without subtitles first in order to train your ears! It's a good idea to watch several times until you feel the "music", before watching the version with subtitles. Your pronunciation will be much better if you follow this rule.

How to do the lessons:
  1. Watch the video without subtitles.
  2. Do all the Exercises.
  3. Come back to this page.
  4. Watch the video with English Subtitles. Use the Pause button. People speak fast!

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If you could describe yourself in one sentence, what would that be?
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Teachers:

This proved to be the most difficult of our 12 questions during this filming campaign. I included two examples of interviewees who simply couldn't come up with a reply about themselves.

Like all of the clips in this series, it is rich in grammar structures, vocabulary, and idiomatic expressions.

Most of the interviewees tended to give one or two words to describe themselves, instead of one sentence as requested. Interviewee # 3 was the only one to notice that he gave a one-word answer, and began to correct himself by using a full sentence. In all cases, our skillful, friendly interviewer Joanne, put everyone at ease, providing us with a maximum of enjoyable replies, perfect for our educational purposes.