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 verb: 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...?

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

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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.