KLAUDIA’S ADULTS CLASSES
MARCH 2021 : APPEARANCE & PERSONALITY
WEEK3 : DESCRIBE YOUR CHARACTER AND PERSONALITY
Write as many adjectives (linked to character/personality) as possible.
|Open to new ideas and different views
|Open-minded – Ouvert d’esprit Unbiased – Objective Flexible Tolerant
|Narrow-minded Biased Bigoted – Fanatique Intolerant
|Know what you want and intend to reach your goals
Determined Strong-willed Strong-minded Resolute Confident
Undetermined Weak-willed Indecisive Irresolute Unsure
|Love working and work a lot
|Hardworking Industrious Diligent Ambitious
|Lazy Idle Sluggish Unambitious
|Learn and understand quickly
|Intelligent Clever Bright Smart
|Unintelligent Stupid Foolish Silly
|Care for other people, altruistic
|Unselfish Considerate Noble
|Selfish Self-centred Vain
Untidy – clean, tidy
Clever – stupid, silly
Narrow-minded – open-minded
Rude – polite, kind
Talkative – shy, taciturn
Sensitive – sensible/rational or heartless/cold
Impolite – polite
Altruistic – selfish, self-centred
Hardworking – lazy, idle
Dependable – independent
Funny – serious
Boastful – modest, humble
Mature – immature
Sophisticated – unsophisticated, simple
Loyal – disloyal
Active/dynamic – lazy, passive
|Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer
|Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio
|Sagittarius Capricorn Aquarius Pisces
Ex. Let’s write a horoscope for today. In this case, we will look up for some horoscopes online.
WEEK2 : Appearance word opposites drawing games
Choose one of the lines below and draw both sides until your partner can guess what you are drawing. If they can’t guess you can show them the list below, but don’t say anything.
a big nose/ a large nose – a little nose/ a small nose
a curved nose/ a hooked nose – a straight nose
a flat stomach – a bulging stomach/ a beer belly
a round chin – a square chin
bearded/ hairy – clean shaven
beautiful/ good looking/ gorgeous/ handsome/ pretty/ stunning – ugly/ hideous
broad shoulders – narrow shoulders
bushy eyebrows/ thick eyebrows – thin eyebrows
chubby/ fat/ obese/ overweight – bony/ skinny/ slim/ thin
curly hair – straight hair
lanky/ long-limbed – stocky/ short-limbed
long hair – short hair/ skinhead
long legs – short legs/ stubby legs
old – young
short – tall
thick fingers – thin fingers
Do the same but drawing only one side of the line above. Your partner should say what you have drawn and then its opposite.
Describe the physical appearance of your friend/partner. (5-10 sentences)
Who do you think is the most beautiful person in your country?
Who do you think is the most beautiful person alive today?
Who was the most beautiful person in history?
Who is the most attractive in your family?
Does beauty affect one’s success in life?
Is it better to be physically attractive or intelligent?
Is it better to be physically attractive or wealthy?
Is beauty related to power?
Can you think of anyone who is in a position of power that is not physically attractive?
Do people spend too much time and money on beauty?
How much time should be spent on making yourself look better each day?
Who would you say is beautiful that others maybe wouldn’t?
Do you think people should have cosmetic surgery to enhance their looks?
If so what is the minimum age when someone should have plastic surgery?
How popular is plastic surgery in your country?
What is the most popular feature for cosmetic alteration?
Do you think self-esteem affects beauty?
Do you think beauty affects self-esteem?
How important is beauty in your daily life?
Have you ever noticed anyone ever feeling pressured to be more beautiful?
What do you think of the proverb, « beauty is in the eye of the beholder? »
Do you have any proverbs or idioms from your country that relate to beauty?
What do you think « beauty is skin deep » means?
What are some beauty tips that you could share?
Do you think people with many tattoos can be beautiful?
How many tattoos are too many?
Would you ever get a tattoo?
Do you have a tattoo?
Do you think people with many piercings can be beautiful?
What kind of body piercing, if any, do you feel are acceptable?
What kind of piercing, if any, do you feel are unacceptable?
What personality trait is the most important for inner beauty?
How do you define beauty, using your own words?
Would you ever date someone who was not conventionally attractive?
What makes one person more attractive than another?
Do you think people from different countries than you see attractive the same way?
Is there someone famous that is considered beautiful, that you think is not?
Are beauty pageants good or bad?
Should children be entered into beauty pageants?
Do you think one gender or group worries more about beauty than another?
Would you want your children to be beautiful or talented?
What are some of the drawbacks of being beautiful?
What do you think about plastic surgery?
Would you ever have plastic surgery?
If so, what would you change?
What do you think of celebrities who get plastic surgery?
Do you think it’s necessary to have plastic surgery if you are famous in order to be successful?
Do you think skin color affects whether a person is regarded as beautiful or not?
Do you think that fairer skin makes you more beautiful?
What are some advantages of being beautiful?
What makes someone beautiful in your country?
What differs between that idea and the American idea of beauty?
What do you think « beauty is skin deep » means?
How many different adjectives can you think of to describe a beautiful woman or a handsome man?
GRAMMAR POINT : SIMPLE PAST
Use of Simple Past
Signal Words of Simple Past
- yesterday, 2 minutes ago, in 1990, the other day, last Friday
- Conditional II (If I talked, …)
Form of Simple Past
Positive sentence: I visited Italy. I went to cinema.
Subject + verb in past (-ed or irregular form)
Negative sentence: I didn’t visit Italy. I didn’t go to cinema.
Subject + did not (didn’t) + bare infinitive
Question: Did you visit Italy. Did you go to cinema?
Did + subject + bare infinitive
Exceptions in Spelling when Adding ‘ed’
|Exceptions in spelling when adding ed
|after a final e only add d
|love – loved
|final consonant after a short, stressed vowel
or l as final consonant after a vowel is doubled
|admit – admitted
travel – travelled
|final y after a consonant becomes i
|hurry – hurried
JANUARY 2021 : HEALTH & WELLNESS
WEEK1 – Klaudia:
- How did you celebrate Christmas? New Year’s Eve?
- What are your New Year’s Resolutions?
- What is your favo(u)rite Christmas tradition?
- How did you celebrate Christmas/New Year’s Eve when you were a child?
- How would you organize your perfect winter holiday/vacation?
HOLIDAY – when you go abroad
VACATION – when you stay at your place
Write a short story using the words below.
- Letter to Santa
Writing New Year’s Resolutions
- Travel more
- Exercise more
- Lose weight
- Get organized
- Learn a new skill or a hobby
- Live life to the fullest
- Quit smoking
- Spend more time with family and friends
- Eat healthier
- Save more money/spend less money
- Go abroad
Now write your own New Year’s Resolutions.
GRAMMAR POINT – EXPRESSING ACTIONS IN THE FUTURE
FINALLY, let’s speak about Present Continuous. Even though Present Continuous is a present tense, it can allude to the future.
I am seeing Martha in town tomorrow.
We use the present continuous tense for definite future arrangements. Often, it doesn’t really matter if we choose ‘be going to’ or the present continuous. In the following example, there is really very little difference in meaning:
- I‘m going to the cinema tonight.
- I‘m going to go to the cinema tonight.
We use the present simple tense in two cases. First, we use it for a timetabled event in the future, like public transport or the start of a class:
- My train leaves at six tonight.
- His class starts at 9am tomorrow.
Second, we use it after certain words, when the sentence has a future meaning. These words are: before / after / as soon as / until / when:
- I’ll call you when I get home.
- She’s going to study after she finishes dinner.
- Please drink some water as soon as you complete the race.
LISTENING: VIDEO (FRIENDS) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ELglSwEON8
- Where are they going?
- Who is going there?