- long and dirty
- tall, short
- medium height
- blond [blɑnd] 布隆；白肤金发碧眼的人
My boyfriend … he’s nice …, but , it’s over. He’s good-looking. He has a nice smile. Blue eyes. But his hair! It’s long and dirty. I don’t think he washes it. He’s an artist. He spends all day painting, and that’s all he does. He doesn’t have a job, he lives in his mum’s house! I want a boyfriend who has a plan. Successful, Smart, Funny, Handsome, I want something different now.
- She is tall and thin.
- Her hair is shorter and grayer than before.
- That tall, young, blond man drives a truck.
He’s very attractive.
A: What does he look like?
- B: He is tall and middle-aged. He’s very good-looking.
- A: What color are his eyes?
- B: They’re brown. They’re brown.
- A: How tall is she?
- B: She’s very tall.
- niece [niːs]
- nephew [‘nɛfju]
- cousin [‘kʌzn]
|P: So how many people are coming?|
|S: Well. there’s the three of us.|
|P: We’re inviting Jake to the party?|
|J: Invite me to the party? I am the party. Oh. Can my cousin come?|
|S: Jake, this is a party for Simon, to celebrate his new job. We’re only inviting family and friends.|
|J: My cousin is family.|
|S: Yeah, your family, not Simon’s.|
|P: It’s a small apartment. We can’t invite too many people.|
|S: I think we should invite Todd, and his wife, Angela.|
|J: Yeah, he’s nice, and she’s cute.|
|S: Jake !|
|J: What did I say ?|
|P: What’s your boss’s name? I can never remember.|
|S: Joan. We should definitely invite Joan. And her husband, Al.|
|P: And, of course, we need to invite Simon’s mom.|
|J: Definitely. She makes great cheesecake.|
|S: OK, Who else?|
|P: Who’s your friend in the office? The guy from Seattle.|
|S: Oh, Harry! I can’t believe I almost forgot him.|
|P: And does he have a girlfriend?|
|S: He’s married.|
|P: This list is getting bigger.|
|S: Shall we talk about food ?|
- I’m meeting my girlfriend tonight.
- James and I are business partners. [‘pɑrtnɚ]
gerund (verb + -ing)
- We spend time watching movies.
- I always have fun talking with him.
- We have a hard time getting together.
- She has trouble making money.
- They often waste time fighting.
|A: How are you and your brother doing?|
|B: We’re doing well, thanks. We spend time talking on the phone.|
|A: What do you and Sylvia do for fun?|
|B: Let’s see … We have a lot of fun playing tennis together.|
- What do you and your partner do for fun?
- We spend time taking nice walks.
- Are you having trouble?
- What else do you enjoying doing?
- appraisal [əˈprezəl] 考研 / IELTS / TOEFL / BEC
- creative [kriˈetɪv]
- getting better
- could do better
|[TODD] Thanks for taking the time to meet me, Joan?|
|[JOAN] No problem. What’s up?|
|[TODD] Well, the
|[JOAN] Okay. Let’s start with Harry.|
|[TODD] Well, Harry hasn’t been with us that long, but I can see that he’s very hardworking. I think he does a really good job.|
|[JOAN] So do I. He did a great job on his last project … What was it?|
|[TODD] The Smith Electric [ɪ’lɛktrɪk] project.|
|[JOAN] That’s right. He
|[TODD] A real team player. But there is one thing. He’s often late.|
|[JOAN] Yeah! he is|
|[TODD] Often late. Now. Sally.|
|[JOAN] Sally … I like Sally, but, umm …|
|[TODD] She’s just not
|[TODD] Yeah. And she’s also very helpful. Sometimes I have a computer problem and …|
|[JOAN] Yes, you do sometimes have computer problems.|
|[TODD] Well, I like them both.|
|[JOAN] So do I. You have two great people on your team.|
- Her project is late because she’s too disorganized.
- She’s too negative. She thinks too much about problems.
- He’s not creative enough to work in marketing.
Use neither do I to agree with an opinion expressed by I don’t think that, or any other opinion expressed in the negative.
- She’s so disorganized. > She needs to be more organized.
- He’s too negative. > He should be more positive.
- brochure [‘brəʊʃə]
|[JOAN] Oh, Martina’s letter of recommendation. When is she going to New York?|
|[TODD] Next Friday. Her husband’s already there.|
|[JOAN] That soon. I’m going to miss her.|
|[TODD] Yeah, so am I.|
|[JOAN] Last week I asked her to make a new company
|[TODD] Really? I should put that in. Martina works quickly and efficiently …|
|[JOAN] Yeah. The brochure was really beautiful. She’s so creative. And her team really loves her.|
|[TODD] Creative … Works well with a team. What else?|
|[JOAN] Well, she always wrote our marketing copy. She was really good at it.|
|[TODD] That’s right! Who’s going to do that now?|
|[TODD] Not that quickly. But, yeah, she could learn it.|
|[JOAN] Great. So do you have enough for your letter?|
|[TODD] Umm … I think so. Thanks.|
|[TODD] I had the pleasure to work with Martina for three years, and I highly recommend her.|
- She was always organized.
- She can probably learn that in one or two days.
- The project only took her one day.
- The brochure was really beautiful.
- She’s so creative.
- She can learn that pretty quickly.
Use so + adjective or so + adverb to emphasize a personal quality.
- Kyle is so disorganized.
- She works so quickly.
Use such + noun to emphasize a personal quality.
- Debra is such a team player.
- She shows such creativity.
- Oscar is such a hard worker.
|Dialog So Such|
|FRED: You’re already done with the Franco project?|
|LOUISE: Fantastic, right? It only took us two weeks.|
|FRED: You finished that soon ? Wow. You work so well with your team.|
|LOUISE: Thanks! It’s such a hardworking team.|
|FRED: Yeah. Liza’s great. She’s such a creative designer.|
|LOUISE: Yes, and Tom’s so efficient. Honestly, Jayden’s really helpful, too|
To whom it may concern:
I am writing to highly recommend Jim. I worked with Jim for 2 years at LLQ company.
Jim was product manager of R&D. He was always hardworking, efficient and well-organized. Please feel free to contact me about Jim.