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VIII. Fill in the gaps with appropriate words from exercises VI and VII

  1. He’s rather ______ and never stops telling you how wonderful he is. 2. I wish you weren’t so _______. Why can’t you pay for the coffee for once? 3. Going out in the middle of winter without a jacket was rather a ______ thing to do. 4. They are very _____. They let us stay in their house and lent us a car. 5. There’s no need to be so ______. You deserve to be proud of yourself. 6. Claire’s very _______. She never leaves the office until after six o’clock. 7. Brian’s a very _______ sort of guy. Nothing seems to worry him. 8. I can’t believe Emma’s husband is so ______. He just sits and watches TV all evening. 9. Alice isn’t very _______. She’s always saying the wrong thing. 10. You can always ask Carol for advice. Though she is young, she is quite _____. 11. Bob’s really _______. He wants to get the supervisor’s job and then become boss for the whole department.

IX. What prefix forms the opposite of each of these words?

Sensitive, ambitious, patient, reliable, honest, kind, modest, reasonable, sociable, polite, friendly, considerate.

X. What nouns can be formed from these adjectives? Use a dictionary to help you.

Quiet, calm, talkative, sociable, friendly, shy, thoughtful, considerate, moody, lively, cheerful, polite, rude, reliable, sophisticated, aggressive, ambitious, generous, honest, kind, lazy, mean, modest, nervous, optimistic, patient, pessimistic, sensitive, silly, untidy.

XI. Use the words given in brackets at the end of each sentence to form a word that fits in the space in the same sentence.

  1. Mike is well-known for his ______ when it comes to giving presents. (generous)
  2. My aunt has an obsession about ______ and cleans the whole house from top to bottom every day. (tidy)
  3. One reason for his ______ is that his own father was very stingy. (mean)
  4. Bob is much respected for his _______ and _______ disposition. (reliable; cheerful)
  5. Mary’s _______ and _______ won her a lot of friends. (sociable; friendly)
  6. Your son spoke to me very _______ yesterday. (rude) I won’t tolerate his _______behaviour any longer. (polite)
  7. Martin looked very______ and we were afraid he would start fighting. (aggressive)
  8. The criminal looked ______ at the police and made threats against them. (aggressive)
  9. The speaker was ______ but managed to sound ______. (nervous; calm)
  10. None of us believed his ______because he gave an impression of a _____person.(honest; honest)

XIII. Arrange all the adjectives from both personality word lists in three groups: a) adjectives describing positive qualities; b) adjectives describing negative ones; c) adjectives describing both.

XIV. a) Do the personality quiz to discover what type of person you are. Write Yes, No, or Sometimes.

  1. Are you usually smiling and happy?
  2. Do you enjoy the company of other people?
  3. Do you find it difficult to meet new people?
  4. Do you have definite plans for your future career?
  5. Does your mood change often and suddenly for no reason?
  6. Do you notice other people’s feelings?
  7. Do you think the future will be good?
  8. Can your friends depend on you?
  9. Is your room often a mess?
  10. Do you get annoyed if you have to wait for anyone or anything?
  11. Do you put off till tomorrow what you could do today?
  12. Do you work hard?
  13. Do you keep your feelings and ideas to yourself?
  14. Do you often give presents?
  15. Do you talk a lot?
  16. Are you usually calm and not worried by things?

b) Describe your own character. Point out three good and three bad things about you. Explain what makes you think you are like that. Follow the scheme:

On the plus side, I think I’m _______. For example, I usually______.

I’m not only_______ but also _______. That means I ______.

And I can definitely say that I’m _______, because ________.

But nobody is perfect. Unfortunately, I can be ______. That is _______.

Besides, I’m sometimes _______. You see _______.

Also, I’m often _______, I’m sorry to say.

To be honest, I _______.

XV. a) Work with a partner. Ask your partner to do the quiz about you. Compare your ideas and your partner’s ideas about you. Are they the same or different?

d) Say what you and your partner agree/ disagree about. Follow the scheme:

Both my partner and I think that _______.

We are both of the opinion ________.

We agree that _______.

Both of us believe _______.

I think that _____ but my partner doesn’t agree. He/she believes_____.

In my opinion, I’m ____. However, my partner isn’t sure about that.

I consider myself to be ____ while my partner is of the opinion that __.

XVI. Describe someone in the group, but don’t say their name. Can your group mates guess who it is?

XVII. Translate these sentences into English:

1.Борис очень внимателен и никогда не забывает дни рождения своих друзей и знакомых. 2. Роб был молчаливым и застенчивым мальчиком. Он почти не общался с другими детьми в школе. 3. С Эллен трудно иметь дело. У нее ужасный характер. Она часто выглядит угрюмой и недовольной и постоянно жалуется.

4.Наш начальник может показаться высокомерным из-за того, что сдержан и немногословен. Однако это ошибочное впечатление. На самом деле он спокоен и дружелюбен. С ним приятно иметь дело. 5. Мэри была так весела и жизнерадостна, что ее часто принимали за легкомысленную девушку. 6. По-моему, он слишком честолюбив, чтобы быть надежным другом.

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