Describing People - English at Work
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Describing People - English at Work

Seven Dimensions
Updated Jul 23, 2024
Course Description

Describing People will train viewers on how to describe people positively and negatively, and how to use regular and irregular comparatives and superlatives.

 

Key Learning points

  • LANGUAGE FUNCTIONS
    Examples of positive descriptions and negative descriptions.
     
  • GRAMMAR
    Comparatives and Superlatives - regular (-er; more; -est; the most) and irregular (bad/worse/worst; good/better/best).
     
  • IDIOMS
    A snake in the grass; Look up to someone; A downer; Rub someone the wrong way.
     
  • VOCABULARY
    cool; sympathetic; kind; pessimistic; rude; awesome; creative.
     
  • PRONUNCIATION
    Rhythm - example for good/better/best.

 

This video is part of the English at Work Series, created by Psychologist Eve Ash, linguistics expert Dr Fran Byrnes, features comedienne Erin Brown and Emmy-award winning Kim Estes.

The Cutting Edge English at Work Series promotes communication and language competence by building the desire and motivation to learn and the confidence to try. Confidence in learning and using English leads to successful communication.

There are now 60 graded English Language learning programs. All English programs are built on established language learning principles and methodology. At the same time, great characters in comic situations help students (and teachers) have fun as they learn. They engage learners through amusing situations, entertaining characters, interesting conversations with real language, fun storylines and high quality production with practical activities.