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Describe personality of person with Adjectives

By using the Most common personality adjectives you are able to describe the personality of a person you know.

  • I am putting-up the full document here for usage of Intermediate/Advanced students of our Learn English program at T.r.i.c.k.s
  • Use these words as you Learn to speak in English – to communicate your views better… be careful with the negative words.
  • Do make 2/3 sentences using each one of them and speak them out in the role-plays given to you in the class.

 Most common personality adjectives (from the Document)…

The character traits described by the personality adjectives under ‘Section a’ below are considered to be “good” or positive by most English speakers. The list under ‘Section b’ is for some negative personality traits. This is generally true but remember that words are often used subjectively. For example, “determined” is shown here as a positive personality adjective, while “stubborn” has got a negative connotation (the literal meaning of both is very similar). Use them in your everyday speech/writing…… Make 2-3 sentences of ‘your own’ on each and relate them with a person you know to Learn and remember them… have fun!

a)   Adjectives that Describe people Positively

adaptable, adventurous, affectionate, agreeable, ambitious, amicable, amusing, brave, bright, broad-minded, calm, careful, charming, conservationist, compassionate, considerate, courageous, courteous, creative, decisive, determined, diligent, diplomatic, dynamic, easygoing,
emotional, energetic, enthusiastic, extroverted, fair-minded, faithful, fearless, forceful, frank, friendly, funny, generous, gentle, good, hard-working, helpful, humorous, imaginative, impartial, independent, intellectual, intelligent, kind, loving, loyal, modest, neat, nice, optimistic, passionate, patient, persistent, philosophical, polite, powerful, practical, pro-active, quick-witted, quiet, rational, reliable, reserved, resourceful, romantic, self-confident, self-disciplined, sensible, sensitive, shy, sincere, sociable, straightforward, sympathetic, thoughtful, tidy, tough, unassuming, understanding, Tactful, versatile, warmhearted, willing, witty

b)   Describe people negatively (Please take care in using them; even with the people you don’t like… they can be your best friends too!)

aggressive, arrogant, boring, bossy, careless, changeable, compulsive, cruel, cunning, detached, dishonest, dogmatic, domineering, flirtatious, foolish, fussy, greedy, harsh, impatient, impolite, inconsistent, indecisive, inflexible, interfering, intolerant, introverted, irresponsible, jealous, lazy, mterialistic, mean, miserly, moody, narrow-minded, nasty, naughty, nervous, obsessive, over-emotional, pessimistic, possessive, rude, ruthless, sarcastic, secretive, selfish, short tempered, silly, stubborn, stupid, superficial, Superstitious, Tactless, timid, touchy, thoughtless, unkind, unpredictable, unreliable, untidyuntrustworthy

T.r.i.c.k.s and Tips to Learn them, remember them and use them in describing a person and comparing two or more people:

1. Try to understand 5 per day and relate them with a person you know…. you may even relate them with an Animal e.g. ‘clever like a fox’

2. Think of 5 that you associate yourself strongly with and write down some examples of when you used that personality trait

3. Play the alligation game of assigning a ‘negative word’ to a fellow student… it’s just a game to take it lighlt and explain how and in what situations you are not that

4. Compare popular characters from the films or political parties on the personality that they display

5. Enjoy using them and associating good personality words to people in yous family, friends and colleagues. You will see a change in their behavior as well!

Happy Republic Day – Describe the Picture

Happy Republic Day - Describe the Picture

Thanks to Google, we have a nice and ‘easy to describe’ Picture/Logo on India’s republic day. Transformation of their own LOGO to include the popular theme of the Day is a wonderful demonstration of creativity!… How much do you agree with me? and How many times do we get this pleasant surprise from Google?

Learn English Activities for the Day:

  1. Students of BASIC/Word-Play: Describe any Picture or the Republic Day Parade as you see today. Stick to Simple Sentences, write/speak 10 sentences describing what happens on the Day (usually, sometimes and Simple Present tense).
  2. Students of Intermediate/Get-Selected: Give live commentary of the Republic Day Parade for 10-15 min. -you can run it up in your Mind and learn to use some new verbs/adjectives associated with a national event. Speak for 2 Min. in the class (as much you can even 5 min. for people who have done over 30 classes).
  3. Students of Go-global/Advanced: Write/speak on What special you saw this year? and what do you feel about the day? What did you do ‘on this day’ when you were a child? (Tips: use all your tenses well – switch between past and present; include Phrasal Verbs and Modals as required)

Have a Good day and all the best for your Practice of English as a Language…

T.r.i.c.k.s NOIDA Center wishes you a Happy Republic Day!

Would you mind if I ask, “what’s your mood today?”

The words ‘Mind’ and ‘Mood’ are used in a variety of situations we hear them regularly… we even use these words in Hindi….”Mind mat karna” and “Aaj Mood nahin hai” etc.

Are you familiar with all the meanings and usages of ‘mind’ & ‘mood’? Can you frame your sentences and understand the expressions where they are used?… Did you really mind my asking about your mood today?

These are the ‘2 words we are going to Learn today’ – with that some common expressions and more words like mindset, moody etc…So, please ‘prepare your mind’ and get into ‘the right mood’ to learn: how to confidently use these words and expressions in your everyday conversations.

MIND

Your mind is where your thinking happens. If you’ve made up your mind, you’ve come to a decision.

Mind can also mean “pay attention to” or “watch.” If someone tells you to “mind your manners,” they want you to be polite. If you tell them to Mind: Knowledge is powermind their own business,” maybe they’ll leave you alone. When I ask, “Would you mind if I open a window?” I’m asking if this would bother you.

I am sure you have heard:

Regular announcements in the Delhi Metro: “Please Mind the Gap”,

“Mind your Language” the video episodes we swatch to get some fun from British Humor as it happens in Mr. Brown’s English class

All I want is some “Peace of Mind”

Some more usages picked from the Media (thanks to http://www.vocabulary.com): 

A large part of me realized early on that it was my mind playing tricks. (BBC Oct 25, 2013)

Aspiring Minds research has been featured in The Economist and Wall Street Journal among other media. (Scientific American Oct 24, 2013)

But wealthy Singaporeans don’t mind spending several hundred thousand dollars on a luxury car. (BBC Oct 24, 2013)

But Dr Addyman thinks that studying babies’ laughter can be just as effective at helping us pinpoint developments in the way their minds are expanding. (BBC Oct 19, 2013)

Please keep in mind that you still have to click open this link to see all the meanings

Words that come from it: Mindset, Mindful, Mindfulness, Mindfully, Mindless, Mindlessly, Mindlessness, broad-minded, narrow-minded…

MOOD

Are you feeling good or bad, cheerful or irritable right now? This is your mood.

Mood refers to how you feel at the present time and this keeps changing depending on how moody you are. If you want to ask your boss for a raise, wait until he or she is in a good mood. Don’t ask, though, if heMood can Change but words won't or she is “in a bad mood” – that means the person is irritable or already irritated. If you are in the mood for something like ice cream or spicy food, you would like to have it now. Mood can also describe the attitude of a group of people or the feeling of a film, novel or piece of music.

I am sure you have heard: “What’s your mood today?”; “I was not in a mood to go to the office so made a excuse”; “Let’s get into the mood and try something new.”

Some more usages picked from the Media (thanks to http://www.vocabulary.com).

 Studies have linked repeated concussions with a chronic disease with symptoms including memory loss and mood swings. (BBC Oct 26, 2013)

They are already in militant mood, with strikes planned next week over pay. (BBC Oct 25, 2013)

Expressive writing is known to help assuage psychological trauma and improve mood. (Scientific American Oct 19, 2013)

Words that come from it: Moody, Moodiness, Moodily

Enough knowledge of the words… “Let’s concentrate our minds and get into a mood to make our own sentences” so that speak them out before the end of the class and build your active vocabulary with these words.

Now, would you mind if I ask again, “what’s your mood today?”

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Like we did words of feelings in the BASIC course, We will do usage of different Mood words in the Intermediate/Get Selected/Go Global programs. I will write about that in another post.

Expressing condolence with sympathy messages

There is a Lot to Learn from this post “Expressing condolence with a sympathy message” by a fellow blogger Joane on wordpress. It’s useful to read the entire post for Intermediate and Advanced English Students. I am re-blogging it with thanks to Joane on behalf of all of us.

We will discuss it in the class: How and where to use ….note down key words and sentences as suggested.

Today we observe 2-minute silence for the loss of Manna Dey – a melodious voice, classical singer and a wonderful person!

Has anyone heard excellent recitation of Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachhan’s Madhu-shala done by him?…. I had it in a audio cassette form for my car- stereo, a long time ago and would often listen to it – a masterpiece!

May the departed soul rest in peace.

Your Tributes To Those You've Lost

When you heard the news of the sudden death of a friend’s family member or any colleague’s near ones then immediately you feel to pass condolence with sympathy messages. Some people prefer to express it personally by attending the funeral and some like to send it in a written way in the form of mail, letter or a text message. Whatever your way of expression is, you must learn how to say sympathy words in an appropriate method. The first and the most important thing to remember is that when writing sympathy messages or expressing them you must be sincere with the right words that are kind and are like sharing grief. The right words express your sincerity and closeness to the deceased person. To express some genuine sympathy words that prove you are sharing grief with the family.

Keep the content simple and direct

The content of sympathy messages…

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