2014.03.19 09:00

The Latest and Greatest


▶ Language Point

< Adjectives with only one syllable, add "the _____~est" >

The Sears Tower is the tallest building in America.

Peter is the cutest guy in out class.

My sister has the oldest mobile phone in our family.


< Adjective with two or more syllables, use "the most / the least _____" >

These are the most expensive shoes I own.

North Dakota is the least populated state in America.

Tom Hanks is one of the most talented actors today.


< Irregular adjectives : the best / the worst >

January is the worst time to visit Moscow.

Google is the best site to use to search for information.


< Countable / non-countable - the least / the fewest / the most >

Claire has the most free time.

Farmer Brown has the most cows.

Las Vegas has the least rain of all the major cities in America.

Margaret has the fewest absences in our class.


▶ Dialogue


 Thomas

 So, tell me some more about yourself? How many brothers and sisters do you have?

 Sue

 I have five brothers and three sisters.

 Thomas

 Wow, that sure is a big family. Are you the eldest?

 Sue

 No, my brother Sam is. He is a lawyer at the biggest law firm in town.

 Thomas

 So, are you the most beautiful sister?

 Sue

 No. Everyone says Sara is the most beautiful. She came in second in the Miss California beauty pageant last year. Everyone just thinks I'm the cutest.

 Thomas

 You said you were getting your master's in Economics at UCLA, so you must be the smartest, right?

 Sue

 Actually, the smartest would be my brother, Stan. He just got his doctorate in Aerospace Engineering from USC.

 Thomas

 So, how often do you see everyone? It must be hard to get everyone together.

 Sue

 We usually have dinner at my parent's house once a month; everyone except my brother, Steve. He's in Africa studying zebra migration for his master's thesis. He was always the most adventurous.

 Thomas

 So, who's the youngest?

 Sue

 My brother, Scott, is the youngest. He's a senior in high school.

 Thomas

 So, does he want to go to UCLA like his older sister?

 Sue

 No, actually he's the most athletic one in our family. He just signed a contract with a minor league team. Someday, he hopes to play shortstop for the Dodgers.

 Thomas

 Wow, you sure have an interesting family. I'd sure like to meet them.

 Sue

 Well, we are all having dinner together next Saturday. My mom makes the best Italian food.

 Thomas

 Sounds good. I'll bring a bottle of wine and put on my best suit.

 Sue

 Great! Now, tell me a little more about you. How many brothers and sisters do you have?



▶ Vocabulary

syllable : 음절


good - better - best

bad - worse - worst


flirt : 추파를 던지다


pageant : 야외극, 가장행렬, 미인대회


* 학위

bachelor's degree : 학사 학위

mater's degree : 석사 학위

doctorate : 박사 학위


* 학년

1 : freshman

2 : sophomore

3 : junior

4 : senior


migration : 이주 :: movement

thesis : 학위 논문


athletic : (몸이) 탄탄한

shortstop : (야구) 유격수



▶ Summary


 one syllable

 2+ syllables

 irregular

 countable 

/ non-countable

 words ending with '-y'

 the _____~est

 the most / the least _____

 the best / the worst

 the least / the fewest / the most

 the _____~iest

 the tallest
 the cutest

 the oldest

 the most expensive

 the least populated

 the most talented

 the best site

 the worst time

 the most free time

 the most cows

 the least rain

 the fewest absences

 the prettiest
 the happiest

 the sportiest 



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2014.02.14 09:16

What's he like?


▶ Dialogue


 Tony

 Pamela, are you seeing anyone at the moment?

 Pamela 

 No, I'm still single. Why?

 Tony 

 Do you want me to set up a blind date for you with a friend of mine?

 Pamela 

 Well, what's he like?

 Tony

 He's outgoing. He likes to hang out with people. Also, he's a thoughtful person.

 He cares a lot about other people.

 Pamela

 He sounds like a nice person. 

 Tony

 Yes, he is. so, do you want to have a blind date with him? 

 Pamela

 Hmm... does he have a sense of humor? I like people with a good sense of humor. 

 Tony

 Fortunately, yes, he does. He was the clown of the class when we were in junior high. 

 Pamela

 Ok then. Why not? He sounds like a nice guy. 

 Tony

 I hope you two get along well.

 Pamela

 I hope so, too.





▶ Language Focus

<Questions About Personality>


What is he like? 

He's outgoing / generous / humorous / adventurous / rude. 

What is her personality like?

She's an active person / a kind person / a greedy person. 

How would you describe your personality? 

 I would say I'm a friendly and funny person.



▶ Talk

<Example 1>

A : Is he Ian?

B : Yes, he is.

A : He seems generous.

B : You got him wrong.

A : Why? What's he really like?

B : Really he's greedy.

A : Wow! I didn't know that.

B : Yes, so the first impression isn't always right.


<Example 2>

A : Do you know Dustin?

B : Yes, I know him. Why?

A : What's his personality like?

B : Hmm... I would say he's an adventurous person.

A : Could you be more specific?

B : He likes to try new things and likes challenges.


<Example 3>

A : Excuse me, Jenna. How would you describe your personality?

B : I would say I'm a shy person.

A : Why do you describe yourself as a shy person?

B : Well, because I don't like to be around lots of people at the same time. What about you? How would you describe your personality?

A : I would say...


<Example 4>

A : What's Peter like?

B : I thought Peter was lazy person at first, but really he's a diligent person.



▶ Vocabulary


 extrovert (extravert, outgoing)

 introvert (ingoing)

 active

adventurous

friendly

sporty

strong-hearted

shy

thoughtful

 soft-hearted


< Personality >

hot-tempered : 성미가 급한

short-tempered : 다혈질의

even-tempered : 침착한

humility : 정중한 (polite)

humane : 인간적인

generous : 관대한

modest : 예의바른, 공손한 (humility, polite)

brave : 용감한

fearless : 두려움이 없는

diligent : 성실한

moody : 변덕스러운

arrogant : 오만한, 거만한

greedy : 탐욕스러운

naughty : 말썽꾸러기, 개구쟁이 (애들에게 많이 사용)

mean : 못된

lovable : 애교가 많은

girlish : 여성스러운

elegant : 우아한

feminine : 여성미가 넘치는 (↔ masculine : 남성스러운)

attractive : 매력적인 (charming)

whimsy : 엉뚱한

warm-blooded : 열정적인 (passionate)

cold-blooded : 냉철한

reliable : 신뢰있는

cheerful : 명랑한

patient : 인내심있는

sensible : 현명한, 합리적인

easy-going : 느긋한, 태평스러운

neat : 깔끔한 (organized)

quite : 조용한

clumsy : 미숙한, 서투른

jealous : 시기하는

possessive : 소유욕이 강한

touchy : 예민한, 다루기 어려운

absent-minded : 얼빠진, 멍한

hesitant : 망설이는, 우유부단한

ruthless : 무자비한

boastful : 잘난척하는 (showy)

clever : 영리한 (smart, brainy)


clown : 광대

get along : 어울리다, 사이좋게 지내다

blend : 섞다

humid : 습한

humidity : 습도

harshly : 거칠게

childish : 애같은 유치한

offended : 불쾌한

tidy : 정리하다, 깨끗한

obey : 복종하다

awkward : 어색한, 서투른, 난처한, 곤란한



▶ Expression


You're such a 3rd grade. (초딩같이) 유치해.


Q : How was my first impression?

A : I thought you were ______, but really you are ______.



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