1.1 Vocabulary Personality adjectives • Adjective + preposition 1 PERSONALITY
3 A few months after making her list, Anna is having a conversation with her friend Laura. Complete it with the adjectives in the box. There are two extra adjectives. arrogant caring cheerful hard-working crazy miserable modest selfish shy L: So, how are things? Is Simon the perfect boyfriend? A: Well, nobody’s perfect, but you know what? He’s really great. First of all, he’s really 0 cheerful , you know, always happy and smiling. And he’s very 1 . He wants to be a teacher and he does lots of studying in the evenings. L: Does he have any time for you then? A: Oh sure. He’s a very 2 guy. He calls me every night and asks about my day. And he often buys me flowers. L: Wow. Lucky you! Dave never asks about my day. He only thinks about himself. He’s so 3 . Dave thinks he’s the best boyfriend in the world. He thinks he’s the best at everything. He’s really 4 . A: Poor you. Simon is exactly the opposite. He’s really clever, but he doesn’t talk about it. He’s very 5 . I’m really happy, you know. L: Well, good for you. Unfortunately, I’m not. I’m the opposite. I’m unhappy; really 6 . I think I need a new boyfriend. I don’t know what to do. Does Simon have a twin brother? 4 Add prefixes to make adjectives a–e negative. Then complete sentences 1–4 with the positive or negative form of the adjectives. a un popular b fair c honest d experienced e responsible 0 Try to be modest. Nobody likes arrogant people. They are nearly always unpopular . 1 Mum trusts my older brother Peter to look after our little sister. He’s very ; he never does anything dangerous or silly. 2 Katie never lies. She is a very person. 3 In some jobs men get much more money than women for doing exactly the same work. It’s really . 4 Tom passed his driving test eight years ago. He drives to work every day. He is a(n) and safe driver. WORD STORE 1B Negative prefixes un-, in-, ir-, dis-
SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW 1 Choose the correct options.
1 You were serious / negative / stupid to walk home on your own late at night. Next time call your parents. 2 Chris is clever / boring / serious . He never has anything interesting to say because he spends all his time playing computer games. 3 Megan is so interesting / clever / unkind . She’s only three and she can already count to fifty. 4 Joe complains about everything. There is always something wrong. He’s very boring / positive / negative . 5 I think it was very kind / positive / funny to help Abi with her homework, Luke. Thank you.
WORD STORE 1A Adjective antonyms
2 Anna is making a list called My perfect boyfriend . Use pairs of opposites from the box to complete her list. arrogant caring cheerful crazy hard-working lazy miserable modest outgoing selfish sensible shy
My perfect boyfriend is ... a movie star, handsome, rich
not selsh not not not not not
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