1, What does she look like? (PHYSICAL APPEARANCE)
She’s a very slim, young woman, in her thirties. She’s got long, wavy, blond hair and pale skin. She’s wearing lipstick and a pair of earrings, and I think she’s very attractive. She’s got lovely eyes, but there is something unusual about them: one of her eyes is brown and the other is blue.
He’s well-built and muscular. He’s got receding hair and a few wrinkles. He’s got thick eyebrows and stubble. His eyes are his best feature: they’re so large and sparkly and such a deep brown.
My mum is in her fifties but she’s by no means over the hill yet. She is still slim with a good figure. Her appearance hasn’t changed much, but she’s got a few wrinkles and she’s going grey. She wears contact lenses and you can’t tell that she’s nearly 60.
-I don’t think I know Charlotte. What does she look like?
-You do know her: she’s the good-looking one with dark hair.
-Oh, I think I know who you mean. Is she short?
-Yes, she’s shortish, probably about my height. She’s quite slim, too.
-I know exactly who she is. She has lost a lot of weight recently and she has just had her hair cut.
-That’s right – it used to be shoulder-length and now it’s short with a fringe.
USING –ish TO DESCRIBE PEOPLE
The suffix –ish is often used in descriptions of people. It is added to an adjective such as ‘tall’, ‘slim’ or ‘pretty’ to mean slightly tall/slim/pretty, etc.
He’s tallish, though not as tall as Mark.
‘Is she pretty?’ ‘Er, prettyish, I’d say.’
He looked youngish – maybe late twenties?
2, What is she like? (100 WORDS TO DESCRIBE CHARACTER)
3, Idioms to describe someone's character
4, Phrases to describe someone’s character
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