UNIT I. All about you ІА Personality, page 4
The opposite of hard-working is lazy.
Exercise 4 LISTENING 1
I love going out with my Uncle Harry. He always pays for everybody. He just enjoys spending money! He's so different from his brother (that's my dad, of course). The only problem with Harry is that he can be rather impolite. He isn't very sensitive and doesn't think before he speaks. The other day he really upset my dad when he told him he was mean.
My mum's amazing, really. She never loses her temper, she just stays really calm. She's got four children (me, my brother and my two sisters) and has to ask us to do things ten or twenty times before we actually do them - but she doesn't get angry. She also works full-time at the supermarket
and doesn't get home till 6 o'clock. I don't know how she fits it all in. She never stops!
My sister and I have completely different personalities. I like meeting new people and am happy to chat to people I don't know - at parties, for example. But Sonia feels a bit nervous in situations like that. She waits for people to come to her. But when she gets to know you and starts talking she really makes you laugh.
We're twins, but we aren't identical. We don't look alike, and our personalities aren't alike, either. For example, I don't say very much, normally. I'm fairly quiet. Louise is the complete opposite. She never stops! But she doesn't talk about herself. Last summer for example she got fantastic marks in her exams but you never hear her talking about it.
1 generous, rude
2 patient, hard-working
3 shy, funny
4 talkative, modest
Challenge! LISTENING 2
He can be rather impolite.
She never loses her temper, she just stays really calm.
Sonia feels a bit nervous in situations like that.
I'm fairly quiet. Louise is the complete opposite.
Він може бути досить неввічливим.
Вона ніколи не втрачає самовладання, вона просто залишається дуже спокійною.
Соня відчуває себе трохи знервованою в таких ситуаціях.
Я досить тиха. Луїза є повною протилежністю.
her temper, really calm
feels, bit nervous
fairly quiet, complete opposite