In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: Beauty. First, go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.
|exquisite||very beautiful or delicate
e.g. Her singing voice is truly exquisite.
|eye-candy||someone or something that is attractive but is not serious or interesting
e.g. A lot of the material on their Web site is just eye candy.
|sublime||very beautiful or good: causing strong feelings of admiration or wonder
e.g. the sublime beauty of the canyon
|stun||to surprise or upset (someone) very much
e.g. His old friends were stunned at his success.
|a drop in the ocean||a very small amount compared to the amount needed
e.g. Fancy dresses only add a drop in the ocean to one’s true beauty.
|face like a bulldog chewing a wasp||To say that someone has a face like a bulldog chewing a wasp means that you find them very unattractive because they have a screwed-up ugly expression on their face.
e.g. If you have a face like a bulldog chewing a wasp, what good would it do even if you are dressed to kill?
|dressed to kill||When someone, especially a woman, is dressed to kill, they are wearing very fashionable or glamorous clothes intended to attract attention
e.g. Fancy dresses only add a drop in the ocean to one’s true beauty. If you have a face like a bulldog chewing a wasp, what good would it do even if you are dressed to kill?
|make a comeback||to return to one’s former (successful) career
e.g. They say beard is are making a comeback these days, but I don’t approve of five o’clock shadow.
|gaze||to look at someone or something in a steady way and usually for a long time
e.g. She gazed intently/longingly into his eyes.
|fresh as a daisy||Someone who is (as) fresh as a daisy is lively and attractive, in a clean and fresh way.
e.g. I met Molly the other day. She looked as fresh as a daisy.
Use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.
- What makes a person beautiful to you?
- How have standards of beauty changed over the years?
- Can products be beautiful? What makes a product beautiful? What is the most beautiful product you own?
- Where is the most beautiful place you have been?
- Why do humans find things other than humans beautiful? How does it help us?
- Do you think women are more beautiful than men (or vice versa)?
- Is there beauty in everything we see and do?
- What is the most beautiful song you have heard?
- Who decides who or what is beautiful?
- Is beauty only in the eye of the beholder, or can we say some things are universally beautiful?