Topic: Beauty

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Warm-up

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.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

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. If you have face like a bulldog chewing a wasp, what good would it do even if you dressed to kill?
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. Fancy dresses only add a drop in the ocean to one’s true beauty. If you have face like a bulldog chewing a wasp, what good would it do even if you 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 face like a bulldog chewing a wasp, what good would it do even if you 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.

Conversation

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.

  1. What makes a person beautiful to you?
  2. How have standards of beauty changed over the years?
  3. Can products be beautiful? What makes a product beautiful? What is the most beautiful product you own?
  4. Where is the most beautiful place you have been?
  5. Why do humans find things other than humans beautiful? How does it help us?
  6. Do you think women are more beautiful than men (or vice versa)?
  7. Is there beauty in everything we see and do?
  8. What is the most beautiful song you have heard?
  9. Who decides who or what is beautiful?
  10. Is beauty only in the eye of the beholder, or can we say some things are universally beautiful?

Wrap-up

Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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