Topic: Physical Appearance



In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: physical appearance. 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

handsome (adj) usually said about a man with good looks
He’s a handsome man.
gorgeous (adj) very beautiful
She’s a gorgeous woman.
good-looking (adj) having a pleasing appearance; beautiful or handsome
They are a good-looking couple.
well-dressed (adj) wearing nice and fashionable clothes
He’s well-dressed for his job interview.
poorly dressed (adv + adj) not wearing nice and good clothes
She was poorly dressed for the bad weather.
attractive (adj) having a pleasing appearance
Your new house is attractive.
unattractive (adj) not having a pleasing appearance
The picture on the wall is unattractive to me.
overweight (adj) fat; too much weight
He’s overweight by 10 kilograms.
muscular (adj) having large and strong muscles
He has a muscular body.
slender (adj) thin in an attractive way
She is tall and slender.


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’s the first thing you notice about someone?
  2. What do you do to improve or maintain your appearance?
  3. Are clothes important to you? Why?
  4. Are people judged by how they dress or look?
  5. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
  6. Does appearance affect a person’s success in life?
  7. What are some ways people change their appearance?
  8. Is it better to be physically attractive or intelligent? Why?
  9. Is it better to be physically attractive or rich? Why?
  10. Do people spend too much time and money on physical appearance?


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


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