Idioms describing people
Positive and negative qualities <ul><li>She's  as hard as nails . (no sympathy for others)
He's rather  a cold fish  (distant, unfriendly) </li></ul><ul><li>She has  a heart of gold  (very kind, generous)
He's  as good as gold  (generous, helpful) </li></ul>
Note also <ul><li>He's such  an awkward customer  (difficult person to deal with)
She's  a pain in the neck.  Nobody likes her (nuisance)
He  gets on everybody's nerves  ( irritates everybody) </li></ul>
People's “fast” and “slow” qualities <ul><li>I was a bit  slow off the mark;  the job had been filled by the time I got th...
Come on! Hurry up! You're such  a slow-coach ! </li></ul><ul><li>He's very  quick off the mark;  he always gets things bef...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Presentacion idioms describing_people

3,308 views

Published on

Published in: Education, Business
0 Comments
2 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
3,308
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
428
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
57
Comments
0
Likes
2
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Presentacion idioms describing_people

  1. 1. Idioms describing people
  2. 2. Positive and negative qualities <ul><li>She's as hard as nails . (no sympathy for others)
  3. 3. He's rather a cold fish (distant, unfriendly) </li></ul><ul><li>She has a heart of gold (very kind, generous)
  4. 4. He's as good as gold (generous, helpful) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Note also <ul><li>He's such an awkward customer (difficult person to deal with)
  6. 6. She's a pain in the neck. Nobody likes her (nuisance)
  7. 7. He gets on everybody's nerves ( irritates everybody) </li></ul>
  8. 8. People's “fast” and “slow” qualities <ul><li>I was a bit slow off the mark; the job had been filled by the time I got the forms.
  9. 9. Come on! Hurry up! You're such a slow-coach ! </li></ul><ul><li>He's very quick off the mark; he always gets things before everybody else.
  10. 10. You've asked him to marry you! You're a fast worker! You only met him three weeks ago! </li></ul>
  11. 11. How people relate to the social norm <ul><li>She's a bit of an odd-ball (very strange)
  12. 12. He's really over the top (very exaggerated in behaviour)
  13. 13. He's round the bend, if you ask me. (absolutely crazy / mad)
  14. 14. My politics are very middle-of-the-road (very normal; no radical ideas) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Who's who in the class? Idioms for “people” in the classroom Who's........ … ...the teacher's pet? … ...top of the class? … ...a real know-all? … ...a bit of a big-head? … ...a lazy-bones?
  16. 16. Do you know what “as cool as a cucumber” means? Watch the video and you'll find out Click here
  17. 17. Over to you <ul>Try to complete these idioms <li>She does a lot of voluntary work; she has a heart.........
  18. 18. Don't expect any sympathy from the boss; she's as hard as …..
  19. 19. I'm sure Gerry will help you; he's as good........
  20. 20. I was too late to get on that course; I was a bit slow....
  21. 21. You won't find him very friendly; he's rather a cold …....
  22. 22. Tell him to hurry up! He's such a …................. </li></ul>
  23. 23. What do they call....... <ul><li>an irritating person who knows everything?
  24. 24. the person who is the teacher's favourite?
  25. 25. someone who thinks they are the best and says so?
  26. 26. the one who gets the best marks?
  27. 27. a person who is very lazy? </li></ul>

×