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  • Hi i'm andrew and welcome to this latest IELTS video this IELTS video is about

  • describing somebody's appearance it's also great for anybody who wants to

  • learn how to use things like idioms and phrasal verbs in English if you like

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  • later in this video I've got a special offer for you all about this particular

  • IELTS topic so look out for that as well okay um with a question common IELTS

  • part 2 question describe somebody whose appearance you like we all have somebody

  • whose appearance we like right so it's a tough choice but I'm going to plump for

  • my friend Jane she's one of those people who can just effortlessly carry off

  • almost any look and she often does she's always changing up her look but

  • somehow looks great whatever she does with her hair and whatever she wears I

  • couldn't honestly tell you her natural hair color because she's run the full

  • gamut of shades from bright pink through blue to the deepest shade of red and she

  • mixes up the style as well as the color she's had a beehive she's had Platts

  • she's had a bob cut and she's even had bunches about the only thing I've not

  • seen is dreadlocks cloves wise she has understated elegance she never wears

  • anything skimpy but her cloves always show off her shapely figure she normally

  • wears conservative colors but accessorizes them with vivid jewelry for

  • example she wears this long silky black dress with a turquoise brooch the brooch

  • really sets off her piercing blue eyes I often think that Jane would not have

  • looked out of place in 1950s Hollywood or something like that

  • so let's have a look at some of these expressions phrasal verbs

  • to plug for means to choose to select you could also news to go for another

  • phrasal verb to carry off if you carry something off you do it successfully to

  • change up to change something often in a way that improves something to set off

  • this has lots of different meanings in English but in the context of this

  • particular answer it sets off her piercing blue eyes it means that it

  • makes something look more attractive so the cloves set off her eyes now some

  • of the rarer vocabulary these are all vocabulary to do with hairstyles plats

  • bunches a beehive and a bob cut a turquoise broach turquoise is a color

  • you can see that color here a brooch is an item of jewelry that you pin unto

  • your clothing okay skimpy skimpy clothes show a lot of flesh like this lady in

  • the picture to accessorize to accessorize means to match things like

  • jewelry or a handbag to cloaks we only use this to talk about women

  • collocations a shapely figure if you describe somebody as having a shapely

  • figure it means that you find their figure pleasing understated elegance

  • this means that somebody looks really good or stylish without trying too hard

  • conservative colors conservative in this context means the opposite of bright or

  • vivid so black brown gray dark colors dark blue dark green piercing blue eyes

  • the idea here is that these are eyes which seemed as though they are looking

  • right through you you can only use this adjectives in English for blue or green

  • eyes never news this to talk about dark eyes it doesn't make sense in English so

  • I'm going to leave you with a picture of some piercing blue eyes and remind you

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  • happy to help you with your answer to this type of IELTS question what I want

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  • in the comment section to a photograph of somebody whose appearance you like

  • and I will then write a description for you that you could use to describe that

  • person using some really good words that will help you score highly in your IELTS

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  • that way okay thank you and goodbye

Hi i'm andrew and welcome to this latest IELTS video this IELTS video is about

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    ben posted on 2018/07/27
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