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Quiz 1: Vocabulary Focus
resemble • temperament • all manner
features • masculine
  1. It takes a certain to be a good teacher. You have to be very patient.
  2. People all over the world spend a lot of money changing their facial .
  3. Her attitude about sports has always been a little .
  4. Don't you think that many people their dogs?
  5. I have colored paper, markers, scissors and of things for doing art projects.
Quiz 2: Comprehension Q's
Answer the following questions about the interview.
Mixer Topic

MX40 Family Resemblance

Six people talk about who they take after in their family.

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resemble

When I was little I used to resemble my father more.

To 'resemble' someone or something means to look like them.  Notice the following:

  1. I resemble my mom more than my dad.
  2. She kind of resembles Angelina Jolie.

temperaments

We both have similar temperaments, be that good or bad.

We use the word 'temperament' to talk about our typical moods and our reactions in certain situations.  Notice the following:

  1. My wife has a quiet temperament.  She rarely gets angry.
  2. I don't have the temperament for golf.  I'm too serious.

all manner of

We always have very interesting conversations about politics, baseball and all manner of things.

The phrase 'all manner of'  is similar in meaning to the phrase 'all kinds of'.  Notice the following:

  1. elllo improves your listening, speaking and all manner of English skills.
  2. In life, a good education is useful in all manner of ways.

facial features

Her facial features are completely different from mine.

'Facial features' include our nose, eyes, mouth, and the general shape of our face.

  1. Mom and I have the same facial features.
  2. I think Tom Cruise has slightly Asian facial features.  Do you agree?

masculine

We're masculine, yet lovable.

We use the word 'masculine' to talk about things we traditionally think of as suitable for men.

  1. He has strong masculine facial features.
  2. Rugby seems to be a masculine sport.  Do women play rugby?
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