142 First Impression


Listen to the Mixer group talks about the first impression they had of their best friend.

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Isma / Indonesia
speakerMy first impression of best friend was positive. I mean, she was really nice to me, and she helped me a lot with my studies and also adapting in a university. So, she was really nice, and until now, we're still best friends.

Matt / United States
speakerI actually don't have a first impression of my best friend, because I grew up with him and I knew him as long as I can remember, so I actually don't have an impression of him.

Dani / England
speakerWell, I guess, my first impression sounds quite odd. The fact that she had lots and lots of freckles, and I didn't, and also she had quite short hair and my hair was very long at the time.

Kat / Germany
speakerMy first impression of my best friend was I don't like her. I am pretty judgmental when I see people for the first time, and when I saw her, I just instantly didn't like her, and it was the same for her. But once we got talking, I realized she's going to be my best friend. That was five years ago, and we're still the best of friends.

Mike / Singapore
speakerFirst impression of my best friend was that he was a little bit crazy. He's from Iran, and his name is [Firos]. He's very lazy, but I like him because he's easygoing.

 

Lindsay / United States
speakerThe first impression of my best friend was that she was really outgoing and very original. I was really attracted to her from the beginning. I thought, "Wow, she's got quite cool style!" and someone that I admire.

Learn Vocabulary from the lesson

adapt

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She helped me a lot with my studies and also adapting in a university.

When you adapt, you change your actions to better fit a new situation. Notice the following:

  1. He is having a hard time adapting to his new job.
  2. It is always hard to adapt to a new school.

as long as I can remember

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I grew up with him and I knew him as long as I can remember.

We use the phrase 'as long as I can remember' to state that you have never known something to be different. Notice the following:

  1. He has been playing guitar for as long as I can remember.
  2. For as long as I can remember, that store has been there.

freckles

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She had lots and lots of freckles.

Freckles are groups of tiny dots on people's skin. They are usually orange or light brown. Notice the following:

  1. I had lots of freckles as a kid but they are all gone now.
  2. Most people think freckles are cute.

judgmental

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I am pretty judgmental when I see people for the first time

When you are judgmental, you are critical of other people. Notice the following:

  1. My mother is very judgmental of my friends.
  2. He is too judgmental for me. He finds something wrong with everyone.

original

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She was really outgoing and very original.

Something that is original is not like anything else. Notice the following:

  1. That album is very original.
  2. The food at the Italian restaurant is very original.

 

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Complete the sentences with the words below.
adapt • as along as • freckles
judgmental • original
  1. She is very of other people.
  2. He as lived here we can remember.
  3. Her are cute but she hates them.
  4. The movie was very . It has a great ending.
  5. It is always hard to a new work environment.