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Read the following description.
“Before him, at a little distance, reclined a very large and very fat man, with a
wide, pulpy face, and a stern expression. His large head was very grey; and his
whiskers, which he wore only around his face, like a frame, were grey also. His
clothing was of rich stuff, but old, and slightly frayed in places. One of his swollen
legs had a pillow under it, and was wrapped in bandages. This sterncountenanced invalid was the dread Henry VIII”
Read these phrases. Which words would you use to fill in the
What do I have to do?
1. Check the words the songwriters used to complete the phrases in bold. How are they different
from the ones you used
2. Listen to the song and read its lyrics.
Underline the phrases that describe people
the phrases that describe places
Highlight the phrases that describe what other people or things are doing.
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.
Picture yourself in a boat on a river,
With tangerine trees and marmalade skies
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly,
A girl with kaleidoscope eyes.
Cellophane flowers of yellow and green,
Towering over your head.
Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes,
And she's gone.
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Follow her down to a bridge by a fountain
Where rocking horse people eat marshmellow pies,
Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers,
That grow so incredibly high.
Newspaper taxis appear on the shore,
Waiting to take you away.
Climb in the back with your head in the clouds,
And you're gone.
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Picture yourself on a train in a station,
With plasticine porters with looking glass ties,
Suddenly someone is there at the turnstyle,
The girl with the kaleidoscope eyes.
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Describing people
Face Shape
Skin and Complexion
Complexion is the natural appearance and color of the skin, especially of
the face. For example, “Mary has a soft, creamy complexion.”
Wrinkled: covered with lines or loose folds of skin;
often associated with age
Freckled: sprinkled or covered with light brown spots
Ruddy: skin that has a reddish tint; may have the
appearance of sunburn
Tanned: skin with a warm, golden-brown tint
Rosy or fresh-faced: pink-cheeked, fair
complexion that glows with a hint of pink
Other skin-related adjectives: pale, fair, spotless, silky, smooth, babysoft, glowing, paper-thin or translucent (as with a very old person),
sunburned, peeling, rough, weathered, craggy (= full of wrinkles), dry,
brown, dark
Shape, size, and appearance
Eye color: black, brown, hazel, green, blue, violet, gray, amber
Eye expressions: piercing, mesmerizing, sad, sorrowful, haunted,
gentle, sympathetic, warm, compassionate, expressive, bright, twinkling,
lively, dancing, laughing, shifty, sly, distrusting, sleepy
Mouth and Lips
Lip shape and size:
Mouth expressions: laugh, smile, beam, grin, frown, grimace, scowl,
sneer, curl, pout
Adjectives describing the mouth or mouth expressions: toothy,
toothless, gap-toothed, kind, sweet, dimpled, relaxed, firm, serious,
cruel, snarling
Hair color: black, brunette, brown, chestnut-brown, blond, honeyblond, golden-blond, ash-blond, fair, red, gray, silver, white
Texture or appearance:
Lots of hair: thick, full, lustrous, bushy, coarse, wiry, stiff
Little hair: thin, scraggly, fine, baby-fine, downy, wispy, limp, flat,
balding, bald, bald spot, receding (gradual loss of hair at the front of
the head)
Treated hair: permed, dyed, bleached, highlighted, weaved, streaked,
Hair styles:
Messy bun
Facial Hair
Hair: beard, goatee, mustache, soul patch, sideburns
Beard growth: stubble, fuzz, peach fuzz, bristles; five o’clock shadow
(describes new beard growth that is shadowy in appearance. It is
usually more noticeable late in the day on the jaw, chin, or cheek area,
but some men purposely grow five o’clock shadows.)
Build: small, slim, slight, thin, lean, willowy, skinny, angular, bony,
fine-boned, chunky, chubby, large, portly, plump, muscular
Fabric: denim, twill, wool, cashmere,
cotton, linen, tulle, velvet, leather
Bottoms: jeans, skinny jeans, cargo
pants, yoga pants, pleated pants,
slacks, trousers, overalls, sweatpants,
crop pants, capris, skirt, shorts, board
shorts, bermuda shorts
Tops and shirts:
Other clothing: dress, gown, frock, pinafore, uniform, coveralls,
costume, pajamas, bathrobe, robe, vest, jacket, blazer, coat, apron
Footwear: socks, stockings, shoes, slippers, sandals, flip-flops, mules,
loafers, heels, pumps, boots, ankle boots, riding boots, slouch boots,
athletic shoes, sneakers, tennis shoes, gym shoes, runners, trainers,
Accessories: mittens, gloves, hat, cap, head wrap, bandana, scarf,
muffler, necklace, choker, bracelet, ring, earrings, cuffs, cufflinks,
purse, clutch, bag, tote, sunglasses, eyeglasses, glasses
Adjectives (appearance): stylish, natty, smart, chic, classy, elegant,
polished, draped, flowing, sheer, casual, relaxed, carefree, starched,
crisp, sharp, dressy, lacy, shiny, shimmering, sparkling, glittery, sloppy,
torn, ripped, tattered, disheveled, slovenly, tacky, unkempt, faded,
scratchy, worn, frayed, nubby, rough, smooth, pliable, warm, soft,
quilted, knit
Characteristics of
Adventure Fiction
The tradition of compelling tales about heroic adventurers is as old as storytelling itself.
In Homer's classic the "Odyssey," believed to have been written around 700 B.C., the
hero Odysseus goes on a perilous, decade-long quest to find his wife. Even though
thousands of years have passed since that tale was first told, adventure fiction continues
to be popular because of its timeless elements.
A Heroic Protagonist
Heroes in adventure stories are usually male and, in children's literature, often a boy
whose quick thinking and cleverness saves him from dangerous situations, whether real
or imagined. Yet heroes aren't perfect, and their flaws often serve to make them seem
more human and to move the story forward. Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and Don
Quixote are classic heroic protagonists. Heroes from adventure-fantasy, where the
author places the story in a magical realm, include Bilbo Baggins, Harry Potter, and
Lewis Carroll's Alice.
A Journey or Quest
It may seem that a journey or quest is essential to the genre because without it there is
no adventure. While certainly true, there is another, more important reason for such a
challenge in adventure fiction: What the hero encounters often changes him, whether it
corrects a flaw, matures his personality, or gives him a greater understanding. At the end
of his adventure, Tom Sawyer, for example, is still an adolescent but his perspective has
matured. Frodo's journey in "The Lord of Rings" trilogy is more transformative, deeper
and darker.
Unusual Locations
Whether it is a familiar place during another time or a contemporary tale in a faraway
setting, location is more than a backdrop for the characters. It is often a character itself.
"The Call of the Wild," a story set in the Canadian wilderness during the gold rush of the
1800s, was first serialized in "The Saturday Evening Post" in 1903. This thencontemporary tale was so popular that it was published as a book and is still widely read
to this day, in part because of its now historical setting.
Action and Danger
The genre is also known for dangerous and often violent action the hero encounters
during his journey. In a series of books written by Tom Clancey, protagonist Jack Ryan
starts off as a analyst for the CIA who goes through an unintended career progression
filled with action. Harry Potter's time at Hogwarts is also filled with violent battles and
confrontations with evil. No matter the setting, real or magical, adventures are not
characteristically peaceful or placid.
A heroic protagonist
Unusual Locations
The adventures
of King Arthur
Action and Danger
A journey or quest