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Describing things and people - Speak English quickly

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In this lesson, we will learn about words and phrases used to describe things and people.

Describing a garden

Sam : I went to Mary's home yesterday. She has a beautiful garden.

Laura : Really? Is it very large?

Sam : No, it's small, but it has a lot of plants. There are flowers in red, purple and white.

Laura : I am sure they look pretty.

Sam : Oh yes they do. Mary has a very impressive garden.

Laura : Do you think you can make a garden as pretty as that?

Sam : I don't know Laura, I am not a good gardener.

Describing a dog

Sam : Sue has a new dog.

Laura : Oh, that is nice! What kind of dog is it?

Sam : It's black and tan in color. It's very small now because it's a puppy.

Laura : Do you think it will be a large dog when it grows up?

Sam : Yes. Sue told me it's an Alsatian. That is a large breed.

Laura : Is it ferocious?

Sam : No, he's just a puppy. He's very playful.

Laura : Oh I am glad. I am afraid of ferocious dogs.

Describing a Baby

Laura : Hey have you met Sara's daughter Allison?

Sam : I don't think so. I didn't even know Sara had a daughter.

Laura : Oh yes she does! Allison's 2 years old.

Sam : Two years? Is she cute?

Laura : She's very cute. She's adorable!

Sam : Tell me how she looks.

Laura : She has brown hair. Beautiful blue eyes, and she is growing some front teeth. She's a big, plump and healthy baby.

Sam : She does sound adorable!

Describe a monument

Laura : Have you been to the Taj Mahal? I was reading about it today.

Sam : Actually yes. I went on a trip to India after college and I saw the Taj Mahal.

Laura : Wow! Can you tell me how it was?

Sam : Well, it's white in color and rather big.

Laura : I hear it looks amazing on a full moon night.

Sam : Oh yes! I agree. It really shines in the white moonlight.

Laura : How was it from the inside?

Sam : It was pretty dark, because not much artificial light is allowed inside.

Laura : Hmm... I'd really love to see it myself someday.


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