Famous People but who are they?







Photo Sources:
Caltagirone Group (Wikipedia)
Michael Vadon (Wikipedia)
Dmitry Rozhkov (Wikipedia)
Mark Freeman (Wikipedia)
VisitCopenhagen (Wikipedia)
Malta Today








I bet you don't know anything about the people above but they are in fact famous in their country.

Describe their appearance. What do they look like?

Can you guess their nationalities? There is an American, an Australian, a Russian, an Italian, an Englishman, an English woman and a Frenchman or woman.

How old do they look?

What do they do? Among them there is a businessman or woman, a princess, a writer, a politician, a journalist, an actor or actress and a chef.

Also three of them have relatives who are much more famous than they are - do you see any resemblance?





eg The woman in the centre is very pretty. She's got long, dark hair and dark brown eyes. She has a pale complexion. I think she looks French. She looks in her late twenties. She looks like an actress. She looks friendly.


eg The man in the top left looks like an Englishman. He looks in his mid forties and he is going grey. He looks really serious. I think he looks like a writer but he might be a businessman.


Comments

Anonymous said…
Inés

The woman in the top right looks Italian. She is redhead and she is wearing a white coat. She looks like a writer or a politician. She looks in her early sixties. She looks serious and strict.

The man in the down left looks English. He looks in his mid fifties. He's balding. He is wearing a black sweater and a leather jacket. I think he looks like an actor. He looks nice and friednly.
Graham said…
Hi Inés,

I forgot to take your speeches the other day. Can you both send me the speech via mail so I can correct them before the next class.

You are right - that woman is Italian. She is a redhead / She's got red hair. She's actually a journalist / TV newsreader. I'm not sure how old she is but I don't think she's as much as 60 in that photo.


The man in the bottom left...

You are right. He is an English actor. He's actually Sean Connery's son. Do you think he looks like him?

See you on Wednesday.
Anonymous said…
Alicia.

The woman in the middle right looks British. She looks like an actress or a writer. She looks kind and friendly. She’s got brown hair and a nice smile. She’s wearing a jacket, some necklaces and bracelets and a purse.

The man in the top left looks American. He looks like a politician. He looks in his late fifties. He looks like a serious person. He’s wearing a black shirt.
Graham said…
Alicia,

Wow!

You, like Inés, are also very good at judging people by their appearance.

The woman is a British writer and the man is an American politician.

See you tomorrow.
Anonymous said…
He had a brown and some grey´s hair and fair skin. I can´t see exactly color of him eyes, perhaps he has a hazel eyes. . He looks a friendly face. Might he is Tv personality. He must be at least 40´s He looks American


She had a red hair, big mouth painted with a red lips, fair skin and slim body. She looks about 30´s.She looks a strong personality, maybe she is a journalist. She looks Australian


She has a beautiful eyes, great teeth and short average. She looks fake face because I think she made a many plastic surgery , so might she looks in her late a seventies . She looks American. She look like old school actress.


He look like a Russian president Putin, he has a cold eyes and serious face. He wears like a bad boy. He looks football couch. He looks in him late forties. He looks Russian

She had a black and straight hair, fair skin and black eyes. She looks thin. She look like Carla Bruni. Maybe she is a posh woman. She looks in her medium forties. She looks a European .

He had a awesome face, with charming eyes. He wears look like a 80´s singer. He looks 40´s
Might he has Magazine editor


He had a black ,short and clean hair. He look like business man with him stripes suit and blue necktie.
He looks in him late fifties .He looks a French


PJ***
Graham said…
Hi PJ! :-)

I hope that you will find writing comments useful.

He has brown hair which is going grey and fair skin. I can´t see the color of his eyes very well. Perhaps he has hazel eyes. He looks like a friendly face. He might be a Tv personality. He must be at least 40. He looks American. (He's Jeb Bush - George W's brother and wants to be the next President of the USA)


She has red hair, a big mouth with her lips painted red, fair skin and slim body. She looks about 30. She looks as if she has a strong personality, maybe, she is a journalist. She looks Australian. (She's Italian. She's a newsreader/journalist. Her name escapes me - Lili something maybe)


She has beautiful eyes, great teeth and average height. Her face looks fake because I think she has had a lot of plastic surgery , so she might be in her late a seventies . She looks American. She looks like an old school actress. (Her name is Jackie Collins - sister of Joan. She writes trashy novels.)

To be continued...
Graham said…
Hi PJ!

I was too tired last night to finish my reply.

Here's the rest:

He looks like Putin - the Russian president, he has cold eyes and a serious face. He dresses like a bad guy. He looks like a football coach (couch = sofá). He looks in his late forties. He looks Russian. (He's Roman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea Football Club - an incredibly wealthy man)

She has black, straight hair, fair skin and dark eyes. (you get a black eye when someone punches you)... She looks in her mid forties. She looks European. (Her name is Mary Donaldson. She married the heir to the Danish throne. She's Australian though her father is Scottish.)

He has an awesome face, with charming eyes. He dresses like an 80s singer. He looks in his 40s. He might be a magazine editor. (He is Sean Connery's son)


He has black ,short and clean hair. He looks like a business man with his striped suit and blue necktie.
He looks in his late fifties. He looks French. (I can't remember his name but he is a French chef)




As I said, I think writing will help.

After you do any writing, check for the little mistakes like singular / plurals, 3rd person "s", his / him and so on.

Try to do the episode of The Flatmates and the corresponding exercises before the next class.
Anonymous said…
Hi Graham! It's Nuria,

Photo number 3: He has brown hair which is going grey, blue eyes and a short beard. He looks serious and elegant. He looks in his early forties. Furthermore he might be from The Unitates States and finally he might be a Tv personality.

Photo number 6: He has blonde hair and green eyes. He looks in his mid fifties. He looks british. He is wearing a black sweater and a leather jacket. I think he looks like a music. He looks nice and friendly.

Thanks,

Nuria
Anonymous said…
Josue.

Hi Graham,

I will describe the man in the third photo.
He has short grey hair and three days stubble.He has blue eyes maybe too cold.
He looks like a Russian gangster but I think his fortune comes from oil.He is Roman Abramovich the owner of Chelsea Football Club.
He looks in his early fifties.

See you on tuesday.
Graham said…
Hi Nuria,

Actually, the guy in Photo 3 is Russian. He is an incredibly wealthy businessman who owns Chelsea football club.

I'd only use "furthermore" in very formal contexts. I'd use "what is more" in this case.

The guy in Photo 6 is Sean Connery's son. Do you think he looks like his father?

Be careful to use capital letters for nationalities.

... He looks British. ... I think he looks like a musician.
Graham said…
Hi Josue,

I don't know much about Abramovich but anyone who makes an immense fortune as he has done can't be trustworthy, can they?

Didn't he have to pay a huge divorce settlement to his first wife? That might be why he often appears to be looking glum.


He has blue eyes which seem quite cold.


See you on Thursday.

Anonymous said…
Hi Graham, it’s Leticia and Im going to describe this persons:

1. This is an australian men, he looks like a chef and i think he is 57 years old, he has got a Little bit grey hair and Little eyes. He wears a dark blue shirt and he appears to be a very good person because of his feature.

2.This woman i think is from Australia and she looks like a journalist, i supposed it because of her dress, many journalist wear this type of clothes as the jacket she wears to appear in televisión. Maybe she is 45. She has orange hair with fringe and she wears red lipstick.

3.He is a Russian man, and he looks like a writer i can know that because he dress very informal, he has got blue eyes and short and a little bit graying beard , i think he is 57 and he looks like a very serious and clever person.

4.I think this woman is from Italia, she looks like a princess , she is very pretty and she has very sweet features, she is young, maybe she has got 35 years old and she has black and long hair .

5.She is a french woman, she looks like an actress and she is 55 years old, she is very elegant and i think she is very operated because she hasnt got any wrinkles, and all the womans at her age has got some of them, also she has false cheekbones. She wears two necklaces, a very elegant jacket, a White watch, some brazaletes and a hand bag. She has got a long and Brown hair with fringe, and she is a very smiling woman.

6.This is an english man, and he looks like an actor, i think he is 40, and he has blond hair and a roguish smile . He wears a black leather jacket and also i think he wants to appear younger than he is and its for that why he wears this clothes.

7. This man is from america and he looks like a politician i know that because of his dress, he wears a very formal suit with a blue tie and in the photo he poses in a very formal way.

Graham said…
Hi Leticia,

I didn't get your comment about London. Fingers crossed that you copied, pasted and saved :-)


Im going to describe these people:

1. This might be an Australian men, he looks like a chef and i think he is 57 years old, his hair is going grey and he's got little eyes. He is wearing a dark blue shirt and he appears to be a very good person because of his features.

2. I think this woman is from Australia and she looks like a journalist because of the way she is dressed, many journalists wear this type of clothes, like the jacket she is wearing, to appear on television. Maybe she is 45. She has orange hair with a fringe and she is wearing red lipstick.

3.He might be Russian , and he looks like a writer because he dresses in a very informal way, he has got blue eyes and a short,greying beard , i think he is 57 and he looks like a very serious and clever person.

4.I think this woman is from Italy. She looks like a princess. She is very pretty and she has very sweet features, she is young, maybe she is 35 years old and she has long, black hair .

5.She could be a French woman, she looks like an actress and she must be around 55 years old, she is very elegant and i think she has had a lot of cosmetic surgery because she hasnt got any wrinkles, and all women of her age have got some. She has also go false cheekbones (Is that possible?). She is wearing two necklaces, a very elegant jacket, a white watch, some bracelets and carrying a handbag. She has got long, brown hair with a fringe, and she is a very smiley woman.

6. This must be an English man, and he looks like an actor, i think he is 40, and he has blond hair and a roguish smile (where did you come across this expression? haha) . He is wearing a black, leather jacket and I also think he wants to appear younger than he is and that's why he is wearing these clothes.

7. This man might be from America and he looks like a politician. know that because of his dress, he is wearing a very formal suit with a blue tie and in the photo he is posing in a very formal way.


If you have any questions about my corrections, be sure to ask me in class.
Hi Graham:
1. This is an Australian men, for how uniform he appear a chef and Ithink he is 50 years old or more, he has entries hair. He is wearing a dark blue shirt and he appeare very simphathic.

2.I dont know André is this girl? and she has a jacket, probably she appear on television. Maybe she is 45. She has orange hair and she is wearing red lipstick.

3.He might be Russian, he dresses in a very informal way, he has got blue eyes and a short, i think he is 57 and he looks like a very serious person.
Probably he is an attorney...

4.I think this woman is from Italy. She is young,she has very very sweet features,maybe she is 35 years old....

5.She could be a French woman, she looks like an actress and she must be around 55 years old, I belive is a funniest.She has got long hair, probably she World Like an actress or is a campus person because she appear hay in the red Carpet.

6. This must be an English man, and he looks like an actor, i think he is 40, and he has blond hair and I think is a person very friendly.

7. This man has looks like a politician.I know because for his dress, he is wearing a very formal suit with a blue tie.
Probably he works in a company.
By, see you!!
Graham said…
Hi Natalia,

Remember to get a copy of notes about Monday's class.


1. He looks Australian. He looks like a chef because of his uniform and I think he is 50 years old or more. He has receding hair. He is wearing a dark blue shirt and he seems very friendly.

2. I dont know André is this girl? (What do you mean here?) and she has a jacket. She probably appears on television. Maybe she is 45. She has orange hair and she is wearing red lipstick.

3. He might be Russian. He dresses in a very informal way. He has got blue eyes and short hair. I think he is 57 and he looks like a very serious person.
He is probably an attorney...

4. I think this woman is from Italy. She is young. She has very, very sweet features. Maybe she is 35 years old....

5. She could be a French woman. She looks like an actress and she must be around 55 years old. I think she looks fun. She has got long hair. She probably works as an actress or is a campus person because she appear hay in the red Carpet. (I have no idea what you mean here)

6. This must be an English man and he looks like an actor. I think he is 40, and he has blond hair and I think he is a very friendly person.

7. This man looks like a politician because of his clothes. He is wearing a very formal suit with a blue tie. He probably works in a company.


Try to be a bit more careful with your punctuation. Too many commas and not enough full stops.