- "Like" as an adverb,
(What are [Leos] like?)
- Verb be present tense, continued.
Always watch the video without subtitles first in order to train your ears! It's a good idea to watch several times until you feel the "music", before watching the version with subtitles. Your pronunciation will be much better if you follow this rule.
What's your astrological sign?
Watch this video, then click on Exercise 1
Same video with Precise Subtitles below ↓, but first you will watch again without subtitles! If you watch at least twice WITHOUT subtitles, your pronunciation will be much better in the end!
Do the exercises after watching! Subtitles begin at 4:00.
This is the most adjective-rich lesson in Real English®, providing us with ordinary vocabulary which is rarely found in beginner lessons. This is one reason why this lesson begins with 3 pages of vocabulary illustrations.
There's nothing complicated or esoteric about
adjectives such as "ostentatious", for example (to take the most extreme example used in this lesson). Ordinary Americans and British people use it as part of their everyday speech. The trick (for us) is to come up with a picture and a text which illustrates its meaning, allowing students to make the connection to their native language and that used by the people they meet here.
Concerning astrology, not many people we met seemed to take it seriously, except for enthusiasts like Jenny in Exercise 14. On the other hand, almost everyone in English-speaking countries is interested in their "star sign". It has proved to be an interesting vehicle for the vocabulary it elicits.