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1.2 Describing people | Vocabulary, Intermediate English

In this topic, you will learn vocabulary about how to describe or talk about people.

Feelings and behavior goes much deeper than just happy, sad or angry. The spectrum of these feelings is best represented with the various words to describe their emotions and internal thoughts.

Learn 14 words to describe people.

Use these flashcards to learn the meaning of the terms for this unit. You can also practice the pronunciation by listening to the audio on each card.

Exercise 1 – Play this word search game to practice the vocabulary.

Exercise 2 – Practice using the vocabulary in context.


Let us review the vocabulary terms to describe people

TermDefinition
anxiousafraid or nervous especially about what may happen
disappointedfeeling sad, unhappy, or displeased because something was not as good as expected
eagervery excited and interested
gladfeeling pleasure, joy or delight
preparedmade at an earlier time for later use, made ready in advance
proudvery happy and pleased because of something you have done
relievedfeeling relaxed and happy because something difficult has been stopped
surprisedhaving or showing the feeling that people get when something unexpected happens
unwillingnot wanting to do something
willingnot refusing to do something, quick to act or respond

Test your understanding about people vocabulary with the quiz below.