Form 7. Синонимы слова «beautiful»

Task 1. Remember the words and their meanings.

beautiful — прекрасный, красивый
pretty — хорошенький; симпатичный ( о женщине, ребёнке )
lovely — красивый, очаровательный, привлекательный; обаятельный
good-looking — красивый; интересный; обладающий приятной внешностью
handsome — красивый ( чаще о мужчине ); статный
ugly — безобразный, уродливый
gorgeous — разг. потрясающе красивый, шикарный
attractive — притягательный, привлекательный, заманчивый

Task 2 (advanced). Study the definitions and mind the difference.

1) gorgeous — ( informal ) very beautiful and attractive; giving pleasure and enjoyment (=lovely)
2) attractive — ( of a person ) pleasant to look at, especially in a sexual way( of a thing or a place ) pleasant
3) good-looking — having a pleasing or attractive appearance : pretty, handsome, or beautiful
4) pretty — ( especially of a woman, or a girl ) attractive without being very beautiful
5) lovely — beautiful, attractive; ( informal ) ( of a person ) very kind, generous and friendly
6) beautiful- having beauty; pleasing to the senses or to the mind, very attractive
7) handsome — describes a man who is physically attractive in a traditional, male way
8) ugly unpleasant to look at

Task 3. Try to remember the words with the help of Hot Pot exercises.

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Task 4. Do the test. Think of a word which suits all three sentences. The answers are in white.

1
Jane was a great beauty, but I was always considered to be the ugly sister.
The room was full of heavy, ugly furniture.
The screaming child in her arms was an ugly little thing.
2
He looks really handsome in his uniform, doesn’t he?
Lena had fallen in love with a rich, handsome Frenchman.
My brother was two years older than me, taller, and more handsome.
3
He was tall and quite good-looking.
She was not exactly good-looking, but definitely attractive.
She arrived with a very good-looking man.
4
She looked really lovely in the blue dress.
The cool water felt lovely after being in the hot sun.
It was a lovely evening— calm and still.
5
A pretty little girl was standing in the doorway.
Lydia— what a pretty name!
That’s a pretty flower— what’s it called?
6
I remember her as pretty, almost beautiful.
She didn’t need make-up. She was naturally beautiful.
She had a classically beautiful face.
7
The camera has many attractive features at a very attractive price.
He was always immensely attractive to women.
This is a big house with an attractive garden.
8
He’s got gorgeous eyes.
He’s just started going out with this really gorgeous girl.
You look gorgeous!

 

Reference material for both teachers and pupils

Synonyms: beautiful • pretty • handsome • attractive • lovely • good-looking • gorgeous
These words all describe people who are pleasant to look at.

beautiful • (especially of a woman or girl) very pleasant to look at:

She looked stunningly beautiful that night.

pretty • (especially of a girl or woman) pleasant to look at: She’s got a very pretty face.
Pretty is used most often to talk about girls. When it is used to talk about a woman, it usually suggests that she is like a girl, with small, delicate features.

handsome • (of a man) pleasant to look at; (of a woman) pleasant to look at, with large strong features rather than small delicate ones: He was described as tall, dark and handsome.

attractive • (of a person) pleasant to look at, especially in a sexual way: She’s a very attractive woman.

lovely • (of a person) beautiful; very attractive: She looked particularly lovely that night.
When you describe sb as lovely, you are usually showing that you also have a strong feeling of affection for them.

good-looking • (of a person) pleasant to look at, often in a sexual way: She arrived with a very good-looking man.

gorgeous • (informal) (of a person) extremely attractive, especially in a sexual way: You look gorgeous!

attractive or good-looking?

If you describe sb as attractive you often also mean that they have a pleasant personality as well as being pleasant to look at; good-looking just describes sb’s physical appearance.

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