Jul 13, 2016

Collocations 16: People — character and behavior

64 cards
, 91 answers
  • Character — Flashcards
    1.  . . . 
      good
      company meaning
      people enjoy being with you

      1. a  . . . 
        selfish
        streak meaning
        you sometimes act in a selfish way

        1. an  . . . 
          outgoing
          personality

          1. a good  . . . 
            sense
            of humor

            1. to have a  . . . 
              vivid
              imagination

              1. to  . . . 
                lose
                temper

                1. highly  . . . 
                  intelligent

                  1.  . . . 
                    razor-sharp
                    mind

                    1. to  . . . 
                      set
                      high standards

                      1.  . . . 
                        fiercely
                        loyal meaning
                        stronger then extremely

                        1. aspect of  . . . 
                          personality

                          1. to  . . . 
                            put
                            others first

                            1.  . . . 
                              painfully
                              shy

                              1. to  . . . 
                                give
                                the impression of

                                1.  . . . 
                                  supremely
                                  confident

                                  1. to  . . . 
                                    have
                                    a tendency

                                    1.  . . . 
                                      snap
                                      decision meaning
                                      quick decision

                                      1.  . . . 
                                        sense
                                        of responsibility

                                        1. to  . . . 
                                          keep
                                          word meaning
                                          so what you say you will do, keep your promises

                                          1. to  . . . 
                                            keep
                                            secrets

                                            1.  . . . 
                                              bear
                                              a grudge meaning
                                              bad things others have done to you

                                              1. to  . . . 
                                                keep
                                                your temper meaning
                                                not get angry

                                                1. to  . . . 
                                                  make
                                                  a fool out of you meaning
                                                  trying to deceive or trick you

                                                  1.  . . . 
                                                    brutally
                                                    honest meaning
                                                    honest in a way that may hurt

                                                  2. Don’t take it seriously!

                                                    1. Behaviour — Flashcards
                                                      1. to . . . 
                                                        play
                                                        a joke

                                                        1. to . . . 
                                                          play
                                                          a trick

                                                          1. to . . . 
                                                            take
                                                            a joke

                                                            1. to . . . 
                                                              swallow
                                                              your pride

                                                              1. to . . . 
                                                                throw
                                                                a tantrum

                                                                1. to . . . 
                                                                  lose
                                                                  patience

                                                                  1. to  . . . 
                                                                    come
                                                                    to terms with

                                                                    1. to  . . . 
                                                                      reveal
                                                                      true character

                                                                      1. The children  . . . 
                                                                        played a joke on
                                                                        the teacher by hiding under their desks before she came into the room.

                                                                        1. Fortunately, the teacher could  . . . 
                                                                          take a joke
                                                                          and didn’t punish them.

                                                                          1. Jane  . . . 
                                                                            swallowed her pride
                                                                            and admitted that she was wrong.

                                                                            1. The child  . . . 
                                                                              threw a tantrum
                                                                              when I wouldn’t buy him any sweets.

                                                                              1. Finally I  . . . 
                                                                                lost my patience
                                                                                and shouted at her.

                                                                                1. Nick has found it hard to  . . . 
                                                                                  come to terms
                                                                                  with his illness.

                                                                                  1. Jack’s failure to support her has certainly  . . . 
                                                                                    revealed his true character
                                                                                    .

                                                                                  2. Which of the collocations describe negative aspects of character, which colocations describe positive aspects of character and which of the collocations may describe negative aspects depended on your point of view?
                                                                                    1. a selfish streak
                                                                                      1. it depends
                                                                                      2. positive
                                                                                      3. negative

                                                                                    2. bear a grudge
                                                                                      1. negative
                                                                                      2. it depends
                                                                                      3. positive

                                                                                    3. make a fool out of someone
                                                                                      1. it depends
                                                                                      2. positive
                                                                                      3. negative

                                                                                    4. hurt someone’s feelings
                                                                                      1. negative
                                                                                      2. positive
                                                                                      3. it depends

                                                                                    5. painfully shy
                                                                                      1. positive
                                                                                      2. negative
                                                                                      3. it depends

                                                                                    6. snap decisions
                                                                                      1. negative
                                                                                      2. positive
                                                                                      3. it depends

                                                                                    7. brutally honest
                                                                                      1. negative
                                                                                      2. it depends
                                                                                      3. positive

                                                                                    8. a good sense of humor
                                                                                      1. positive
                                                                                      2. negative
                                                                                      3. it depends

                                                                                    9. highly intelligent
                                                                                      1. negative
                                                                                      2. positive
                                                                                      3. it depends

                                                                                    10. supremely confident
                                                                                      1. positive
                                                                                      2. negative
                                                                                      3. it depends

                                                                                    11. sense of responsibility
                                                                                      1. negative
                                                                                      2. it depends
                                                                                      3. positive

                                                                                    12. to keep word
                                                                                      1. positive
                                                                                      2. negative
                                                                                      3. it depends

                                                                                    13. to keep your temper
                                                                                      1. it depends
                                                                                      2. negative
                                                                                      3. positive

                                                                                    14. good company
                                                                                      1. positive
                                                                                      2. negative
                                                                                      3. it depends

                                                                                  3. Add the missing words in these letters to magazine where readers are discussing their and others’ characters.
                                                                                    1. I know that I a tendency to a grudge, but I just can’t forget something bad a friend did to me recently. She has a selfish and doesn’t care sometimes how much she my feelings. I am finding it increasingly hard to my temper with her. But perhaps it might be better to I my temper and let her know how I really feel?
                                                                                      Silvia M.

                                                                                      1. I have always tried to others first and not to think of myself. I believe you should not lose your with your friends, but if someone seems to enjoy a fool out of you in front of other people, do those rules of friendship still apply?
                                                                                        Stefan P.

                                                                                        1. I’m a little shy, though not shy, but sometimes I think I the impression that I’m unfriendly. How can I convince people that I’m good and worth getting to know?
                                                                                          Tom W.

                                                                                          1. Should I talk about personal matters to my closest colleague at work? She is not very good at secrets and she has a very imagination. She always promises not to tell other people, but I’m not sure she always her word.
                                                                                            Jan H.

                                                                                            1. My boyfriend has a really friendly, personality and a great of humor. He’s intelligent and has a -sharp mind. The perfect man. We’ve been together now for a year, and I like him a lot, but don’t love him any more. Should I be honest with him and tell him?
                                                                                              Lydia T.

                                                                                              1. I think a friend is destroying himself with drugs. I feel a of responsibility towards him. He has always been loyal to me in good and bad times, which is a wonderful of his personality. I feel I ought to contact the police or social services, but I don’t want to make a decision which I’ll regret later.
                                                                                                Gary J.

                                                                                              2. Complete the conversation.
                                                                                                1. ‘Bob’s found it hard to accept psychologically the fact that he’s now divorced.’
                                                                                                  ‘Yes, he’s found it hard  . . . 
                                                                                                  to come to terms
                                                                                                  with his new situation.’
                                                                                                  1. throw tantrums
                                                                                                  2. take a joke
                                                                                                  3. sets high standards for herself
                                                                                                  4. to come to terms
                                                                                                  5. revealed her true character

                                                                                                2. ‘Kevin’s problem is he can’t laugh when people play jokes on him.’
                                                                                                  ‘No, it’s true. He just can’t  . . . 
                                                                                                  take a joke
                                                                                                  , can he?’
                                                                                                  1. throw tantrums
                                                                                                  2. to come to terms
                                                                                                  3. revealed her true character
                                                                                                  4. sets high standards for herself
                                                                                                  5. take a joke

                                                                                                3. ‘Well, Sara’s behaviour last night certainly showed the truth about her.’
                                                                                                  ‘Yes, it certainly  . . . 
                                                                                                  revealed her true character
                                                                                                  .’
                                                                                                  1. throw tantrums
                                                                                                  2. sets high standards for herself
                                                                                                  3. take a joke
                                                                                                  4. revealed her true character
                                                                                                  5. to come to terms

                                                                                                4. ‘She always has very high expectations of both herself and her children.’
                                                                                                  ‘Yes, she always  . . . 
                                                                                                  sets high standards for herself
                                                                                                  .’
                                                                                                  1. take a joke
                                                                                                  2. revealed her true character
                                                                                                  3. to come to terms
                                                                                                  4. sets high standards for herself
                                                                                                  5. throw tantrums

                                                                                                5. ‘Sam started screaming and stamping his feet when I tried to put him to bed.’
                                                                                                  ‘Well, two-year-olds often  . . . 
                                                                                                  throw tantrums
                                                                                                  .’
                                                                                                  1. revealed her true character
                                                                                                  2. throw tantrums
                                                                                                  3. sets high standards for herself
                                                                                                  4. take a joke
                                                                                                  5. to come to terms

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