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Vocabulary – Learn 30 adjectives in English to describe your personality

October 10, 2019


Hello. Good afternoon, good evening, good
morning. I hope you’re having a great day, wherever in the world you are. Today, we are
doing a lesson on adjectives to describe people; maybe yourself, maybe people you know. And the
way we are doing this today is by looking at the horoscope. Okay? That kind of old thing
of saying: “You were born in this month, so you are like this.” I don’t really care if
you agree or disagree with the horoscope. Irrelevant. Throw it out the window. We are
here to learn some great English. Yeah? So, we’re going to go through them. And first we start with a positive trait. So,
a “trait” is a characteristic, something that you do. Okay? So positive traits of people
who are Aries, and then negative traits. Okay? So positive and then negative. Okay? Makes
sense? Brilliant. If you are Aries, you were born… So, just before we get started, today
is also going to be useful for looking about how we talk about dates as well. It’s a
little bit of revision on dates as well. So, Aries people are… Were born… Past
tense. Were born between the 21st of March and the 20th of April. So if that’s you, positive
trait: you are adventurous. You like doing things. You like exploring and seeing new
lands. Okay? You’re quite courageous. But the negative trait is that you may be impulsive.
Your friend says to you: “Hey, should we go and cross the road?” And you’re like: “Yeah,
yeah, I’ll cross the road,” and a bus comes and “ughl”. Okay? So
that’s being impulsive. Taurus, that’s me, the bull. Okay? Taurus…
Taurines were born between the 21st of April and the 20th of May. We are persistent. I
will carry on until my lesson finishes. Okay? I carry on. I carry on. But I may be a little
inflexible. I’m carrying on with my lesson, and someone comes and says, you know: -“The
building is on fire.” -“No, no, no, no, no. I’m sorry. I am inflexible”. “Flexible” means,
you know, I am bendy. I cannot bend because I am doing my lesson; this is what I am doing.
Okay? So if you do lots of yoga, you would be a flexible person. I am inflexible.
[Laughs] Gemini. If you’re Gemini, you were born between
the 21st of May and 20th of June. Now, Gemini people, they are eloquent and they speak very
good English, so probably Gemini people, they’re not here, because you know, they’re already
good. So they’re eloquent speakers. Maybe they’re… Okay, so we can talk about eloquent
speech, and we can talk about maybe eloquent clothes. So you can say: “He was dressed very
eloquently.” Formal use of language. So they’re eloquent, but they’re superficial. Okay? Maybe
all they care about is their clothes, and they don’t want to think about meditation and
prayer, and world peace. Okay? So they’re just thinking about:
“My Gucci top.” Cancer, those guys were born between the 20th of
June and the 22nd of July. They are cautious. “Is it safe to come in the room now? Is it
safe? Do I have time to go into the room? I’m not sure if I have time.” Okay? I’m cautious.
Sometime… Maybe you’ve seen this word: “caution”. You might see it on a road sign. “Caution:
ferrets crossing the road.” I have to pay attention. These people are always paying
attention. And on… So that… That’s meant to be a positive trait, they’re cautious.
Maybe it’s negative. I don’t know. A negative trait is that they are hypersensitive. This
means… “Hyper” means more than sensitive. So “sensitive” is I am really aware of your
feelings. All right? “Oh, no. No. Are you upset? Are you angry? Oh no. No, no, no. He’s
angry. Oh, no. I’ve made him angry.” Okay? I am more than sensitive.
Okay? Good. Leo, the lion. Roar. 23rd of July to the 22nd
of August. Expansive. Now, if you’ve studied your Latin, you’ll know that “ex” means out
of. “Expand”, yeah? We talk about science. Expand, it means to grow bigger. If my stomach
is expanding, it’s getting bigger. If I’m an expansive person, my horizons are getting
bigger. Okay? Maybe I think about going to America, to India, to the Philippines. I have
so many ideas. I’m expansive. But maybe I’m intolerant. Okay? This is quite a good little
word: “tolerant”. If I am tolerant of my boss, it’s okay if he walks in five minutes late.
I’m being tolerant. “It’s okay. Don’t worry. You know, I’m here. Don’t worry about it.”
But if I’m intolerant: “So you’re late! Aw. It started five minutes ago. Where are you?” Yeah?
That is not being tolerant, not being kind. Virgo, 23rd of August to the 21st of September.
Virgis, I don’t know how you call them. They are meticulous. “Meticulous”, this is a great,
juicy English adjective. If I’m meticulous, maybe I’m in the army and I’m very good at planning.
So my board will look like too-too-too-too-too. Meticulous. Every “t” is perfectly formed
with a little cross. If I’m meticulous, my shoes are perfect. My hair is perfect. I’m
very neat. Okay? You have the top button done up. Meticulous. Meticulous. But maybe a bit
too fussy. “It’s a red pen. But I wanted a blue pen. I don’t like red pens. Sorry, I
only like blue pens.” Okay? If I’m fussy, I am too choosy, too picky. Okay? Picky. That’s
kind of slang; this is a proper word. Still with me? Still understanding? Still remembering?
Yeah? Got some great words up here. Libra, September 23rd to October the 22nd.
Sociable. We had that word in another video I did earlier. Flat mates wanting you to be
sociable, to be able to talk to people. But indecisive. What word can you see there? Can
you see…? Can you see…? What other word do you think might be a bit similar, there? That’s
it, “decision”. Okay? So if I’m indecisive, I can’t make a decision. “Umm, umm should I
go by car or by bicycle? By car or by…? I don’t know.” I can’t make a choice. Okay?
Obviously, the answer’s bicycle. Indecisive, can’t make decision. So, again we’re looking
at positive traits here; negative traits here. Scorpio, the man with a killer bite. Or woman.
October the 23rd to November the 21st. Forceful. Okay? I’m at a party. I go: “Here’s my business
card.” I am forceful. Okay? But maybe they can be a bit too forceful. Okay? If I’m an
actor and I meet a film producer, I say: “Put me in your film.” And the guy’s like: -“No.
I’m sorry. I’m looking for a two-foot mole, and you are a six-foot funny looking person.”
-“But no. I need to be in your film.” Obstinate. I am being obstinate. I
am forcing too much. Sagittarius, November 22nd to December the
21st. Jovial. If I’m jovial, I have fun, I speak nicely. I share. I am fun. My conversations
are enjoyable. Okay? I’m smiling. Yeah? But maybe I have no tact. Now, “tact”, this is I
know what to say. So I don’t tell my boss: “I slept with your mom last night”, because
that would be no tact; that would be tactless. “Tact”, if I’m tactful-okay?-I
choose what words I say. Capricorn, December the 22nd to January the
19th. Disciplined. At 6:00am I get up. For my breakfast, I eat porridge with a glass of
blueberry juice. And then I go and do swimming in the gym. But whilst they have a good routine…
Okay? Discipline goes with routine. They may be too miserly. Okay? -“No. You can’t have
any money. No.” -“Can I have 10P?” -“No. No, you certainly well can’t. Go away.” Okay?
I don’t want to give any money away. Keep it in my pocket. I could do
with being a bit more miserly. Aquarius, January the 22nd to February the
18th. Humanitarian. You have to think Mother Theresa, think sort of Gandhi, Martin Luther
King. They care about the world, about people, the environment. Okay? People who are working
for charities have a humanitarian aspect to their personality. “Aspect” means part. Okay?
“Aspect”, I’ll write it down. A part of you, an aspect of you. A humanitarian part. But maybe
they are unpredictable. So my wife thinks I am going home to have some dinner, but I
decide to go to Heathrow and get on a plane to Finland. That would be being not predictable.
Okay? So you can predict Benjamin will go home and eat his dinner. If I am not being
predictable, then I do something completely different. Okay. Pisces, the fish. Pisces, February the
19th to March the 28th… 20th. That’s my dad. So, compassionate. “Compassion”. Let’s
just look at this part of the word. So “com” means with. “Passion”, the heart. Yeah? I
care for people. My… My heart is with the people. But maybe I can be a bit vague. It’s
like: -“Benjamin, would you like a salad or a burger?” -“A salad, a burger, hmm, I don’t
know. A salad, burger.” Yeah? I don’t… I don’t really give an answer.
Okay? That’s vague. So, there we have it. Hope you’ve got some words
in here. Adventurous, to go out. Impulsive, woo, I’m doing this now. Yeah? Impulsive. So,
there are some quite similar words, here. So impulsive is kind of similar to unpredictable.
Yeah? Adventurous kind of goes with expansive. Meticulous kind of goes with cautious. So
there are… There are kind of similar ones, here. Compassionate is quite similar to humanitarian.
Yeah? Forceful is… Well, what is forceful like? You know what forceful means.
I charge ahead. Folks, we’ve reached the end of today’s lesson.
I want you to go to www.engvid.com and get 10 out of 10 on your quiz. But more than that,
I want you to use these words in your speech. So, you know, write them down, remember them,
and then tell me: “Benjamin, you are the most eloquent English teacher I’ve ever had.”
And I will say: “Thank you very much.” Subscribe to my YouTube channel and
check out www.ExquisiteEnglish.com. Well done. Use these words.
Be good. Good bye.

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100 Comments

  • Reply os_mo June 7, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    thank you for the nice vocab and for this beautiful accent!

  • Reply viola wook June 9, 2016 at 11:08 am

    What is your star sign??? I liked your accent alot thank u very much

  • Reply Norlene Olano June 12, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Nice lecture! I just don't know why I laughed between 12:12 and 12:14. 😁

  • Reply Turan Aliyeva June 20, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    You are really eloquent teacher ! 🙂

  • Reply Ngọc Lê June 24, 2016 at 7:18 am

    awesome! thank you very much!

  • Reply best of the best June 26, 2016 at 12:07 am

    didnt know mark anthony was an english teacher

  • Reply Denny Suryadinata June 26, 2016 at 11:38 am

    thank you so much, you're very funny in this video 😀

  • Reply Benny cr June 29, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Benjamin, I definitively love your lessons. Thanks for helping us improve our English.

  • Reply Emma July 5, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    I seldom leave a comment but I really have to say that your video is really great. I am a second language learner and I feel really anxious because I always feel like I don't have enough vocabulary (especially for adjs). Your video is really helpful and I love your examples! Btw you are really energetic when you are teaching 😉 .

  • Reply arguig mohamed July 14, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    Thanx

  • Reply Olga Korneva July 24, 2016 at 6:29 am

    Dear Benjamin, thank you for your lesson. Unfortunately, your site "Exquisite English" doesn't work well. I can't see "contacts" and the button "book your Skype lesson" doesn't work too.

  • Reply emily delos santos July 26, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    you really made my day……..you've got a sense of humor

  • Reply Rizky Irawan July 28, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    i really love your accent , brother. . real british ,, perfect !!!

  • Reply Ariel Lopez July 29, 2016 at 9:15 am

    You are the more eloquent teacher that I have and I had not even before 🙈☺️

  • Reply Musulman Queen July 31, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    You do well ! Good Luck 😉

  • Reply Ashraf Abdo August 3, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    you are so amazing

  • Reply Grzegorz Boryczka August 23, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    Benjamin you are the most eloquent teacher

  • Reply Lisa Froz August 25, 2016 at 6:19 am

    12 out of 12 at my test 🙂 !

  • Reply huy nguyenluong August 29, 2016 at 10:47 am

    i'm impulsive but persistent

  • Reply Passionate Brazilian Girl. September 12, 2016 at 2:55 am

    You are a fun teacher and your use of language makes you sound clever sexy.

  • Reply Piyush Yadav October 3, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Helpful contents

  • Reply furtuno12 said October 11, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    benjamin is so amazing and the best i ever seen

  • Reply MegaTito66 October 30, 2016 at 12:10 am

    Good lesson Ben. I think I am starting to like the english accent now a bit more, thanks to your elocuent way of teaching.

  • Reply kristinarayart November 19, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Marvelous! 😀 ..another juicy English adjective. And your acting skills are also great! x)

  • Reply abdou guevara November 24, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    you are an incredible teacher with an amazing accent

  • Reply Sadia Anjum November 27, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    adventurous, impulsive, persistent, inflexible, disciplined, tactless, jovial, intolerant, expansive, hypersensitive, cautious, fussy, choosy, obstinate, forceful, meticulous, social, indecisive, unpredictable…….yee I remembered it all

  • Reply Jahed Haider November 29, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Benjamin is a jovial teacher.

  • Reply FES Annie G December 14, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    Yeah

  • Reply Márcia Labres December 17, 2016 at 2:07 am

    Bright
    Energetic
    Nice
    Joker
    A good dresser
    Married(?)
    Incredible
    Noble

  • Reply inna eremenko February 3, 2017 at 10:21 am

    thank u )))

  • Reply Brainew Jess February 3, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Benjamin, you're so cool and funny! love it

  • Reply Maria MakarON February 11, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    12:10 – 12:16 is the best part 😂 thanks for lesson!

  • Reply skitzmaker February 26, 2017 at 6:40 am

    Why am I watching this when I'm English? Lol

  • Reply Benazir Bee March 1, 2017 at 10:23 am

    I think this is one of the best videos on youtube if you are trying to learn good voacabulary words. Thank you so much. full of expressions for each word. shows how passionate you are about your job! Entertaining yet educational. Thumbs up!

  • Reply J World March 18, 2017 at 3:48 am

    Milo?

  • Reply Sherif Saleh April 4, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    Choose :
    He just asked when …………
    I came or I come

  • Reply Carlos Gil May 4, 2017 at 2:21 am

    I love this video., you made me laugh A LOT. Thanks for this amazing lesson.

  • Reply Kesavan Raman May 20, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    You are a perfect English teacher. I really mean it

  • Reply Arlene Sangma May 21, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    this is a very effective technique as everyone is interested in knowing their own and others'
    personalities and not everyone has heard about zodiac signs.

  • Reply 이한준 June 9, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Nice watching.

  • Reply Raquel Hidalgo June 24, 2017 at 3:59 am

    Thank you!

  • Reply javier lion July 4, 2017 at 2:32 am

    i dont even believe in The Horoscope …

  • Reply Anh Anh July 20, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Thank you for your teaching! I love your teaching very much! I'm Libra. But I'm not much sociable.

  • Reply Johnny Depp July 29, 2017 at 1:27 am

    I think you are cute

  • Reply Etz mathieu August 6, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Thank you Benjamin. Please do more videos like this one.

  • Reply ブルー冨岡 August 23, 2017 at 5:32 am

    I'm a Libra and I can sorta relate to the adjectives used to describe the personilty traits of a Libra person. I don't believe in horoscope either, though. Lol

  • Reply Najla R. de Souza September 11, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Very helpful class, I really liked it !! =D

  • Reply Тор Одинсон September 14, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Thanks. This lesson is very helpful for me

  • Reply Pierre Petit October 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Bravo Benjamin ! Félicitations pour vos cours !

  • Reply Eduardo Matias Cardozo October 18, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    I don't know why but I don't like your pronunciation( I couln't understand at all) . I think it's different than the others. However you have carism to teach. Congratulation for that!

  • Reply Shinegi Linguist October 20, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    😍😍😍 this is first time I've seen your lesson. I cant deny your body language is really good

  • Reply dramtic end October 23, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    is this guy the little brother of milo yunnopolis

  • Reply Na Rius October 31, 2017 at 4:18 am

    You are the best teacher in the WORLD

  • Reply sombat torchote October 31, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Wow, I'm a Taurus too.
    Thanks very much.😀

  • Reply ItsMeAmr November 6, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    I am born in November 2 but I am indecisive for example I want to open a you tube channel but I don't no what to name it FELIKS THEBOY3102 or mrMC.

  • Reply Alessandro Betti November 27, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Bella ragaaaa w l' Italia

  • Reply Kirill Bezzubkine November 28, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    nice dude. THX a lot

  • Reply THINK MORE December 3, 2017 at 1:47 am

    mick jacker

  • Reply AXB DaZ December 6, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    I love how he relates both the traits with each other.

  • Reply Fatima carvalho barreto December 9, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    I enjoyed your video

  • Reply Mariam Memon December 11, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    I AM inflexible

  • Reply souad amar December 21, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    TRUST ME U NEED TO GO TO AN ACTTING SCHOOL .u have the charisma of a great actor. peaple will like u as a futur brilliant actor … i love ur video u so funny u not boring which is very good

  • Reply Anamika rao January 4, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    wow.. what a video, you're funny.

  • Reply lana delrey January 9, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    Thank u soo much

  • Reply Fiorelove January 28, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    I'm gemini!! 🙂

  • Reply Jane Mour February 12, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    Waaao love it! You have a lot oficina energy. Love your lessons. Thank you.

  • Reply joe_rosse March 1, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    0:23😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Reply Bo-zhang Chen March 2, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    thank for this imformative lesson!! so that I finally know how to introduce the personalities of people.

  • Reply Yash PATIL March 15, 2018 at 11:22 am

    RU GAY MAN |||!!!

  • Reply Core Howl March 18, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    Amazing

  • Reply BrightBlue FierceFlame March 28, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    that inflexible joke was funny. maybe stubborn but flexible.

  • Reply Abel Rios April 17, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    I think he said verga when he pronounced virgo jajaja

  • Reply Nikhil Muraleedharan May 7, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    U r an ultimate teacher. Even those who hadn't learnt English in school can learn it from your videos.

  • Reply Veni Hummusi May 15, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    Brilliant idea!! Thank you so much for sharing, such an entertaining way to practice adjectives!!

  • Reply Natalia Rivas May 22, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    I didn't want the vocabulary but you kept me watching it. You're really funny!

  • Reply George Feng May 25, 2018 at 8:41 am

    Love your style of approaching the really meaning of words

  • Reply Josué Peña May 28, 2018 at 1:00 am

    Hahaha, you are great to watch. Thanks for your lessons.

  • Reply Mimi Robinson June 18, 2018 at 11:51 am

    This was an awesome video. Love how you used zodiacs as a base. Thanks for sharing

  • Reply Agus taffe July 26, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Usted se mueve demasiado

  • Reply duraosunda August 6, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    You skipped january 20th and 21st. No big deal.
    I guess Aquarius starts the 20th

  • Reply Miqueias Ferrão August 20, 2018 at 3:15 am

    I’m inflexible too hahahahahha 🐂

  • Reply Jessica P September 27, 2018 at 1:14 am

    😊 thanks

  • Reply Nick :3 October 1, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    You're similar to penniways's actor

  • Reply Ikhlef Belhouas October 10, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Cool teaucher

  • Reply Andre November 5, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    Benjamin, you are the most eloquent English teacher I've ever had =) —- Good egg! =P

  • Reply Alex Balaclava November 6, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Yeah mate yer accent's amazing, engaging video indeed, I, a scorpio, loved the 'Sleep with your mother" thing to say to a boss, hehe

  • Reply Dinesh Yadav November 9, 2018 at 9:47 am

    Thanks a lot for teaching us , I am from India

  • Reply Rozemberg Barbosa December 5, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Thank You 😘

  • Reply ana amaro March 8, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    Actually the funniest and most eloquent teacher I've seen.

  • Reply Anna L March 27, 2019 at 12:50 am

    I love your class, Ben! 😘

  • Reply Tera _Baku March 31, 2019 at 11:42 am

    Thank you so much, Benjamin😊

  • Reply Wissam alzohairi April 23, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Hi, may I ask? well I will ask
    what do u call the person who depends on other to do their stuff or u can say they use them to do their stuff

  • Reply nn nn April 29, 2019 at 4:18 am

    nice your videos benjamin you are good teacher

  • Reply Hamada Abbas April 30, 2019 at 5:03 am

    You're dynamic easy to understood. Weldone

  • Reply Nasrin Ali June 2, 2019 at 1:25 am

    Thanks Ben for your excellent teaching and your amazing video skills. It’s your persuasive speech that enables us to remember easily. Good luck! 🙏🏻👍😃

  • Reply New York June 25, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    His hand writing is illegible…

  • Reply Darling Chou July 1, 2019 at 7:51 am

    成功在YouTobe 上找到学英语的好账号

  • Reply VOTEN POR EXO EN LOS MAMA August 9, 2019 at 3:58 am

    A este punto veo todos los videos de este man, más porque es guapo que por aprender, pero de todas maneras aprendo, que creisi

  • Reply Shirin Thampan September 4, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Thanks

  • Reply Malwina Nowak September 30, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    I'm Taurus as well:)

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