Appearance Vocabulary Part 5

English Listening Practice Appearance Vocabulary 5

English Listening Practice Personality Vocabulary 5

Welcome to our Daily English Listening Practice with this week’s series:

Appearance Vocabulary

You made it! This is the final piece of a 5-part listening series on appearance vocabulary. We both hope you’ve learned a lot this week!

Please listen to the audio files for explanations.
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Notes from the Audio Files

Shoot Up

  • I went away to college: left home to start college/university
  • He really shot up: He’s really grown up

How to use it:
“He’s really shot up since I last saw him. He’s taller than me now!”
“I thought she’d have shot up by now, since her parents are so tall, but maybe she’s a late-bloomer.”

Tatted Up

  • A full sleeve: tattoos up their arm

How to use it:
“The women who runs the tattoo shop is all tatted up. There’s hardly a space on her body that isn’t covered with something.”
“I wouldn’t call her tatted up, but she does have about 5 or 6 small tattoos.”

Pierced Ears

  • I’m getting my ears (body part) pierced
  • I have my ears pierced/ I have pierced ears
  • I have a belly button piercing
  • I got something pierced

How to use it:
“My sister got her ears pierced when she was young, but now I think she has about 7 or 8 piercings in different places on her body.”
“I have about 5 piercings in my ears, but I only wear earrings in two of them.”

Hair Styles

  • Cropped: I want it cropped
  • Layered: I’d like you to layer my hair
  • Shoulder-Length: I’d like you to cut it shoulder-length.
  • Dyed: I’d like to dye/highlight (put in lighter colors) my hair
  • Wavy: My hair’s really wavy.
  • Thick/Thin hair: I have really thick/thin hair.

How to use it:

“When you go to the salon, they’ll probably give you a catalogue of different hairstyles for you to choose from.”
“I’d really like you to keep it above shoulder length, but layer everything. It used to be really thick, but since I dyed it a lot in college it’s thinned out a little.”

Height in Feet and Inches or Centimeters

  • I’m 6 foot = 6’
  • 182 centimeters
  • I’m 5 foot 5 : 5’5”
    • He’s over 6 feet/foot tall.
    • I mean, what, she’s 5 foot even?: Exactly 5 foot.
    • She’s 5 feet/foot tall.
  • medium height: average height

How to use it:
“I haven’t measured myself in quite a while, but last time I checked I was 5 11 (five, eleven/ 5 foot eleven).
“I’m 5 foot 5 or about 165 cm (a hundred and sixty five centimeters).”

You made it to the end of the week! Awesome job, see you next week. Anything else you’d like to see? More phrases, examples, etc.? Let us know in the comments!


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