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Hi Becky! Thank you! English words are still hard for me...

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Hi Allan, I know the feeling of finding it difficult to...

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hey Oleks, sounds complicated, I hate maths! I've always...

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Thank you, Faye! I occasionally forget about it.

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Thank you, Ed! I recommend it to you. Try to consider...

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How to remember people's names and faces 11

You should do the description of the person from top to bottom, or from head to toes. The head is also described from top to bottom. At the face, you should describe in turn: hair, forehead, eyebrows, ears, eyes, nose, lips, wrinkles, and chin.
You can describe all details on a three-level scale: which is thin, normal, and broad. Professionals use a five-level scale: which is very thin, thin, normal, broad, and very broad. Some parts of the face have several characteristics. For example, at the nose, you can describe humpiness, linearity, and size of the nostrils.

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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Hi Oleks,

This is an excellent exercise to do after having recently met someone!

Some suggestions

1. You should do the description of the person -. You should describe the person (sounds more natural)

2. At the face, you should describe in turn - For their face // When it comes to their face, you should describe these characteristics in the following order:

3. For example, at the nose,-> For example, for a person's nose,

4. you can describe humpiness, - I have never heard of the word "humpiness" and don't think it exists. In this case, I would use the phrase "the shape of the nose". You could also use the word "bumpiness", though that is not very clear in my opinion.
 

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Hi Ed! Thank you! I liked the word "bumpiness". Although it can hardly be applied to the shape of the nose, I think.

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Well done, Oleks!

You should do the description of describe the person from top to bottom, or from head to toes. The head is also (should also be, will also be) described from top to bottom. At For the face, you should describe the parts in turn the following order: hair, forehead, eyebrows, ears, eyes, nose, lips, wrinkles, and chin.

You can describe all the details on a three-level scale: which is are: thin, normal, and broad. Professionals use a five-level scale: which is very thin, thin, normal, broad, and very broad. Some parts of the face have several characteristics. For example, at for the nose, you can describe humpiness the shape of the nose (I have never hear the word “humpiness”, either.), linearity, and the size of the nostrils.

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Hi Ali! Thank you! I found another word "gibbosity". Although I do not know whether it can be applied to the shape of the nose.

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Good job Oleks!

"which as" is not need after the colon since a colon indicates a list will follow after. 

For example, at the nose, you can describe humpiness, linearity, and size of the nostrils. Instead of humpiness, you could say lumpy or size. Linearity could be replaced with symmetry because this would describe more if a person's nose was straight or crocked. 

 

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Hi Faye! Thank you! Now, the text is much more improved.

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Hi Oleks,

This reminded me of the song 'head, shoulders, knees and toes' - not sure if you've heard but it's very well-known here, especially amongstt children!

 

Instead of saying 'humpiness' and using 'linearity' to describe the nose, you could say 'the diagonal ridge of the nose',

 

It's great that you describe things in such detail - it's really imaginative and builds up a good picture for the person that you're speaking with or writing to.

Thanks,

 

Becky =]

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Hi Becky! Thank you! Great song, I liked it.

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