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When we describe people, we want to know about their personality, not just their appearance.

Do you know any people with the following characteristics? Check the words in a dictionary if necessary.

 ambitiousshy
outgoing
adventurous
confident
 aggressivekind
patient
funny
sensible
 maturesensitive
lazy
responsible
impatient

Choose the correct word to fit into the following sentences.

  1. Paul is really _______. He doesn't lose his temper if I don't understand immediately.
  2. I think Jane is too _________. She doesn't think about anything except her career.
  3. My friend Dave is always telling jokes. He's so _______!
  4. Sheila is sometimes a bit ________. She cries at the smallest thing!
  5. Mark is __________. He loves parties and makes friends easily.
  6. Ruth is a __________ person. She never gets nervous if she has to give a presentation.
  7. Those children are really _______. They never help their mother with the housework.
  8. Philip always seems to get into fights. He's so ___________.
  9. Lucy is only 12 years old, but she seems so ________.
  10. My brother has been to China, Africa, and Australia, and he's done bungee-jumping. He's much more ___________ than me!
Now check your answers.

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