How viruses replicate BBC Bitesize GCSE

Describing others

How are you - What are they like?

To describe family members, you need to know the third person forms of the verbs haben (to have) and sein (to be):

  • he is - he is
  • she is - she is
  • he has - he has
  • she has - she has
  • they are - they are
  • they have - they have

Use these forms with adjectives, adjectival phrases, conjunctions and intensifiers to create an accurate description.

Auxiliary vocabulary- Helpful vocabulary

  • the postwoman (f) - postwoman
  • the size - size, height
  • dark blond (adj) - dark blond
  • medium sized
Question

Look at this information about a family member called Eva. How could she be described?

Her name is Eva Paul. She is forty-eight years old and her birthday is on October 20th. Her name is Eva Paul. She is 48 years old and her birthday is on October 20.
She is medium-sized - 1.70 metres tall.
She has brown eyes and dark blond hair.
She is very helpful and always polite, although she is sometimes a bit impatient. - She is helpful and always polite, although she is sometimes a bit impatient.
She is a postwoman. - She is a postwoman.