Physical Descriptions – Body – Picture Dictionary
Age – Physical Description
PEOPLE AND PHYSICAL DESCRIPTIONS
1 child-children, 2 baby/infant, 3 toddler, 4 boy, 5 girl
6 teenager, 7 adult, 8 man-men, 9 woman-women
10 senior citizen/elderly person
11 young, 12 middle-aged, 13 old/elderly
14 tall, 15 average height, 16 short
17 heavy, 18 average weight, 19 thin/slim
20 pregnant, 21 physically challenged, 22 vision impaired
23 hearing impaired
0- 1 approximately a baby
1- 2 a toddler
2- 12 approximately a child – this period is your childhood
13-17 approximately a teenager (14 = early teens)
18 + an adult
20-30 in your twenties (24-26 = mid twenties)
30-40 in your thirties (38 = late thirties)
40+ people are middle-aged; in middle age
60 or 65 retirement (= when people stop work; they are retired)
75+ old age (you can also use elderly)
|-> 18 months; before they can walk||a baby|
|2—>10 or 11||a child children (plural)|
|13 about 17||a teenager or a young person
young people (plural)
|18 –>||an adult|
|about 45–>60||a middle-aged person|
|65 –>||an elderly man or woman (more polite than old)|
Other phrases for age
teens (13 -> about 17)
early twenties (20 -> 23)
mid-thirties (34-> 36)
late fifties (57 -> 59)
Note: For boys, the period between 14-17 approximately (slightly younger for girls) is called adolescence,
In law you are an adult at the age of 18, but many people think of you as an adult when you leave school.
DESCRIBING PHYSICAL STATES AND EMOTIONS
brunch: a party where both breakfast and lunch dishes are served
- Brunches are popular on Sunday mornings.
cocktail party: a large party where drinks and snacks are served and where guests stand up and move around to talk to other guests
- Cocktail parties are good places to meet new people.
dinner party: a party where a formal evening meal is served
- She has very elegant dinner parties and always invites interesting people.
engagement party: a party to congratulate a couple on their commitment to marry one another
- Her sister is having an engagement party for them.
get-together: an informal party
- Our group of friends has a get-together every month or so.
luncheon: a party where a formal lunch is served
- Her mother invited all of the wedding party to a luncheon.
open house: a large party where the guests may arrive and leave at any time during the suggested hours
- We were invited to an open house on New Year’s Day.
a group of people meeting together for the purpose of having fun
- I’m always ready for a party.
a group of people who do something together
- The restaurant is reserving a table for a party of six people.
reception: a party to meet, welcome, or say good-bye to someone
- The company invited me to a reception to meet the new vice president.
shower: a party where the guests bring gifts for a bride-to-be or mother-to-be
- Our office is planning a shower for our assistant, who is expecting a baby in January.
wedding: a ceremony to celebrate a marriage
- Were you invited to the wedding?