20 Appearances Collocations in Context

Read carefully this text where you will find 20 appearances collocations in context and then complete the quiz.

My best friend Joanna is absolutely gorgeous (extremely beautiful). She has long, sleek, jet-black hair (sleek = smooth and straight, jet-black = perfectly black), pale blue eyes (pale = light color), and a radiant complexion (skin that appears healthy and full of energy). 

People always compliment her on her hourglass figure (when a woman has large breasts and hips, but a small waist) and ask her what the secret is to maintaining such a slender waist (a thin waist). She has a round face with an upturned nose, and she actually bears a striking resemblance (looks extremely similar) to a famous singer. 

Joanna could get any guy she wanted – so I was really surprised when she introduced me to her latest boyfriend, who I think is hideously ugly. He has curly, shoulder-length hair that looks rather unkempt (unkempt hair = messy hair, it appears that the person doesn’t take care of their hair)

He has a square face and a ruddy complexion (reddish skin). His deep-set eyes (eyes that are far back in the person’s face) are almost hidden under his bushy eyebrows (big eyebrows with lots of hair), and he sports a thick mustache and a huge, shaggy beard (a beard with lots of hair). I guess Joanna doesn’t mind his facial hair (facial hair = beard and/or mustache)

His body isn’t bad – he has an athletic build (body with a lot of muscles), with broad shoulders (wide shoulders) and muscular arms. If he would only trim his beard (cut his beard a little shorter) and comb his hair, I suppose he could be considered somewhat attractive (more or less beautiful/handsome). 

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20 Appearances Collocations in Context

Quiz

Complete the following quiz with the right appearances collocation in context using the right word: comb / curly / deep-set / facial / medium / muscular / radiant / slender / striking / trim 

1. This moisturizer will give you a __________________ complexion. 

2. She has a __________________ waist and wide hips. 

3. He bears a __________________resemblance to a good friend of mine. 

4. I’ve never liked my __________________ hair; I wish it was straight. 

5. His __________________eyes make him look very pensive. 

6. I love men with __________________ hair – I think it’s sexy. 

7. Would you please __________________your hair? It looks like you’ve just gotten out of bed. 

8. I’m not changing my hairstyle – I’m just getting a __________________. 

9. He has a __________________ build – he’s not particularly strong, but not especially skinny either. 

10. My soccer coach has very __________________ legs. 

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Answer Key

1. This moisturizer will give you a radiant complexion. 

2. She has a slender waist and wide hips. 

3. He bears a striking resemblance to a good friend of mine. 

4. I’ve never liked my curly hair; I wish it was straight. 

5. His deep-set eyes make him look very pensive. 

6. I love men with facial hair – I think it’s sexy. 

7. Would you please comb your hair? It looks like you’ve just gotten out of bed. 

8. I’m not changing my hairstyle – I’m just getting a trim

9. He has a medium build – he’s not particularly strong, but not especially skinny either. 

10. My soccer coach has very muscular legs. 

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