Unit 1 – The Way We Are

This course introduces personalities, behaviors, and personal qualities when describing people. You'll analyze clips, listen to audio recordings, post in the student forum, and fill out worksheets.

What You'll Learn

  • How to talk about people's behavior using adverbs
  • How to describe people's personality using adverbs before adjectives
  • How to describe habits using always + a continuous verb
  • How to use adverbs like extremely to make adjectives and adverbs stronger
  • How to add prefixes to adjectives to make opposites
  • How to use at least to point out the positive side of a situation


Clip Time. This means you'll be watching the clips you downloaded. Have the clip bonus vocabulary list ready.

Pause. If I tell you to pause the video, it means you need to write something in your notebook then push play again.

Vocabulary list. Take out the vocabulary list for the unit and spend a few moments studying.

Worksheet. Time to work on the lesson worksheet you downloaded.



There will be blue boxes on many pages with forum tasks. To get the best experience, remember to do these tasks before moving to the next topic.


Every unit has an exam. Some have checkpoint exams to make sure you don't forget earlier units. If you don't pass after 2 times, contact me for help.


If you ever get confused, you can email me or post a question to the unit forum.

Warm Up

In your notebook, draw two columns. Label one, Personality. Label the other Habits.

Think about your best friend. What's he or she like? Write down one thing under Personality. Examples: smart, funny, kind.

Now tell me about one of your best friend's favorite free-time activities. Write it under the Habit's column. Examples: play soccer, cook, listen to music.


Now that your English muscles are stretched out, let's learn!

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