Todd: So, Kate, are you into movies?
Kate: Yeah, I watch them from time to time.
Todd: What actors or actresses do you like?
Kate: My favorite actor would be Brad Pitt.
Todd: Really, Brad Pitt? Now is that because he’s handsome or because he’s a good actor?
Kate: He’s handsome but he’s actually a very good actor. I like him because he is very well respected in Hollywood. You look at the other actors and they’ve all had these scandals: drinking scandals, drug scandals but I haven’t heard of anything about Brad Pitt.
Todd: That’s true actually. Come to think of it, I never have. What’s a movie that he was in that you really liked?
Kate: Ocean's Eleven. That was a very, very good movie.
Todd: Yeah, any other movies that you really liked?
Kate: I can’t think of the names right now, but he has a recent movie out called ‘Mr and Mrs Smith’ I think, and it’s with Angelina Jolie.
And that's ... did you hear about that?
Todd: No, I haven't actually.
Kate: They heard….Angelina Jolie is said to have been with Brad Pitt while they were making the movie, although Brad Pitt is supposed to be with Jennifer Anniston.
Todd: Right so they’re married, right?
Kate: Yes, they were.
Todd: They were married?
Kate: They separated.
Todd: But they’re not divorced?
Kate: Not divorced, no.
Todd: Oh OK, no I didn’t know that.
So as a Brad Pitt fan who do you think is more his type? Mrs. Jolie or Mrs. Anniston?
Kate: I prefer Jennifer Anniston because she’s more calm and more… they seem like they could have a nice little family together, but Angelina Jolie, she’s very wild and keeps partying and …
Todd: Yeah, they do seem like they’re different, that’s true.
Kate: Yeah, very different.
Todd: What is it about Brad Pitt’s features that you think make him attractive?
Kate: I like his smile, his eyes. That’s generally what I go for.
Todd: So in a guy you look for a nice smile and nice eyes?
Kate: Definitely. From first impressions, from the first look, definitely the smile and eyes. If they stand out, I will go for them.
Todd: Oh, very interesting. OK, thanks
Is that because he’s handsome or because he’s a good actor?
A 'handsome' man is very good-looking and attractive. We don't usually use this word to describe women or objects. Notice the following:
- After he got his hair cut he looked very handsome.
- He has always been a handsome man.
I like him because he is very well respected in Hollywood.
A person is 'well respected' if other people think that he always acts in the correct way or that he is talented. Notice the following:
- She is a very well respected author of mystery novels.
- His opinion about the economy has always been well respected.
You look at the other actors and they’ve all had these scandals.
A 'scandal' is a bad or inappropriate situation that brings public attention. We use this word when we talk about famous people. Notice the following:
- She was well respected in her career and never had any public scandals.
- The scandal of his affair was on the front page of all the newspapers.
She’s very wild and keeps partying.
If a girl is 'wild,' she is crazy and doesn't follow the rules. Notice the following:
- Her dog is very wild and likes to bark.
- The concert was really wild. Everyone was singing and dancing.
From first impressions, from the first look, definitely the smile and eyes.
A 'first impression' is how you feel about a person when you first meet him or a place the first time you see it. Notice the following:
- My first impression was that he was very serious, but he was actually very funny.
- It is important to make a good first impression when you are looking for a job.