Mixer #14 | Intermediate B1

Have you changed?

Six people answer this question: Do you look the same as you did in high school?

Ruth, England
speakerThe same as I did in high school? Definitely not, no! For a start I look a lot older. I look the same in that I wore glasses then and I still wear glasses now but actually more often than not I wear my contact lenses now and I was smaller in high school. I looked probably a lot geekier, and yeah, now I just think I look a lot older really.

Naomi, Australia
speakerDo I look the same as I did in high school? Actually, yes! I haven't changed a lot. some people that actually saw me in primary school, and didn't see me for over ten years saw me again and said you look exactly the same as you did in primary school. Somehow, I don't think I've aged so much. Changed.

Martin, United States
speakerDo I look the same as I do in high school? Ah, yes, I do. I'm about the same heigh as I was, same hair style. Probably gained a little bit of weight but not too much. Probably was in a little better shape too, but still about the same. The only thing probably, a little bit of hair color. A little grey hair out there, not too much, and maybe the eyes, a little bit of wrinkles, but overall I look the same as I do, or did, in high school.

Todd, United States
speakerOK, do I look different than I did in high school? Well, a couple things are different. For starters, in high school I had braces, so when I smiled, you would see metal over my teeth. I hated that. Let's see. Also in high school, I had really bad acne. I had pimples all over my face so my face was red often, and one year, I am so embarrassed to say this, but I had a permanent. I had a perm, which is curly hair, and I looked really, really stupid, but actually my hair color is still the same and my wieght is about the same, and fortunately for me, I still have all my hair.

Jeyong, South Korea
speakerDo I look the same as I did in high school? No actually, I changed a lot because I went to school in China and I was there for two years and during those two years I ate a lot of oily food and I gained 10 kilo grams, which is a big difference from now on, so during that time, my face was really big. My body was very fat with greasy fats, my stomach, and now I lost all that ten pounds again, so I'm very thin now.

Akane, Canada
speakerDo you look the same as you did in high school? Well, I think that I've changed. A lot of my relatives say that I haven't changed at all, but I think I have because, well, my face hasn't changed that much but I wear different clothes. Definitely when I was in high school, I used to wear clothes that were a bit more revealing and I used to wear heels and I don't do that anymore, and I am beginning to get a bit of wrinkles under my eyes, so I do think that I've changed.

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I looked a lot geekier.

Looking 'geeky' means you look like a geek. A 'geek' is a person who is not fashionable, but usually very intelligent. Geeks are the people at school who do well in classes, but are maybe a little awkward around other students. Notice the following:

  1. Josh looked geeky in high school.
  2. Sorry, but those are geeky looking glasses.



I don’t think I have aged much.

Here, 'age' is a verb.  It means to grow older. We use it to talk about changes in someones appearance or thinking.  Notice the following:

  1. Tom Cruise doesn't seem to age.
  2. Barrack Obama has aged a lot since he became President.

out there


A little grey hair out there, not too much.

Here the speaker means that some of his grey hair is present, or easy to see. You can see it.  Notice the following:

  1. He eats a lot of junk food so he's got a little belly out there.
  2. I see a few tears out there.  Are you OK?



I used to wear clothes that were a bit more revealing.

When clothes are 'revealing,' it means that they show a lot of your skin. A skirt that is revealing might be very short. A lot of times younger people wear more revealing clothes.  Notice the following:

  1. In some cultures, revealing clothes are unacceptable for women.
  2. We are not permitted to wear revealing clothes at my school.

wear heels


I used to wear heels.

'Wearing heels' means wearing high heeled shoes. Often high heeled shoes are just called heels.  Notice the following:

  1. I always wear heels at the office.
  2. One advantage of wearing heels is that it makes legs appear longer.

Vocabulary Quiz

geeky • aged • out there
revealing • wears heels
  1. She all the time, so now it is uncomfortable for her to use flat shoes.
  2. That is a very dress to wear to a wedding. It's way too short.
  3. There are a couple of wrinkles , but other than that I look the same as always.
  4. I pretty well until I was 38, then I suddenly looked old.
  5. When I look at old pictures I can't believe I wore such clothes.

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