字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Hi, I'm Vanessa from SpeakEnglishWithVanessa.com. Are you ready to expand your vocabulary with pictures? Let's do it. The more words you know, the easier it will be to express yourself and feel like yourself in English. Today I have a special treat for you. I've prepared over 70 pictures in 10 different categories, so that you can really express yourself in different areas in life. It's really important to be able to look around you and talk about what you see in English. I hope that these vocabulary words that you learn today will help to enrichen the words that you can say and also the words that you can understand. We're going to be taking a look at these pictures together. You're going to see me small in the corner, while we talk about emotions, textures, housing, weather, all these different categories and I'm going to share some useful expressions for each category with you. You're going to be able to look at the picture visually and know what I'm talking about. I hope that it will help you to connect the word and also what you're seeing. Alright, let's get started with the first category, which is actually our biggest category. There are the most words for this one, and it's personality. Let's get started. All right, let's start with the first picture for the category of personality. We're going to be going through all of these pictures pretty quickly, because there's a lot to say. Feel free to write down in a notebook any new words that you hear. When I look at this picture, I see everyone is not smiling and because their arms are crossed, because the way that they're standing, they seem snobby, stuck up, maybe too cool. Sometimes we use the full expression too cool for school. It's just a slang expression that means you think that you are better than the situation. "I am too cool to smile in this picture." These people don't look like really friendly folks. We could use those expressions snobby, stuck up, too cool. This is Napoleon Bonaparte. Of course, it's not the real Napoleon, but it's someone who's play acting him. If we are to talk about Napoleon's personality, we might say that he was a bold, brash, sensitive to criticism, and a way that we can say that in one word is touchy. If someone corrected him, I imagine that he might be a little bit upset, maybe a little bit angry. We could say that he was touchy, he was sensitive to criticism. If you've ever seen Star Wars, you know who these two people are. This is... I guess they're not really people. This is Chewie or Chewbacca and he is a loyal friend to Han Solo who is the other guy. For Chewbacca, we could say that first of all, he's loyal but also we can use the expression a softy, he is a softy. That means that on the outside he looks scary, but on the inside, really he's just a nice guy. He's a softy. As for Han Solo, if you've seen these movies, you know that he is also like Napoleon, bold and brash, but also he's a bit of a scoundrel. Scoundrel is someone who doesn't follow the rules. Maybe they don't really care what other people think. They just want to be risky or just do something for money, do something for adventure. He's also pretty adventurous. But even though he's a scoundrel, he's the scoundrel we all want to be. A final expression we can use to describe Han Solo is cocky. Cocky means someone who is certain that they will succeed, even though they might not succeed. It's overly confident. In this situation, in these movies, Han Solo is often cocky. "Of course, I can do it. Of course, I'm the best guy for this project." This is overly confident or cocky. Here you see the three famous friends from the Harry Potter book series and movie series. Hermione, Ron and Harry. Let's start with Hermione, who is the girl. Hermione at least at the beginning of the series, she is a smarty pants. This means that she's smart, but she also wants everyone to know that she's smart. This isn't really a popular characteristic. Usually people don't like other people who are smarty pants. If you're smart, that's great, but just don't be a smarty pants. At the beginning she is also a know-it-all. This has a similar meaning that she thinks she knows it all. Maybe she does. She does know a lot. She knows a lot more than the other people her age, especially school-related knowledge. But it's not a very popular characteristic. You don't want someone to say you are a know-it-all. Negative. We can also say that she is a goody two shoes. This is a weird idiom, but it means that she's a rule follower and she's not willing to really go outside of the rule. She's worried about getting in trouble. She's a goody two shoes, she always follows the rules. Of course, if you have read the books or watch the movies, you know that her character evolves and changes throughout the different books. She's not like that throughout the whole series. But this picture is from the beginning of the series, and that's how she's portrayed. Our second character Ron, the guy in the middle, we can see from the look on his face, that he is definitely a worry-wart. Or we could just say a worrier. He worries about a lot of things. He worries that he's going to get in trouble, that his friends are going to get hurt, he's worried that he's going to get kicked out of school. He's worried about a lot of things. Even though he's not naturally bold, he often tries to be bold because he's a loyal friend. But he is a worrier. As for Harry, the hero of the story, he is certainly considered brave. But also I feel like he has a strong sense of duty. When he was a small child, he had his destiny created for him. He didn't really have a choice about what he was going to do in his life. I imagine pretty much everyone knows the story of Harry Potter at this point, but I don't want to spoil it too much. But we could say he has a sense of duty, he has something he needs to accomplish, and he's going to do it. This is a strong sense of duty. Next we have a picture of the famous couple John Lennon and Yoko Ono. John Lennon is firstly famous because he was part of the group the Beatles. He is a charismatic person. When he speaks and when he does things, others want to follow him. He's charismatic. Of course, he's also peace-loving. He was wanting peace in the world, but at the same time, we can look at a negative side of that and say that he needs to be needed. He really wants other people to need him. In this way, it's a cycle. Because you want other people to follow your message, but you also need their approval. In this way he kind of needed to be needed. As for his partner, Yoko Ono, she was more of a utopian dreamer. She had some dreamy ideas, some maybe unrealistic ideas about peace and the earth and we could say that she was a utopian dreamer. This isn't always a negative thing. It's not really grounded in reality, but it's just a way to talk about someone's personality. Next, we have two characters from the movie Titanic. If you have not seen this, then you should probably watch it to just understand something important from our culture in the last decade or two. But here the female character who is played by Kate Winslet, she is seen as someone who's ahead of her time. That means that other women, during this time period, just wanted to marry a rich guy. They didn't really have their own dreams and their own thoughts. At least they tried to hide those things if they had them, but for Kate's character, she wanted to really be herself. In this way, we could say that she was ahead of her time. Ironically, she still ends up with a guy, maybe not some rich guy who all of her friends were also going for, but it's still goes back to that stereotypical idea. We might also say that she was adventurous. She didn't care what other people thought. She was willing to just live on the edge. As for Leonardo DiCaprio's character Jack, he is seen as more someone who is optimistic. He has nothing to lose. He is a dreamer. He really doesn't think much about the future. He just went on the Titanic and, "Okay, I'm going to a new country. I don't know what's going to happen. Let's see." He has no plan. But he's still hopeful that good things will happen which is the characteristic of someone who's optimistic. Next we have Martin Luther King Jr or MLK. He was a famous leader during the Civil Rights Movement in the US. Because he was the face of the movement, many people knew his face. They knew his speeches. He was we could say, willing to put himself out there. This means that he was willing to take a risk he was willing to get outside his comfort zone. In the end, he paid the ultimate price because he was assassinated, but in this situation, he wanted his message to be heard. Like Napoleon, like John Lennon, he was courageous, brave and charismatic. He was determined that his message would get heard. But he was also willing to put himself out there. Our final picture for the category of personality is Forrest Gump. If you haven't seen this movie featuring Tom Hanks, stop everything. Watch it right now. It is amazing. But this character of Forrest Gump can be described as simple, straightforward. He says what he says. He means what he says. There's no confusing language about what he says. If he likes something, he says it, if he doesn't like it, he says he doesn't like it. He's very straightforward in this way. We can also say he is naive. Naive is usually a character trait that we associate with children. This means that they're innocent, but also maybe they are in a difficult or risky situation and they think, "Everything's going to be fine. Nothing bad will happen." In this movie, a lot of possibly bad things can happen to Forrest Gump and he doesn't really feel fear. He feels like, "Okay, I'm just going to do this. I'm just going to give it a try and hopefully it will be okay." This is naive sense. But everything good happens to him pretty much in the movie. He's a very lucky guy. Our second category is emotions. You're going to hear a lot of words that are synonyms. That means that they mean the exact same thing. There are different ways to describe the same feeling. In this picture, people are excited, overjoyed, ecstatic. Someone is getting married, I imagine it's probably the guy in the middle with his fist in the air. Everyone here is having a great time. We could use those three synonyms, excited, overjoyed, ecstatic to describe this picture. In this picture, we see two ladies kindly listening to whatever this guy has to say. We could say that they are interested in what he has to say. They're curious about what he has to say. They're thoughtful. This means that they are thoughtfully listening. It's kind to listen when other people are speaking. They are thoughtful people. On the other hand, we have these two people who look concerned, irritated, annoyed. All three of these things mean the same thing. Look at their face. Neither of them are smiling. Their brow is furrowed. They're not talking together. Yes, their arms are touching but they look like there's been some problem. They're concerned, annoyed, irritated. In my opinion, these two kids seem carefree, relaxed, joyful. Make sure that when you're describing the emotions of kids, you don't say careless. Careless and carefree seem like they should have the same meaning, but children are carefree. They are free of any kind of worry, they're free of any kind of cares. Hopefully that would be the ideal childhood. But when you say careless, that means that you often forget something. "Oh, she's so careless. She always leaves her notebook at home. She's careless." These have quite different meanings, but in this situation, these kids seem carefree. Does this guy look happy to you? Not really. He seems either worried, bored, or maybe he's just somewhere else. When we say he is somewhere else, that means that his body is here, but his mind is thinking about something else. If someone says, "Wait, did you hear what I said?" You say, "Oh, I'm sorry, I was somewhere else." This probably means that you were thinking about another problem or what you're going to do later. Your mind wasn't here, it was somewhere else. This guy also looks like he's got some problems. We could say he looks upset. He looks defeated. Maybe he thought something good was going to happen and then it didn't. He feels defeated, or he might simply be frustrated. "Oh, I can't believe this is happening. I feel frustrated." He might be any of those three things. Our final picture in this category emotions, these two guys look lost, confused, or baffled. Baffled means they have no idea what's going on. They're lost. All of these things have similar meanings. Maybe they're trying to walk around a new city, and they thought the bus was going to come and then it didn't come or maybe it just drove right by. "Huh, what? Why did this happen? I feel baffled. I feel confused.