Beauty

green leafed plant
Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on November 24, 2022 and last updated on February 4, 2023

Beauty can be defined like that which brings enjoyment to the person who looks or contemplates. This implies beauty is not something objective as not everyone finds the same things beautiful.

Maybe this is due to what we think is beautiful is actually a reflection of our own personality, individuality and experience.

If we are talking about physical beauty, this one depends on various characteristics and not only on the physical appearance of the person. Indeed, many factors can play into personal attractiveness, like the way we dress, the way we act or carry ourselves or even the way we treat the others.

Some philosophers consider beauty is in the mind of the beholder… what do you think?

 

Instructions:
Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • attractive (adjective)
  • attraction (noun)
  • success (verb)
  • appearance (noun)
  • aesthetic (noun)
  • consider (verb)
  • perceive (verb)
  • enjoyment (noun)

Conversation Questions

  • Do you really think beauty is inside of us?
  • How do you define beauty?
  • Why do you think not everyone finds beauty in the same things?
  • Does beauty affect our success in life?
  • What do you think is more important, to be physically attractive or intelligent?
  • Do people spend too much time and money on beauty?
  • How important is beauty in your daily life?
  • What is your opinion on the beauty contests?
  • Do you think the concept of beauty has changed in the last century?
  • Is there anything, that normally people don't like, that you find beautiful?
  • In which situations do you think your appearance is important?
Gregory
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.