Friday, October 03, 2008|
ESL Student Blog: Describe Your Perfect Fall Leaf
POSTED BY Olga Galperin AT 12:07 AM
- The trees have started to turn colors and we exclaim (‘o-o-oh!!!’ and ‘a-a-ah!!!’) every time we look at their fabulous display. Had the fall leaves been featured in the Guinness World Records book, I’m sure they’d have held the world record for the number of adjectives used to describe them.
The leaves aren't just red, yellow, green or brown – they explode in multiple shades of colors. Here are some adjectives to describe the density of their color:
- Those colorful words help us to describe the hues, from reds to purples to oranges:
In the reds palette we can name: cherry, crimson, ruby or scarlet
- In the purples: magenta, maroon, burgundy or violet
In the yellows: amber, canary, gold or lemon
In the oranges: apricot, copper, peach or rust
We can also say reddish to imply that the leaves are somewhat red, yellowish if they’re slightly yellow, etc.
- Have you found your perfect leaf yet?