This saying first appeared in the 3rd century BC in Greek and as you’ve probably guessed it means that different people have different ideas about what is beautiful, something I totally agree with. Don’t you?
But what is beauty? According to scientists, beauty has to do with symmetry combined with some gender-specific traits. For example, for women : full lips, large eyes, small jaw and nose ; and for men: squarer jaw, deeper-set eyes, full lips. Can you think of anybody with these traits? I surely have some in mind. All right ! Time’s up! Stop daydreaming and go back to reading!
By the way, did you know that women’s perceptions of beauty change throughout their menstrual cycle? I know it sounds a bit weird and I don’t want to believe it but unfortunately this is what research shows.
Anyway, this is a brief (or rather not so brief) introduction to what I wanted to say from the beginning of this article and this is that beauty is nothing without brains and the video below is proof of this.
I’m planning to use it with my elementary students, who are now studying the semantic field of FOOD.
Want to give it a go? Yes? Great!! So, now, watch it and then answer the following questions (if you want to do the hot potatoes exercise, click here)
1. What does the girl order?
2. Where are they?