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Read the following sentences and choose the best option in italics.

1. Going on holiday is so relaxed / relaxing.


2. Spiders are extremely frightened / frightening.
3. The current economic situation is worrying / worried.
4. Climbing the mountain was exhausting / exhausted.
5. John felt so embarrassing / embarrassed the day after he got drunk.
6. Elizabeth was confused / confusing about the exam results.
7. We are not satisfying / satisfied with our current job.
8. I was so annoyed / annoying with Roberts attitude.
(Answer key)
1. Going on holiday is so relaxing.
2. Spiders are extremely frightening.
3. The current economic situation is worrying.
4. Climbing the mountain was exhausting.
5. John felt very embarrassed the day after he got drunk.
6. Elizabeth was confused about the exam results.
7. We are not satisfied with our current job.
8. I was so annoyed with Roberts attitude.

Match the pair of words with the correct definition.

Words Definitions
1. relaxed / relaxing ( ) a) to feel or cause anger or irritation.
2. frightened / frightening ( ) b) to feel or cause anxiety.
3. worrying / worried ( ) c) to feel or cause shame because an action.
4. exhausting / exhausted ( ) d) to feel or cause confusion.
5. embarrassing / embarrassed ( ) e) to feel or cause happiness about a situation
6. confused / confusing ( ) f) to feel or cause pleasure and calmness.
7. satisfying / satisfied ( ) g) to feel or cause fear.
8. annoyed / annoying ( ) h) to feel or cause tired/tiredness

Analyse sentences 1 8 and answer the following questions.

1. The sentences are a) describing b) contrasting

2. The words in bold talk about a) activities b) feelings and emotions

3. In sentences 1 4 the subject is a) experiencing a feeling/emotion b) causing a feeling/emotion

4. In sentences 5 8 the subject is a) experiencing a feeling/emotion b) causing a feeling/emotion

5. What part of speech are the words in bold?

6. Adjectives ending in a) -ed b) -ing are used to describe experiencing a feeling/emotion.

7. Adjectives ending in a) -ed b) -ing are used to describe causing a feeling/emotion.

8. Complete the structure: Subject + ____________ + (____________) + ____________

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Complete the following sentences with the correct adjective.

1. Im so ___________________ about my sick dog.


2. Gwen is ___________________ when she listens to classical music.
3. Saying all those terrible jokes was so ___________________.
4. Luke is so ___________________. He makes me so mad!
5. Helping children is ___________________. I feel happy about what I do.
6. Jeremy was really ___________________ after seeing the clown.
7. I was ___________________ after exercising for two hours.
8. My dogs health problems are ___________________.
9. That question was so ___________________. I couldnt answer it.
(Answer key)
1. Im so worried about my sick dog.
2. Gwen is relaxed when she listens to classical music.
3. Saying all those terrible jokes was so embarrassing.
4. Luke is so annoying. He makes me so mad!
5. Helping children is satisfying. I feel happy about what I do.
6. Jeremy was really frightened after seeing the clown.
7. I was exhausted after exercising for two hours.
8. My dogs health problems are worrying.
9. That question was so confusing. I couldnt answer it.

Complete the following sentences with the correct adjective.

1. Im so ___________________ about my sick dog.


2. Gwen is ___________________ when she listens to classical music.
3. Saying all those terrible jokes was so ___________________.
4. Luke is so ___________________. He makes me so mad!
5. Helping children is ___________________. I feel happy about what I do.
6. Jeremy was really ___________________ after seeing the clown.
7. I was ___________________ after exercising for two hours.
8. My dogs health problems are ___________________.
9. That question was so ___________________. I couldnt answer it.
(Answer key)
1. Im so worried about my sick dog.
2. Gwen is relaxed when she listens to classical music.
3. Saying all those terrible jokes was so embarrassing.
4. Luke is so annoying. He makes me so mad!
5. Helping children is satisfying. I feel happy about what I do.
6. Jeremy was really frightened after seeing the clown.
7. I was exhausted after exercising for two hours.
8. My dogs health problems are worrying.
9. That question was so confusing. I couldnt answer it.

Handouts designed by Miguel Antonio Sainz Chvez