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I’m not interested in boring movies!
I’m not interested in boring movies!
I’m not interested in boring movies!
I’m not interested in boring movies!
I’m not interested in boring movies!
I’m not interested in boring movies!
I’m not interested in boring movies!
I’m not interested in boring movies!
I’m not interested in boring movies!
I’m not interested in boring movies!
I’m not interested in boring movies!
I’m not interested in boring movies!
I’m not interested in boring movies!
I’m not interested in boring movies!
I’m not interested in boring movies!
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  • 1. “I’m not interested in boring movies!” Participles as adjectives Relative clauses
  • 2. What kind of movies are you interested in? Why?
    Drama Science Fiction
    Horror Fantasy
    War Comedy Thrillers
    Animated Action
    Documentaries Musicals
  • 3. I think horror movies are interesting.
    I guess suspense films are boring.
    I think Batman was fascinating.
    I want to see Shrek, it’s an amazing movie.
    The class was very exciting , but the book is sometimes boring.
    I’m so interested about horror movies.
    I got bored in math class.
    My girlfriend isfascinatedwith the wedding.
    I’m alwaysconfusedwith English grammar
  • 4. Participles as adjectives
    A participle is a verb form that can be used to describe a noun, just like an adjective.
    Example:
    aninterestingbook
    an interestedstudent
    a confusing note
    a confused teacher
    an embarrassingsituation
    an embarrassedperson
  • 5. PastForm
    When you are describing a person’s reaction or feeling, use the past participle form·
    John was very interested in learning more about elephants.
    Jane was boredand wanted to go home early.
    Jeff was surprisedat the size of the meeting.
  • 6. Presentform
    When you are describing the person or thing that causes the reaction , use the present participle form.
    · John’s elephant report was interestingto read.
    · The movie was boring , so Jane wanted to leave.
    · It was surprisingto see more than fifty people at the meeting.
  • 7. Word Power
    Absurd: Utterly or obviously senseless, illogical, or untrue; contrary to all reason or common sense: An absurd explanation.
    Bizarre: Strange, extraordinary, wild.
    Disgusting: Extremely unpleasant; that can make you feel ill, foul, revolting.
    Dreadful: Awful, terrible, causing great dread, fear, or terror: A dreadful storm.
    Dumb: Lacking intelligence or good judgment; not clever, stupid.
    Fabulous: Exceptionally good or unusual; marvelous; superb:
    Fantastic: extravagantly fanciful; marvelous, very good or enjoyable.
    Horrible: causing or tending to cause horror; shockingly dreadful, not good or pleasant: a horrible sight.
    Marvelous: superb; excellent; great: a marvelous show.
  • 8. Word Power
    Odd: differing in nature from what is ordinary, usual, or expected, singular or peculiar in a strange or eccentric way
    Outstanding: marked by superiority or distinction; excellent; distinguished: an outstanding student.
    Ridiculous: an action or a thing which should be laughed at because it is foolish
    Silly: used about a person, an action, an idea, etc., not sensible or reasonable.
    Terrible: very bad (awful).
    Unusual: not usual, common, or ordinary; uncommon in amount or degree: an unusual sound; an unusual hobby; an unusual response.
    Weird: fantastic; bizarre: a weird getup.
  • 9. Write the next verbs in past participles or present participle and then complete some statements using them.
    Verbs Past Participles Present Participles
    interestInterestedinteresting
    annoy __________________ _________________
    amaze __________________ _________________
    bore __________________ _________________
    confuse __________________ _________________
    disappoint __________________ _________________
    disgust __________________ _________________
    embarrass__________________ _________________
    excite __________________ _________________
    fascinate __________________ _________________
    scare __________________ _________________
    shock __________________ _________________
    surprise __________________ _________________
  • 10. Complete the statements choosing one of the answers:
    Have you heard about the __________ new roller coaster at the amusement park?
    a. excited b. excite c. exciting
    He ____________ us with his knowledge of Medieval history.
    a. surprised b. surprising
    That three hour lecture yesterday was really _____________ !
    a. tired b. tiring
    Halloween is coming soon! What a ____________ holiday!
    a. frighten b. frightened c. frightening
    It’s___________ how popular American music is around the world.
    a. Surprisedb. surprising
    I thought the movie Independence Day was really ____________
    a. bored b. boring
    That tall new building in Kuala Lampur really ______________ me!
    a. fascinate b. fascinating c. fascinates
    Bryan Adams is a really ______________ singer.
    a. interested b. interesting c. interest
    The comedian we saw last night really ________________ us.
    a. amusing b. amused c. amuse
    I think flying in an airplane is a _______________ experience.
    a. terrifying b. terrified c. terrify
  • 11. Relative Clauses What’s this?
    We use relative clauses (who, which, that) to give additional information about something without starting another sentence.
    Example:
    A girl is talking to Tom. Do you know her?
    Main clause Relative clause
    Do you know the girl, who is talking to Tom?
  • 12. Rule #1 who
    Who is used to join clauses about people.
    There is an amazing student. She never participates in class.
    There is an amazing student, who never participates in class.
    Aby and Jazmin are those girls. They talk too much. Aby and Jazmin are those girls, who talk too much.
    The teacher is a bad person. He never helps in the lab.
    The teacher is a bad person, who never helps in the lab.
  • 13. Rule #2 that
    That is used to join clauses about people or things.
    Vero is a punctual girl. She always comes early. Vero is a punctual girl, that/who always comes early.
    General Teran is a relaxing town. It has three squares.
    General Teran is a relaxing town , that/which has three squares.
    Teacher Dago is an excellent principal. He is very friendly.
    Teacher Dago is an excellent principal, that/who is very friendly.
  • 14. Rule #3 which
    Which is used to join clauses about things.
    Interchange is a good book. It has three sections. Interchange is a good book which has three sections.
    Televisa has created many programs. They are over the world.
    Televisa has created many programs, which are over the world.
    The high school has two smart classrooms. They are used by the teachers.
    The high school has two smart classrooms, which are used by the teachers.
  • 15. JOIN THESE STATEMENTS USING RELATIVE CLAUSES. (WHO, WHICH , THAT)
    There is the boy. He broke the window. __________________________________________________________________  
    The film star gave a party. It cost $10,000. __________________________________________________________________  
    That’s the palace. The Queen lives in it. ________________________________________________________________  
    You met a man at the party. He is a famous film star. _________________________________________________________  
    What’s the name of the lady? She was wearing the blue dress.
    __________________________________________________  
    I gave her a watch. It stopped after two days. ________________________________________________________________  
    You’re reading a book. I wanted to read it. ________________________________________________________________
    There’s someone at the door. He wants to speak to George. ____________________________________________________
    Here are the letters. They arrived this morning.
    ________________________________ ______________________________
    I met Mr. DaSilva. He is President of Brazil.
    _________________________________________________________________  
    It’s very spicy food. I don’t like it.
    __________________________________________________________________

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