Adjectives on -ed or -ing (excited/exciting)

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Adjectives on -ed or -ing (excited/exciting)

  1. 1. excited = looking forward to somethinginterested, bored, excited, annoyed, tired, worried
  2. 2. worried = keep thinking about a probleminterested, bored, excited, annoyed, tired, worried
  3. 3. annoyed= upset = angryinterested, bored, excited, annoyed, tired, worried
  4. 4. bored = not interestedinterested, bored, excited, annoyed, tired, worried
  5. 5. tired = she has no energy left
  6. 6. interested = he wants to know more about somethinginterested, bored, excited, annoyed, tired, worried
  7. 7. Use the correct adjective.1. The Times is an interesting newspaper.2. I’m not interested.3. You look bored. Don’t you like opera?4. Politicians are so boring!5. We’re on holiday! I’m so excited!6. It’s very exciting when you go abroad for the first time.7. Eating with your mouth open is very annoying.8. I get very annoyed.9. The news is very worrying.10. I’m worried about the exams next week.
  8. 8. Complete each sentence with the correct adjective.1. Life in NY is very exciting.It’s my birthday tomorrow. I’m really excited.2. The runners were very tired.That game of tennis was very tiring.3. The child’s behaviour was really annoying.The teacher was annoyed because nobody did the homework.4. We were very worried when we heard the news.The news is very worrying.When do we use ‘exciting’? When do we use ‘excited’?An interesting article: adj. on –ing:to describe a situation, a person or a thingI’m very interested: adj. on –ed:to describe how people feel
  9. 9. Speaking exercise: How are you feeling now? What are you excited about? When are you frustrated? When are you annoyed? What’s the most boring activitythat you can think of? What are you interested in? What is your friend’s most irritating habit? When was the last time you were a bit worried?

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