Blah, blah, blah…

…

Mmmmmmm

Tom

Bob

• What is happening in this picture?
• What do you think Tom is thinking? Bob?
I am SO not
interested!

Wow, I’m so
interesting!

He is boring
me to death!

What I’m saying
is really
interesting!
Would...
Emotion Verbs  Adjectives
•

There are many verbs which have to do with
emotions or feelings, such as:
excite
interest
am...
-ing and –ed pairs
There are many pairs of adjectives derived from
such verbs, for example:
exciting
interesting
amazing
i...
What’s the difference?
When we talk about emotions or feelings,
we divide people or things into two
categories, based on w...
Source
• A Source can be a thing or a person.
• When we talk about a Source, we use
the –ing form.
The contortionist was a...
Experiencer
• An Experiencer is usually a person.
• An Experiencer experiences the emotion
or feeling.
• An Experiencer is...
The children were amazed
by the contortionist.

Source

Experiencers
frighten

The movie is ________________.
The girls are ________________.
frighten

• The movie is

frightening

.

frightened

.

(Source)

• The girls are
(Experiencers)
amuse

This family is ________________.
The TV show is ______________.
amuse

This family is

amused

.

amusing

.

(Experiencers)

The TV show is
(Source)
fascinate
Julian Beever’s street art is ____________.
I am ________ by Julian Beever’s street art.
fascinate
Julian Beever’s street art is

fascinating .

(Source)

I am fascinated by Julian Beever’s street art.
(Experien...
frustrate

The woman is _______________.
The computer is _____________.
frustrate

The woman is

frustrated

.

frustrating

.

(Experiencer)

The computer is
(Source)
excite

What is so ___________?
These people are really _________.
excite

What is so _exciting

?

(Source)

These people are really __excited .
(Experiencers)
bore

This teacher is ________.
These students are _________.
bore

This teacher is

boring

.

(Source)

These students are
(Experiencers)

bored

.
Of course, maybe the teacher
is bored, too!
Your turn
Make up a pair of sentences using
this verb and picture:
confuse
Your turn
Make up a pair of sentences using
this verb and picture:
terrify
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  • For a review of spelling rules addressing how to add –ed and –ing to verbs, see eslprintables PowerPoints http://www.eslprintables.com/powerpoint.asp?id=15583#thetop
    And
    http://www.eslprintables.com/powerpoint.asp?id=15342#thetop
  • Additional possibilities:
    frighten
    amuse
    fascinate
    frustrate
    excite
    bore
    confuse
    terrify
    alarm
    annoy
    astonish
    bewilder
    concern
    convince
    depress
    disappoint
    disgust
    embarrass
    encourage
    entertain
    exhaust
    humiliate
    inspire
    intrigue
    overwhelm
    perplex
    please
    puzzle
    relax
    satisfy
    shock
    surprise
    tire
    worry
  • For more info on Julian Beever:
    http://users.skynet.be/J.Beever/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Beever
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbYgmGzVooI
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4806282165812861319#
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfn8Dz_13Ms
  • Bored or-boring

    1. 1. Blah, blah, blah… … Mmmmmmm Tom Bob • What is happening in this picture? • What do you think Tom is thinking? Bob?
    2. 2. I am SO not interested! Wow, I’m so interesting! He is boring me to death! What I’m saying is really interesting! Would someone please just get me out of here?! He’s interested in what I’m saying! Tom Bob Have you ever been in a situation like this?
    3. 3. Emotion Verbs  Adjectives • There are many verbs which have to do with emotions or feelings, such as: excite interest amaze irritate horrify • Many of these verbs can be modified to form adjectives.
    4. 4. -ing and –ed pairs There are many pairs of adjectives derived from such verbs, for example: exciting interesting amazing irritating horrifying excited interested amazed irritated horrified
    5. 5. What’s the difference? When we talk about emotions or feelings, we divide people or things into two categories, based on whether they • cause the emotion (the “Source”) or • experience the emotion (the “Experiencer”)
    6. 6. Source • A Source can be a thing or a person. • When we talk about a Source, we use the –ing form. The contortionist was amazing.
    7. 7. Experiencer • An Experiencer is usually a person. • An Experiencer experiences the emotion or feeling. • An Experiencer is affected by the Source. • When we talk about an Experiencer, we use the –ed form.
    8. 8. The children were amazed by the contortionist. Source Experiencers
    9. 9. frighten The movie is ________________. The girls are ________________.
    10. 10. frighten • The movie is frightening . frightened . (Source) • The girls are (Experiencers)
    11. 11. amuse This family is ________________. The TV show is ______________.
    12. 12. amuse This family is amused . amusing . (Experiencers) The TV show is (Source)
    13. 13. fascinate Julian Beever’s street art is ____________. I am ________ by Julian Beever’s street art.
    14. 14. fascinate Julian Beever’s street art is fascinating . (Source) I am fascinated by Julian Beever’s street art. (Experiencer)
    15. 15. frustrate The woman is _______________. The computer is _____________.
    16. 16. frustrate The woman is frustrated . frustrating . (Experiencer) The computer is (Source)
    17. 17. excite What is so ___________? These people are really _________.
    18. 18. excite What is so _exciting ? (Source) These people are really __excited . (Experiencers)
    19. 19. bore This teacher is ________. These students are _________.
    20. 20. bore This teacher is boring . (Source) These students are (Experiencers) bored .
    21. 21. Of course, maybe the teacher is bored, too!
    22. 22. Your turn Make up a pair of sentences using this verb and picture: confuse
    23. 23. Your turn Make up a pair of sentences using this verb and picture: terrify
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