ADJECTIVES ENDIG -ED/-ING

A. Choose the correct form:

1. I enjoyed the book. It was very interested / interesting.
2. Are you interested / interesting in art?
3. I thought the story was quite amused / amusing.
4. They were shocked / shocking when they heard the news.
5. We were all very worried / worrying when he didn’t come home.
6. It was surprised / surprising that she didn’t come to the meeting.
7. I usually find football rather bored / boring.
8. Are you frightened / frightening of spiders?

B. Complete the sentences. Use adjectives formed by adding –ING or –ED to the words in brackets.

1. I find it quite ____________________ to talk in front of a group of people. (embarrass)
2. I think reading newspapers is ______________________ (depress)
3. I’m ____________________ in all kinds of sport. (interest)
4. I find walking in the countryside very ________________________ (relax)
5. I think learning a language is very __________________. (interest)
6. I get ______________________ when people smoke in restaurants. (annoy)
7. I don’t normally get ____________________ when I watch horror films. (frighten)
8. I don’t get __________________very easily. (embarrass)

C. Complete the sentences for each situation. Use the word given + the ending –ING or – ED:

1. The film wasn’t as good as we had expected. (disappoint-)
a) The film was ______________________.
b) We were __________________ with the film.
2. Diana teaches young children. It’s a very hard job but she enjoys it. (exhaust-)
a) She enjoys her job but it’s often ____________________________ .
b) At the end of a day’s work, she is often ____________________ .
3. It’s been raining all day. I hate this weather. (depress-)
a) This weather is ________________________ .
b) This weather makes me ____________________ .
c) It’s silly to get ____________________________ .
4. Clare is going to the United States next month. She has never been there before. (excit-)
a) It will be an __________________ experience for her.
b) Going to new places is always __________________________ .
c) She is really ______________________about going to the United States.

D. Choose the correct word:

1. I was disappointing / disappointed with the film. I had expected it to be better.
2. Are you interesting / interested in football?
3. The football match was quite exciting / excited. I enjoyed it.
4. It’s sometimes embarrassing / embarrassed when you have to ask people for money.
5. Do you easily get embarrassing / embarrassed ?
6. I had never expected to get the job. I was really amazing / amazed when I was offered it.
7. She has really learnt very fast. She has made astonishing / astonished progress.
8. I didn’t find the situation funny. I was not amusing / amused.
9. It was a really terrifying / terrified experience. Afterwards everybody was very shocking / shocked.
10. Why do you always look so boring / bored? Is your life really so boring / bored?
11. He’s one of the most boring / bored people I’ve ever met. He never stops talking and he never says anything interesting / interested.

E. Complete the sentences using one of the words in the box:

1. He works very hard. It’s not ________ surprising ______ that he’s always tired.
2. I’ve got nothing to do. I’m _________________________.
3. The teacher’s explanation was __________________. Most of the students didn’t understand it.
4. The kitchen hadn’t been cleaned for ages. It was really __________________ .
5. I seldom visit art galleries. I’m not particularly ______________________ in art.
6. There’s no need to get __________________. just because I’m a few minutes late.
7. The lecture was ____________________ . I fell asleep.
8. I asked Emily if she wanted to come out with us but she wasn’t ________________ .
9. I’ve been working very hard all day and now I’m ______________________ .
10. I’m starting a new job next week. I’m quite ______________________. about it.
11. Tom is very good at telling funny stories. He can be very ____________________ .
12. Liz is a very ________________ person. She knows a lot, she’s traveled a lot and she’s done lots of different things.

 


 

ANSWERS

A. Choose the correct form:

1. I enjoyed the book. It was very interesting.
2. Are you interested in art?
3. I thought the story was quite amusing.
4. They were shocked when they heard the news.
5. We were all very worried when he didn’t come home.
6. It was surprising that she didn’t come to the meeting.
7. I usually find football rather boring.
8. Are you frightened of spiders?

B. Complete the sentences. Use adjectives formed by adding –ING or –ED to the words in brackets.

1. I find it quite embarrassing to talk in front of a group of people. (embarrass)
2. I think reading newspapers is depressing. (depress)
3. I’m interested in all kinds of sport. (interest)
4. I find walking in the countryside very relaxing . (relax)
5. I think learning a language is very interesting. (interest)
6. I get annoyed when people smoke in restaurants. (annoy)
7. I don’t normally get frightened when I watch horror films. (frighten)
8. I don’t get embarrassed very easily. (embarrass)

C. Complete the sentences for each situation. Use the word given + the ending –ING or – ED:

1. The film wasn’t as good as we had expected. (disappoint-)
a) The film was disappointing.
b) We were disappointed with the film.
2. Diana teaches young children. It’s a very hard job but she enjoys it. (exhaust-)
a) She enjoys her job but it’s often exhausting.
b) At the end of a day’s work, she is often exhausted.
3. It’s been raining all day. I hate this weather. (depress-)
a) This weather is depressing.
b) This weather makes me depressed.
c) It’s silly to get depressed .
4. Clare is going to the United States next month. She has never been there before. (excit-)
a) It will be an exciting experience for her.
b) Going to new places is always exciting .
c) She is really excited about going to the United States.

D. Choose the correct word:

1. I was disappointed with the film. I had expected it to be better.
2. Are you interested in football?
3. The football match was quite exciting. I enjoyed it.
4. It’s sometimes embarrassing when you have to ask people for money.
5. Do you easily get embarrassed ?
6. I had never expected to get the job. I was really amazed when I was offered it.
7. She has really learnt very fast. She has made astonishing progress.
8. I didn’t find the situation funny. I was not amused.
9. It was a really terrifying / terrified experience. Afterwards everybody was very shocked.
10. Why do you always look so bored? Is your life really so boring?
11. He’s one of the most boring people I’ve ever met. He never stops talking and he never says anything interesting.

E. Complete the sentences using one of the words in the box:

1. He works very hard. It’s not ________ surprising ______ that he’s always tired.
2. I’ve got nothing to do. I’m bored.
3. The teacher’s explanation was confusing. Most of the students didn’t understand it.
4. The kitchen hadn’t been cleaned for ages. It was really disgusting.
5. I seldom visit art galleries. I’m not particularly interested in art.
6. There’s no need to get annoyed just because I’m a few minutes late.
7. The lecture was boring . I fell asleep.
8. I asked Emily if she wanted to come out with us but she wasn’t interested.
9. I’ve been working very hard all day and now I’m tired .
10. I’m starting a new job next week. I’m quite excited about it.
11. Tom is very good at telling funny stories. He can be very amusing .
12. Liz is a very amazing person. She knows a lot, she’s traveled a lot and she’s done lots of different things.

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