'The film was boring.' (the -ing
adjective is the active cause)
-ed adjectives are used to describe our feelings:
'I felt/was really bored.' (the –ed
adjective is the effect)
Choose the best adjective to describe the events.
1. The play was very long,
slow and uninteresting. The plot was so
2. The spa and the massage took away all my stress. The
health resort was very .
3. I had a very good meal. It was totally
4. I was very angry when they didn’t give me a refund. It
was very .
5. The music was very beautiful and made me feel magical. It
was so .
6. Her flat was dirty and hadn’t been cleaned for months.
The kitchen was absolutely .
7. The book was very funny and made me laugh. It was really
8. The news was very bad and I felt extremely unhappy. The
death of a close friend is so .
9. I cried at the end of the film when the girl and her
father were killed. The story was so
10. Your story about you being attacked and robbed at
gunpoint made me feel really frightened. The experience
sounds absolutely .
Now read the sentences again and write how you might have felt in
each of the above situations.
1. I felt really bored.
2. I felt completely
3. I was very .
4. I felt so .
5. I was by the
6. I was by the
condition the kitchen was in.
7. I was really by
8. I felt very .
9. I was actually quite
10. I was absolutely
by what happened