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Unit 7 Means of communication


Vocabulary

4 Adjectives ending in -ed an-ing

Some adjectives can end in-ed or-ing

Joe was interested in computer games.
Computer games are interesting.

Adectives that end in -ed describe how people feel.
Adectives that end in -ing describe what someone or something is like.

Now choose the correct adjective in sentences 1-6.

1 The horror film Scream is very frightened / frightening.

2 Sue was surprised / surprising when she passed her driving test.

3 Mark felt frustrated / frustrating. He'd lost his mobile phone.

4 The party was boring / bored. Tanya wanted to go home.

5 I hate it when it rains. It's so depressed / depressing.

6 The series Friends is very amused / amusing. Phoebe always makes me laugh.


Now choose the correct adjective in sentences 1-6.

1 The horror film Scream is very frightening.

2 Sue was surprised when she passed her driving test.

3 Mark felt frustrated .. He'd lost his mobile phone.

4 The party was boring . .Tanya wanted to go home.

5 I hate it when it rains. It's so depressing.

6 The series Friends is very amusing. Phoebe always makes me laugh.

5 Word building

Complete the chart. Use a dictionary to help you.
NounAdjective
affectionaffectionate
frustrationfrustrated
aggressionaggressive
angerangry
fearfearful
happinesshappy
sadness sad

6 Feelings

Now complete these sentences. There may be more than one answer for some sentences.

1 Many people have an irrational...............of spiders.

2 Karl felt...............when his football team lost the match.

3 If you hug someone, it's a sign of................ .

4 Sue was...............because her boyfriend was late.

5 Some people think that money can buy you.

6 If you're an...............driver, you probably suffer from 'road rage'.

6 Feelings

Now complete these sentences. There may be more than one answer for some sentences.

1 Many people have an irrational fear of spiders.

2 Karl felt frustrated when his football team lost the match.

3 If you hug someone, it's a sign of affection.

4 Sue was angry because her boyfriend was late.

5 Some people think that money can buy you happiness.

6 If you're an aggressive driver, you probably suffer from 'road rage'.

7 Body language

A Put these verbs into the correct category. Use a dictionary to help you. Some verbs may fit into more than one category.

B Now answer these questions. What do you do when you:

1 meet someone for the first time? You shake their hand.

2 say goodbye? You wave your hand.

3 watch a frightening film? You scream.

4 go to sleep? You shut your eyes.

5 are very angry with someone? You frown. You may clench your fist.

6 feel miserable? You frown. You sigh and groan.

7 are bored? You sigh and frown.

8 agree with someone? You nod your head.