Exercise 1

Choose the correct option to complete the sentences below.

1 I love skydiving. It's an feeling.

2 The robber was carrying a gun and wearing the mask of a clown. He was .

3 She was very with him for not telling her the truth.

4 The students are very about the exam results.

5 My teacher is very . He speaks so slowly that we just want to sleep.

6 This year, all the presents that I got for Christmas were very .

7 He's a very man. He's travelled all around the world.

8 I was so to see her. She wasn't supposed to be there.

9 Teenagers get very when they have to speak in public.

10 In the photo you can see the image of what seems to be a ghost.



-ed/-ing adjectives

A lot of adjectives are made from verbs by adding –ing or –ed. They are called participial adjectives they take the forms of the present (-ing) and past participle (-ed) of the verb.

-ed adjectives

-ed adjectives are used to describe how we feel. Look at the following examples:

  • We’re tired. Can we stop running?
  • I’m bored. Let’s play cards.
  • I was surprised to see her.


-ing adjectives

-ing adjectives are used to talk about the things that produce these feelings. Check the examples below:

  • Running is very tiring. We don’t want to run.
  • This film is very boring. Let’s play cards.
  • Her visit was very surprising. We weren’t expecting her.


A list of some common adjectives

-ed -ing adjectives