Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Unit 6: -ed and -ing adjectives

-ed and –ing adjectives

Adjectives that end ‘-ed’ (e.g. ‘bored’, ‘interested’) and adjectives that end ‘-ing’ (e.g. ‘boring’, ‘interesting’) are often confused.
-ed adjectives
Adjectives that end ‘-ed’ describe emotions – they tell us how people feel about something.
  • I was very bored in the maths lesson. I almost fell asleep.
  • He was surprised to see Helen. She’d told him she was going to Australia.
  • Feeling tired and depressed, he went to bed.
-ing adjectives
Adjectives that end ‘-ing’ describe the thing that causes the emotion – a boring lesson makes you feel bored.
  • Have you seen that film? It’s absolutely terrifying.
  • I could listen to him for hours. He’s one of the most interesting people I’ve ever met.
  • I can’t eat this! It’s disgusting! What is it?
Remember that people can be boring but only if they make other people feel bored.
  • He talks about the weather for hours. He’s so boring.


Choose the adjective that best suits each sentence. 

1.You look really (tired/tiring). Why don't you go to bed?
2.Sit down - I've got some very (excited/exciting) news for you.

3.He's got a very (annoyed/annoying) habit of always interrupting people.
4.I'm very (disappointed/disappointing) by your behaviour.
5.Kids! You're (disgusted/disgusting)! Don't talk with your mouths full!


Monday, March 12, 2018

Unit 6: The Future

1. When we know about the future we normally use the present tense.
  • We use the present simple for something scheduled or arranged:
We have a lesson next Monday.
Resultado de imagen de the futureThe train arrives at 6.30 in the morning.
The holidays start next week.
It is my birthday tomorrow.
  • We can use the present continuous for plans or arrangements:
I’m playing football tomorrow.
They are coming to see us tomorrow.
We’re having a party at Christmas.
2. We use will to talk about the future:
  • When we make predictions:
It will be a nice day tomorrow.
I think Brazil will win the World Cup.
I’m sure you will enjoy the film.
  • To mean want to or be willing to:
I hope you will come to my party.
George says he will help us.
  • To make offers and promises:
I'll see you tomorrow.
We'll send you an email.
  • To talk about offers and promises:
Tim will be at the meeting.
Mary will help with the cooking.
3. We use (be) going to:
  • To talk about plans and intentions:
I’m going to drive to work today.
They are going to move to Manchester.
  • When we can see that something is likely to happen:
Be careful! You are going to fall.
Look at those black clouds. I think it’s going to rain.

Retrieved from : https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/english-grammar/talking-about-future