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Boring or Bored?

Boring or Bored?
Activity Multiple Choice
Activity Multiple Choice
Let's practise the difference between BORING and BORED and other similar adjectives.
 

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Instructions

Choose the option that best completes the sentence.
 

Many students get very confused about the difference between -ing and -ed adjectvies: interesting / interested...

Adjectives ending in -ED have a passive meaning (receive the action)
- A painted door = a door that has been painted
- A destroyed city = a city that has been destroyed
 
Adjectives ending in -ING have an active meaning (do the action)
- The sleeping boy =the boy that is sleeping
- Falling leaves =leaves that are falling

To remember this difference easily, just memorize this example:

A boring film makes me bored     /ə bɔ:rɪŋ fɪlm meɪks mi: bɔ:d/ 

When talking about people, remember that -ED adjectives describe the way you feel:

I'm confused, I'm excited, I'm bored, I'm terrified, I'm worried, I'm fascinated, I'm tired...

Comparing:

Politicians are very confusing, I'm always confused when I hear them.
I feel very tired, today I had a very tiring day
That book was depressing, now I feel a bit depressed
That's an astonishing painting! I'm totally astonished

Her eyes are amazing
That story was fascinating
This job is exhausting
I hate the dark, I'm frightened
I'm excited about our next trip to Viena
I need some rest, I'm totally exhausted

Items

This book is too __________, I can't read any more.
A- boring
B- bored
Nobody wants to go out with Jack because he is so __________
A- boring
B- bored
The film was very __________, and a bit scary too
A- interesting
B- interested
She's always __________ in strange things, she's so weird!
A- interesting
B- interested
You painted this? Wow, that's __________!
A- amazing
B- amazed
We went to visit some friends in Phnom Penh and we had a very __________day
A- amusing
B- amused
Will you please stop that noise? Oh my God, it's so __________ !
A- annoying
B- annoyed
Why are you so __________? They're only children, just relax.
A- annoying
B- annoyed
Science has made some __________ discoveries in the first half of the 20th century
A- astonishing
B- astonished
I don't understand the instructions, they are so __________. Are you sure this is English?
A- confusing
B- confused
Sorry, I don't know what to do, I'm totally __________. Can you explain that again?
A- confusing
B- confused
I don't like Dickens very much. I find his stories too __________ sometimes.
A- depressing
B- depressed
John is __________ because Windy broke up with him
A- depressing
B- depressed
But you can't break a promise, I feel so __________.
A- disappointing
B- disappointed
I thought it would be a great concert, but I found it a bit __________.
A- disappointing
B- disappointed
Ough! Why did you do that? It's so __________!
A- disgusting
B- disgusted
I fell down in front of all those people. It was so __________?
A- embarrassing
B- embarrassed
Sorry I broke it. I'm so __________.
A- embarrassing
B- embarrassed
I don't like marathons, that's too __________ for me
A- exhausting
B- exhausted
I've been walking for 5 miles! I'm __________.
A- exhausting
B- exhausted
I love surprise parties, they're so __________!
A- exciting
B- excited
When I saw her wearing that dress, I was __________.
A- fascinating
B- fascinated
That castle at night looks really __________, I don't want to go there again.
A- frightening
B- frightened
When I entered my house and saw everything destroyed, I was __________.
A- horrifying
B- horrified
The news were __________
A- shocking
B- shocked
She told me everything that Bill did yesterday, and I was __________!
A- shocking
B- shocked
I can't work any more, I'm too __________, I'm going to bed.
A- tiring
B- tired
Cutting every bit manually is too __________, it can take us all day!
A- tiring
B- tired
Where were you? I was so __________! Thank God you're here.
A- worrying
B- worried
When he pointed at the waitress with the gun, she was __________.
A- terrifying
B- terrified
Total number of items: 30

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