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ACTIVITIES WITH ADJECTIVES DESCRIBING EMOTIONS.

Exercise 1. Place the following general adjectives as headings of the tables below.

CONFUSED, ASHAMED, CONFIDENT, ANGRY.

Exercise 2. Now match the adjectives to their corresponding definitions.

a) ____________

a) exasperated 1. (Slang) aroused to impatience


or anger
a) infuriated 1. characterised by or filled with
indignation
a) aggravated 1. marked by extreme anger
a) angered 1. marked by extreme anger.
Furious
a) seething 1. incited, especially deliberately,
to anger
a) pissed off 1. angered at something unjust or
wrong.
a) outraged 1. having a strong distaste.

a) Indignant 1. greatly annoyed; out of


patience
a) disgusted 1. violently excited or agitated.
Boiling with anger

a) ____________

a. regretful 1. made to feel uncomfortable


because of shame or wounded
pride.
a. embarrassed 1. feeling or caused to feel
uneasy and self-conscious.
a. Apologetic 1. feeling or expressing regret or
sorrow or a sense of loss over
something done or undone.

a. mortified 1. marked by or filled with


remorse.
a. foolish 1. offering excuse. Self-
deprecating. Humble.
a. remorseful 1. feeling stupid.

a) _____________

a) Inspired 1.Fearless and daring; courageous.


b) Eager 2.extremely accurate or apt but based
on intuition rather than knowledge or
logical deduction.
c) Focused 3.Having or marked by intellectual
quickness and acuity. Ardent;
enthusiastic.
d) Bold 4.Having or showing interest, intense
desire, or impatient expectancy.
e) Keen 5.having a distinct sense of purpose,
properly centred.

a) ______________

a) bewildered 1. having difficulty in solving or


interpreting something
b) Puzzled 2. perplexed by many conflicting
situations or statements
c) baffled 3. confused by difficulty, obscurity or
mystery
d) befuddled 4. intensely perplexed by many
conflicting situations or statements
e) mystified 5. stupefied as if by alcoholic drink

EXERCISE 3. Transcribe the following words from phonetic script into ordinary
spelling.

1. pɪst ɒf 8. bəʊld

2. ɪnˈfjʊərɪeɪtɪd 9.ˈfəʊkəst

3. ɪgˈzæspəreɪtɪd 10.ˈbæfld

4.ˈæɡrəveɪtɪd 11.ˈmɪstɪfaɪd

5. ɪmˈbærəst 12. bɪˈfʌdld

6. rɪˈɡretfəl 13. bɪˈwɪldəd

7.ˈmɔːtɪfaɪd

EXERCISE 4. CROSSWORDS PUZZLE.


Across
1. perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements.
1. violently excited or agitated.
1. (slang) aroused to impatience or anger.
1. Having or showing keen interest, intense desire, or impatient
expectancy.
1. having difficulty in solving or interpreting something.
1. confused by difficulty, obscurity or mystery.
1. angered at something unjust or wrong

Down
1. intensely perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements.
1. made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride.
1. offering excuse. Self-deprecating. Humble.
1. marked by extreme anger. Furious.
1. greatly annoyed; out of patience.
1. marked by or filled with remorse.
EXERCISE 5. Discuss in pairs.
How would you feel if ...
1. you saw someone hurting a puppy?
2. you had got up so sleepy that you had forgotten to put your trousers
on and went down to the street in your underwear?
3. you got a maths question in a literature exam?
4. you needed to make an urgent phone call, the battery on your mobile
had run out and the only public phone in the vicinity was occupied by
someone who had been chatting on it for an hour?
5. you discovered that your mother was able to decipher Egyptian
hieroglyphs?
6. you were asked out for dinner by someone you have always admired
secretly?
7. you could recite in verse some information you had just learnt?
8. you had said something nasty to your best friend without being
provoked?
9. you had decided to go out for a couple of drinks instead of completing
an assignment?
10.whatever you eat gave you a stomachache?
11.You suddenly saw clearly what you wanted to do with your life?
EXERCISE 6. Discuss in pairs.
What situations would make you feel:
– Apologetic?
– Disgusted?
– Indignant?
– Bold?
– Foolish?
SOLUTIONS:
EXERCISES 1 & 2.
a) ANGRY

aggravated - incited, especially deliberately, to anger

exasperated - greatly annoyed; out of patience.

disgusted - having a strong distaste.

angered - marked by extreme anger

infuriated - marked by extreme anger. Furious.

outraged - angered at something unjust or wrong.

Indignant – characterised by or filled with indignation.

pissed off – (informal BrE) aroused to impatience or anger.

seething- violently excited or agitated.

b) ASHAMED
regretful - feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done
or undone

remorseful – marked by or filled with remorse.

foolish – feeling stupid.

Apologetic – offering excuse. Self-deprecating. Humble.

mortified - made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride

embarrassed - feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self-conscious

c) CONFIDENT

Eager - Having or showing keen interest, intense desire, or impatient expectancy

Keen - Having or marked by intellectual quickness and acuity. Ardent; enthusiastic:

Bold- Fearless and daring; courageous.

Focused – having a distinct sense of purpose, properly centred.

Inspired- extremely accurate or apt but based on intuition rather than knowledge or
logical deduction.

d) CONFUSED

baffled - perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements.

befuddled – stupefied as if by alcoholic drink.

Puzzled – having difficulty in solving or interpreting something.

bewildered – intensely perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements

Mysfified – confused by difficulty, obscurity or mystery.

EXERCISE 3.
EXERCISE 4.

1. pissed off 8. bold

2. infuriated 9.focussed

3. exasperated 10.baffled

4.aggravated 11.mystified

5. embarrassed 12. befuddled

6. regretful 13. bewildered

7.mortified

EXERCISE 5.

Multiple answers are possible.