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Fill in adjectives ending in –ed or –ing:

1. It is the most ________ thing I’ve ever seen. 1. interest


2. Bill was ________ in constructing of the new model. 2. interest
3. I’m _______ and I don’t know what to do. 3. bore
4. The film was _______ and I switched off the TV set. 4. bore
5. The results of the test were _______. 5. disappoint
6. Tom was ________ with the results of the test. 6. disappoint
7. The atmosphere was __________. 7. frighten
8. Pam was ________ to death when she saw a huge dog. 8. frighten
9. I was ____________ to see her at the concert. 9. amaze
10. Liz has achieved __________ results in studies. 10. amaze
11. Nick finds his dog rather ______________. 11. amuse
12. Mona was ________ by the boy’s behavior. 12. amuse
13. I was very ________ when I worked in the garden. 13. tire
14. To cut paper animals is very ____________. 14. tire
15. Tom was ________ to see a bad mark in his test. 15. annoy
16. It was ________ to lose the way in the city. 16. annoy
17. It was _______ that they didn’t come to the party. 17. surprise
18. Sam was _______ when he saw them leaving. 18. surprise
19. I was _______ when I was told that information. 19. shock
20. This situation was really ____________. 20. shock
21. Well, you are _____________ me. 21. confuse
22. Nick was ________ and phoned his parents. 22. confuse
23. This music is really __________. 23. excite
24. He was ________ by his forthcoming flight. 24. excite
25. Paul seemed __________ about his future exam. 25. depress
26. This story was _____________. 26. depress
27. Kate is an _______ leader in my class. 27. inspire
28. Ben was ______ by Longfellow’s poems. 28. inspire
29. Tim was ________ by spilling coffee on the table. 29. embarrass
30. I’d like to avoid any _______ questions at all. 30. embarrass
31. Your proposal is _____________. 31. insult
32. Paul was __________ by Tom’s remarks. 32. insult
33. We were _______ that the plane would fall down. 33. terrify
34. We heard ____________ sounds at night. 34. terrify
35. Your plan about this house is _______________. 35. frustrate
36. Helen gets _______ when she loses the game. 36. frustrate
37. Andrew was ________ by my decision. 37. puzzle
38. He demonstrated a ________ lack of curiosity. 38. puzzle
39. I don’t like ____________ sports. 39. exhaust
40. Simon felt ________ at the end of the test. 40. exhaust
KEY:

1. It is the most interesting thing I’ve ever seen. 1. interest


2. Bill was interested in constructing of the new model. 2. interest
3. I’m bored and I don’t know what to do. 3. bore
4. The film was boring and I switched off the TV set. 4. bore
5. The results of the test were disappointing. 5. disappoint
6. Tom was disappointed with the results of the test. 6. disappoint
7. The atmosphere was frightening. 7. frighten
8. Pam was frightened to death when she saw a huge dog. 8. frighten
9. I was amazed to see her at the concert. 9. amaze
10. Liz has achieved amazing results in studies. 10. amaze
11. Nick finds his dog rather amusing. 11. amuse
12. Mona was amused by the boy’s behavior. 12. amuse
13. I was very tired when I worked in the garden. 13. tire
14. To cut paper animals is very tiring. 14. tire
15. Tom was annoyed to see a bad mark in his test. 15. annoy
16. It was annoying to lose the way in the city. 16. annoy
17. It was surprising that they didn’t come to the party. 17. surprise
18. Sam was surprised when he saw them leaving. 18. surprise
19. I was shocked when I was told that information. 19. shock
20. This situation was really shocking. 20. shock
21. Well, you are confusing me. 21. confuse
22. Nick was confused and phoned his parents. 22. confuse
23. This music is really exciting. 23. excite
24. He was excited by his forthcoming flight. 24. excite
25. Paul seemed depressed about his future exam. 25. depress
26. This story was depressing. 26. depress
27. Kate is an inspiring leader in my class. 27. inspire
28. Ben was inspired by Longfellow’s poems. 28. inspire
29. Tim was embarrassed by spilling coffee on the table. 29. embarrass
30. I’d like to avoid any embarrassing questions at all. 30. embarrass
31. Your proposal is insulting. 31. insult
32. Paul was insulted by Tom’s remarks. 32. insult
33. We were terrified that the plane would fall down. 33. terrify
34. We heard terrifying sounds at night. 34. terrify
35. Your plan about this house is frustrating. 35. frustrate
36. Helen gets frustrated when she loses the game. 36. frustrate
37. Andrew was puzzled by my decision. 37. puzzle
38. He demonstrated a puzzling lack of curiosity. 38. puzzle
39. I don’t like exhausting sports. 39. exhaust
40. Simon felt exhausted at the end of the test. 40. exhaust

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