Упражнения на прилагательные с ing/ed

Упражнения на прилагательные с ing/ ed.

Ex.1. Make up the sentences using these words: because, that’s why. 

1) they, that’s why, shocked, the news, shocking, was, were

2) was, she, because, was, the food, disgusting, disgusted

3) amusing, he, that’s why, the story, amused, is, is.

4) am, exhausting, I, was, the trip, because, exhausted.

Ex. 2. Restore the word order to Make up these sentences.

  1. was, I, boring, because, bored, the book, was
  2. My parents, worrying, the situation, because, is, are, worried
  3. was, He, excited, because, the party, exciting, was
  4. was, They, tiring, because, tired, the trip (поездка) , were
  5. My classmates, interesting, the lesson, because, were, was, interested
  6. I, relaxing, the music, because, is, am, relaxed
  7. We, excited, the match, because, are, is, exciting
  8. They, bored, the film, because, were, was, boring

Ex. 3. Choose the correct word.

  1. I’m interesting/interested in collecting stamps.
  2. Everyone is depressed/depressing by the awful weather.
  3. I think that airports are exciting/excited places.
  4. I’m tired/tiring. I think I’ll go to bed.
  5. The journey was exhausted/exhausting!
  6. It’s not surprising/surprised that she’s busy. She’s got six children.
  7. The teacher was annoying/annoyed because I had forgotten to do my homework.
  8. He loved the museum — he thought it was fascinating/fascinated.
  9. We went to the cinema but I was very boring/bored because I had seen the film before.
  10. I like this monkey. It is very amused/amusing.

Ex. 4. Fill in the gaps using the words from the list: interesting, surprised, boring,  interested, surprising, bored, exciting, disappointed, amusing.

  1. What programme are you watching? Is it____?
  2.  ‘I’m going on a safari in Africa!’ ‘Really? How____!’
  3. What time did you get home last night? I didn’t know where you were. I was very ______ about you.
  4. The children are____and they don’t know what to do.
  5. It was quite___ that he has passed the exam.
  6. I was____ with the film. I expected it to be much better.
  7. I don’t want to read this book. It is _______.
  8. The cartoon was very _______. I laughed a lot.
  9. I don’t want to go to the match. I’m not ________in football.
  10. We were very ________when we heard the news.


Commonly confused words. Exercises

Commonly confused words. Exercises.

Ex. 1. Choose the right word from the brackets.

  1. He couldn’t choose (among/between) France or Spain for his holiday.
  2. He (especially/specially) liked his new computer.
  3. There was much (fewer/less) rain than the year before.
  4. He made cheese pie (especially/specially) for her, as he knew it was her favourite.
  5. The market was crowded yesterday. I hope there will be (fewer/less) people today.
  6. We will find a new manager from (among/between) the current staff.
  7. I don’t think they will reduce the price any (farther/further). It’s already very cheap.

Ex. 2. Make up your own examples with the words from ex 1.

Ex. 3. Match the pictures with these words:

a/ a base, b/ a desert, c/ a dessert, d/ a draw, e/ a drawer, f/ an aisle, g/ an isle, h/ a price, i/ a prize, j/ a waist, k/ bass, l/ waste

Give the definitions of the words in the pictures.













Ex. 4. Put the words from ex. 3 into the right categories.

  • the pronunciation is similar but the spelling is different
  • the pronunciation and the spelling are different

Ex. 5. Choose the correct option for these sentences.

  1. He put the ticket for the match in a (draw/ drawer) to keep it safe. 
  2. It’s hard to measure the amount of (waist/ waste) in the ocean.
  3. The (price/ prize) was a large amount of money. He spent it on a holiday.
  4. It’s easy to get lost in a (desert/ dessert), so take enough to eat and drink. 
  5. The vase had a very heavy (base/ bass), so it was hard to lift. 
  6. Robert sat next to the (aisle/ isle) on the trip, so he could move around easily. 

Ex. 6. Choose the write verb from the brackets.

  1. The man (set/sit) the newspaper on the table.
  2. Saskia was (laying/lying) the tables while Ramon was polishing the glasses.
  3. Eric (borrowed/ lent) Sophie some money to get home by bus.
  4. My dog will (rise/ raise) his front paw if he wants me to give him a treat.
  5. The masked men (stole/ robbed) a lot of money from the bank.
  6. We had to (brake/ break) suddenly when we went round a sharp bend.
  7. This smell (remembers/ reminds) me of my grandfather. He was always smoking a pipe.

Ex. 7. Make up your own sentences using the words from ex. 6.

Ex. 8. Match the following words with the definitions below.

Words: advice, effect, loose, breath, except.

  1. An opinion someone gives you about the best thing to do in a situation: ______________
  2. Not fastened or tight: ________________
  3. But not or not including: _________________
  4. The result of an influence: _____________________
  5. The air that goes in and out of your lungs: _________________

Look at these pairs of words: advice – advise, effect – affect, loose – lose, breath — breathe, except – accept. Why do you think people often confuse them?

Make up your own examples with all these words.


Like vs as

Like vs as.

Ex. 1. Choose like or as.

  1. Mary used to have a full-time job ____________ a nurse at hospital.
  2. I have never met people  ____________ you! You are really very intelligent!
  3. Nancy knows all my secrets. We are ____________ sisters.
  4. Do you know that at the cocktail party Jim introduced Liz  ____________his cousin?
  5. She can’t cook  ____________ her mother does.
  6. When I entered the room and found no-one there I left everything  ____________ it was.
  7. Everyone is ill at home. Our house is  ____________ a hospital.
  8. He was so scared that he was trembling  ____________ a leaf.
  9. He was dressed  ____________ a policeman.
  10. Mike hit Jack just  ____________ Jack hit him.

Ex 2. Use combinations from the list. Add extra words if necessary. 

a duck, pretty,  a dog barking, a hospital, a city hall, my best friend, Hamlet, a bus driver, a child,  a scientist

  1. ______________________, I can say that the topic of her early essay is rather up-to-date.
  2. His father works ____________________.
  3. Pat swims______________________.
  4. He is 26 years old but sometimes he behaves ______________________.
  5. I wonder what that high green building will be. It looks ______________________.
  6. I regard her ______________________.
  7. During the war that church was used _____________________.
  8. What is that sound? It seems _____________________.
  9. In the play he appeared ______________________.
  10. Mary is ______________________ as her elder sister.

Comfortable, convenient

Comfortable, convenient.

Ex 1. (In) convenient / convenience or (un) comfortable? Complete the sentences.

  1. Are you ___________ or shall I turn the heat down?
  2. It’s very ___________that you live near the school.
  3. I find it ___________ to be able to do my banking by phone.
  4. I don’t feel ___________ in these jeans.
  5. I’m not ___________ with the idea of leaving her on her own.
  6. Please come at your earliest ___________
  7. Our local supermarket has very ___________ opening hours.
  8. This ___________ hotel is ideal for families with children.
  9. It is very __________ that the hotel is only a short distance from the beach.
  10. These sports shoes are very ___________, they, do not suit me at all.
  11. I don’t like wearing ___________ clothes.
  12. Let’s meet at 5 am. Is it ___________ for you?

Ex 2.  Fill in the gaps with a suitable word.

  1. I live in the suburbs, but there is very  _____________ bus service with the town center.
  2. Are you _____________ on that hard stool?
  3. He felt _____________ when his parents started arguing in front of him.
  4. The station authorities apologize for any _____________ caused by the late arrival of the train.
  5. The meeting is at an  _____________ time for me, I’m afraid I can’t come.
  6. Will three o’clock be  _____________ for you?
  7. They met in a mutually _____________ place.
  8. London often gives the impression of being more  _____________ with its past than its present.
  9. I don’t feel  _____________ in high heels.
  10. The furniture will be delivered  _____________.
  11. It will be very  _____________ to go there without a car.
  12. Sit down and _____________ .

Hard, difficult, heavy

Hard, difficult, heavy.

Ex 1. Hard, heavy or difficult? Complete the sentences.

  1. It is __________ to say which of them is lying.
  2. Her handwriting is very __________ to read.
  3. That box is really __________. Molly can’t lift it.
  4. The manager is a very __________ person to deal with.
  5. There was a __________ snow at night and it is still very cold.
  6. London is an attractive city with __________ traffic.
  7. It will be very __________ to prove that they are guilty.
  8. The soil here is very __________ to dig.
  9. Could you help me with these __________ bags?
  10. The branch of industry that produces large goods such as cars or aircraft is called __________ industry.
  11. The examination was very __________ , half the students failed.
  12. Don’t go to bed after you’ve had a __________ meal.

Ex. 2. Hard, heavy or difficult? Sometimes you can use 2 words.

  1. London is a very attractive city despite its ____________ traffic.
  2. He’s a _________ man to please.
  3. With а ___________ heart, she turned to wave goodbye.
  4. He thinks it’s extremely ____________ to combine study and work.