Are you boring or bored? Quite an important difference if you want to hang out with your friends, right?

Hey guys, how is it going? Welcome back to a new episode of the best B2 English course available online. Today we have an important class to cover.  I’m quite sure you might have found some difficulty in distinguishing between the two different types of adjectives that appear in the FCE exam. It happens to a lot of people, quite often. I am talking about words such as boring, exhausting, surprising, frightened, stressed, etc.

Well, fear not! It’s time to explain what their differences are and give you some examples.

What you will learn today – Adjectives with ing and ed

What the main difference between ing and ed adjectives is

Examples of the most common ones in the FCE exam (you have the list below)

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How and when you should use these words to improve your writing and speaking

Common ing/ed adjectives in FCE

Amazing – amazed

Amusing – amused

Challengin – challenged

Charming – charmed

Concerning – concerned

Convincing – convinced

Encouraging – encouraged

Exciting – excited

Exhausting – exhausted

Fascinating – fascinated

Fulfilling – Fulfilled

Interesting – interested

Moving – moved

Relaxing – relaxed

Satisfing – satisfied

Annoying – annoyed

Confusing – confused

Depressing – depressed

Disappointing – disappointed

Disgusting – disgusted

Embarrassing – embarrassed

Frightening – frightened

Frustrating – frustrated

Puzzling – puzzled (shocking – shocked)

Overwhelming – overwhelmed

Practice makes perfect

I hope you’ve enjoyed this class. This is a very easy grammar point but it comes in extremely handy when it comes to speaking and writing, it can improve your level in a few minutes. And of course it will appear in B2 official exams, so you’d better make sure you got it right. Hopefully, you won’t confuse it again from now on. Good job!

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See you next week!

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