• English Adjectives with Ed and Ing Video and Exercise

    We’re proud of the new video we’ve posted below on English adjectives with Ed and Ing. We love these animated videos, and hope to produce more in the future.

    A lot of our students get confused by English adjectives with Ed and Ing. First, because they look like verbs in the present simple and the continuous tense, second because they’re not sure how the Ing and Ed effect the meaning of the word. Watch the video below, then see if you can do the exercises and master English adjectives with Ed and Ing. Also, be sure to watch more of our English videos if you have time.


    Choose the correct answer. You can write your answers in comments and we will respond.

    1. My English classes via Skype are very (interested/interesting).
    2. The students are never (bored/boring) in our classes.
    3. I was (irritated/irritating) that I had to wait 2 weeks to see the movie.
    4. He was (embarrassed/embarrassing) that he hadn’t studied his English adjectives.
    5. The news that the economy is (improved/improving) was good news to everyone.
    6. We are (excited/exciting) that our new video is finished.
    7. I think that animation can be very (entertained/entertaining).
    8. We plan on having a (relaxed/relaxing) weekend.
    9. This month’s results are (encouraged/encouraging).
    10. I hope this lesson wasn’t (confused/confusing) for you.

    Want more? Click here to try our adjectives quiz.

    • Interesting
      Bored
      Irritated
      Embarrassed
      improving
      Excited
      Entertaining
      relaxing
      Encouraging
      Confusing

      • LOIEnglish

        Good Rodolfo! Perfect!

    • Fernando_badopi

      My English classes via Skype are very (interesting).The students are never (bored) in our classes.I was (irritated) that I had to wait 2 weeks to see the movie.He was (embarrassed) that he hadn’t studied his English adjectives.The news that the economy is (improving) was good news to everyone.We are (excited) that our new video is finished.I think that animation can be very (entertaining).We plan on having a (relaxing) weekend.This month’s results are (encouraging).I hope this lesson wasn’t (confusing) for you.

      • LOIEnglish

        Very good Fernando! Perfect score!

    • sly

      1interesting 2bored 3irritating 4 embarassed 5 improved 6 excited 7 entertaining 8 relaxing 9 encouraging 10 confusing

      • LOIEnglish

        You had a problem with number 3 and number 5. Number 3 the subject ‘I’ isn’t causing or producing the emotion “irritate” it is feeling. It is an emotional state. You can substitute ‘FEEL’ with the verb ‘TO BE’ In this sentence: I FELT very irritated. Remember the ‘ING’ means that the subject is producing the emotion. The traffic in LA is irritatING.

        Number 5 is a trick question because this is not an adjective ending it is Present Continuous or Present Progressive. In this verbal tense you always use ‘TO BE’ with the ING verb ending.

        I hope this helps!

    • 1. interesting
      2. bored
      3. irritated
      4. embarrassed
      5. improving
      6. excited
      7.entertaning
      8, relaxing
      9. encouraging
      10. confusing

      • LOIEnglish

        Excellent work. I think you have the idea!

    • LOIEnglish

      Good Ryo. You only had problems with Question #3, irritating. Take a look at the sentence:

      I was (irritated/irritating) that I had to wait 2 weeks to see the movie.
      The subject is ‘I’, so we are talking about the speaker’s feelings. The speaker feels irritatED because they had to wait to see the movie. Generally, when the subject is ‘I’ we are going to use an adjective ‘ED’ ending because we are talking about how someone feels. I am confusED. I am borED. It isn’t common for someone to say, ‘I am boring.’ That means that they are creating boredom for other people. I hope this helps! I am looking forward to our next class!

    • Sean Hwang

      interesting, bored, irritated, embarrassed, improving, excited, entertaining, relaxing, encouraging, confusing

      • LOIEnglish

        Good Sean!

    • YongTae

      1. interesting / 2. bored / 3. irritated / 4.embarrassed / 5. improved / 6. excited / 7. entertaining / 8. relaxed / 9. encouraging / 10. confusing

      • LOIEnglish

        Nice work YongTae.

    • Ilka

      interesting.
      bored.
      irritated
      embarrassed
      improving
      excited
      entertaining.
      relaxing.
      encouraging
      confusing

      • LOIEnglish

        Nicely done Ilka.

    • Ana

      1) interesting – 2) bored – 3) irritated – 4) embarrassed – 5) improving – 6) excited- 7) entertaining -(8 relaxing – 9) encouraging – 10) confusing

      • LOIEnglish

        Good work!

    • LOIEnglish

      Question #5 is a bit tricky. The correct answer is ‘improving’ In this sentence we are looking at the verb rather than the adjective. In this sentence we see the present continuous or progressive form to be + verbING, we use it to say something is happening at the moment. The economy IS IMPROVING.

    • luca lattarini

      1- My English classes via skype are very interesting

      2-The students are never bored in our classes

      3-I was irritated that I had to wait 2 weeks to see the movie

      4-He was embarrassed that he hadn’t studied his english adjectives

      5-The news that the economy is improving was good news to everyone.

      6-We are excited that our new video is finished.

      7-I think that animation can be very entertaining

      8- We plan on having a relaxing weekend.

      9- This month’s results are encouraging

      10-I hope this lesson wasn’t confusing for you.

      • LOIEnglish

        Good work Luca!

    • Rafa Lima

      My English classes via Skype are very interesting.
      The students are never bored in our classes.
      I was irritated that I had to wait 2 weeks to see the movie.
      He was embarrassed that he hadn’t studied his English adjectives.
      The news that the economy is improving was good news to everyone.
      We are excited that our new video is finished.
      I think that animation can be very entertaining.
      We plan on having a relaxing weekend.
      This month’s results are encouraging.
      I hope this lesson wasn’t confusing for you.

      • LOIEnglish

        Good Rafa!

    • Marc Andreu

      1 My English classes via Skype are very interesting.

      2 The students are never bored in our classes.

      3 I was irritared that I had to wait 2 weeks to see the movie.
      4 He was emarrased that he hadn’t studied his English adjectives.

      • LOIEnglish

        Nice work.

    • Marc Andreu

      5 The news that the economy is improving was good news to everyone.
      6 We are excited that our new video is finished.
      7 I think that animation can be very entertaining.
      8 We plan on having a relaxing weekend.
      9 This month’s results are encouraging.
      10 I hope this lesson wasn’t confusing for you.

      • LOIEnglish

        Great!

    • LOIEnglish

      Perfect!

    • susana gonzalez

      My English classes via Skype are very (interesting).
      The students are never (bored) in our classes.
      I was (irritated) that I had to wait 2 weeks to see the movie.
      He was (embarrassed) that he hadn’t studied his English adjectives.
      The news that the economy is (improving) was good news to everyone.
      We are (excited) that our new video is finished.
      I think that animation can be very (entertaining).
      We plan on having a (relaxing) weekend.
      This month’s results are (encouraging).
      I hope this lesson wasn’t (confusing) for you.

    • LOIEnglish

      #7: entertaining (remember inanimate objects do not have feelings…only people and animals)
      #10: confusing (the object is ‘lesson’)

    • LOIEnglish

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