12. Participle adjectives

12. Participle adjectives

Julian and Bianca come for dinner.

Main practice:    participle adjectives
Revision:              question tags - on the whole -  such a + noun

When describing your feelings use -ing; when describing the thing or person that give
you the feeling use  -ed,  i.e. 
  • I've been working for twelve hours. I'm exhausted.
  • Working in the restaurant is exhausting.

(to) afford - to have enough money to buy something,i.e.
  • He cycles everywhere, he can't afford a car.

(to) comprise - to be made up of, to consist of, i.e.
  • The class comprises of three students from China, two from Russia, three
    from Italy and four from Turkey.

disappointing - hopes or expectations were not fulfilled, i.e.
  • The movie was disappointing. (The movie wasn't as good as I thought it would be.)
  • Her behaviour was disappointing.(She behaved below the standard expected.)
  • I was disappointed by the book. (The book wasn't as good as I thought it would be and I 
                                                                   am describing my feeling.)

on the whole  -  generally; usually, i.e.
  • On the whole, he works hard at his studies.
  • I enjoy the job, on the whole, but I wish it was five days a week and not six.

snob  -  a person who has great respect for money and / or social class and looks down
               on poorer or lower class people.

stunning - something is very impressive in some way, i.e.
  • The mountains were stunning.
  • Her performance in the play was stunning.
  • The house was absolutely stunning.
Julian is Bill's brother. He's married to Bianca. They own three car showrooms. They are wealthy and enjoy letting Bill and his family know that they have a lot more money than they do. Julian and Bianca have just returned from a very expensive holiday.

Complete the sentences with ed or ing.

Bill:        How was your holiday?

Bianca:  Oh, we had a lovely time. The hotel was five star, of course. Our suite compris of
                 three separate rooms.

Julian:   We had stunn views of the mountains and the beach, didn't we?

Bianca:  We did. It was the most relax holiday.

Sam:       Everything was perfect, then?

Julian:    Not quite. Once or twice the food was a bit disappoint.

Bianca:   It was. And I had to pay extra to use the beauty clinic, which was unexpect: I
                  thought it would be included in the overall price.

Julian:    But, on the whole, we were satisfi, weren't we?

Bianca:   Yes, we were. You should go there. It's a wonderful hotel, only a thousand pounds a

Tim:         Why do you say that, Aunt Bianca, you know my mum and dad can't afford that?

Bianca:   Really? Oh well, when your mum is a chief editor of her newspaper and your dad is
                  head of his school then they'll be able to afford it, won't they?

Tim:        You are such a snob.

Bill:         Tim, you will apologise to your aunt.

Tim:         No, I won't. I'm going to my room.


Remember: when describing your feelings, use -ing;  when describing the thing or person that give you the feelings use -ed.

Complete the sentences with -ing or -ed.

1. It was very satisfy to see how well Julie did in her exams.

2. I felt very relax sitting in the garden this afternoon.

3. Our new dinner service is comprise of ten dinner plates, ten saucers, ten cups, three
    serving dishes, a milk jug and a sugar bowl.

4. I was very embarrass when Mark behaved so badly in the restaurant.

5. The present was totally unexpected

6. My daughter was frighten by the film.

7. The painting was amaze, really incredible.

8. Our plane was in a storm, it was terrify.

9. We walked for thirty kilometres, I was exhaust.

10. I was shock at how much money he spent on his new kitchen.