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Hello and welcome to Six Minute Vocabulary. I'm thin. And I'm Katherine. In today's program, we're going to look at IAG and Eddy objectives.
So if you're interested in vocabulary but you find some adjectives confusing, keep listening.
Yes, keep listening. And it's on with the show. And I must say, Fin, you're looking very relaxed today.
Well, maybe that's because I was on holiday last week. Yes, it was very relaxing. Speaking of holidays, here are two people who had a bad time on holiday.
What went wrong?
Oh, the train was horrible. Big gangs of teenagers playing music on their phones. I got really annoyed.
The flight was delayed and we had ten really boring hours in the airport with nothing to do. Oh, not much funny.
So the man was annoyed or angry about teenagers playing music, and the woman had a long and boring wait in the airport.
So let's have a closer look. Here's the woman again.
The flight was delayed and we had ten really boring hours in the airport with nothing to do now.
Adjectives ending in I and G like boring usually describe things or events that make us have a particular feeling. That's right.
And in the example, Boring describes all those hours and hours in the airport and long boring hours.
And that sounds very familiar. Yes. Yes.
And there are lots of I adjectives we can use to describe things or events. We can talk about a confusing problem, a surprising piece of news or an exciting film with lots of action. Then what is the most exciting film you have ever seen?
So many exciting films. The first one that I can think of is Gravity.
Oh, yes. In space. Very exciting.
OK, Catherine, what is your idea of a relaxing holiday?
Oh, now you're talking. I do like to be beside the seaside fan. Very good. Yes. Let's look at adjectives.
We're going to hear from a woman who got a very cheap holiday. What F.D.A. does she use?
We got a great deal. I was surprised at how cheap it was.
We use EDI adjectives to say how we feel about something. In the example, the adjective surprised describes how the woman feels about the price.
I was surprised at how cheap it was. She didn't expect it to be so cheap. Mm.
That's right. If I say I get annoyed by loud music, the word annoyed describes my feelings about the music. The music is annoying and I feel annoyed.
And if I say long lectures make me bored, the word bored describes my feelings about the lecture, the lectures boring and I feel bored so often.
What makes you bored? Nothing.
I never feel bored. Yes, you do. OK, when I'm travelling to work, a long commute is very boring and it makes me feel bored.
Meta and a word of warning here.
Don't confuse bored and boring because if you say I'm very boring, you're actually saying that you make other people feel bored.
Oh, and you don't want that. You're listening to BBC Learning English Dotcom, and it's time for a quiz, listen to these sentences and choose whether they need an eye and or Eddie A..
Catherine will tell you the answer is, OK, ready?
Number one, I enjoy taking long hot baths. They make me feel really a relaxed or be relaxing now when you're describing your feeling.
So it's a relaxed. That's right.
They make me relaxed. Now, number two, the discovery of life on Mars would be a surprised or be surprising.
And this time we're talking about a discovery, which is a thing. So it's been surprising.
And the last one, those students are very a annoying or B, annoyed.
And this one is a trick question because both of them are possible. Those students are very annoying, is correct if we're describing the students. But those students are very annoyed is what we say when we're talking about the students feelings. That's right.
Both are possible.
And that brings us almost to the end of the show. But before we go, here's today's top tip for learning vocabulary. I g and adjectives are easy to confuse. So write down pairs of example sentences in your notebook. Very good.
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