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(Updated on 03/09/2013)

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Adjectives : vocabulary and activities


Flashcards and Posters :

  • Emotions (

  • Emotions - Flashcards : Embarrassed, scared, shy, surprised, happy, mad, sad, stubborn, excited, ashamed, worried, angry + Cliparts


  • Feelings and Conditions (aussi en ESPAGNOL) flashcards
    Click on Flashcard Library on the right.


  • Recommended Emoticons and Smileys for Email Communication (windweaver)
    happy, smiling, laughing - feeling stupid, tired - affirming, supporting - teasing, mischievous - unhappy, sad - hugs and kisses - angry, sarcastic - trying to communicate - surprised, incredulous, skeptical - miscellaneous
    For example :
    :'-( crying and really sad
  • Phobias Of The Rich And Famous - ex :
    "Tennis champ André Agassi has a phobia of spiders...
    Film director Alfred Hitchcock had a peculiar fear of eggs...
    Country star Lyle Lovett reportedly is afraid of cows."

  • Automat' by Edward Hopper - Time Magazine Cover (Aug. 28, 1995) - (


Listening :

  • Yap-lication unlocks canine moods
    "The nuances of a dog's barks, howls, yaps and growls can now apparently be discerned by a new computer program
    developed by Hungarian scientists."



  • Everyday English in Conversation - Listening
    Eating / Emotions / Fashion / Friendship / Health / Housing / Life / Memory / Money /
    Romance / Shopping / Time / Traveling / Vacation / Weather / Work
    (Focus English)
  • Which woman is it? (
    "Listen to three situations about three different women. What are they feeling and why?"

  • Which man is it? (
    "You will hear how four men are feeling. Get your guy!"


Vocabulary and Information :

  • 26 Feel-Good Words
    "Here is a list of words that express powerful, positive emotions.
    They would fit well in a movie ad or a blurb on the back cover of a novel, two bastions of emotionally persuasive words."


  • How to Spell Exclamations of Laughter
    "How does one spell the sound of an eruption of laughter? It depends on the species of mirth, and the list below offers suggestions based on such subtleties. Whether one seeks to indicate a character’s laughter in the manuscript of a novel or short story or to indicate actual or conjectural laughter in nonfiction, consider these guidelines."

  • Dealing with feelings - Confused, sad, mad, glad?
    "Check out this section to learn about these emotions and many more - and how to deal with them."
  • How you feel - How people can be - a list of adjectives (

  • The Phobias - définitions (ojohaven)
  • Phobias (list) - What are you afraid of? (

  • Ed/Ing Emotion Adjectives (eslprof) :
    "I spilled water on my pants.

    I feel, I am... embarrassed.
    This is, It is... embarrassing." (NO exercises)
  • -ed / -ing adjectives - (trussel)
    "Many English adjectives of emotion/feeling are formed from the -ed / -ing forms of verbs: positive / negative" - 4 columns : VERB / -ed / -ing / NOUN
    (NO exercises)


Idioms :

  • Essential Idioms - interactive exercises and worksheets (


Sayings :

  • Wise sayings (wiseoldsayings) :
    • Laugh and the world laughs with you; cry and you cry alone. - Horace (65-8 BC)
    • Laugh every day; it's like inner jogging. - unknown
    • Laughter is the best medicine. - unknown
    • Sorrow is to the soul, as worm is to wood.- Turkish (on joy and sorrow)
    • The heart at rest sees a feast in everything. - Hindu (Asian Indian) (on attitude)
    • The sight of books removes sorrows from the heart. - Moroccan (on books and writers)


INTERACTIVE exercises :


  • Sadness - an interactive quiz (BBC)
  • Emotions (
    "Choose the correct emotion for each picture."

  • How do they feel? - "Fais glisser l'élement de droite sur l'élément de gauche." (Hervé Humbert)

  • Smileys and Emoticons - activity created by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)
  • Les états, les adjectifs ("hungry, sad, happy, tired"...) - exercices (Hervé Humbert)
  • How do you feel? (Descriptive adjectives) - matching exercise (Madrid Teacher)

  • Feelings - (British Council)
    "On the left are words that describe how we feel.
    On the right is what we can do when we feel like this.
    Can you match the items on the left and right?"

  • Expressions du visage - Choisir l'adjectif qui convient. (


Exercises TO PRINT :

  • Negative emotions (

    "Which of these words do you think each image represents?
    • anger
    • boredom
    • confusion
    • contempt
    • despair
    • fear
    • frustration
    • rage
    • sadness"



  • A Teeny Tiny Book - My Emotions Book - "Use the face parts to show the emotions." (bry-backmanor)


Lesson plans :

  • MUSIC - a lesson
    "This EFL lesson plan is designed around a video by Art&Graft commissioned by theBarbican arts centre, London and the theme of music.
    Students practise the adjectives to describe emotions, watch a short video, talk about music and discuss quotations about music."

    Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
    Time: 60 minutes
    Language: Adjectives to describe emotions and genres of music


  • My Shoes - a lesson
    "This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film called My Shoes by Nima Raoofi, and the themes of envy and empathy.
    Students write a story, watch a short film, talk about empathy and envy, discuss comments on a YouTube video , and practise idiomatic expressions."





  • The "How are you?" Lesson + replies (emotions) - for Beginners
    - with The Song!(mp3) - Computer Game - A4Poster (how to use) - Games




  • Responsive Face - with SOUND
    - "real-time interactive facial animation with convincing emotive expressiveness" (



Poems :

  • Emotions Poem
    Click on ENGLISH: / Text Level: Fiction: Poetry / General ideas
    (Primary Resources)



Songs :

  • Put Your Records On sung by Corinne Bailey Rae :
    "Three little birds, sat on my window.
    And they told me I don't need to worry.
    Summer came like cinnamon
    So sweet,
    Little girls double-dutch on the concrete...
    The more things seem to change, the more they stay the same"

    - with the VIDEO (YouTube)


  • The "How are you?" Lesson + replies (emotions) - for Beginners
    - with The Song!(mp3) - Computer Game - A4Poster (how to use) - Games


  • In My Place by Coldplay :
    "I was scared, I was scared,
    Tired and underprepared,
    But I'll wait for it..."
  • Something Beautiful by Robbie Williams :
    "If you're lost, hurt, tired or lonely
    Can't control it try as you might
    May you find that love never leave you
    May you find it by the end of the day
    You WON'T be lost, hurt, tired or lonely
    Something beautiful will come your way"


Conversation questions :

  • Emotions - PowerPoint Presentation (




Cartoons : (Si le lien est inaccessible, enregistrer l'image pour obtenir la taille initiale.)

My deepest emotions

I made these signs by Glasbergen

Angry at the computer




Animations Flash :

  • Look at the little movie, then tell the story
    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid
    "Un petit film en flash qui permet de faire travailler le récit avec prolongements possibles bien sûr:
    imaginer la conversation entre le père et la fille,
    imaginer la fin,
    faire raconter l'histoire par la petite fille, etc"


Videos :

  • Fears - Animated video made by Nata Metlukh
    "Are fears our friends or they just worsen people’s existence?"
    A graduation film made at Vancouver Film School (2015), 108 days of production.

    See Making of Fears


  • Simple Present vs. Present Continuous Tense - Describing activities / Feelings and emotions / Adjectives (YouTube)


  • LIE TO ME "FACES" PROMO - Commercial
    SCRIPT :
    There are 6 and a half billion people in the world, but we all look the same when we lie :
    dilated pupils, oblique eyebrows, an upturned lip, the smallest lie on your face, the slightest body movement, it all tells a story.
    It may be human nature to lie but the truth is written all over your face.


  • Classic Sesame Street - Elmo interviews Candice Bergen
    ex : "How do you look when you're sad ? What makes you angry / happy ?...