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-Estoy cansado de mi trabajo...¡Mi trabajo es tedioso!   -¿A que se dedica?  -Trabajo en el zoológico del lugar. Soy acróbata.  He estado trabajado allí durante cinco años...    -¿Porque no trata de hacer algo interesante entonces?  -Tengo un título en ciencias políticas....A lo mejor voy a presentarme para la presidencia.   - Ay Dios...Si un mono acróbata se presenta para presidente, yo comenzaré una vida contemplativa tan pronto como mañana a la mañana.
  New words  Palabras nuevas
tiring: aburridor, tedioso
degree: un título universitario
to run for presidency: presentarse para presidente
a life of contemplation: una vida contemplativa

'En la jungla y aburrido.'

 

 

 

 

 

Adjectives ending in ed or ing     Adjetivos terminados en ed o ing

 

  Many adjectives that end in -ing and -ed present some difficulties for the foreign students of the English language. Many times students find it hard to decide on which adjective to use. Muchos adjetivos que terminan en -ing y en -ed presentan dificultades para los estudiantes extranjeros de la lengua inglesa. Muchas veces se les hace difícil decidir entre que adjetivos utilizar
 

 

EXAMPLES

 

EJEMPLOS:

 

Mike is bored because his job is boring...   Miguel está aburrido porque su trabajo es tedioso.
I am interested in politics, because I consider politics interesting!   Estoy interesado en política porque la considero interesante.
His designation is surprising, so we are all surprised!  

Su designación es sorprendente, por eso estamos sorprendidos.

 

Below you have adjectives ending in -ing and -ed. The animations may be of some help.

 

 Abajo tienes más adjetivos que terminan en -ing y -ed. Las animaciones te pueden resultar de ayuda.

 

 
       

 

 amazing

 

 amazed

 

 amusing

  d)  amused

 

asombroso

 

asombrada/o

 

gracioso

 

divertido

 

     

 

e) annoying

 

f) annoyed

 

g) astonishing

 

h) astonished

 

molesto

 

fastidiada/o

 

asombroso

 

asombrado

               
 

     

 

i) boring

 

j) bored

 

k) confusing

 

l) confused

 

tedioso

 

aburrida/o

 

confuso

 

confundido

               
 

 

   

 

m) depressing

 

n) depressed

 

o) disappointing

 

p) disappointed

deprimente

depresiva/o

desilusionador

desilusionado

               
 

   

 
 

q) disgusting

 

r) disgusted

 

s) embarrassing

 

t) embarrassed

 

repugnante

 

asqueada/o

 

embarazoso

 

turbado

 

     
 

u) exhauting

 

v) exhausted

 

w) exciting

 

x) excited

 

agotador

 

agotada/o

 

emocionante

 

emocionado

 

 

   

 

y) fascinating

 

z) fascinated

 

frightening

 

frightened

 

fascinante

 

fascinado

 

espantosa/o

 

temeroso

 

   

 
 

y) horrifying

 

z) horrified

 

 interesting

 

 interested

 

horripilante

 

horrorizado

 

interesante

 

interesado

 

 

   

 

shocking

 

shocked

 

 tiring

 

tired

 

conmovedora

 

conmovido

 

estresante

 

cansado

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 
 

terrifying

 

terryfied

 

worrying

 

worried

 

terrorifico

 

aterrado

 

preocupante

 

preocupada/o

 

 

 

 

When something is(........ -ing) then it makes you (......-ed)! If that something is surprising....it makes you surprised ; if that something is boring, it makes you bored; if that something is interesting, it makes you interested in it. ¡Si algo es (....-ing) entonces te hace u ocasiona estar (....-ed)! Si algo es sorprendente...entonces te hace estar sorprendido; si algo es tedioso te hace estar aburrido; si algo es interesante, te hace estar interesado en ese algo.

 

 

Someone is interested...because someone or something is interesting.   Alguien está interesado...porque alguien o algo es interesante.

 

 

He is interested in music and sports.

Le interesan  la música y los deportes.

Look...This is indeed interesting ...  

Observa...Esto es en verdad interesante...

 

Someone is surprised maybe because something is surprising...    Alguien está sorprendido quizá porque algo es sorprendente...

 

 

I am surprised that you passed your driving test...

Estoy sorprendido de que hayas aprobado el examen de conducir...

It is surprising...You have finally graduated!  

Es sorprendente...¡Al final te has recibido!

 

 

Someone may be tired because something is tiring...    Alguien puede estar cansado porque algo es cansador...

 

 

She is always tired at the end of the week.

Siempre está cansada al finalizar la semana.

Working with the computer is a very tiring job.  

Trabajar con la computadora es un empleo muy cansador

 

 

 

 

Now it's time for activities! Now choose the correct adjective. -ing or ed?

¡Ahora es tiempo de actividades!  Ahora elige el adjetivo correcto: ¿-ing o -ed?

 

Scorer Right  Scorer Wrong 

                                                                                                                                                                            
Are you in learning a foreing language ? (interested / interesting)

 The football match was a real battle....It was really . (excited, exciting)

The kitchen was a pigstry....It was really ! (disgusted /disgusting)

 I was really  when they offered me the job! (amazed / amazing)

  It is sometimes   when you have to ask for a favor. (embarrassed/ embarrassing)

  When we heard the bad news we were all  . (horrified / horrifying)

   She wants to find a different job because she thinks its  .  (bored /boring)

   We went for a very long walk. It was really . (tired /tiring)

  He showed us his new invention and we were all . (fascinated/ fascinating)

   I really had a good time...The film was  . (amused / amusing)

  Karen is starting a new job next Saturday...She is very about it. (excited / exciting)

  We were shut in that place for so long....We were . (horrified / horrifying)

           

 

 

          

 

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