Discussing manners with -ed and -ing adjectives

A LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Level: Intermediate
Topic: General
Grammar Topic: Adjectives and Adverbs
Type: Lesson Plans
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Published: 31st May 2021

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Discussing manners with -ed and -ing adjectives 
Talk together about your feelings, experiences, etc related to good and bad manners, 
including asking each other questions, using adjectives like those below. 

Useful phrases for the discussion
I feel… when…
I would feel… if…
I (last) felt…
The last thing that made me feel… was…
I’m (always/ usually/ often/ sometimes/ rarely/ never/ not) … by…
The most… thing that someone can do is…
… is … in my country (but I don’t know why/ because…)
There’s nothing… about…

Suggested adjectives for talking about good and bad manners
 offensive/ offended
 insulting/ insulted
 respectful/ respected
 disrespectful/ disrespected
 disgusting/ disgusted
 revolting/ revolted
 annoying/ annoyed
 irritating/ irritated
 pleasing/ pleased
 flattering/ flattered
 complimentary/ complimented
 overwhelming/ overwhelmed
 shocking/ shocked
 charming/ charmed
 infuriating/ furious
 upsetting/ upset
 impressive/ impressed
 confusing/ confused
 embarrassing/ embarrassed
 shameful/ ashamed
 perplexing/ perplexed
 bothersome/ bothered

Ask about any words you couldn’t make questions or sentences out of, weren’t sure how 
to use, etc. 

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Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2021

Without looking above, write two different adjective forms for each word below, making 
sure that they match the columns that they are in. 

“(I think that) it is…”

root word

“I feel/ felt…”

offend

insult

respect

disrespect

disgust

revolt

annoy

irritate

please

flatter

compliment

overwhelm

shock

charm

fury

upset

impress
confuse

embarrass

shame

perplex

bother

Hints:
-

20 should end with -ed

-

15 should end with -ing

-

3 should end with -ful

-

2 should end with –(s)ive

-

1 should end with -ary

-

1 should end with –(i)ous

-

1 should end with -some

-

1 doesn’t need to change

Check above.

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Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2021

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