The following diary entries of an EC teacher in Cape Town are filled with adjectives. Choose the correct adjective in each sentence.
Another (1: boiled/boiling) day in Cape Town is almost over. It feels like the summer couldn't wait for December and decided to show up two months too early. All my windows are opened wide and the cool night air drifting in is quite (2: refreshing/refreshed). There are a few more minutes left before I am going to bed, even though I am not yet (3: tired/tiring). Tonight I don't have much work to do for school tomorrow. I am (4: preparing/prepared) for all my lessons and can therefore just read my book in bed. I’m reading an (5: intriguing/intrigued) espionage novel at the moment.
I felt so (6: relaxed/relaxing) when I woke up this morning even though I stayed up reading past midnight! I think it is important to take a few moments each day and do a fun, (7: relaxed/relaxing) activity.
It was a very (8: exciting/excited) day at school. I met people from Finland and Italy and they joined my exam preparation class. The lessons were (9: challenging/challenged) and they enjoyed it. I always feel great when students enjoy my classes. I hate (10: boring/bored) lessons.
After I had finished my lessons a few of us teachers and students from school went to an African dance show at the Artscape, the local theatre in town. It was absolutely (11: amazing/amazed)! It was a (12: moved/moving) performance, a combination of contemporary and African dance, poetry, singing and live music with a lot of symbolism. I was deeply (13: touched/touching).
Living in Cape Town is so (14: exciting/excited) and never (15: bored/boring). Tonight was a friend’s birthday party. We went to a salsa club just down the road from where I live and celebrated there. Everyone was still dancing by the time I had to leave. I had been preparing my lessons for tomorrow for an hour and now I am (16: exhausted/exhausting)…zzzzz
It is Friday and the weekend has begun at last! I saw on the news this morning that the weather is going to be absolutely terrific. I am walking up the mountain tomorrow morning with some friends and afterwards we’re going to the beach. I am also taking some students for a wine tasting on Sunday.
There is also a variety of (17: challenging/challenged) things to do for those who are a bit more adventurous; such as bungee-jumping, abseiling from Table Mountain and swimming with (18: scared/scary) sharks! But that has to wait for another weekend!
Lesson by Danica Steyn, teacher at EC Cape Town English language school