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FN.19 - Describing feelings, emotion, attitudes

Advanced Listening: The Power of Smiling!

Average: 2 (220 votes)

Here is another Ted lecture and a lesson that will help you live longer, be more successful and feel as if you’ve eaten lots of chocolate without the calories! Listen to the lecture and see if you can answer the questions below true or false. I recommend you listen at least twice and listen carefully, as the man giving the talk, Ron Gutman, speaks quite quickly! Excellent English practice and hopefully a lesson that will stay with you for a while!

At the Doctors

Average: 1.8 (205 votes)

Here's an example of a real conversation at the doctors. Read through the exchange between the two people and try to re-order the letters of the underlined words to find the correct word! It is very important to learn some medical vocabulary, so that you are able to visit the doctor and understand their advice if there is a problem. Remember you can always take an English speaker with you if you are really nervous.

By Caroline

In Reception

Helen: Hello, I’d like to see a (1)codort please.

How are you today?

Average: 3 (27 votes)

Emotional Idioms

Today, let’s focus on some idioms that we can use to talk about how we are feeling emotionally.

All you need to do is match the idioms with their literal meanings. How are you feeling today?
Lesson by Caroline

Vocabulary of Emotions

Average: 2 (15 votes)

Okay guys, here's some vocabulary for emotions. Remember, the word synonym means 'similar to'. Good luck!

When you have finished, write example sentences using the correct answers. Did anyone get 8/8?

Link: Personal Pronouns

5 Phrasal verbs for angry people!

Average: 3.2 (46 votes)

Do you have a short fuse (become angry quickly)? There are times when we all blow our top (get angry). Here are some phrasal verbs that may be useful for the times when we get a little hot under the collar (get angry)!

10 Idioms to describe feeling good or bad

Average: 3.1 (147 votes)


Read the sentences and decide if the idioms describe feeling good or bad:

    1 - Not so long ago I was down in the dumps. I lost my job. However, last week I jumped for joy when I was offered a new job.

English for Angry Situations

Average: 1.7 (194 votes)

These are some useful adjectives, idioms and slang you can use the next time someone gets angry.

Angry Adjectives:

Here are some adjectives that we use that mean angry. They are show strong anger. They can be used in any situation - none of them are slang.

Showing offence

Average: 3.1 (20 votes)

When someone says something to you which is rude, they are being offensive; you are offended (you are shocked and angry). When we take offence to what someone has said we use the following phrases to let the person know that we are not happy with what they said:

talking about preferences - using 'prefer', 'like better' and 'would rather'

Average: 2.3 (243 votes)


'Which do you prefer tea or coffee?'

How to 'Express Feelings'

Average: 3.1 (25 votes)

Want to talk about it?

I’ve come to discover that, in life, for every situation that you may find yourself in, there are basically two ways to handle it - the right way... and the wrong way.