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Are you a pessimist or an optimist?

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Is this glass half empty or half full?

If you said “half empty” you are a pessimist.
If you said “half full” you are an optimist.

Are you a pessimist or an optimist? What do other people say about you? Do they agree with you?

An optimist always thinks the world is a great place and believes that everything will be OK. Optimist is a noun, the adjective is optimistic.

A pessimist is the opposite of an optimist. They always think that everything will be bad. Pessimist is a noun, the adjective is pessimistic.

Read the statements below. Do you know what the bold parts mean?

1. I can’t wait to see you.
2. I can’t believe your house is so big.
3. I can’t tell you how amazing she is.
4. I can’t thank you enough for helping me move house.

Match the 'can’t' expressions above with their meanings below. When you are finished write your own example sentences:

Lesson by David, EC London English school

  • 1. I can’t wait to see you.





  • 2. I can’t believe your house is so big.





  • 3. I can’t tell you how amazing she is.





  • 4. I can’t thank you enough for helping me move house.