-ed and -ing Adjectives Worksheets, ESL Games and Activities

-ed and -ing Adjectives Game

ESL -ed and -ing Adjectives Game - Writing, Listening and Speaking Activity - Intermediate (B1) - 35 minutes

In this free -ed and -ing adjectives game, students make sentences and questions with adjectives that end with -ed and -ing. Give each group of four a set of -ed adjective cards and a set of -ing adjective cards. The students shuffle the -ing adjective cards and deal them out evenly. The -ed adjective cards are shuffled and placed face down in a pile on the desk. The students take it in turns to turn over an -ed adjective card from the pile and lay it face up on the desk, e.g. interested. The player with the matching -ing adjective card (e.g. interesting) makes a sentence about him or herself using one of the two adjectives, e.g. 'I think sci-fi films are interesting'. The player then asks the group a question using the other adjective, e.g. 'Are you interested in sci-fi films?' The group members then answer the question in turn. If the player uses the two adjectives correctly, he or she scores a point. The player then discards both cards. If the player makes a grammar mistake or is unable to make a sentence or question, another student can steal the point by making a suitable sentence and question with the two adjectives. The group then records their answers by writing a sentence, e.g. 'Bruce, Caroline and Chris think sci-fi films are interesting, but Shannon isn't interested in sci-fi films'. The next student then takes an -ed adjective card from the pile and lays it face up on the desk and so on. The student with the most points at the end of the game wins. When the groups have finished, ask them to read out their sentences to the class. Correct any mistakes and discuss any interesting findings in more detail.
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-ed and -ing Adjectives Practice

ESL -ed and -ing Adjectives Activity - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking - Intermediate (B1) - 30 minutes

In this insightful -ed and -ing adjectives activity, students practice using the different adjective forms to express opinions and feelings about various things. Divide the students into pairs (A and B). Give each student a corresponding part of the worksheet. The students complete sentences on their worksheet with true information about themselves. There are ten sentences in total with each one containing an -ed or -ing adjective. When the students have finished, they take it in turns to read their sentences to their partner. Students should try to explain their answers and keep the conversation going by asking questions. After that, have the students test each other by exchanging worksheets and reading their partner's completed sentences in a random order, but instead of saying the adjective, they use the word 'blank'. Their partner then repeats the sentence back, adding in the correct adjective.
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Interactive Version - In this -ed and -ing adjectives breakout room activity, pairs of students complete statements that use -ed and -ing adjectives and then use them in a guessing game.

 

-ed and -ing Adjectives

ESL -ed and -ing Adjectives Worksheet - Reading, Writing and Speaking Activity - Intermediate (B1) - 30 minutes

In this printable -ed and -ing adjectives worksheet, students learn the difference between -ed and -ing adjectives and practice using the adjectives to talk about emotions. Give each student a copy of the two-page worksheet. Students begin by matching each -ed adjective with an adjective that has a similar meaning. Next, students complete sentences with suitable -ed adjectives from Exercise A. After that, students underline the correct -ed or -ing adjectives in a set of sentences. Students then move on to answer questions that contain -ed or -ing adjectives. Finally, students discuss the questions with a partner and talk about their answers. When the students have finished, review their answers as a class.
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Interactive Version - In this -ed and -ing adjectives interactive worksheet, students complete a variety of exercises to learn how -ed and -ing adjectives are different.

 

University Life

ESL -ed and -ing Adjectives Worksheet - Reading and Writing Activity - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 35 minutes

In this -ed and -ing adjectives exercises PDF, students practice identifying and using -ed and -ing adjectives in emails about studying abroad at university. Give each student a copy of the two-page worksheet. Students start by identifying and correcting mistakes in sentences that contain -ed and -ing adjectives. Students then circle the correct -ed or -ing adjectives to complete an email from Olivia to her parents. Next, Students complete a second email from Olivia with -ed and -ing adjectives from a box. In the last exercise, students write a reply to Olivia's emails using -ed and -ing adjectives. When the students have finished, check their emails and use of adjectives.
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Interactive Version - This adjectives ending in -ed and -ing interactive worksheet contains a range of exercises to help students practice using -ed and -ing adjectives in emails.

 
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