Personal matters (definitions)

Intermediate Language Practice (Personal matters)

Complete the definitions of the topic vocabulary. The answers are in white, highlight the spaces to check.

When you are angry, you feel strong dislike or impatience about something.

If someone is nervous, they are frightened or worried about something that is happening or might happen, and show this in their behaviour.

If someone is jealous, they feel angry or bitter because they think that another person is trying to take a lover or friend, or a possession, away from them.

If someone is ashamed, they feel embarrassed or guilty because of something they do or they have done, or because of their appearance.

A person who is embarrassed feels shy, ashamed, or guilty about something.

Someone who is gentle is kind, mild, and calm.

Someone who is polite has good manners and behaves in a way that is socially correct and not rude to other people.

If someone is lazy, they do not want to work or make any effort to do anything.

If you are tired, you feel that you want to rest or sleep.

If you are bored, you feel tired and impatient because you have lost interest in something or because you have nothing to do.

Sensible actions or decisions are good because they are based on reasons rather than emotions.

If you are sensitive to other people’s needs, problems, or feelings, you show understanding and awareness of them.

Someone who is cheerful is happy and shows this in their behaviour.

If you are sympathetic to someone who is in a bad situation, you are kind to them and show that you understand their feelings.

If you are annoyed, you are fairly angry about something.

Someone who is bad-tempered is not very cheerful and gets angry easily.

A damaged person has emotional problems because of bad things that have happened to them in the past.

If you are upset, you are unhappy or disappointed because something unpleasant has happened to you.


Note: all the definitions were taken from Collins Cobuild Learner’s Dictionary 5th edition.
The words were taken from Intermediate Language Practice by M.Vince.

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