Abysmal

Do you know the English adjective “abysmal“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Dave: How was the new TV show last night?

Ollie: It was abysmal. I couldn’t watch it.

Does it mean:

a) very good

b) too late

c) very complicated

d) very bad

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Answer: d) very bad

Chatterbox

Do you know the English word “chatterbox“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Rebecca: Sue called. I was on the phone for two hours.

Ben: She’s a chatterbox, isn’t she?

Does it mean:

a) someone who gossips about people

b) someone who talks a lot

c) someone who likes to call people

d) someone who telephones you

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Answer: b) someone who talks a lot

Tedious

Do you know the English adjective “tedious“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Julie: How was school?

Mike: It was OK, but science class was so tedious. I nearly fell asleep!

Does it mean:

a) fun

b) interesting

c) sleepy

d) boring

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Answer: d) boring

Ways to say “big”

Look at the words below. Three of the words mean “big”. One word doesn’t mean “big”. Which word doesn’t mean “big”?

a) massive

b) enormous

c) gigantic

d) minuscule

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: d) minuscule

Minuscule means “very small”

Tedious

Do you know the English adjective “tedious“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Ryoko: What did you think of the new movie?

Pauline: I thought it was tedious. I left the cinema half way through the movie.

Does it mean:

a) scary

b) exciting

c) upsetting

d) boring

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Answer: d) boring

Bustling

Do you know the English adjective “bustling“? Read the conversation. Can you guess the meaning?

Erika: Do many tourists visit your hometown during summer?

Nelly: They visit all year round. It is a bustling little town.

Does it mean:

a) quiet

b) full of cars

c) small

d) crowded and busy

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Answer: d) crowded and busy

Perplexed

Do you know the English adjective “perplexed“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Terry: You look perplexed. What’s wrong?

Graham: It’s this math problem. I just can’t work it out.

Does it mean:

a) upset and angry

b) sad

c) confused

d) annoyed

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Answer: c) confused

Exquisite

Do you know the English adjective “exquisite“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Joyce: Have you been to the jewellery exhibition at the museum yet?

Nina: Yes, I have. I enjoyed it. Some of the items are really exquisite.

Does it mean:

a) ugly

b) expensive

c) shiny

d) very beautiful

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Answer: d) very beautiful