Bored vs Boring - English Grammar - Teaching Tips


This video focuses on the difference between "bored" and "boring". Using those two words incorrectly is a very common mistake, especially for English learners around the world. The word "bored" is an adjective describing the feeling when there is nothing to do or when a person is not interested, for example, "she was so bored that she fell asleep". "Boring" is also an adjective but this word refers to the cause of the bored feeling rather than the feeling itself. For example, "the class was so boring that she fell asleep". Here the class is the reason for the feeling. The same concept can be applied to similar word pairs such as 'interested - interesting' or 'tired - tiring'.

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this unit is all about tenses, form, usage,student's error. this unit made me to know more about all the tenses such as present simple, present continuous, present perfect, present perfect continuous. this unit made me to notice most commonly mistake make by student and teacher's in most a teacher i will be able to avoid such mistakes.Unit 18 discussed modal verbs, phrasal verbs, and passive voice. I Learned how modals verbs are used to express different ideas such as obligation, possibility, permission, ability, and advice. The passive voice is typically used when the performer of the action is unknown, unimportant or one does not want to mention the performer of the action.