Level 1 adjectives – Unit 02

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alive:  full of life, with life
He was lucky to be alive after a terrible car accident.
When I’m dancing, I feel alive .

cheap:  costing or charging very little money
I lost my watch, but it was a cheap one, so I don’t care.
They like to shop in cheap stores.

dangerous:  able to cause harm
She’s a dangerous driver when it’s dark outside.
It’s dangerous to leave your toys on the stairs. 

fresh:  newly made, not old
Is the milk in the fridge still fresh?
We like to eat fresh fruit everyday.

huge:  very big, large
He has trouble buying shoes for his huge feet.
I have a huge favor to ask of you.

loose:  not touching hard, not tight
These pants are too loose, so I need a belt.
Hi necktie was loose and his sleeves were rolled up.

modern:  of the present time
This kitchen is not very modern, so we’ll have to update it.
I don’t l modern art very much.

private:  not to be shared with anyone else
Do you mind?  This is a private conversation.
let’s keep this private, just between you and me.

ripe:  ready to eat (fruit), mature
Those green bananas will be ripe in a couple days.
The peaches on our tree are turning ripe.

shy:  lacking confidence in oneself
She won’t talk to boys because she’s too shy.
It’s hard to believe, but the movie star was shy when he was a  boy.

tight:  fitting too closely, pushing on the skin
I’m not going to buy these shoes; they’re too tight.
His belt was too tight, so he had to loosen it.

worried:  afraid that something bad has happened or will happen
He was worried that his boss would fire him.
Her parents are always worried when she goes out at night.

Pronunciation Exercise: Listen and repeat the above vocabulary on the audio file below.

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