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It is often difficult for students to decide which form - interest, interesting, or interested - to use in a sentence. This exercise practises these three forms with some common words. Look at the following sentences and choose the correct word to fill the gap.

1. I am very ____ in the job that you are offering and would like to apply for it.
interest
interested
interesting

2. I want to study linguistics at university because language systems really ____ me.
fascinate
fascinated
fascinating

3. I find it very ____ that pollution is getting worse and governments are doing very little about it.
worry
worried
worrying

4. How can you like American sports? I can't watch them. They just ____ me to tears.
bore
bored
boring

5. In the middle of the flight we hit some turbulence and the plane dropped very quickly. It was so ____.
terrify
terrified
terrifying



6. Anthony was ____ to hear that he had passed the exam because he thought he had definitely failed.
amaze
amazed
amazing

7. Peter's a very ____ person to be with. You never know what crazy thing he's going to do next.
alarm
alarmed
alarming

8. You'd think that running a marathon would leave Abebe ____ but he's still doing exercises.
exhaust
exhausted
exhausting

9. My son has been very ____ at school. All the teachers say that he can do much better. He really needs to work harder.
disappoint
disappointed
disappointing

10. All the passenger were extremely ____ when they heard that their flight had been delayed yet again.
annoy
annoyed
annoying


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