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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #125355: Vocabulary: enthusiam and boredom...
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    Vocabulary: enthusiam and boredom...


     

    Enthusiasm is necessary in order to have an enjoyable and satisfying life. It's fundamental in order to get a real motivation, which is necessary to act. If you don't have any enthusiasm, momentarily or permanently, everything looks monotonous, dull and boring...

    I) a) ENTHUSIASM: "a feeling of energetic interest in a particular subject or activity. An eagerness to be involved in it."

     

                                          

     

     An enthusiast 

     Enthusiastic/

     enthusiastically 

    To be eager for sth/ to do sth      

     : having or showing strong desire

     or interest; longing impatiently.         

     To be keen on sth/ on doing sth
     Ardent/ ardour 

     To thrill somebody: to (cause to) feel a

    sudden wave of emotion or excitement.

     

     A thrill of joy  zeal [zi:l]/ zealous ['zeles]
     Motivation  To be motivated 

                                                  

     

     Excitement   To excite sb/ excited                
     Exciting/ thrilling                                                                          To get excited 
     Overexcited   Sensational
     Breathtaking  : amazing; remarkable;
     astonishing.

     Exhilarating/ to be exhilarated by: causing

     strong feelings of excitement and happiness

     

     

    b) EXPRESSIONS :

    - To get a kick out of something (spoken language): feel something very exciting.

    - It's sensational! / It's a sensation!: a feeling that you cannot describe exactly. 

    - He has ants in his pants!: not to be able to keep still because you are very excited or worried.

    - ... with bells on! ... ( willingly, enthusiastically, and eagerly.)

    - To be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed: very enthusiastic.

    - To champ at the bit:  to be eager and not willing to wait to do something.

    - To do nothing by halves: to put a lot of effort and enthusiasm into doing things.

    - To be an eager beaver: to be excessively diligent or overly zealous.

    - To be at fever pitch: to be overexcited.

    - To go the extra mile to: making great effort to help.

                                                    

     

    II) a) BOREDOM: a feeling of being unhappy because something is not interesting or because you have nothing to do.

     

                                                     

                                                        Boredom: "We're so bored..."   

     

     Boredom/ tedium                                
     boring 

     Tedious

     (task- conversation)                    

                                               

     To bore sb

     To get bored 

     Monotonous       To weary of sth/ sb                           
     To have enough of   To be fed up with 

     

                                           

                                                    "Oh I'm fed up with all this..."

     

    b) EXPRESSIONS : 

    - He's so boring! / He's such a bore!: not interesting or exciting.

    - To be bored to tears/ to be bored dead!/ to be bored stiff (spoken language): extremely bored. 

    - To die of boredom!: to be extremely bored. 

    - To be bored to distraction! the state of being very bored or annoyed.

    - To be sick to death of... (spoken language): extremely bored.

    - To be sick and tired of: to have too much of someone or something (=> you are annoyed).

                                                

    I hope you won't find the test boring and that you'll pass it with Flying colours!

    Thanks for working with me! 

     



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