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English Vocabulary Exercises: Feelings, Qualities & States

Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required


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Computer(s), Internet access, projector (optional)

Activity Description

In this activity, students practice new vocabulary related to feelings, qualities, and states through five online gap-fill exercises.


  1. Familiarize yourself with the activities at the Example Web Site (above). Ensure that the site works on the computers in your classroom.
  2. Choose one of the five groups of "Feelings, Qualities, & States" vocabulary that you would like your students to learn.
  3. Teach the vocabulary words as well as their derivations (the verb, noun, adjective, and adverb forms + variants).
  4. Provide the link to the Example Web Site using either a bookmark/favorite on each computer, a link in an e-mail to your students, your class Web site, or a word processing document with hyperlinks on each computer. This is not necessary if you choose to do the activities as a group.


  1. Direct students to the Example Web Site (above) Tell students they can select the words (below the links to the exercises) to see a dictionary definition of the word.
  2. Have them do each of the five exercises for the group of words they learned.
  3. Have students show you their scores before they move on to the next exercise.
  4. Continue teaching groups of words and having students complete the quizzes as you have time. These could be broken out into several class periods.

Teacher Tips

  • Students should have basic computer and Web site navigation skills before engaging in this activity.

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  • This Example Web Site features over 500 gap-fill exercises to learn and review over 1500 items of general vocabulary as well as 285 gap-fill exercises to review and recycle the general word families contained within the Academic Word List (AWL). General word categories ┬áinclude:
    • Adjectives
    • Arts, Entertainment, & Literature
    • Crime & the Law
    • Food & Eating
    • Health & the Body
    • Money & Work
    • The Natural World
    • Nouns
    • Phrasal Verbs
    • Politics
    • Science & Academia
    • Social World
    • Structures, Places & Objects
    • Transitions
    • Verbs
    • War, Violence & Conflict


  • Intermediate High
  • Advanced



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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.