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Character Feelings

You can describe your character’s feelings in more exact terms than just “happy” or “sad.” Check these lists for the exact nuance to describe your character’s intensity of feelings.

Intensity of
Feelings
HAPPY SAD ANGRY CONFUSED
High Elated
Excited
Overjoyed
Thrilled
Exuberant
Ecstatic
Fired up
Delighted
Depressed
Disappointed
Alone
Hurt
Left out
Dejected
Hopeless
Sorrowful
Crushed
Furious
Enraged
Outraged
Aggrivated
Irate
Seething
Bewildered
Trapped
Troubled
Desperate
Lost
Medium Cheerful
Up
Good
Relieved
Satisfied
Contented
Heartbroken
Down
Upset
Distressed
Regret
Upset
Mad
Annoyed
Frustrated
Agitated
Hot
Disgusted
Disorganized
Foggy
Misplaced
Disoriented
Mixed up
Mild Glad
Content
Satisfied
Pleasant
Fine
Mellow
Pleased
Unhappy
Moody
Blue
Sorry
Lost
Bad
Dissatisfied
Perturbed
Uptight
Dismayed
Put out
Irritated
Touchy
Unsure
Puzzled
Bothered
Uncomfortable
Undecided
Baffled
Perplexed
Intensity of
Feelings
AFRAID WEAK STRONG GUILTY
High Terrified
Horrified
Scared stiff
Petrified
Fearful
Panicky
Helpless
Hopeless
Beat
Overwhelmed
Impotent
Small
Exhausted
Drained
Powerful
Aggressive
Gung ho
Potent
Super
Forceful
Proud
Determined
Sorrowful
Remorseful
Ashamed
Unworthy
Worthless
Medium Scared
Frightened
Threatened
Insecure
Uneasy
Shocked
Dependent
Incapable
Lifeless
Tired
Rundown
Lazy
Insecure
Shy
Energetic
Capable
Confident
Persuasive
Sure
Sorry
Lowdown
Sneaky
Mild Apprehensive
Nervous
Worried
Timid
Unsure
Anxious
Unsatisfied
Under par
Shaky
Unsure
Soft
Lethargic
Inadequate
Secure
Durable
Adequate
Able
Capable
Embarrassed

Via http://www.sff.net

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London countdown

In less than 6 hours, I will have to say Good-bye to 15 degrees Celsius, don an union jack in the form of a casual shirt and head to one of my dream cities. It will be my first travel to London and I happen to be a mixture of nerves and excitement.

I have a misstion to taste custard and mince pie, and see, beside all other sightseeings, the 221b Baker Str.

Any suggestions of yours?

Please feel invited to my trip.

I will keep you in the loop with pictures and news (whenever I find WiFi connection), so…

STAY TUNED.

They judge you by your language, they do

As a mentioned a bit earlier, I attended a meeting this week. An international one, in which took part people from 10 different countries. While there were 27 of us, only two were native speakers, or the so called bearers of the language.

I overheard (not to be mistaken with eavesdropped 🙂 ) that during a break between the panels, some of our colleagues were judging the intelligence of the others by… their knowledge of English. And those judges were not the natives, mind you!

So, they do not judge not only by your appearance, clothes, height, weight, beauty, what-else-not, but also by your vocabulary and grammar. They put you in these  categories of theirs and no matter how well you can express yourself in your own language, you shall be considered a half-professional till you learn every rule of the English language (European English might count if you would use your charm).

Strange or not?

What a longtime English teacher Patricia Ryan wants to tell us (them) is:

Don’t insist on English!

She has a point, that lady 😉

Your not-that-grammarly perfect,

British Accents

You thought there is only one, didn’t you ? 🙂

In fact, there is no “British English” – there are oh-so-many of them. If you, however, meant the official accent, you probably have in mind the RP (meaning “Received Pronunciation”), a.k.a. “Queen’s English” or “BBC English”.

Now, let us get back to the topic and take a tour across Britain:

What is your accent?

Do you like the RP or the “American” English better? What about the Aussies?

Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

Yours truly,

Ready, steady..GO!

So, today is the day to begin, to initiate, to start off, to commence, to take to my bloggin’.

If you came here searching for a place to learn elementary English and form the very basics of your knowledge, I do sorry but it would not be very helpful. I want to create us a place where we can excel, learn new things, create a community and above all – use the language. Bit by bit, inch by inch, word by word , even phoneme by phoneme, if needed.

So… let me introduce you to an interesting piece of writing, originally published on http://learningbritishaccent.blogspot.com

English May Discourage Students from Learning a New Language

What are the factors that both motivate and impede us from learning foreign languages? A recent study by Alastair Henry at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden examines Swedish students’ decreased interest and success rate in learning languages besides English.

According to Henry, many students in Sweden prefer to use English on a regular basis, and they often use it as a resource language when learning other languages. Henry’s findings show that this negatively affects students’ motivation to learn other languages, and it can affect their actual abilities to learn foreign languages as well. Read More…

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