The use of GET + ADJECTIVE is extremely useful in the English language because it gives the adjective a reflexive meaning. This is particularly useful for Spanish speakers learning English because it helps them to translate phrases such as “cansarse o enfadarse”


For instance:

To get tired = I always get tired if I do too much overtime at the weekend.

To get angry = I get angry with my students when they don’t do their homework


Notice that if we use GET + ADJECTIVE, we use GET + …ED ADJECTIVES and not GET + …ING ADJECTIVES


Other examples of GET + ADJECTIVE


To get worried

To get frustrated

To get annoyed

To get excited

To get interested

To get bored

To get hot

To get cold

To get lost

To get married

To get divorced

To get pregnant

To get sleepy

To get sick

To get poorly

To get tired

To get late

To get dark

To get old

To get wet

To get hurt

To get hungry

To get thirsty

To get cross

To get drunk


Practise these adjectives with these questions:

  1. Is it a good idea to get drunk the day before an exam?
  2. Have you ever got ill while you were on holiday?
  3. How often do you get annoyed at work or with your studies?
  4. Would you like to get married in the future?
  5. Have you ever got lost while you were sightseeing in a new city?
  6. Do you usually get worried about your English level?
  7. What makes you get excited?
  8. Do you get interested in new languages easily?
  9. Do you get bored with ease?
  10. What would be a good reason to get divorced?
  11. Are you the type of person that gets cold easily?
  12. How often do you get poorly?
  13. Have you ever got hurt whilst you were doing sport?
  14. Do your siblings get cross if you don´t keep in touch with them?
  15. What time of the day do you get most hungry?



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