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