8 Alternative Ways to Describe Common Emotions.

8 Alternative Ways to Describe Common Emotions

Hi guys!

As Emotions is our topic of the month, we thought that we would share with you some colloquial alternative ways to describe common emotions. The following examples are great for making yourself sound more conversational when you are speaking English.

1. Knackered

To be very tired. For example,

  • You look absolutely knackered after running that marathon.

2. Scared Stiff

To be very scared or afraid. For Example,

  • She was scared stiff of flying.

3. Cross

To be Angry. For example,

  • Your mother will be cross with you if you eat too many biscuits.

4. Mortified

To be very embarrassed. For example,

  • She was absolutely mortified to see her wrinkles in the mirror.

5. Over the Moon

To be very happy. For example, 

  • She was over the moon when she won the lottery.

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6. Downhearted

To be sad or in low spirits. For example,

  • Real Betis’ fans must have been downhearted after their team lost.

7. Mad

To be angry/crazy. For example,

  • Sally was really mad at Tom for not doing the washing up.

8. Perplexed

To be confused. For example,

  • The rest of the European Union seem perplexed by Brexit.


I hope that you found this post helpful, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to leave a comment below:

Teachify Teacher Chit-Chat Crime

Teachify Teacher Chit-CHat

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Hi English lovers!

It’s time for another Teacher Chit Chat. This month we have been learning all about the topic of crime with our students! 

For this month’s chit chat you are lucky enough to be joined by all 4 of us Teachifyers Mickey, Lewis, Jonathon and Jack!

After several ‘false starts,’ mainly due to Mickey mucking up the introduction we decided that it would be best for Lewis to introduce the video as usual…

So, what did we talk about?

Following on from last month’s Teachify Teacher’s Chit Chat, we decided to once again each randomly select a pre prepared question from the middle of the table and discuss it.

As ‘Crime’ is such an interesting topic with plenty of ‘fruit for discussion’ we did try to limit our answers so that the video wouldn’t be too long.

We also felt that it would be useful for us to recommend some crime series in English that our students can watch (in English of course!) in order to help review the new vocabulary we have covered this month!

As always we have included some of the key vocabulary included in the video below:

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Petty Crime: Small non serious crime.

Stab: To attack someone with a knife or other sharp object.

Mug: To rob someone with the threat of Violence

Kidnapping: To take somebody with the threat of force and hold them until a sum of money has been paid.

Pickpocketing: To secretly steal from somebody’s pocket/bag without them knowing.

Ransom: A sum of money requested for the safe return of a Kidnapping victim.

Legalize: The act of making something illegal legal.

Victim: The recipient of a crime.

Scam: The act of tricking somebody into giving you money.

Cyber Crime: Illegal acts which take place online.

Colleague: Somebody that you work with.

Cut You In: To involve you in a scheme or project.

Turn A Blind Eye: To decide to ignore something illegal.

Greedy: One of the seven deadly sins, when you want more than you need.

Sweet Tooth: When somebody enjoys eating a lot of sweets/sugary snacks.

Shoplifting: Secretly stealing from a shop.

Detective: Somebody who investigates crimes.