Free Online English Lessons Emotion Expressions: Happy and Sad 2

Vocabulary, Level B1+

This exercises is looking at expressions we use to talk about happiness and sadness.

Exercise 1

Which of the following expressions are used to describe being happy and in a good mood and which to describe when you are feeling a bit low and depressed? Put them in the right column.

HappinessUnhappiness
1. over the moon 
2. thrilled to bits 
3. grin and bear it 
4. down in the dumps 
5. a misery guts 
6. a red letter day 
7. to put a damper on things 
8. the end of the world 
9. on top of the world 
10. out of sorts 
11. on cloud nine 
Exercise 2

Complete the sentences below choosing the correct phrase.

1. He was because he passed his driving test.  
2. It's not just because your girlfriend forgot it was your birthday.  
3. Jack looks today? What on earth is wrong with him? Has he had bad news or is he just feeling ill?  
4. Jo really when she brought a cake for the teachers to eat at lunch time.  
5. John was when he heard that he had won a holiday for two in the competition.  

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