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Here are more idioms describing feelings or mood. Choose a general feeling the idiom describes, and then, check the real shade of its meaning in a dictionary.

keep a cool head
  {neutral;positive;negative} to be scared stiff 
be on top of the world   {positive;neutral;negative}  to feel down {negative;positive;neutral}
make you swell with pride
  {positive;neutral;negative}  to eat a horse   {neutral;positive;negative}

Drag and drop these words to the right cluster to form the Big Five groups.


daring, brave, active, energetic, chatty
smart, creative, original, intellectual, inspired
moody, tense, annoyed, emotional, insecure
friendly, kindhearted, helpful, sympathetic
systematic, organized, meticulous, methodical

If you're not familiar with the meaning of the words, look them up in a dictionary and write their definition in your notebook.


What do you say to yourself when something goes wrong in your life? Do you have any guidelines you try to follow? Compare your answers with your partner, and then, take a look at the list of positive {affirmations;affirmation = (n) a word or phrase that encourages or gives emotional suport} below. Does anything match your way of thinking?

Read the text about how important it is to keep a positive attitude even when time is rough.

What phrases did the speaker use for the following meaning?

gradually = bit by bit
some indirect indications = a few hints
being able to control your feelings and avoid temptation = self-discipline
start making changes = raise anchor

Write an outline of your own thoughts on the topic using the key words below (not necessarily in the given order), and send a voicemail to your school friend. Ask him to reply to it with a voicemail, too.
positive affirmations, convince yourself, the glass is half-full, notepad, visualization, hard work, fear . . .

Answer these questions in your notebook.
What holds people down from achieving their goals?
How should we think of negative situations in our life?
What is advised to do to think more positively?