Lesson 24: Expressing Excitement



In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: excitement. First, read the following dialogue out loud with your tutor, then switch roles and try again. 

Kevin and Dorothy are talking about excitement.

I’m fired up!
Why are you so enthusiastic?
I’m going to buy a Porsche tomorrow. The excitement is building.
Oh my gosh! I can’t wait to go for a ride in it.
I’m on the edge of my seat! It’s going to be so exciting to drive it.
I’m thrilled for you!
This is like a dream come true. What about you? Is there any excitement in your life?
I’m charged up because I will probably go on a 4-week vacation to Europe!
I’m sure you are eager to go.
I can’t wait to see some breathtaking views of the mountains. I just hope I can save enough money.


Go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

fired up (verb phrase) to make someone become excited or angry
They are fired up for vacation.
enthusiastic (adj) feeling or showing strong excitement
He’s enthusiastic to start school.
the excitement is building (complete sentence) excitement is getting stronger or more intense
The excitement is building! I will buy a new house next week.
oh my gosh (expression) people say it when they are excited or surprised; OMG
Oh my gosh! I’m getting married.
on the edge of my seat (idiom) very excited and giving full attention to something
I’m on the edge of my seat watching this movie.
thrilled (adj) feeling very excited
We are thrilled that you are going out to eat with us.
dream come true (expression) something you wanted very much for a long time; it finally happens
It was a dream come true when I won $1 million.
charged up (verb phrase) excited and full of energy
She could not sleep because she was charged up about her wedding tomorrow.
eager (adj) very excited and interested; a strong desire to do something
He is eager to go out on his first date.
breathtaking (adj) exciting,, surprising, or beautiful
The view of the sunset is breathtaking.


Practice answering the following questions with your tutors. You can use the sample answers to come up with your own answer.

  1. How would you express excitement if you were accepted into a university?
    1. This is like a dream come true.
    2. I’m thrilled that I got accepted into the university.
    3. Your answer:
  2. How would you express excitement if you won $1 million?
    1. I’m fired up! I just won $1 million.
    2. Oh my gosh! I can’t believe it.
    3. Your answer:
  3. How would you express excitement if you were going on a dream vacation?
    1. I’m charged up for my vacation to Tahiti!
    2. I’m eager to go on my dream vacation.
    3. Your answer:
  4. How would you express excitement if you were watching an exciting movie?
    1. I’m on the edge of my seat! This movie is intense.
    2. The movie is awesome! I’m happy we came to see it.
    3. Your answer:
  5. How would you express excitement if you scored high on your IELTS exam?
    1. Oh my gosh! I’m thrilled. I finally achieved the score I needed.
    2. I’m charged up! I feel so good about my IELTS results.
    3. Your answer:


Use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  1. What are you enthusiastic about?
  2. What would be a dream come true for you? Why?
  3. What do people do in your city for excitement?
  4. Which was more exciting, getting your driver’s license or graduating from high school? Why?
  5. Which is more exciting to you, winning a sports car or a new house? Why?


Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.


2 thoughts on “Lesson 24: Expressing Excitement

  1. Thrilled definition is wrong – how can an adjective be defined as “to do” anything, let alone to cause something?!!
    Also incorrect use of will in dialogue – should have been going to go on a 4-week vacation


    • Thanks for your comments. Actually, will and going to can both be used in this example because it’s a prediction and not something that is actually known. I added probably to avoid any confusion. Your other point is valid also so to clear up any confusion I changed the definition to be more precise. Thank you


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