Friday, May 30, 2014

Anna Karenina: Jealousy x Envy

Complete the blanks with ENVY/JEALOUS/ENVIOUS/JEALOUS
_____________ - DEFINITION

To bear a grudged toward someone due to coveting what that person has or enjoys. In a milder sense, it means the longing for something someone else has without any ill will intended toward that person

_____________ - DEFINITION

To be apprehensive or vengeful out of fear of being replaced by someone else. It can also mean watchful, anxiously suspicious, zealous, or expecting complete devotion.


I always ____________ his possessions or situation.

I am ______________ that you like him over me.

______________ is a desire to possess what someone else has.

She was ___________ of her friend who vacationed in exotic places and posted her pictures on Facebook.

_________________ is the fear that what you possess will be taken from you.

Jane's harmless flirting with the valet was enough to throw her boyfriend into a fit of _____________ rage.

Key: Envy/Jealousy/envy/jealous/Envy/envious/Jealousy/jealous

Watch the movie segment and complete the blank with envy, jealousy, or their different word forms.


1. Princess Kitty was  _____________ of her fiance. She didn't trust him.

2. Anna Karenina was asked to dance by Kitty's fiance. This made her even more ______________.

3. When Kitty decided to dance with her fiance again, ____________________ was evident in Anna Karenina's eyes.

4. Some people are not as rich as the hosts. This makes some of them ________________  their possessions.

5. Some women looked down on them, clearly disapproving their behavior. They were probably _____ of their love.

Key: jealous/jealous/jealousy/envy/envious

Discuss the questions.

1. How jealous are you? What makes you jealous?

2. How envious are you? What makes you envious?

3. How do you control your jealousy?

4. What is worst? Jealousy or envy?

5. If someone is not jealous of their lover, doe sit mean he/she does not love him;her enough?

6. Is jealousy a healthy feeling? What about envy?


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