Power-Up Tutorial Semester Two – 2005 “Extreme Adjectives”: Skills Worksheet No.

In everyday conversation, sometimes you may want to express more feeling when describing an event. Instead of overusing words like ‘very’ and ‘really’, let’s try using some of the following. Practice the following together: 1. 2. Q: “Hi, how are you today?” A: “I’m very, very, very hot…I’m BOILING!” Q: “Hi, how are you today?” A: “I’m really, really, really tired…I’m EXHAUSTED!” An extreme adjective is like an extreme sport. Look at the example: Normal Sport Extreme Sport Normal Adjective diving skydiving hot jump rope bungee jumping tired Just as ‘extreme sports’ are exciting and dangerous, ‘extreme adjectives’ have more power and meaning! Extreme Adjective boiling exhausted

Match the normal adjectives with the extreme adjectives: good: dirty: pretty: ugly: Normal Adjectives small: big: clean: funny: angry: cold: old: hungry:

Extreme Adjectives tiny / starving / hilarious / filthy / spotless / fantastic / freezing / hideous / gigantic / gorgeous / ancient / furious

Stress and intonation are very important for the following exercises. Like in the examples, work hard on the way you speak: Eg. Q: “Are you hot in this room?” AND A: “Hot?...I’m BOILING!” 1. First practice the examples above intonation. A: “Cold?...It’s FEEZING!” emphasising the stresses and Eg. Q: “Is it cold outside today?”

2. Answer using ‘extreme adjectives’ and remember to practice the stress and intonation! . Now use the ‘normal adjectives’ from the list above and ask each other questions similar to the examples.

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