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Web International Lower Intermediate Salon 36

Lower Intermediate Salon 36

Adverbs

Goal of the Lesson:

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• help remind students of the differences between adjectives and adverbs
• practice changing adverbs to adjectives using a game format

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Materials:
• Practice worksheet
• Game board (2)

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• Game pieces (10)
• Dice (2)

Classroom Activities:
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Activity 1: Parts of Speech
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• Ask students to name the parts of speech (noun, verb, adjective, adverb, particle, article,
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etc.)

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Make a list on the board.


• This lesson focuses on adjectives and adverbs. Ask students the difference between the
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• Ask students how we change adjectives to adverbs (for MOST words we add
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–ly to the end, although there are exceptions)

Activity 2: Practice Worksheet


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• Distribute the practice worksheet to students


• Ask them to complete it on their own.
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• Review the worksheet with the students to ensure they understand when to correctly use
each form of the word.

Activity 3: Game
• Students will practice this same exercise in the game.

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• Review basic game rules with them (rolling the die, taking turns).
• When they land on a square, they need to
o change the adjective to an adverb
o make a sentence using the adverb
• Students SHOULD NOT repeat the same sentence even if they land on the same square;
they should make a new sentence EVERY time

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Web International Lower Intermediate Salon 36

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Adjective to Adverb Swap

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Go back Rules: Roll the dice and move
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clear sharp
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sentences by changing the
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fast slow yesterday adjectives to adverbs.
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poor how, where, or when Back aggressive more terrible
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proud sad skillful bad loose blind END


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Lower Intermediate Salon 36: Practice Worksheet

Write down the correct form of the word in brackets (adjective or adverb).

1. (slow) Tom is ____________. He works ____________.


2. (careful) Sue is a _____________ girl. She climbed up the ladder

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3. (angry) The dog is ___________. It barks ________________.

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4. (excellent) He acted ______________. He's an ______________ actor.

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5. (easy) They learn English (easy)___________. They think English is an
___________ language.
6. (good) Max is a _________ singer. He sings ____________.

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7. (awful) It's ____________ cold today. The cold wind is ________________.
8. (extreme/good) Dogs rely on their noses as they can smell _________________. If

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that is true, why does dog food smell so (terrible)____________.
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9. (sad) The little boy looked _____________. I went over to comfort him and
he looked at me _____________.
10. (careful) I tasted the soup ______________ but it tasted (wonderful)
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Lower Intermediate Salon 36: Student Preparation Sheet

What do these words mean? Write a definition in English and then write a word that means the
opposite!
• aggressive

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bad
• beautiful

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blind
• careful

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• clear
• crazy

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• cruel
• delightful


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• fast
• glad

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• hopeless
• late
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• loud
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• narrow
• nice
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• poor
• proud
• quick
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• rough
• sad
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• skillful
• soft
• tight
• warm
• wild
• yesterday

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