Adverbial Clauses ESL Games, Worksheets and Activities

Adverbial Clauses Challenge

ESL Adverbial Clauses Game - Listening and Speaking Activity - Intermediate (B1) - 30 minutes

In this free adverbial clauses game, students make sentences containing adverb clauses with specific subordinating conjunctions and verbs. Students take it in turns to turn over a subordinating conjunction card and a verb card. The student then makes a sentence containing an adverbial clause using the conjunction and verb. For example, if the subordinating conjunction was 'after' and the verb was 'eat', the student might say 'After Tom ate lunch, he went to the gym'. Students can make any sentence they like as long as it is grammatically correct and has an adverbial clause in it that uses the subordinating conjunction and verb. If the other students in the group agree that the sentence is correct, the student keeps the two cards. If not, the cards are turned back over, keeping them in the same place. The student with the most cards at the end of the game wins. As a variation, you can give the students more practice by having them score a point when they make a sentence. Then, for an extra point, the student says the type of adverb clause used in the sentence, e.g. adverbial clause of time.
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Introduction to Adverbial Clauses

ESL Adverbial Clauses Worksheet - Reading, Matching and Writing Exercises - Intermediate (B1) - 30 minutes

This adverbial clauses worksheet helps students to recognise and practice using adverbial clauses in sentences. The students begin by looking at examples of adverbial clauses in sentences and matching punctuation rules for adverbial clauses. Next, students underline adverbial clauses in sentences and match them with the things that they express. Students then move on to categorize subordinating conjunctions used in adverbial clauses. Afterwards, students match sentence halves that contain adverbial clauses together and underline the subordinating conjunction in each sentence. Finally, the students create sentences of their own using the adverbial clauses shown.
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