Monday, 21 May 2018

Parts of Speech - ESL EFL Activities, Worksheets and Games

In this section, you will find all our ESL/EFL teaching activities, worksheets and games relating to the parts of speech. There are eight parts of speech in the English language: adjective, adverb, verb, noun, pronoun, preposition, conjunction, and interjection. Understanding the parts of speech and the differences between them is vital for students of English as they move toward more complex language structures. This is why we have made it our mission to provide memorable and insightful teaching activities, games and worksheets that help students understand word meaning, word function, and how to use parts of speech grammatically within a sentence.

It's important for students to gain a clear and thorough understanding of the parts of speech, so we have broken down some of the eight parts of speech into smaller sections to give students a better understanding of the use and function of words, and how each type of word is joined together to make meaningful communication. Therefore, instead of just having a section called 'Adverbs', we have divided the part of speech into types of adverb, e.g. adverbs of frequency, adverbs of manner, adverbs of degree, etc. Whether teaching parts of speech to lower-level or more advanced students, these activities are an excellent way to practice parts of speech and have fun at the same time.

The parts of speech topics are listed below:


Here is an outstanding range of ESL activities to help teach adjectives. These games and worksheet activities help to develop students' knowledge of adjectives and their opposites, adjective-noun collocations, adjective-preposition combinations, -ed and -ing adjectives and compound adjectives. Students can also learn about adjective order and sentence construction, how to describe, explain, and express opinions with adjective forms, recognize adjectives that have a similar but stronger meaning, and much more.

Adverbs and Expressions of Frequency

These entertaining parts of speech games, activities and worksheets help to teach your students about adverbs and expressions of frequency. Students can learn how to ask 'How often do you...?' questions and answer with frequency adverbs. There are also activities to practice adverbs of frequency together with the present simple.

Adverbs of Manner and Degree

These engaging activities, games and worksheets help your students to learn about adverbs of manner and adverbs of degree. You will find a wealth of resources to help your students associate verbs with manner adverbs and practice using adverbs of manner and degree to discuss a variety of topics.


On this page, you will find parts of speech teaching activities to help students learn how to use articles (a, an, the, and no article) correctly with nouns and in sentences. There are also resources to help students differentiate between definite and indefinite articles.

Countable and Uncountable Nouns

These enjoyable activities, games and worksheets help to teach students about countable and uncountable nouns and their use with quantifiers.

Modal Verbs of Ability

This page provides a variety of entertaining worksheets, activities and games to help you teach your students the modal verbs of ability 'can', 'can't', 'could', 'couldn't', and the form 'be able to'. Students can also learn how to ask and answer questions about past and present abilities and take part in mind-body coordination tasks, body teasers and fun speaking exercises to prove their abilities.

Modal Verbs of Necessity

On this page, you will find a variety of fun activities to help teach your students how to express past and present necessity with the modal verbs: must, mustn't, need, needn't, have to and have got to.

Modal Verbs of Obligation and Prohibition

Here you will find a wide range of engaging teaching activities to help students learn how to express obligation and prohibition with modal verbs and other expressions. There are activities to teach students how to talk about past and present obligation with must, should, and the various forms of 'have to'. Students can also practice expressing prohibition with the modal verbs mustn't, shouldn't, and can't.

Modal Verbs of Possibility and Certainty

The parts of speech teaching activities on this page help students express possibility and certainty. There are games, worksheets and activities to help students practice the modal verbs of possibility: may, might and could. Students can also learn how to express certainty with 'must'. The page also contains mixed modal activities that cover possibility, adverbs of probability and predictions.

Modal Verbs of Speculation and Deduction

On this page, you will find an engaging set of activities, games and worksheets to help teach your students how to speculate and make deductions with the modal verbs: could, might, can't and must.

Phrasal Verbs

In this section, you will find parts of speech activities about phrasal verbs. These fun activities help students learn a wide variety of phrasal verbs, such as phrasal verbs with get, go, come, take and up, work-related phrasal verbs, telephone phrasal verbs, three-part phrasal verbs, etc. There are also worksheets, lessons and games to help students understand the meanings of many common phrasal verbs used in English.

Possessive Adjectives, Pronouns and Nouns

This impressive set of ESL activities helps to teach students about possessive adjectives, pronouns and nouns. There are guessing games, memory games, true or false games and matching games to practice expressing possession. You will also find creative worksheets and fun speaking activities to help students master possessives.

Prepositions of Movement

The teaching activities on this page focus on prepositions of movement. You will find a range of fun activities to help students master these prepositions.

Prepositions of Place

Here you will find parts of speech worksheets, activities and games for prepositions of place. These resources help to teach students how to describe the location of objects and places and practice asking and answering yes/no questions with place prepositions.

Prepositions of Time

These parts of speech worksheets, games and activities cover prepositions of time, time expressions and prepositional time phrases. The resources help students to learn and practice various time prepositions and how to identify prepositions of time for a range of time expressions.


On this page, there are parts of speech worksheets, activities and games to help teach students quantifiers and their use with countable and uncountable nouns. These resources also enable students to learn the grammatical rules associated with quantifiers. There are also fun activities to help students practice making statements and asking and answering questions with quantity expressions.

Subject and Object Pronouns

On this page, you will find parts of speech worksheets and activities to help teach students how to use subject and object pronouns. There are resources for students to practice replacing words in sentences with suitable subject or object pronouns as well as fun games to practice using the two types of pronoun.


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