Adverb Order ESL Activities, Worksheets and Games

Adverb Order Practice

ESL Adverb Order Worksheet - Reading, Matching and Writing Exercises - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 25 minutes

This adverb order worksheet helps students learn and practice the placement of five different types of adverbs in sentences. Give each student a copy of the two-page worksheet. To begin, students read sentences that contain different types of adverb. The students then write each adverb next to its type. Next, the students underline the correct words to describe the placement of the adverbs in sentences. The students then move on to put words in the correct order to create sentences containing adverbs. After that, the students complete sentences with adverbs from a box. In the last exercise, students rewrite each sentence, adding in an adverb from the choices shown in a suitable position.
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ESL Adverb Order Activity - Reading and Error Correction - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 30 minutes

In this adverb order activity, students find and correct mistakes in the placement of adverbs in sentences. Give each student a copy of the worksheet. Working alone, the students read the sentences on the worksheet, some of which contain errors in adverb order. If a student thinks the adverb order in a sentence is correct, they put a tick in the 'right' column on the worksheet. If a student thinks the placement is incorrect, they correct the mistake and put a cross in the 'wrong' column. When the students have finished, they bet on their answers, depending on how confident they are about each decision. Students bet between 10 and 100 points for each sentence and write their bet in the 'bet' column. When the students have placed a bet for each sentence, go through the sentences as a class and elicit the correct answers from the students. If a student guessed correctly, they transfer the amount written in the 'bet' column to the 'win' column. If they guessed incorrectly, they transfer the amount to the 'lose' column. When all the answers have been checked, the students add up the total amount won and lost. The students then subtract the amount lost from the amount won to give a grand total. The student with the most points wins.
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