Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Adverbs of Manner and Degree - ESL EFL Activities, Worksheets and Games

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Adverbs of Manner Game

ESL EFL Writing Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes

Here is a quick and easy to set up game to practice adverbs of manner with your students. The class is divided into small teams. A phrase is written on the board, e.g. 'She was speaking...' The teams then get three minutes to write as many sentences as they can using the phrase on the board and an adverb of manner, e.g. 'She was speaking quietly in the cinema'. When the time limit has been reached, the teams read out their sentences in turn. Teams score one point for each plausible sentence. Several rounds are played using a different phrase each time. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.

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Adverb Animals

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes

This entertaining activity can be used to teach adverbial time phrases and adverbs of manner. Students pretend they are an animal and give personal information as if they were that animal. The students then have to guess what animals their classmates are pretending to be. Each student is given a worksheet. Students think of an animal and write information on their worksheet from that animal’s point of view. Then, in pairs, students take it in turns to read out the information to their partner. Their partner tries to guess what animal their pretending to be. Students then complete the same information about themselves without writing their names. The class tries to guess who wrote each one.

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Four-in-a-Row

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes

In this compelling teaching activity, students play a game of Connect 4 by associating verbs with adverbs of manner and then making sentences with the words. The students are divided into pairs and each pair is given a copy of the worksheet. Students take it in turns to choose an adverb of manner from the chart on their worksheet. When a student has chosen an adverb of manner, they think of a verb that would go with the adverb. Then they make a sentence using the two words. If a student manages to do this successfully, they write the verb under the adverb with a coloured pen. Students must use a different verb each time they make a sentence. The aim of the activity is for the students to get four squares in a row, either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, while at the same time trying to stop their partner from getting four in a row. When a student gets four squares in a row, you check their answers. If each verb matches appropriately with the adverb of manner, the student wins the round and scores a point. If any of their answers are incorrect, the other student wins the round. Students can play several rounds using a new worksheet each time. The student who has the most points at the end of game is the winner.

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It's something I do...

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes

Here is a fun guessing game to help students practice adverbs of manner. The class is divided into pairs (A and B). Each pair of students is given a set of adverb cards, which they shuffle and place face down in a pile on the desk. Student A picks up the top card from the pile and writes down an activity they do that matches with the adverb of manner on the card. For example, if Student A picked up the word 'badly', the student might write 'I sing badly'. Student A then tells their partner the adverb, e.g. 'It’s something I do badly'. Student B has five chances to guess the activity by asking present simple 'Do you...?' questions, e.g. 'Do you draw badly?' If Student B guesses correctly the first time, he/she gets five points. If Student B guesses correctly on the second try, he/she gets four points and so on. After the adverb has been guessed or the student runs out of chances, the students swap roles. This continues until all the cards have been used. The student with the highest score at the end of the game is the winner.

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Name Someone Who...

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 25 Minutes

In this engaging group activity, students name people who perform activities in a particular manner. The class is divided into groups of four and each group is given a set of cards. Students take it in turns to turn over the top card and ask the student on their right to name someone who... For example, 'Name someone who eats quickly'. The student on the right must try to answer the question by thinking of someone who performs the activity in that particular manner. If the student can answer the question, he/she keeps the card. Once the student has answered the question, the other students in the group ask follow-up questions to get more information. The student with the most cards at the end of the game is the winner.

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My Way

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes

In this entertaining teaching activity, students guess how their classmates do everyday activities using adverbs of manner. Each student completes 20 sentences about activities they do every day with appropriate adverbs of manner. The students make true sentences about themselves and use a different adverb of manner for each sentence. The students are then divided into pairs. Students take it in turns to guess how their partner does everyday activities from the worksheet. Students get five chances to guess the correct adverb of manner for each activity. They score five points for guessing correctly the first time, four points the second time, etc. If a student hasn’t guessed correctly after five tries, their partner scores five points. The student with the highest score at the end of the game is the winner.

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Tell me about...

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes

In this insightful speaking activity, students practice adverbs of manner. The class is divided into groups of four and each group is given a set of question cards. One student in the group picks up the first card and asks the other students the question on the card. The other students in the group then take it in turns to answer the question using the adverb of manner stated on the card. Students try to justify their answers and talk together for one minute about each question. The second student picks up the next card and the process continues. When everyone has finished, the students tell the class about the answers they received.

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Where does the adverb go?

ESL EFL Writing Activity - Pre-intermediate - 25 Minutes

This supplementary worksheet helps to teach adverbial sentence structure. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet. Students then rewrite 12 sentences on their worksheet by putting adverbs of degree in their correct place within each sentence.

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Being Romantic

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Intermediate - 25 Minutes

In this speaking activity, students practice using adverbs of degree by discussing and grading different romantic situations. Students work in pairs. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet and asked to talk about and grade 14 romantic situations from one to five (five is extremely romantic and one is not at all romantic). Students then discuss the results with their classmates using adverbs of degree. After that, the students in each pair join with another pair to form groups of four. Each group member collaborates to produce a new romantic situation. When all of the groups have completed their situations, the class discuss each one in turn, using adverbs of degree and grading each situation one to five.

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How do I do it?

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Intermediate - 30 Minutes

Here is a fun class activity that helps students to associate adverbs with actions. The class is divided into two teams (A and B). A student from Team A comes to the front of the class and picks up an activity card and an adverb of manner card. The student then performs the activity in the manner shown on the adverb card. Team A then has one minute to guess the activity and adverb, and make a grammatically correct sentence. If they manage to do this, the team is awarded one point. If Team A cannot guess the correct sentence in time, Team B can answer. Then, it’s Team B’s turn to play and so on. The team with the highest score at the end of the game wins.

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Advanced Adverbs Game

ESL EFL Matching and Speaking Activity - Upper-intermediate - 30 Minutes

Here is a challenging board game to help students practice adverb-verb collocations. In the activity, students play a board game where they make adverb-verb collocations and then use the collocations in sentences. Thirty-four adverbs from the game are written on the board in a random order. The class is then divided into groups of four and each group is given a copy of the game board, a dice and counters. Players take it in turns to roll the dice and move their counter along the board. When a player lands on a square, they choose an adverb from the board which goes with the verb on their square, and make a sentence in any tense. There may be one or several adverbs which are appropriate. If a player cannot make a suitable collocation, or cannot think of a sentence, they go back to their previous square. The first player to reach the finish square wins the game. When everyone has finished, the class goes through the adverb-verb collocations and their meanings.

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