Saturday, 23 September 2017

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

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Adverb Animals

ESL EFL Reading and Writing Activity - Elementary - 30 Minutes

In this fun worksheet activity, students describe an animal by writing sentences with adverbs of manner and adverbial time phrases. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet. Students begin by choosing an animal, bird or fish they would like to be. The students then write sentences about their animal using adverbs of manner and adverbial time phrases. The students write as if they are the animal using the first person. When the students have finished writing, they are divided into pairs. Students take it in turns to read out their sentences to their partner. Their partner's task is to guess the animal from the description. This process is repeated several times with different partners. Afterwards, each student is given another copy of the worksheet.  The students write the sentences again, but this time they write about themselves. When everyone has finished, students take it in turns to come to the front of the class and read out a classmate's sentences. The class then guesses who the sentences are about.

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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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Four-in-a-Row

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes

In this compelling teaching activity, students play games of Connect 4 by associating verbs with adverbs of manner and making sentences with the words. The students are divided into pairs and each pair is given a copy of the first game board. Students take it in turns to choose an adverb of manner from the game board. The student then thinks of a verb that would go with the adverb of manner in the square and makes a sentence with the two words. If a student manages to do this successfully, the student wins the square and writes the verb under the adverb of manner with a coloured pen. Students must use a different verb each time they make a sentence. The aim of the game is for 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, their answers are checked. If the manner adverbs and verbs match, the student wins the game. If any of their answers are incorrect, the game continues. If no one manages to get four in a row, the student with the most squares wins. Afterwards, the students are given a copy of the second game board and they repeat the game with new adverbs of manner.

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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 Reading, Listening and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 25 Minutes

In this engaging teaching activity, students play a game where they name people who perform activities in a particular manner. The class is divided into groups of three. Each group is given a set of cards, which they shuffle and place face down in a pile on the table. Students take it in turns to pick up a card and ask the other students to name someone who performs the activity on the card in the manner shown, e.g. 'Name someone who eats quickly'. The other students then race to answer the question by thinking of someone who performs the activity in that particular manner. The first student to answer keeps the card. The other students then ask the winning student follow-up questions to gain more information. The student with the most cards at the end of the game wins.

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My Way

ESL EFL Writing, Listening and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 35 Minutes

In this entertaining worksheet activity, students guess how their classmates do everyday activities using adverbs of manner. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet. Students begin by completing sentences with appropriate adverbs of manner to show how they do each of the activities shown on the worksheet. Students must use a different adverb in each sentence. The students are then divided into pairs. Students take it in turns to choose a sentence from the worksheet and say 'It's something I do...' followed by the adverb of manner, e.g. 'It's something I do slowly'. Their partner then guesses the activity by asking a question with 'Do you...?', e.g. 'Do you get out of bed slowly?' Their partner has five chances to ask the right question. If their partner asks the right question the first time, he or she gets five points. On the second try, he or she gets four points and so on. If their partner hasn't guessed correctly after five tries, the student scores five points. The student with the most points at the end of the game wins.

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Tell me about...

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

In this insightful activity, students discuss various topics using adverbs of manner. The class is divided into groups of four. Each group is given a set of cards, which they shuffle and place face down in a pile on the desk. One student goes first and picks up the top card from the pile 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 give as much information as possible and ask follow-up questions to gain more information. The student who asked the question makes notes on the answers in the space provided on the card. After the topic has been discussed, the next student picks up a card and the process is repeated. When everyone has finished, the groups give feedback to the class on their answers.

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Where does the adverb go?

ESL EFL Writing Activity - Pre-intermediate - 20 Minutes

This useful worksheet activity is ideal for teaching or practicing the position of adverbs of degree in a sentence. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet. The students then rewrite each sentence on the worksheet, putting the adverb of degree in its correct position. When the students have finished, the answers are checked with the class.

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How do I do it?

ESL EFL Miming and Speaking Activity - Intermediate - 30 Minutes

In this amusing teaching activity, students play a game where they mime activities in the manner shown on adverb cards for other students to guess. 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, e.g. make pancakes / aggressively. The student then mimes the activity in the manner shown on the adverb card. Team A has one minute to guess the activity and adverb of manner, and make a grammatically correct sentence, e.g. 'He is making pancakes aggressively'. If Team A does this successfully, they score a point. After the time limit has been reached, Team B can try to answer. Afterwards, a student from Team B comes to the front of the class and so on. This continues with teams taking it in turns to mime until all the activity cards have been used. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins. As an alternative, students can play the miming game in competing pairs or small teams.

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Love is in the air!

ESL EFL Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking Activity - Intermediate - 35 Minutes

In this intriguing worksheet activity, students practice adverbs of degree by grading and discussing romantic situations. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet. The students read through the romantic situations on the worksheet and grade each one (1 to 5), according to how romantic they think it is (five is extremely romantic and one is not at all romantic). Students write their answers in the column marked 'You'. In pairs, students then discuss how romantic they think the situations are, using target language at the bottom of the worksheet. Students mark their partner's grades as they go. Afterwards, students give feedback on the romantic situations they agreed on and didn't agree on. Next, each pair joins with another pair to form a group of four. The students collaborate to come up with a new extremely romantic situation which they all agree on. Finally, the groups tell the class their extremely romantic situations. The other groups grade each one (1 to 5) and give feedback using adverbs of degree.

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Advanced Adverbs Game

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

In this challenging teaching activity, students play a board game where they make adverb-verb collocations and then use each collocation in a sentence. Thirty-four adverbs from the game are written on the board in a random order. The class is 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 that they think collocates with the verb on the square. The player then uses the adverb-verb collocation in a sentence. There may be one or several adverbs from the board which are appropriate. If a player cannot make a collocation, makes a grammar mistake or cannot think of a suitable sentence, they go back to their previous square (or miss a turn). 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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