Adverbs of Degree ESL Games, Worksheets and Activities

Adverbs of Degree Dominoes

ESL Adverbs of Degree Game - Vocabulary and Grammar: Matching, Sentence Completion - Group Work - Intermediate (B1) - 25 minutes

In this creative adverbs of degree game, students play dominoes by making sentences with adjectives modified by adverbs of degree. The first player places one of their dominoes at either end of the domino on the table, pairing an adverb of degree with an adjective or vice versa. The player then makes a sentence using the adverb of degree and adjective and says it to the group, who judge the sentence, e.g. 'The movie was very funny'. If the sentence is grammatically correct and makes sense, the domino remains in place. If not, the player must take back the domino. The player then writes down the subject of the sentence to keep track of the nouns used. The same subject may not be repeated in subsequent sentences. Play then passes to the next student and so on. The first player to get rid of all their dominoes wins the game. As a variation, students can play the game using a points system. For each correctly matched adverb of degree and adjective, students score a point. Then for an extra point, students try to make a sentence with the two words.
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Adverbs of Degree Practice

ESL Adverbs of Degree Worksheet - Grammar and Vocabulary Exercises: Matching, Categorising, Binary Choice, Unscrambling, Gap-fill - Speaking Game: True or False - Pair Work - Intermediate (B1) - 30 minutes

This free adverbs of degree worksheet helps students practice modifying adverbs, adjectives, and verbs with adverbs of degree. To begin, students read sentences and match adverbs of degree to the type of word that is being modified. Next, students match sentence halves that contain adverbs of degree. Students then categorize the adverbs of degree, according to their meaning or degree to which they modify a verb, adjective or adverb. Students then underline the correct adverbs of degree in a set of sentences. After that, students arrange words to make sentences containing adverbs of degree. Next, students complete sentences with one of the adverbs of degree shown. In the last exercise, students complete four sentences with true information and four with false information. Finally, students read the sentences to a partner to see if they can guess which sentences are true and which are false.
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How cool are you?

ESL Adverbs of Degree Activity - Grammar, Vocabulary and Speaking: Writing, Asking and Answering Questions from Prompts, Freer Practice - Pair Work - Intermediate (B1) - 25 minutes

In this engaging adverbs of degree speaking activity, students practice responding to How questions with adverbs of degree. First, students write a set of How...? questions with the adjectives shown. Next, students take it in turns to ask the questions to their partner, who answers each question in sentence form using an adverb of degree, modifying the adverb with not to express minimal degree when needed. The student then writes the response down on the worksheet. Finally, students share what they found out with the class.
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Where does the adverb go?

ESL Adverbs of Degree Worksheet - Grammar and Vocabulary Exercise: Rewriting Sentences - Intermediate (B1) - 20 minutes

In this useful adverbs of degree word order worksheet, students practice the position of degree adverbs in a sentence. First, students rewrite sentences, putting adverbs of degree in brackets in their correct position. When the students have finished, check the answers with the class and review the meanings of the adverbs of degree.
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Say the Sentence

ESL Adverbs of Degree Game - Vocabulary and Speaking: Giving Clues, Describing, Guessing - Pair Work - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 25 minutes

In this fun adverbs of degree game, students describe and guess sentences that contain adverbs of degree and adjectives. One student begins by choosing a sentence from their worksheet and giving clues to describe it without using the adverb of degree or adjective in the sentence. Their partner then has one minute to say the sentence using one of the adverbs of degree at the bottom of their worksheet and an adjective. If their partner guesses the sentence within one minute, the student puts a tick in the box. It is then the other student's turn to describe a sentence. The student with the most correct guesses at the end of the game wins.
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To What Degree?

ESL Adverbs of Degree Game - Vocabulary: Sentence Completion - Pair Work - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 20 minutes

In this entertaining adverbs of degree game, pairs of students race against each other to complete sentences with adverbs of degree. Students take it in turns to read out sentences to their partner who chooses a suitable adverb of degree from the bottom of their worksheet to complete each sentence. The student who reads the sentence then writes the adverb of degree down in the space provided. Students continue taking it in turns reading out sentences until they are all complete. The first pair to correctly complete all the sentences wins.
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