Demonstrative Adjectives ESL Worksheets, Games and Activities

Demonstrate the Demonstrative

ESL Demonstrative Adjectives Game - Speaking: Miming, Guessing, Forming Sentences from Prompts, Freer Practice - Pair work - Elementary (A1-A2) - 30 minutes

In this fun demonstrative adjectives game, students mime and guess simple sentences that use demonstrative adjectives. In pairs, students take it in turns to mime a sentence on their worksheet to their partner, indicating whether the subject is near for this and these or far for that and those with their hands, holding up one or two fingers accordingly. Once their partner has established the demonstrative adjective, the student goes on to mime the noun and adjective in the sentence. If their partner successfully guesses the noun and adjective, they make a sentence with the demonstrative adjective, noun, verb to be and adjective, e.g. 'That man is short'. If the sentence is correct, the student puts a tick in the box below the sentence. The student with the most correct guesses wins the game.
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This Dog is Sleepy

ESL Demonstrative Adjectives Game - Speaking and Vocabulary: Forming Sentences from Prompts, Freer Practice - Pair work - Elementary (A1-A2) - 25 minutes

In this demonstrative adjectives board game, students describe various nouns using this, that, these or those as adjectives. In pairs, students take it in turns to roll the dice and move their counter along the board. If a student lands on a noun picture square, they make a sentence describing the noun using the demonstrative adjectives this or these and an adjective from the game board, e.g. 'This dog is sleepy'. If a student lands on a noun word square, they make a sentence describing the noun with that or those and an adjective from the board, e.g. 'Those people are happy'. Their partner listens to the sentence and judges whether it is correct. If it is, the student stays on the square. If not, the student moves back two squares. The first student to reach the finish square is the winner.
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This Worksheet is Useful

ESL Demonstrative Adjectives Worksheet - Vocabulary Exercises: Categorising, Crossword, Gap-fill - Elementary (A1-A2) - 25 minutes

This demonstrative adjectives worksheet helps students learn and practice how to use this, that, these and those as adjectives. Students begin by reading sentences containing demonstrative adjectives and looking at a picture. Students then write the demonstrative adjectives in a table to show their meaning. Next, students use the picture to complete clues and a crossword with animal names. Students then use picture prompts to complete a shopping conversation with this, that, these or those. In the last exercise, students use picture clues to complete sentences with demonstrative adjectives and the correct form of the noun in brackets.
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Interactive Version - This demonstrative adjectives interactive worksheet can be used to help teach students how to use this, that, these and those as adjectives.

 

Demonstrative Match

ESL Demonstrative Adjectives Activity - Vocabulary: Matching, Gap-fill - Pair work - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 30 minutes

In this demonstrative adjectives activity, pairs of students race to match sentences together and complete them with demonstrative adjectives. In pairs, students match each starter sentence with a suitable follow-on sentence. When all the sentences have been matched, students complete each starter sentence with the correct demonstrative adjective: this, that, these or those. The first pair to match and complete all the sentences correctly wins.
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Is this shirt on sale?

ESL This, That, These, Those Worksheet - Grammar Exercises: Matching, Error Correction, Gap-fill - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 20 minutes

In this free demonstrative adjectives worksheet, students practice this, that, these, and those along with clothes shopping language. Students start by matching sentence halves together that contain demonstrative adjectives. Students then identify demonstrative adjective errors in sentences and correct them. In the last exercise, students complete gaps in sentences with the demonstrative adjectives: this, that, these, or those.
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Statements and Questions

ESL This, That, These, Those Board Game - Speaking: Forming Statements and Questions from Prompts - Group work - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 25 minutes

In this demonstrative adjectives board game, students practice making statements and questions with this, these, that and those. Players take it in turns to roll the dice and move their counter along the board. When a player lands on a square, they pick up a 'this and that' or 'these and those' picture card from the corresponding pile. The player then makes a statement or question (as indicated) about the picture on the card using the demonstrative adjective shown in the square. For example, if a player lands on the 'statement' and 'this' square and picks up a picture of a house, the player might say 'This house has two floors'. If the square read 'question', the student might say 'Is this house for sale?' If the statement or question correctly uses the demonstrative adjective and corresponds to the picture, the player stays on the square. If not, the player goes back two squares. The first player to reach the finish wins the game.
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This and That, These and Those

ESL Demonstrative Adjectives Worksheet - Grammar Exercises: Unscrambling, Gap-fill - Speaking Activity: Drawing, Forming Sentences from Prompts, Freer Practice - Pair work - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 25 minutes

Here is a demonstrative adjectives worksheet for pre-intermediate students. First, students complete a dialogue by putting letters in the correct order to create nouns. Students then put a suitable demonstrative adjective (this, that, these, or those) in front of each noun. Next, students unscramble words to create sentences, adding a suitable demonstrative adjective to each one. After that, students complete each sentence with a suitable demonstrative adjective and a noun from a box. Lastly, students pretend they are a teacher and redraw a classroom, rearranging the items in the picture. In pairs, students then show their picture to their partner and use the position of the teacher in the picture to describe the changes they made using demonstrative adjectives.
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