Intensifiers and Mitigators - Worksheets and ESL Activities

Too vs. Enough Worksheet

ESL Too vs. Enough Worksheet - Reading and Writing Activity - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 25 minutes

This too vs. enough worksheet helps students to learn and practice too, too many, too much, and enough. Give each student a copy of the two-page worksheet. Students start by underlining the correct form of 'enough' in a set of sentences. Students then move on to complete sentences with too, too many, or too much. After that, students write complete answers to questions using too, too many, or too much. In the next exercise, students write 'too' or 'enough' sentences that have the same meaning as the sentences shown. Lastly, students write sentences with 'too' or 'enough' that have an opposite meaning.
 

What's in your suitcase?

ESL Too and Enough Activity - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 25 minutes

This too and enough teaching activity helps students practice 'too much', 'too many' and 'enough'. Divide the students into two equal groups (A and B). Give each student a corresponding A or B worksheet. Read through the introductory text together with the class. Students then look at a chart that shows items they expect a friend to have packed for them in a suitcase. The students identify the countable and uncountable items by putting a tick in the corresponding column in the chart. Working with a partner from the same group, students then look at the amount and number of items they have and use the language on the worksheet to talk about what's in and missing from their suitcase using 'too' and 'enough'. Next, have the students pair up with someone from the other group (Student A and B). Students ask their new partner about what is in their suitcase using 'How much...?' or 'How many...?', noting down their partner's answers in the appropriate column on the worksheet. Finally, students offer their partner items that they have too much of, too many of, or that their partner doesn't have enough of. Students also ask for items they need. As the students talk, they change the number and amount of each item in the chart. Finally, review the students' answers as a class to make sure that each student has an equal number or enough of each item.
 

Where does the adverb go?

ESL Intensifiers and Mitigators Worksheet - Reading and Writing Activity - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 20 minutes

In this intensifiers and mitigators worksheet, students practice 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 intensifier or mitigator in brackets in its correct position. When the students have finished, the answers are checked with the class and the meanings of the adverbs of degree are reviewed.
 

Extreme Sports Worksheet

ESL Intensifiers Worksheet - Reading and Writing Activity - Intermediate (B1) - 25 minutes

In this free intensifiers worksheet, students identify intensifiers and use them to modify language and write about extreme sports. Each student is given a copy of the two-page worksheet. Working alone, students begin by reading a text about extreme sports and underlining all the intensifiers. There are 12 intensifiers in the text in total. Students then write down the intensifiers they found in the text. After that, students use their own ideas to complete sentences about extreme sports with an intensifier and an adjective. Students then move on to complete sentences by adding an intensifier with an adverb. Next, students rewrite sentences adding in an intensifier to modify an underlined word. In the last exercise, students complete sentences with a sport that fits the description in each sentence. After each exercise, review the students' sentences as needed.
 

Intensifiers and Mitigators Worksheet

ESL Intensifiers and Mitigators Worksheet - Reading, Writing and Speaking Activity - Intermediate (B1) - 25 minutes

This engaging intensifiers and mitigators worksheet helps students learn and practice how to emphasize words and expressions to make them weaker or stronger. Each student is given a copy of the two-page worksheet. Students begin by ordering intensifiers and mitigators 1 to 12, 1 being the weakest emphasis and 12 being the strongest emphasis. Next, students do a multiple choice gap-fill exercise where they complete sentences with the most suitable intensifier or mitigator. Students then reorder words to make sentences with intensifiers and mitigators. After that, students use their own ideas to complete sentences with an intensifier or mitigator and an adjective. Finally, students take it in turns to ask 'What do you think about...?' questions with a partner to find out their answers from the previous exercise.
 

Love is in the air!

ESL Intensifiers and Mitigators Activity - Reading, Listening and Speaking - Intermediate (B1) - 35 minutes

In this adverbs of degree teaching activity, students practice intensifiers and mitigators 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 intensifiers and mitigators.
 

Over the Years

ESL Intensifiers and Mitigators Activity - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking - Intermediate (B1) - 40 minutes

In this intensifiers and mitigators worksheet and discussion activity, students modify comparative sentences about the past and present to make them stronger or weaker. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet. After reading through the grammar explanation and examples, students put intensifiers and mitigators into their correct category. After that, students complete sentences with suitable intensifiers or mitigators. Students then use their own ideas to complete sentences about the past and present with a noun and the correct form of the verb 'to be'. Afterwards, the students' sentences are reviewed together as a class. Next, the students are divided into pairs. Each pair is given a set of cards, which they shuffle and place face down in a pile on the desk. Students then take it in turns to turn over a card and make a statement, expressing their opinion on the subject presented. They do this by creating a comparative sentence with the adjective provided along with an intensifier or mitigator to modify the comparison, e.g. 'In my opinion, modern cars are significantly more comfortable than cars made in the 90's.' The other student then agrees or disagrees with their partner's statement and the two students briefly discuss the topic. This process continues until all the cards have been used. Afterwards, there is a class feedback session to find out which topics caused the most debate.
 

Too and Enough Question Time

ESL Too and Enough Activity - Reading, Matching, Writing, Listening and Speaking - Intermediate (B1) - 30 minutes

In this too and enough worksheet activity, students complete a set of questions with the intensifiers 'too' or 'enough'. The students then ask and answer the questions with a partner. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet. Working alone, students complete each question on the worksheet with 'too' or 'enough' and a word from the box. When the students have finished, the answers are checked with the class. In pairs, the students then take it in turns to ask and answer the questions with their partner. Students note down their partner's answers on the worksheet and ask follow-up questions to gain more information. Afterwards, the students give feedback to the class on what they found out about their partner.
 
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