All Adjectives articles

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    Young learner games: Clothes dominoes

    A domino card game that helps students talk about clothes and their colours.

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    Father Christmas gets stuck

    Three activies using a simple story about Father Christmas.

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    We Wish you a merry Christmas!

    Three activities to go with the traditional Christmas song, We wish you a merry Christmas.

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    Boardgame: Comparatives

    A small-group board game to practise comparatives.

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    Boardgame: Superlatives

    A groupwork board game to practise the superlative form of adjectives. 

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    Grammarman: Episode 17: How queer

    In this episode, Grammarman has a funny feeling about comic strips! Can you help Grammarman and the team find all the synonyms for ‘strange’? The answers can be found in the downloadable worksheet.

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    Business Top Trumps: Lesson 1: Playing the game

    In the first lesson, students get to know the Top Trumps cards, find out about the categories and learn how to play the game.

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    Grammarman: Episode 8: Going to extremes

    In this episode, our hero becomes entangled with a man-eating octopus whilst performing a daredevil stunt. Can you identify the extreme adjectives that describe his dramatic feat? The answers can be found in the downloadable worksheet.

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    Conclusions and findings: Geography

    Keith Kelly looks at examples of language used in making conclusions and findings from the area of geography, categorized by nouns, verbs, word groups and prepositions.

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    Experiments: Matchbox paddle boat

    In this experiment, pupils learn about the build-up of stored energy and its subsequent release by building a boat powered by an elastic band. Students complete gap-fill and matching exercises practising related vocabulary and the first conditional before placing a sequence of images relating to the experiment in the correct ...

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    Measuring: Science

    Keith Kelly looks at examples of the language of measuring in science, covering structures including adjectives and adverbs, nouns and word formation.

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    Measuring: Geography

    Keith Kelly looks at examples of the language of measuring in geography, covering structures including adjectives and adverbs, nouns and word formation.

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    Experiments: How strong is that wind?

    In this experiment, pupils make a wind monitor from different weights of material. Students find illustrated objects in a wordsearch and understand the strengths of different winds before writing a report on the experiment. Key vocabulary and practical teacher’s notes are included.

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    Comparisons: Science

    Keith Kelly looks at examples of the language of comparison from the area of science, covering grammatical patterns and structures, useful verbal phrases and specific prefixes.

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    Comparisons: Geography

    Keith Kelly looks at examples of the language of comparison from the area of geography, covering grammatical patterns and structures, useful verbal phrases and specific prefixes.

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    Comparing capitals

    In this lesson plan, students work in pairs to compare capital cities London, England and Tallinn, Estonia.

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    Comparing the planets

    In this lesson plan, pupils learn about the planets while practising vocabulary words such as ‘galaxy’ and ‘satellite’ and using commas and decimal points to write numbers as English speakers do. The worksheet also reinforces comparative adjective such as ‘longer’ and ‘hotter’.

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    Grammar focus: Plants

    In this lesson plan, young learners match phrases to items in a fun illustration, read a text and circle the correct verb form to complete sentences. The activities consolidate superlatives and subject-verb agreement, while reinforcing pupils’ understanding of the life cycle of plants.

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    Finding out information from a book cover

    You can judge a book by its cover! In this lesson plan, pupils compare storybook dragons using front and back book covers. Consolidates superlatives and adjectives such as ’clever’, ’beautiful’ and ’funny’. Teacher’s notes suggest additional classroom activities to engage pupils and encourage reading.

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    Biography and facts about Silvia Alice Earle

    In this lesson plan, pupils learn about a living, female explorer – Silvia Alice Earle, famous for her underwater travels. While learning about her life, pupils practise superlatives and the past tense of such verbs as invent, experience and discover.