Adverbs

By | May 15, 2013

příslovce_presentationRight now I am teaching adverbs and I was rather surprised that even though there are many different worksheets there are only a few comprehensive explanations of how to form adverbs. That was why I customised a presentation and compiled all the materials I use for teaching this grammar point.

First I introduce adverbs in a text. I have been using the text Doctor X from the English textbook Project 4 third edition (page 70) for this purpose. We always do all the tasks as they are planned in the textbook and only the following lesson we start concentrating on adverbs. We start with re-reading the Doctor X text. However, to draw the students attention to the Adverbs I have prepared the following version of the text:

Doctor X_project 3_unit 6B


In the text the new vocabulary items are translated and all the adverbs are translated into students mother tongue. Moreover, the prepositions are written in smaller font so that the students can write the MT translation under them.
Having the text in this form I ask the students to work in pairs. One of them opens the textbook at page 70 and the other one takes the worksheet. The one with the worksheet reads the text aloud but only in English. Therefore, he/she has to translate the words into English on the go. His/her partner listens and corrects any mistakes that the student makes while translating. After two minutes the students swap their roles and the students always start from the beginning. Each student should read aloud at least twice, but you can introduce this worksheet whenever you feel like practising what the students have learnt.

Then I explain the way that adverbs are fromed. I have been using the explanations in Czech because it is much easier for the students to understand and then no one can complain that you didn’t teach the grammar.

adverbs_presentation

Once, I check that the students understand the way that adverbs are formed we play the following IWB game.

Adverbs_game

In the end of the lesson there should come the time when the students will practise their knowledge in a real life communicative activity. For this purpose I have been using the following activity from Reward Resource Pack, elementary. Students should finish any 10 of the sentences with 10 different adverbs. Students then should work in pairs and they play the following guessing game. One of them reads any of their adverbs and their partner guesses the sentence (e.g. A: fluently B: Do you speak English fluently? A: Yes, correct. etc.)

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    1. Zdenda Post author

      I am glad that you like the videos and activities.

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