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Gradable and ungradable adjectives

 

The following ESL resources are available for Gradable and ungradable adjectives:

 
 
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Absolute adjectives speaking activity
Sixteen cards with statements using a gradable adjective. (e.g. Was it cold in Toronto?) Others have to respond using an absolute adjective. (e.g. Cold? It was absolutely freezing!)
 
 

 

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Absolute adjectives
Simple word pelmanism type activity.
 
 

 

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Gradable adjectives game
Cut up. Ss matach skeleton questions with gradable and non-gradable adejctives and use as prompts for speaking practice: 'Have you ever run a marathon?' 'Yes.' 'Were you tired?' 'Tired? I was exhausted.'
 
 

 

 
 
 
Gradable and absolute adjectives gap fill quiz (258)
Gap quiz using absolute adjectives in Reward Int Resource Pack, progress check 6 - 10 dominoes
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
Gradable and absolute adjectives matching (257)
Uses adjective examples found in Reward Int Resource Pack, 6 - 10 progress check: dominoes
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

Global Intermediate Coursebook book cover 

Global Intermediate Coursebook 

Lindsay Clandfield   Rebecca Robb Benne   
 
Unit 2 Lives and Legends  Page 23   Extreme adjectives
 
 
Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate 

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 4 Adrenalin  Page 34 
(1) Match gradable / absolute adjectives (2) Listen to and practice dialogues on the pattern: 'Were you scared? 'Scared? I was terrified!'
 
Unit 8 Review 1  Page 71 
Gapped post card
 
 
Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 

Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
 
Unit 11 Sell  Page 108 
very, quite, absolutely, totally etc + adjectives. Listening: people's reaction to a film.
 
 
New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 

Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
 
Module 7 Big events  Page 73   Extreme adjectives
Matching and follow-up gap-fill activity
 
Module 7 Big events  Page 83 
practise
 
 

General English adult course resource packs

Reward Intermediate Resource Pack book cover 

Reward Intermediate Resource Pack 

Susan Kay   
 
11 Progress check 6 - 10 Dominoes  Pages 6 - 10
Dominoes for gradable - non-gradable adjectives and homophones (waist - waste etc.)
 
 

ESL lesson plans

How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

US Election ESL worksheet 1 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 2 Donald Trump worksheet 3 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 4 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 5 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 6
B1 / B2 Complete lesson Skills: split reading; discussion; role play Vocabulary: business and economics

Download A Tale of Three Trumps for B1/B2 (PDF)
C1 Complete lesson Skills: split reading; discussion; Grammar: participle clauses

Download A Tale of Three Trumps for C1 (PDF)
 

US Election Special 2016

US Election ESL worksheet 1 US Election ESL worksheet 2 US Election ESL worksheet 3 US Election ESL worksheet 4
B2/C1 Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: discussing elections and issues.

Download Politics and the US Election (PDF)
 

Wear high heels or go home: gender discrimination at work

Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 1 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 2 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 3
B2/C1 Complete lesson Vocabulary work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.

Download Workplace gender discrimination (PDF)
 

English grammar notes

Comparison with as...as

Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 1 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 2 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 3
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