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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
Simple word pelmanism type activity.
 
 

 

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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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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
Gap quiz using absolute adjectives in Reward Int Resource Pack, progress check 6 - 10 dominoes
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
Gradable and absolute adjectives matching
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.)
 
 

Grammar

Comparison with as...as...

Comparison with <i>as</i>...</i>as...</as>: picture
 
Detailed grammar reference notes on comparison with as....
Three pages, illustrated. Includes positive and negative forms, modifiers and common similes.
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ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination: picture
 
Work clothing vocabulary.
News story in graded English about woman who was sent home for refusing to wear high-heeled shoes.
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ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps: picture
 
Three articles in graded English with lead-in and comprehension tasks.
Jigsaw reading for groups of three.
Grammar follow-up on participle clauses (PDF advanced version)
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Download Intermediate (PDF)
 
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