Spelling rules of adverbs explained in English, Lesson 59

Lesson 59


1/Sentence practice

John and Susan are sitting comfortably on the plane. They didn’t think it was going to be so comfortable.

They are happy that the plane is half empty and they are happily drinking a fruit juice. John can hardly believe his good luck.

He has been really careful not to overdo it.

He is carefully undoing his seatbelt because he wants to stretch his legs.

The flight attendant is friendly. John thinks that the lady in front must be lonely.

Everyone has tried extremely carefully to help him with his recovery.

For once he has time to count his blessings. He is too tired to think anymore and he falls into a very deep sleep.

He sleeps well which makes a change. He has been sleeping badly lately.

Not only did he not feel well but he looked ill. 

He wakes up as the plane touches down in Alicante airport.

He goes through the security and he wonders if the machine would have detected the coin in his appendix.

As they arrive at the hotel reception he thinks that the hotel looks good.

He must send a postcard to his mother. She always tells him that he writes well. He thinks he writes badly.


2/Vocabulary Practice

  • to sit comfortably
  • to be so comfortable.
  • they are happy
  • half empty
  •  happily drinking
  • a fruit juice.
  • hardly believe
  • good luck.
  • to be really careful
  •  not to overdo it.
  • carefully
  • undoing his seatbelt
  • to stretch his legs.
  • friendly.
  • to be lonely.
  • extremely carefully
  • with his recovery.
  • For once
  • to have time
  • to count one’s blessings.
  • to be too tired
  • to think anymore 
  • to fall into
  • a very deep sleep
  • to sleep well
  • it makes a change.
  •  as the plane touches down
  • to go through security
  • to detect the coin
  • in his appendix
  • As they arrive
  • at the hotel reception
  • the hotel looks good
  • to send a postcard
  • to write well.
  • to write badly


adverbs review + spelling of adverbs

adverbs review 

Spelling of adverbs. You take the adjectives and add the following endings:

For most adjectives you add -ly

patient + ly = patiently

nice + ly = nicely

beautiful + ly = beautifully

For adjectives ending in -y, change the -y to -i and add -ly

y > ily after a consonant

easy > easily

happy > happily

For adjectives ending in -le, we remove -le and add -ly

le > ly

possible > possibly

clumsy > clumsily

sensible > sensibly

For adjectives ending in -ic, we add -ally

ic > ically

dramatic > dramatically

tragic > tragically


Some adverbs of manner are irregular:

good > well

Some adverbs have the same form as the adjective

fast – fast

likely – likely

late – late

low – low

Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

Are you sitting comfortably?

Yes I am, you can begin.

Was I in a very deep sleep?

Yes, you were. I couldn’t wake you.

When does the plane touch down?

It should be in about 15 minutes.

What happened when you went through security?

I don’t know but the alarms went off.

Did we overdo it last night?

It doesn’t matter, we are on holiday after all.

Where were you when I went downstairs?

I went out to send a second postcard .

Did you feel the plane touch down?

I hardly felt it, it was very smooth.

It makes a change, doesn’t it?

It does, it is quite pleasant.

Can you stop the car? I would like to stretch my legs.

I will pull over right away.

We were lucky, weren’t we?

Yes, we should count our blessings.


Hi,  let’s discover some consonant sounds together. ch, this is a voiceless sound you must feel air not vibrations, the tongue goes from the top of your mouth, so the pallets downwards, to release air.
cha, chair, teacher, chop, purchase, picture, rich, peach.
Let’s repeat cha, chair, teacher, chop, purchase, picture, rich, peach.
Now test time, how would you pronounce these words?
The answer is: venture, cheap, crutches.
That’s it for today see you soon.

Exercises Lesson 59

Comprehension Practice

Vocabulary Practice

Grammar Practice