English Beginners Course Lesson 6
This tutorial is focusing on how to use adjectives and adverbs in English, correctly.
1/English Sentence Practice
Hello, how are you? – I am well, how are you?
I am ill. – What is wrong? – I’m not sure.
How is your appetite? – It is good, thank you.
My brother is ill also. – Is it the flu?
How is your temperature? – It is high.
Is your brother well? – No, his temperature is high.
It is the flu. – You are right, I am sure.
Where are your parents? – They are here.
How are they? – They are well, thank you.
What are their names? – Their names are Frank and Janet.
That’s right! I remember now.
2/ English Vocabulary Practice
- How are you?
- I am well.
- I am ill.
- the flu
- to be sure
- I am not sure.
- to be right
- You are right.
- That is right!
- To remember
- What is wrong?
- Thank you!
- high temperature
3/ Adjectives and adverbs
Adjectives and adverbs are used to describe things: clear (adjective) – clearly (adverb)
He is quick. (adjective)
He speaks quickly. (adverb)
Let’s look at adjectives!
Characteristics of an adjective, a word describing a noun:
- describe people
- describe places
- describe things
- describe objects…
Adjectives tell us more about a noun. “Adjectives” is commonly abbreviated “adj.”
Adjectives are generally used before nouns and after the verbs “to be”, “to feel”, and “to seem”. Adjectives answer the questions: Which one? How many? What kind?
an English teacher
He is English.
a happy student
We are happy.
a difficult lesson
This is difficult.
an easy lesson
This is easy.
a healthy diet
a healthy lifestyle
an ill man
I am feeling ill.
Adverbs describe adjectives, verbs or other adverbs (actions…) and “adverbs” are abbreviated “adv.”
Adverbs tell us what way someone does something or in what way something happens.
Adverbs appear after verbs.
Appears answer the questions: How? Where? When?
she is well, he works well, he works slowly…
Some words are used both as adjectives and adverbs:
I work daily. (adverb)
My daily tasks include…. (adjective)
I speak fast. (adverb)
He is a fast learner. (adjective)
I sometimes arrive late. (adverb)
The bus is late. (adjective)
I work hard. (adverb)
The exercise is hard. (adjective)
Questions and Answers
4/ English Speaking Practise
How are you ?
I am well thank you, how are you?
How is your mother?
My mother is ill.
What is wrong with her?
She has the flu.
How are your uncle and auntie?
They are well, thank you.
Where are they?
They are not here.
When are they here?
They are here tomorrow.
What are their names?
Their names are Frank and Janet.
How is your appetite?
My appetite is good, thank you.
What is wrong?
I am not sure.
Is it the flu?
Yes, you are right, it is the flu.
Lesson 6 recap with Julia
Hi guys and welcome back!
Let’s do the recap of lesson 6 together! Let’s look at all the difficult words that appear in this dialogue and in the grammar point!
Let’s start off with a list of random words which I know most of my students would struggle with.
Let’s look at the words together:
Just repeat after me each time to practise!
The “S” is actually pronounced “SH”.
This is a strange one: high
Why is it spelled “GH”? Who knows!
This one also is quite difficult because we’re going to eat up one of the syllables.
Those words were chosen because some of the sounds are difficult and some of the words have to be stressed in a certain manner. Watch this video a couple of times and really practise those words so as to pronounce them properly nice and clearly.
There’s a silent letter again in this particular lesson. It’s the silent “W”:
We do not pronounce the “W””
It is just like in the following words:
Please do not pronounce it that way! Pronounce it well.
Repeat after me: wrong, answer, right, wrist, sword, whole…
Here is a quick grammar review!
Today you have learned a lot of grammar. You’ve learned adjectives and adverbs.
How do we create adverbs?
We generally add -LY to the end of the adjective:
her English is clear
she speaks clearly
the train is slow
he drives slowly
she is happy
she works happily
they are healthy
they eat healthily
And of course there are lots of exceptions! There are adverbs that aren’t formed that simply.
For instance: good – well
And there are words that are used as adjectives and adverbs.
You saw examples like:
daily, hard, fast…
So get some practice with the activities!
Also pay attention to the spelling of the adverb!
The example I gave before was:
“happy” it ends with a “Y” so we have to remove the “Y” and add an “i” and then add “LY”
happy – happily
There are some spelling changes also!
Please get some practice!
That’s it for today! So I’ll see you soon! Bye bye!
English Exercises Lesson 6
English Comprehension Practice
English Vocabulary Practice
English Grammar Practice