Explaining Adjectives and adverbs in English Beginners course Lesson 6

English Beginners Course Lesson 6


This tutorial is focusing on, how to use adjectives and adverbs in English, correctly.


1/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/Vocabulary Practice

  • Hello!
  • How are you?
  • I am well.
  • I am ill.
  • the flu
  • also
  • temperature
  • healthy  
  • happy
  • difficult
  • easy
  • fast
  • to be sure 
  •  I am not sure.
  • to be right 
  •  You are right. 
  • That is right
  • To remember
  • Now 
  • What is wrong?
  • Thank you!
  • Appetite
  • high temperature 


3/Adjectives and adverbs

Adjectives and adverbs are used to describe things: clear > clearly…

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

English teachers

He is English.


a happy student

happy students

We are happy.


a difficult lesson

difficult lessons

This is difficult.


an easy lesson

easy lessons

This is easy.


a healthy diet –

healthy meals –

a healthy lifestyle


an ill man –

ill people –

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/Questions and Answers

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.

Exercises Lesson 6

Comprehension Practice

Vocabulary Practice

Grammar Practice