Teaching Tools, 17 February 2007
Adjectives are describing words. They tell:
tall, thin boy, heavy, drenching rain, etc.
golden sand, black hair, etc.
two animals, several men, etc.
this chicken, that farm, the third day, etc.
Select adjectives from the following sentences and make a list of them.
Fat, black and red feathered chickens scratched the earth, looking for insects to eat.
The fox moved with quick, lithe movements and caught the first chicken.
A row of tempting, green cabbages sat in the brownish earth of the vegetable patch.
The thoughtless fox lifted up his head and produced a high-pitched howling noise, causing startled men to run from their tasks to find out the source of the terrible singing.
The indignant farm workers gave the unfortunate camel a hard beating.
From the list of adjectives given, choose the most appropriate to fill the blanks left in the following sentences.
forgiving, sore, fast-flowing, thieving, beaten, patient, cowardly, kind, weary, deep, slow
The _________ and _________ camel made his _________ way back to the river. There, by the water's edge was the _________ fox, waiting for his _________, _________ companion. The river was _________ and _________, and the fox could not swim. He took for granted that he had a _________, __________ and _________ friend, and asked for a lift across the river.
Supply adjectives for each of the given nouns. Try to use a different word each time.
friends, water, lunch, song, wind, sand, tree, heat, story.
Which word in each of the following groups is not an adjective?
gulped, tasty, enjoyable, delicious
ponderous, lumbered, clumsy, slow
speedily, rapid, quick, swift
brilliant, sunshine, bright, scorching