Contents *Introduction *Different forms of Adjectives *Examples *Activity *Exercises
What are Adjectives? Adjectives are used to qualify nouns. e.g. John is a lazy boy. This is a big house. Hong Kong is a busy city.
Can you describe yourselves or your friends with adjectives? good bad tall short unfriendly ugly clever lonely happy unhappy fat thin friendly helpful lovely hardworking lazy polite naughty interesting boring handsome careful careless beautiful useless shy
Fallen leaves Falling leaves What is the difference between these two adjectives?
Boiling water Boiled water What is the difference between these two adjectives?
Adjectives formed by adding suffixes to nouns 1. Noun + ‘ful’ = full of something / having the quality of something 3.Noun + ‘able’ or ‘ible’ = able to do something/ showing qualities of something 2. Noun + ‘less’ = without something 4. Noun + ‘y’ = full of something
On a windy day, a horrible fire broke out in a locked building. The responsible firemen came at once and found a helpless and frightened girl who was shouting from a broken window. With the help of some useful tools, the firemen saved the crying girl. They had done a wonderful job. It was impossible for the girl to forget this unforgettable experience. Activity: Describe this picture with adjectives
Story-writing Exercise 1 Our English teacher gives us dictations every week. Sometimes, the teacher asks us to study for the dictations beforehand, but sometimes we do not have to. That means some are ___________ dictations and some are ______________ dictations. However, my classmates are bad students. Some of them tell lies. They are ____________________. Some of them do not obey the teachers. They are _____________. Some of them always sleep in class. It seems that they always feel _____________________. Some of them always throw rubbish. So, the classroom is very _______________. Some of them shout loudly in class. They are very __________. In this examination, most of them get poor results. Their teachers and parents feel ________________________ at their performance.
Story-writing Exercise 2 Once, there was an old man. He was very rich, but he wanted more and more money. He was really ___________________. He had a son, but he always beated him up. He was ___________ to his son. It rained heavily one day. The old man travelled with his son in a car on this _________________ day. When the old man was driving, he did not look at the traffic lights which had turned red and so the car crashed in a lorry. He was very ___________________. His son fell into a river. He could not swim and he felt ___________________ because he needed help. Luckily, a man who always helped others saved him. He was a ______________________ man. The son was really _______________ because he did not die.
However, the old man was trapped in the car. He was going to die. The son had no hope that his father would live. He felt _________________. At this time, the man came to help again. He used some tools to open the door of the cars. The tools were very __________________. At last, the kind man saved the old man who was taken to hospital.