Teens|Grammar Activating|Pre-Int|16. A school performance
How are things at school?
Answer the questions
1. What are the children in the pictures doing?
2. Do you think they are talented?
3. Do you organise concerts or performances at your school?
4. Do you take part in them? Why/why not?
5. Do you like performing and being on stage or would you prefer to watch a show?
6. Are you an artistic person?
Listen and guess what’s going on
1. The children are rehearsing the school play.
2. The children are making costumes for the school play.
3. The children are preparing the scenery for the play.
Complete the sentences
Make the adverbs
Adverbs of manner describe actions. They tell how somebody does something.
✔️ My friend sings well.
My sister draws beautifully.
Rewrite with an adverb
✔️ She’s a fast runner. — She runs fast.
Choose and complete
Speak about yourself
✔️ I draw badly, but I sing well.
- something that you do carefully
- something that you do well
- something that you do regularly
- something that you do fast
- something that you do slowly
- something that you do badly
Listen and complete
Read the rule
We make comparative and superlative of most adverbs by adding «more» and «the most» before adverb.
✔️ She draws more carefully than her sister.
Kate spoke the most confidently out of all people.
Some short adverbs have comparative and superlative forms with -er and -est:
late — later — the latest
early — earlier — the earliest
fast — faster — the fastest
hard — harder — the hardest
Remember the irregular forms:
well — better — the best
badly — worse — the worst
little — less — the least
Make six sentences about you and the people you know
My best friend
play the piano
Talk about an event you organised at school
1. What was the event?
2. Who took part in the event?
3. How did you prepare for the event?
4. What did people do at the event?
take part in
Now you can
1. Talk about how people do different activities.
2. Talk about performances and events.
- make decorations
- make costumes
- read poems
Types of adverbs and adverbs of manner
Already, quickly, and always are different kinds of adverbs. They give information about time, manner and frequency.
Adjectives describe nouns (things and people).
✔️ She has a quiet voice. It’s a noisy dog.
They often answer questions with What …?
Adverbs of manner describe how people do things.
✔️ She speaks quietly. The dog barks noisily.
They often answer questions with How …?
Most adjectives change to adverbs of manner like this:
|Most regular adjectives||Adjectives ending in -y||Adjectives ending in -ble|
|nice → nicely||angry → angrily||comfortable → comfortably|
There are some irregular adverbs of manner.
✔️ good → well
He’s a good swimmer. → He swims well.
fast → fast
She’s a fast runner. → She runs fast.
hard → hard
They’re hard workers. → They work hard.
We usually use adverbs after verbs.
✔️ She sings beautifully.
However, we use adjectives after the verbs be, seem, become, get, look, feel, taste, smell and sound.
✔️ Her voice sounds beautiful.
You’ll get hungry.
Comparison of adverbs
We make the comparative and superlative of most adverbs by adding more and the most before the adverb.
✔️ Polly did her homework more quickly than me.
Kate spoke the most confidently.
Some short adverbs have a comparative form with -er and -est, like adjectives. For example: early, fast, hard, late, long, loud.
✔️ Paul arrived earlier than me.
The journey took longer than normal.
Toby ran the fastest.
There are some irregular adverbs:
We can also use not as … as … with adverbs.
✔️ I didn’t do as well as Jim in the exam.
The book doesn’t explain it as clearly as our teacher.
Choose the correct option
Look at the picture, listen and complete with two or three words
Complete with comparative forms
Peter wants to improve his relationship with parents. Give him recommendations
listen to music
make the bed
✔️ He should speak to his parents more politely.
Complete with the correct form of comparative or superlative adverb
Read the notes and write a review about the school play below. Try to use 6 adverbs in the review
Wobble the Wizard
- Young girl Jenny: works hard, very poor.
- She meets Wizard Wobble.
- Wizard Wobble: intelligent, kind, not very good at magic.
- Very funny play.
- Sue Brown played Jenny: good singer, pretty.
- Joe Smith played Wizard: funny, very loud.
- School marks
- Getting ready for school
- She plays well
- How is the preparation going
- Who can do it better?
- So talented!
- Now you can
- Grammar reference
- An adjective or an adverb?
- Anna's party
- Peter's decision
- I did the best
- Write a review
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