Adverbs – elementary

Adverbs mind map

I like teaching adverbs to students because it is very simple, there are only a few exceptions and you can see that they have learnt something immediately. Adverbs are an easy grammar point and students can use them in the same lesson and feel that they achieved something.


Forming adverbs – infographic

Recently I have been experimenting with mind maps a lot and I was surprised how good the students’ results are. They pass even the most difficult tests and some of them pass them with 100% which I am really not accustomed to. Seeing these wonderful results I decided to go on with creating more mind maps. Here is one dealing with adverbs and their formation in English:

Adverbs mind map

Forming adverbs – games

Once you or your students understand adverbs it is time to practise forming the adverbs in games.

Adverbs – half a minute game. You have 30 seconds to put the letters into the correct order to create the right adverb.

Adverbs – Teacher invaders. Your task is to shoot all the invaders but from time to time you have to form an adverb from the given adjective.

Adverbs – Penalty game. In this game you should choose the correct option to complete the sentence. If you get it right you will have a chance to shoot a penalty.

Adverbs – Hoopshoot game. Choose the correct option and then score.

I hope you enjoyed the lesson and that your knowledge of adverbs is much better than it was a few minutes ago. If not look at the links section, too.

Forming adverbs – links

If you are looking for another explanation of adverbs, you can find one at British Council site.

Here is a great video explaining what adverbs are. I believe it can be used for teaching English as ESL too. Enjoy.

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  1. alina
    excellent stuff, thank you for the ideas :)
    22/12/2013 at 11:54 am
  2. Ahsan Mohammad
    pls provide me other grammar game please.
    22/12/2013 at 1:07 pm
  3. Marcia
    Hi, Thanks for sharing the mind map. Which program do you use to make them? Cheers.
    22/12/2013 at 2:05 pm
  4. Emine BALTA
    That's really unforgettable. Very interesting idea.Thanks...
    22/12/2013 at 3:44 pm
  5. Rofaida
    That's amaizing!
    22/12/2013 at 7:21 pm
  6. siti meriam bt jusoh
    nice presentation...thanks a lot
    22/12/2013 at 11:08 pm
  7. Zdenda
    I used Mind maple for this one. It is free.
    23/12/2013 at 5:11 am
  8. Zdenda
    I will try to do more. So far, I have been able to produce like two posts a week. So, you have to wait. Sorry :-(
    23/12/2013 at 5:12 am
  9. Lea May Daway
    Thanks for sharing
    23/12/2013 at 2:24 pm
  10. chineze
    what is the meaning of SVOMPT
    23/12/2013 at 3:58 pm
  11. Zdenda
    SVOMPT is the word order of an English sentence. S = subject (WHO) V = verb (does) O = object (WHAT) M = adverb of manner (HOW) P = place (WHERE) T= time (WHEN).
    27/12/2013 at 7:46 am
  12. Aymen
    Thank you, it's very simple and comprehensible,
    03/01/2014 at 2:21 pm
  13. mjid
    thanks for your effort
    05/01/2014 at 1:47 pm
  14. Thanks for knowledge.
    05/01/2014 at 6:49 pm
  15. You actually make it seem so easy along with your presentation however I find this matter to be really one thing that I think I'd never understand. It sort of feels too complicated and very broad for me. I'm having a look forward for your subsequent submit, I'll attempt to get the hang of it!
    21/01/2014 at 9:51 am
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    07/02/2014 at 7:56 am
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    08/02/2014 at 11:23 am
  18. Hurrah, that's what I was exploring for, what a stuff! existing here at this weblog, thanks admin of this site.
    08/02/2014 at 12:35 pm
  19. Amira
    thanks a lot can I download these games
    11/02/2016 at 9:43 pm
  20. Zdenda
    I am afraid, it is not possible. The games need to be online to work.
    12/02/2016 at 3:19 am
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    I hope they don´t. Please, check back later and let me know.
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