Adverbs – elementary

Posted on Dec 21 2013 - 4:23am by Zdenda

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.

22 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. alina 22/12/2013 at 11:54 am -

    excellent stuff, thank you for the ideas 🙂

  2. Ahsan Mohammad 22/12/2013 at 1:07 pm -

    pls provide me other grammar game please.

  3. Marcia 22/12/2013 at 2:05 pm -

    Hi, Thanks for sharing the mind map. Which program do you use to make them? Cheers.

  4. Emine BALTA 22/12/2013 at 3:44 pm -

    That’s really unforgettable. Very interesting idea.Thanks…

  5. Rofaida 22/12/2013 at 7:21 pm -

    That’s amaizing!

  6. siti meriam bt jusoh 22/12/2013 at 11:08 pm -

    nice presentation…thanks a lot

  7. Zdenda 23/12/2013 at 5:11 am -

    I used Mind maple for this one. It is free.

  8. Zdenda 23/12/2013 at 5:12 am -

    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 🙁

  9. Lea May Daway 23/12/2013 at 2:24 pm -

    Thanks for sharing

  10. chineze 23/12/2013 at 3:58 pm -

    what is the meaning of SVOMPT

  11. Zdenda 27/12/2013 at 7:46 am -

    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).

  12. Aymen 03/01/2014 at 2:21 pm -

    Thank you, it’s very simple and comprehensible,

  13. mjid 05/01/2014 at 1:47 pm -

    thanks for your effort

  14. Mrs. Htar 05/01/2014 at 6:49 pm -

    Thanks for knowledge.

  15. web page 21/01/2014 at 9:51 am -

    You actually make it seem so easy along
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    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!

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  19. Amira 11/02/2016 at 9:43 pm -

    thanks a lot
    can I download these games

  20. Zdenda 12/02/2016 at 3:19 am -

    I am afraid, it is not possible. The games need to be online to work.

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  22. Zdenda 14/07/2016 at 4:37 am -

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