Grammar activity for The Janitor (Chapter 8)

1. Adjectives and adverbs

Adverbs are often used to describe a verb e.g. He talked loudly. (However, there are some verbs such as ‘feel’ ‘seem’ ‘appear’ ‘sound’ ‘look’ and ‘be’ that take adjectives)

Adjectives describe a noun e.g. Suddenly, there was a loud noise. (= The noise was loud = The loud noise surprised me).

2. Look at the extract from The Janitor (Chapter 8). Find the all the adjectives and adverbs

3. Now choose the correct one (Watch out for d!)

a. He felt sad/sadly when he saw the car hit a bird.

b. There was a bad/badly car crash on the bridge, but luckily no one was hurt.

c. The cat moved slowly/slow out of the way although the car came round the corner quick/quickly.

d.  The teacher spoke very soft/softly. Consequent/Consequently, the students at the back of the class couldn’t hear her although they were listening hard/hardly.

e. You seem rather quietly/quiet today: are you feeling well?

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