An adverb/adverbial is bolded in each sentence. Complete the chart by writing the adverb/adverbial in the correct category.
- Our class recently received an award for participating in a maths competition.
- She was completely surprised to see her best friend at the cinema with her boyfriend.
- Were you looking for us? We went around the corner to get some ice cream.
- On warm days we usually sit outside and eat lunch together.
- My baby brother is often asleep when I get home from school, so it’s important to enter our flat quietly.
- He plays that computer game every day after school, so he wins easily.
- They never finish their homework on time.
- Have you looked upstairs? I think I saw your keys on the table.
- After working on it all weekend, our group project was partially finished.
- After school, I run home to watch my favourite show on the telly.
time place frequency manner degree
Write out the story, putting the adverbs/adverbials in brackets into the correct position in the sentences. For some sentences, more than one answer is possible.
The young girl visits her grandmother and brings her a piece of delicious, homemade cake (every Saturday). Her grandmother lives under three large oak trees (in the wood). As she walks, the girl sings a song (happily). Before the girl starts her journey, her mother warns her not to walk off the path (always). One day the girl didn’t listen to her mother’s warning (sadly). She met a scary wolf (along her way). The wolf decided that the girl looked delicious (very). He thought of a plan (quickly). He ran to the grandmother’s house (as fast as he could).
For each question, combine the ideas into one sentence using an adverb and a comparative ([not] as … as, or than). More than one answer is possible.
- The LBP smartphone loads data fast. The T60 smartphone can’t.
- Rob sings loudly. His sister Alicia sings softly.
- Heather speaks French fluently, but I only know a few sentences.
- Our new car travels smoothly down the road. Our old car travels smoothly down the road, too.
- My friends often comment on my posts, but my mom rarely does.
- Frank dances gracefully, and so does Tim.
Read the excerpt from The Invisible Man. Mark the adverbs/adverbials.
The stranger came early in February, one wintry day, through a biting wind and a driving snow, over the field, walking from Bramblehurst railway station, and carrying a little black portmanteau in his thickly gloved hand. He walked into the "Coach and Horses" more dead than alive, and flung his portmanteau down. "A fire," he cried, "in the name of human charity! A room and a fire!"
Mrs. Hall lit the fire and left him there while she went to prepare him a meal with her own hands. A guest to stop at the town of Iping in the wintertime was an unheard-of piece of luck…
Although the fire was burning up briskly, she was surprised to see that her visitor still wore his hat and coat, standing with his back to her and staring out of the window at the falling snow in the yard. His gloved hands were clasped behind him, and he seemed to be lost in thought.
(adapted from Wells, H.G. The Invisible Man. Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/5230/5230-h/5230-h.htm)
Translate the sentences into English.
Letztes Jahr war unser Fußballteam das beste in unserer Liga. Warum? Die meisten Teams arbeiten nicht so hart wie wir es tun. Viele unserer Spieler gehen jeden Morgen vor der Schule joggen. Das führt dazu, dass sie sehr schnell rennen können. Genau genommen, können die meisten Spieler von uns schneller rennen, als die Spieler anderer Teams. Außerdem trainieren wir jeden Nachmittag nach der Schule und an den Wochenenden.