C 2 · People, relationships & family

Negative prefixes for adjectives

What is it, un-, in-, dis- or im- for abashed? Eeeeks! There are some rules for word formation concerning adjectives such as ir- if the word begins with r like in responsible = irresponsible and im- for words that begin with a p or b like possible=impossible, or prudent=imprudent, but this sometimes needs some practice…… Continue reading Negative prefixes for adjectives

A2 · B1

Adjectives for emotions and moods

Here you have the opportunity to learn and practise adjectives related to emotions. Some of them (nearly all of them, I mean) are participials. In the first activity you will find a quiz to help you learn and remember the words. In the second activity, you will complete the sentence with an adjective related to…… Continue reading Adjectives for emotions and moods

C 2 · People, relationships & family

30 Personality adjectives for C2

Ok, it’s fine if you want to say that your best friend is a good guy, a nice guy, a great guy or even a cool guy, but where’s the vocabulary that you should be using for this level? Here’s a vocabulary activity with 30 different adjectives for you to grab and make part of…… Continue reading 30 Personality adjectives for C2

A2 · Grammar

A2 Comparative structures ‘adjective + er/more + than’

Here’s a grammar bite on comparative structures using ‘adjective+ er/more/less + than’  that we can use when we want to say that two items are different in a quality. Remember that the general rule for one-syllable and some two-syllable adjectives,  (small, clever, happy, etc.) is the affix -er, while other adjectives  (honest, beautiful, interesting, etc.)…… Continue reading A2 Comparative structures ‘adjective + er/more + than’

A2 · B1 · Grammar

Word order for adjectives

ADJECTIVES THAT GIVE INFORMATION ABOUT A NOUN (NOUN MODIFIERS) We can give information about something by using adjectives. An Italian car.Dark hair.  These adjectives can  come before a noun although they can also come after a verb. Here we are going to see them in front of a noun. (predicative position). Look at the boxes…… Continue reading Word order for adjectives