1 Look at the pairs of sentences. Underline the adjectives in each B sentence.
1 A There was a chair in the corner of the room.
B There was a comfortable chair in the corner of the room.
2 A We had lunch in a restaurant.
B We had lunch in a small, friendly restaurant.
3 A A woman showed me the way home.
B A kind woman showed me the way home.
4 A I knew I had made a mistake.
B I knew I had made a big mistake.
2 Look at Exercise 1 again. Decide if the sentences are true or false.
1 describe people or things.
2 usually come after the person or thing they describe.
3 can make sentences more interesting because they add more information.
3 Complete the sentences with an adjective from the box.
expensive heavy important lovely modern
1 He was carrying a …………………. suitcase.
2 I have an …………………. message for you.
3 She lives in a …………………. apartment.
4 We had a …………………. day in the park.
5 She was wearing an …………………. jacket.
4 We often use adjectives to talk about good or nice things. Choose the two adjectives which can replace good or nice in each sentence.
1 It was a very good film. (exciting / friendly / funny)
2 She was wearing a nice dress. (beautiful / lovely / clever)
3 That’s a good idea. (brilliant / famous / great)
4 A nice doctor helped me. (friendly / favourite / kind)
5 The weather was nice. (sunny / clever / pleasant)
6 We had some good food. (great / hungry / excellent)
5 We often use adjectives to talk about very good or very bad things. Underline the adjective which means ‘very good’ or ‘very bad’ in each sentence. Then add them to the table.
1 It was a nice day. We had a wonderful meal.
2 We didn’t play tennis because the weather was terrible.
3 I loved the film. It was amazing!
4 I didn’t like the food. It was horrible.
5 We watched a film, but it was awful!
6 I think she’s a fantastic singer. I love her songs.
1B There was a comfortable chair in the corner of the room.
2B We had lunch in a small, friendly restaurant.
3B A kind woman showed me the way home.
4B I knew I had made a big mistake.
1 true 2 false 3 true
1 heavy 2 important 3 modern/lovely
4 lovely 5 expensive
1 exciting, funny 2 beautiful, lovely 3 brilliant, great
4 friendly, kind 5 sunny, pleasant 6 great, excellent
1 wonderful 2 terrible 3 amazing
4 horrible 5 awful 6 fantastic
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