Thursday, 11 June 2015

Lesson 4 - Adverbs 4

Hi Friends! Welcome to a new lesson about Adverbs of degree.
 
Adverbs of degree are used to give more or less intensity to an adjective, a verb or even an action (they are also called modifiers, because change the meaning of something, making it stronger or weaker)

They are usually situated before the word they are modifying, but there are some exceptions as well. For instance enough which goes after the word as an adverb (It’s not hot enough) and before the word as a determiner (We don’t have enough time)

The Triathlon challenge.
Most people think The Triathlon is almost the toughest sport in the world. Participants start by swimming quite a long distance (between 0.47 mile and 2.4 miles just depending the level of the event). After that they must ride on bicycle (from 12 miles in sprint distance challenges to 112 miles in Ultra distance events). Finally, all of them  run (3.1 miles in the easier proof and 26.2 miles, a full marathon, in ultra distance triathlons). As you can see, it is not too easy being a triathlete. 



Try to find and underline the adverbs of degree and review their position in the sentence. After that you can do the following exercises (the answers are at the bottom of the lesson as usually)

Exercise 1. Chose the right answer for the next sentences
1.       Enough is an adverb of degree which goes before/after an adjective, but it is also a determiner which goes before/after a noun.
2.       Adverbs of degree are also called weakers / modifiers / strongers.
3.       Adverbs of degree add more or less intensity to prepositions /adjectives / sentences.
 
Exercise 2. Use the following adverbs of degree to fill the gaps (you must use each only once):
almost, too, just, enough

The soup is not hot _________.
I’m _______ tired for running now.
The movie was _________ boring.
We have ________ finished our homework.


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Text:
The Triathlon challenge.
Most people think The Triathlon is almost the toughest sport in the world. Participants start by swimming quite a long distance (between 0.47 mile and 2.4 miles just depending the level of the event). After that they must ride on bicycle (from 12 miles in sprint distance challenges to 112 miles in Ultra distance events). Finally, all of them run (3.1 miles in the easier proof and 26.2 miles, a full marathon, in ultra distance triathlons). As you can see, it is not too easy being a triathlete.       

Exercise 1: after an adjective, before a noun, modifiers, adjectives.
Exercise 2: enough, too, just, almost.