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Adverbs: What are they?
They are the words which add colour to actions! e.g. 'In the big race the top runner ran fast. The other runners ran slowly.'
Problem: As you can see in the example, some adjectives add ly to the end e.g. 'slowly', some irregular adjectives stay the same e.g. 'fast'.

Here is a practice exercise: (easy exercise)
If you don't know the meanings of these frequent adjectives/adverbs look them up in your dictionary.

1.Minako, my Japanese student in London, does her homework..... (adjective: good).                   2.She's a good student because she tries ....(there is one adverb which follows the verb 'try' - it is called a 'collocation') but sometimes she can't do the exercises very .....(adjective: quick).
3. She works.....(there is one frequent adverb which belongs with this verb, it is another 'collocation').
4. She talks very ......(adjective: 'quiet' or 'soft') in class so it is difficult to hear her.
5. The other students from other countries speak (adjective: 'loud' or 'noisy')........and often interrupt her, which upsets her, but they are very friendly and speak 6.............(adjective: 'spontaneous') without thinking. They don't mean to hurt her feelings.




1. She does her homework well.                                                                                                  2. She's a good student because she tries hard but she can't do the exercises very quickly.    3. She works hard.                                                                                                                      4. She talks very quietly (or softly)...                                                                                           5. the other students speak loudly (or 'talk noisily')...                                                                  6. they speak spontaneously without thinking.

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