Upper Intermediate level
To provide clarification and practice of adverbs in the context of stories
To provide detailed reading practice using a text about adverbs in the context of short stories
Procedure (36-45 minutes)
Students look at two sentences, one with adverbs and one without, they discuss in pairs which sentence is more interesting to read.
Students quickly read 4 fifty-word stories containing adverbs and match each one to it's title. Students check their answers quickly with teacher.
Students look at the underlined adverbs or adverbial phrases in the text, think about their meaning and in pairs write them under the relevant headings: Time, Manner, Degree, Comment. Students check answers in pairs with answer key
In pairs or groups students look at sentences and add the given adverb in the right place. Students check answers in pairs with the answer key while the teacher monitors for delayed feedback.
In pairs students look at sentences, underline the adverbs/adverbial phrases and correct sentences where the word order is wrong. In pairs, students check the answers using the answer key.
Students interact with teacher for feedback and correction of errors. Students drill for pronunciation.
Students listen to a series of sound clips. After each clip students use the given adverb to complete the sentences. students check answers in pairs/groups.