A1 Adverbs

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Welcome to our A1 Adverbs Exercises. Let’s learn how to use adverbs to describe the action. It is important to learn how to use them properly at this beginning stage of English. These A1 Adverbs Exercises teach you to say how and how often you do something.

About 20 minutes.Learning how to use adverbs.Beginning stages of learning English.
Match-upExercise 1Exercise 2Exercise 3Exercise 4Examples
We can make adverbs from adjectives. Some you just add -ly or if it ends in y change to -ily. However, some adjectives and adverbs don’t change or look completely different. Can you spot them in our match-up game?

Adverbs for describing how you do something

Spelling
You can make adverbs from adjectives.

  • adjective + -ly: quick → quickly, bad → badly
  • adjectives with -l, also add -ly: careful → carefully
  • adjectives with -y change to -ly: easy → easily, happy → happily

You put most adverbs after the verb: He walked slowly to school.

Adverbs that look like adjectives
Some adverbs have the same spelling as adjectives. You use them the same way as adverbs.

  • Fast, hard: He runs fast. She studies hard.

Adverbs for describing how often and how much
You put the following adverbs before the verb.

  • Never, rarely, sometimes, often, usually, always: I often play football. I never listen to jazz music.

Very and quite
Some adverbs say how much.

  • you put very and quite before the adjective: That music is too loud. This book is quite good.
Especially helpful are exercises that are focussed on a theme or topic as these provide word retention practice so you can be confident to read, write, speak and listen successfully. We have many activities to get your English up to speed in no time.
The more words you encounter and understand, the broader your day-to-day vocabulary will become. Our word games and puzzles are an excellent way to help to reinforce spellings in your mind.
Links to Young Learners Exams:
Cambridge English: Young Learners, also known as Young Learners English Tests, are a suite of English language examinations specially designed for children in primary and lower-secondary school. The tests are provided by Cambridge English Language Assessment which may be available to take locally.

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