A1 Adverbs

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Let’s learn how to use adverbs to describe actions. You will learn to say how and how often you do something.

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Learn how to use adverbs to be successful in the Cambridge Assessment English A1 Movers test.

A1 Adverbs

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Adverbs for describing how you do something

You can make adverbs from adjections.

  • 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, 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.

At this elementary level, there are materials concerned with basic English communication to provide confidence to understand at this basic level of English.

Here are resources at this elementary level that will give students practice in reading and writing. The reading materials are reading comprehensions but can be easily adapted for other reading practice. At this low level, the writing materials are generally guided writings.

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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.