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Adjectives and Adverbs for Vacation

A reading activity for practicing adjectives and adverbs

Adjectives and Adverbs for Vacation - With Instructor Notes
Grammar
Intermediate
No. 20007
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Reading


Hawaii, A Must Visit
Whether itís exploring beautiful coral reefs at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean or teeing up for a quick game of golf on an award-winning golf course, you canít go wrong visiting Hawaiiónatureís paradise. Everywhere in this tropical paradise, there is beauty for the eyes to behold. Nowhere else in the world will you find such stunningly elegant hotels nestled between majestic green mountains and tranquil waters. Hawaii should be at the top of your list if you desire a romantic getaway, need to experience the thrill of deep-sea fishing, or just want to bask in the sun on the beautiful sands of the finest beaches in existence. Thatís why three out of every four people agree that Hawaii is the best vacation spot for every member of your family.

Parts of Speech Exercise

ADJECTIVES:   ________________________________________________________________

ADVERBS:         ________________________________________________________________

NOUNS:             ________________________________________________________________

Give an example of these parts of speech and write it on the line.
1. Adjective ___________
3. Adjective ___________
5. Adverb ___________
7. Adjective ___________
9. Plural Noun ___________
11. Adjective ___________
13. Plural Noun ___________
15. Number ___________
2. Adverb ___________
4. Noun ___________
6. Plural Noun ___________
8. Plural Noun ___________
10. Adjective ___________
12. Verb ___________
14. Number ___________
16. Adjective (superlative) ___________

Transfer the words that you wrote above to the corresponding numbers below.

Whether itís exploring (1) ___________ coral reefs at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean or teeing up for a (2) ___________ game of golf on a/an (3) ___________ golf course, you canít go wrong visiting Hawaiiónatureís paradise. Everywhere in this tropical paradise, there is (4) ___________ for the eyes to behold. Nowhere else in the world will you find such (5) ___________ elegant (6) ___________ nestled between (7) ___________ green (8) ___________ and tranquil (9) ___________ Hawaii should be at the top of your list if you desire a/an (10) ___________ getaway, need to experience the thrill of (11) ___________ fishing or just want to (12) ___________ in the sun on the beautiful sands of the finest (13) ___________ in existence. Thatís why (14) ___________ out of every (15) ___________ people agree that Hawaii is the (16) ___________ vacation spot for every member of your family.

Homework

Write a paragraph describing a good place to take a vacation. Include what you can see and do there. Use adjectives and adverbs.

Instructor Notes

A reading activity for practicing adjectives and adverbs

Introduction

Ask student the following questions:
Where is the best place youíve ever been to for a vacation?
Can you describe what was so great about that place?
Would you recommend that place to anyone?
What would you tell people they should do if they visit that place?


Reading Exercise

Student reads the paragraph silently. Afterwards, ask the comprehension questions.
(Alternatively, you could read the paragraph and ask questions to check listening.)

Hawaii, A Must Visit
Whether itís exploring beautiful coral reefs at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean or teeing up for a quick game of golf on an award-winning golf course, you canít go wrong visiting Hawaiiónatureís paradise. Everywhere in this tropical paradise, there is beauty for the eyes to behold. Nowhere else in the world will you find such stunningly elegant hotels nestled between majestic green mountains and tranquil waters. Hawaii should be at the top of your list if you desire a romantic getaway, need to experience the thrill of deep-sea fishing, or just want to bask in the sun on the beautiful sands of the finest beaches in existence. Thatís why three out of every four people agree that Hawaii is the best vacation spot for every member of your family.

Reading Comprehension Questions
Where would you see this paragraph? (travel brochure)
What is the speakerís opinion of Hawaii? (very positive)
Name something beautiful that you will see there. (hotel, beaches)
Name three things you can do in Hawaii. (golf, fish, lay in the sun)
How many people agree that itís the best vacation for the family? (3 out of 4)

Vocabulary
Student looks at paragraph again and underlines unknown words. Using context clues, help student understand words. Student thinks of sentences using those words.

Parts of Speech
Ask student to explain what adjectives, adverbs, and nouns are. (Adjectives describe nouns. Adverbs describe verbs, adjectives, adverbs or word group. Nouns are people, places or things.) Have student circle adjectives and put a box around adverbs in the reading.
Adjectives: beautiful, award-winning, tropical, elegant, majestic, tranquil, romantic, deep-sea, beautiful, finest, best, every
Adverbs: quick, everywhere, nowhere, stunningly
Nouns: coral reefs, bottom, Pacific Ocean, golf, gold course, Hawaii, nature, paradise, paradise, beauty, eyes, world, you, hotels, mountains, waters, Hawaii, top, list, you, getaway, thrill, fishing, sun, sands, beaches, existence, people, Hawaii, vacation spot, member, family

Student thinks of an example of each parts of speech and writes it on the line. Then, student transfers the words to the corresponding numbers below.


Homework

Write a descriptive paragraph about a good place to go on a vacation. Be sure to use adjectives and adverbs to describe the pace.

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