Grade 1 Language - Verbs and Adjectives (Shades of Meaning)
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Grade 1 Language - Verbs and Adjectives (Shades of Meaning)

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This quiz informs students about verb meanings and the differences between closely-related verbs. It also introduces them to adjectives differing in intensity, such as large and gigantic. Yet another feather in the English and literacy cap!

If you are faster than someone, then you are faster than only one person. If you are the fastest, then you are faster than lots of people. By adding ‘er’ and ‘est’ to adjectives (describing words) we are adding more information to our writing.

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1.
What verb best describes what the man is doing?
glare
scowl
peek
stare
He's peeking through the window - I wonder what he can see.
2.
Find the adjectives in the sentence.
Children often prefer sweet food to savory.
Children, often
prefer, food
often, to
sweet, savory
'Sweet' and 'savory' both describe food in this sentence.
3.
What verb best describes what these people are doing?
sprint
jog
dart
rush
Darting, rushing and sprinting are all a faster pace than jogging.
4.
What verb best describes what this girl is doing?
howl
roar
yelp
yell
She looks happy so she can't be yelping.
5.
What verb best describes what this man is doing?
drive
carry
ride
steer
He drives a car, he carries his shopping and he steers a boat.
6.
What adjective best describes the pencil in the picture?
gigantic
full
older
high
Other similar words are huge, massive and enormous.
7.
What adjective best describes the wheel on the left?
less
small
close
near
We could also say it's smaller than the wheel on the right.
8.
What adjective best describes this sun?
smart
bright
happy
clear
There are lots of words to describe the sun - what others can you think of?
9.
What adjective best describes this boy?
tired
sad
mad
jolly
He might be tired as well as sad, but his expression is one of sadness.
10.
'They are the ____ in school.' Fill in the missing word.
cooler
cool
coolest
cooling
We use 'er' when compared to one person and 'est' when compared to a group. Here, we are comparing this group to the whole school, so it's 'est'.
Author:  Finola Waller

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