6E (Compound) adjectives

4H- Unit 6E
(Adjectives and) compound adjectives
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4H- Unit 6E
(Adjectives and) compound adjectives

Slide 1 - Slide

  • You can explain what adjectives are and which role they play in language
  • You can explain what compound adjectives are
  • You can create your own compound adjectives

Slide 2 - Slide

The girl is nice. "Nice" is an adjective. Adjectives are used to...

describe a verb
describe a noun
describe an adverb
describe a sentence

Slide 3 - Quiz

think of adjectives to describe "teacher"
The ___________ teacher

Slide 4 - Mind map

Use of adjectives - 1
-We use adjectives to describe nouns.

Most adjectives can be used in front of a noun:

They have a beautiful house.
We saw a very exciting film last night.

Very is an adverb!! Not adjective!

Slide 5 - Slide

Use of adjectives - 2
-or after a link verb be, seem, become:

Their house is beautiful.
That film seems interesting.

Slide 6 - Slide

Find the adjectives
For the following slides, fill in all the adjectives in the text

Slide 7 - Slide

Homer Simpson is a lazy man. He never completes his work. When he arrives at his office, he only sleeps on his desk. He never listens to his boss. He gets angry when somebody eats his donuts. He says to people, “Don’t touch my donuts! Those are not your donuts, they are my donuts!” Homer must take better care of his health because his stomach is very fat.

Slide 8 - Open question

Lisa is an excellent student because she always does her homework. In her school she is the best in her class. She loves to play her saxophone loudly. When her brother is annoying, she says to him: “go and play with your toys or I will tell our parents!” Her favourite subject at school is Science.

Slide 9 - Open question

The Simpsons’ dog is a naughty pet because it never eats its dog food. The dog eats the Simpsons’ sofa. The dog eats their dirty socks. The dog eats their shoes! The Simpsons love their dog because it is part of their family.

Slide 10 - Open question

Marge is the mother. She loves her family so much. She always tells Bart and Lisa: “Clean your messy rooms!” but the children don’t always listen to her instructions very well. Bart says to his mum: “We don’t want to clean our rooms, we want to play with our favourite toys”.

Slide 11 - Open question

What is the use of adjectives in language?
They can help you be more specific
They can help you describe things
They can make your text prettier
They have no use

Slide 12 - Quiz

Slide 13 - Slide

Compound adjectives DIY
The fun thing about compound adjectives is that we can make our own!
Example: You can call a colour princess-pink or night-black. A person could be Beyoncé-cool or cheeta-fast. 
Stick to the rules on the previous slides. For example, you can't do adjective + adjective like sweet-nice or mean-bad.

Slide 14 - Slide

invent your own compound adjectives

Slide 15 - Mind map

Recap: what is an adjective
a word that describes a noun
a word that describes a verb
a word that describes an adverb
a word that we use if we want to sound fancy

Slide 16 - Quiz

Recap: What is a compound adjective?
A very long adjective
A very specific adjective
An adjective that is built up from two different words
An adjective that describes colour

Slide 17 - Quiz


Do: 6E 2, 3. 4 and 6 (student’s book, p. 69)
       6E 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (workbook, p.66)

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Slide 19 - Link

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