Gradable and Extreme Adjectives Miming Game

A LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Level: Intermediate
Topic: General
Grammar Topic: Adjectives and Adverbs
Type: Lesson Plans
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Published: 22nd Jan 2015

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Gradable and Extreme Adjectives Miming Game

Choose one of the rows from below (maybe from a cut-up worksheet) and silently mime all
three adverb + adjective pairs in the order that they are given (from left to right). 
Continue miming all of them until your partner says all three things written on the cards. If 
they still can’t guess, you can give them (oral) hints such as first letters. 
 

absolutely tiny

very small

fairly small

absolutely terrified

fairly scared/ frightened

very scared/ very frightened

very funny

absolutely hilarious

fairly funny

very angry

fairly angry

absolutely furious

fairly cold

very cold

absolutely freezing

fairly tired

absolutely exhausted

very tired

absolutely boiling

very hot

fairly hot

absolutely delicious

fairly tasty

very tasty

very big

absolutely huge/ enormous

fairly big

very bad

fairly bad

absolutely awful/ terrible

fairly good

very good

absolutely wonderful/

fabulous/ fantastic

fairly happy

absolutely delighted

very happy

Do the same, but this time only choosing one card (e.g. “absolutely delighted”). You can 
mime the versions with different adverbs in contrast if your partner can’t guess your 
adverb + adjective pair.

Do the same with your own ideas for adverb + adjective pairs, again miming contrasting 
pairs and/ or giving hints if your partner can’t guess. 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2014

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