English Course for Beginners - CEFR A1 - Lesson 12 of 25

Adjectives (2)

Read and listen to four conversation using the grammar.

Conversation 1

Woman: In your family, who is funny?
Man: My dad is very funny!
Woman: Who is hard-working?
Man: My mom is very hard-working. She has two jobs.
Woman: And who is really smart?
Man: My sister is smart. She is a doctor.

Conversation 2

Woman: Did you like the movie?
Man: No, it was so boring.
Woman: Really, I liked it. It was interesting.
Man: Really! The story was so slow!
Woman: Really, I thought the story was cool!
Man: What about the acting?
Woman: It was OK. Not great, but not bad.
Man: I agree!

Conversation 3

Woman: Where do you shop?
Man: At the Lakeside Mall. The stores are cheap there.
Woman: Really! I think the mall is expensive.
Man: Some stores. But some stores are really cheap.
Woman: Do you like the food there?
Man: No, the food is not very delicious.
Woman: I agree. It is very bland.
Man: The cafes are good, though.

Conversation 4

Woman: Is your math class hard?
Man: Yes, it is very difficult.
Woman: Why is it hard?
Man: Well, the teacher is strict. We have lots of homework.
Woman: Oh, that sounds tough.

Adjectives and Adverbs of Intensity

Point 1: Use adjectives after a BE verb to describe things.

  1. My dad is funny.
  2. My sister is smart.
  3. The movie was interesting.
  4. The food is delicious.

Point 2: Use adjectives before nouns to describe things.

  1. I have a big house.
  2. He is a funny guy.
  3. She is a good cook.
  4. He is a lazy student.

Point 3: Use words like veryreally, and so to add intensity.

  1. The test is so hard.
  2. She is very nice.
  3. The lake is really beautiful.
  4. The movie is really long!

Point 4: Use not before the adjective and after the BE verb for negative statements.

  1. He is not nice.
  2. His house is not very big.
  3. She is not free today.
  4. They are not happy with their jobs.
Answer these questions about the interview.

Gap Fill: Complete the conversation with the correct word!


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