Grammar 1-12 | True Beginner | CEFR A1


Listen to four conversations using adjectives.

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: 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.

Conversation #3

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 #4

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.

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 very, really, and so to add intensity.
  1. The test is so hard.
  2. She is very nice.
  3. The lake is really beatiful.
  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 the following questions about the interview.