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A PowerPoint exploring adjectives and adverbs.

A PowerPoint exploring adjectives and adverbs.

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  • 1. ADJECTIVES AKA MODIFIERS
  • 2. DESCRIBING WORDS WARM NIGHT. 2. SOUR TASTE 3. TERRIFYING NOISE 4. BLUE NOSE 5. RED HAIR. Adjectives used before the noun are also called premodifiers. 1.
  • 3. FIND THE ADJECTIVES IN THE PASSAGE.
  • 4. ADJECTIVES CAN SHOW DESCRIBE THE INTENSITY OR STRENGTH OF EMOTION, OPINIONS AND ATTITUDES. SIMPLEcold Beautiful Powerful SUPERLATIVEcoldest Most beautiful Most powerful COMPARATIVEcolder More beautiful More powerful.
  • 5. TURN THE ADJECTIVES ON PAGE 50 INTO COMPARATIVES AND SUPERLATIVES.
  • 6. OTHER TYPES OF ADJECTIVES Evaluative Adjectives: an adjective with an implicit degree of judgement or bias. They may have positive or negative connotations: the gangly girl. Descriptive Adjectives: Simply provide the information: the thin girl. Emotive Adjectives: are intended to provoke an emotional reaction from the audience: the anorexic-looking boy.
  • 7. An attributive adjective is used to pre-modify therefore before a noun. Examples: „The empty bottle‟; „An excessively large keyboard. You can also use the word premodifier Predicative Adjective: An adjective used after the noun and verb. “He is devastated”, “The table is bare”. You can also use the word post-modifier.
  • 8. LOOK AT THE ADJECTIVES YOU IDENTIFIED IN THE TEXT:  Classify 1) 2) 3) 4) the adjectives. Can you find comparatives and superlatives? Are the adjectives: evaluative, descriptive or emotive? Are they predicative or attributive? What are the effects of the adjectives? How do they represent the ideas? How do they show the writer’s attitude and authority?
  • 9. ADVERBIALS Modifies/describes a verb, adjective or whole clause. They can show how and when something happened. E.g. He ran swiftly Can end in ly.  Uses one word or more than one word.
  • 10. SPOT THE ADVERBS/ADVERBIALS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Nervously, he approached the fierce lion. Peter, frequently visits the old store on Mansion Road. The plane flew overhead and scared away the birds. He kissed her tenderly on the cheek. Daniel checks the aquarium on a daily basis. The boats made their way to the quay and anchored alongside.
  • 11. SIX TYPES OF ADVERBS/ADVERBIALS Manner - the way in which something is done e.g. rapidly Time – when something is done e.g. tomorrow Place – where or in what direction something is done e.g. backwards. Place names. Frequency – how often something is done e.g. frequently Degree – to what intensity something is done e.g. very, quite Comment – adding an opinion to a clause e.g. Unfortunately, Luckily.
  • 12. Find and categorise these adverbials 1. Mr Jones ate the burger hungrily. 2. Yesterday, Mr Jones ate the burger. 3. Mr Jones ate the burger at his desk. 4. Happily, Mr Jones ate the burger last week.
  • 13. FIND THE ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBIALS ON PAGE 52 1. GMAP the text. 2. Identify the mode features. 3. Register. 4. Adjectives and adverbials 1. Types of adjectives 2. Types of adverbials 3. Effects on meaning: representation of ideas, writer’s authority and attitude, how they shape the reader’s response? 5. Identify and categorise the nouns. 6. Link to lexis-semantics and phonology. 7. Link to graphology.

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