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  1. 1. Match the adjectives in column A with their opposites in column B beautiful clean dark easy fancy fat full good handsome heavy large long low married messy narrow new old open quiet rich sharp shiny slow soft straight tall thick tight weak strong loose thin short curly hard fast blunt dull poor noisy closed young old wide neat single short high small light ugly bad empty thin plain difficult light dirty ugly Now using the adjectives from column A complete these sentences: The knife wasn’t ___________ enough to cut through the meat. She has been ____________ for ten years before they had their first child. She was wearing a very _________ dress and everyone was looking at her. I decided to go on a diet. All my clothes were too _________ I saw Gary last night dancing with the most ____________ girl I’d ever seen. She found the door ___________ when she arrived at the house. Betty has long, dark, ___________ hair and she looks like a film star. The room was ____________ of people by the time I arrived. John was a very ___________ baby and died at the age of 4. That kitchen doesn’t look very _________, does it? My brother is becoming more and more ______________ as the days go on. I don’t know why they bought that ____________ house in the country, do you? We drove down a long ___________ road before we saw the signs to the motorway. Did you notice how _______John has got; he ought to go on a diet. I liked the book you lent me; it was __________ reading, just what I needed at the time! The suitcase was too _____________ for me to pick up. Mary was a very ___________ , pleasant child who always paid attention at school. I had to find my way quickly, it was getting ________ and I was very afraid. Brian was very ____________ at tennis when he was at university. The table was much too ____________ for the tablecloth so we had to use two. We had to buy a ________ cooker for the kitchen because the old one didn’t work anymore. The car was a big red _________ one and stood out amongst the others in the car park. Luckily the fence was ____________ and we were able to climb over it. My daughter’s bedroom is always so ____________ despite the number of times I tell her to tidy it. Did you see that ________ man sitting on the bench? He must be nearly 100. I love my new pullover, it’s so __________ and comfortable. If I were ___________ I’d buy a yacht and sail around the world. The train was a ______________ one and we were afraid to miss our flight. He was a very _________ man, a good head above everyone else. There was a ________ layer of dust in the house; it was obvious nobody had been there for years.
  2. 2. KEY Matching beautiful – ugly; clean – dirty; dark- light; easy – difficult; fancy - plain; fat – thin; full – empty; good – bad; handsome – ugly; heavy – light; large – small; long – short; low – high; married – single; messy – neat; narrow – wide; new – old; old – young; open – closed; quiet – noisy; rich – poor; sharp – blunt; shiny – dull; slow – fast; soft – hard; straight – curly; tall – short; thick – thin; tight – loose, weak – strong. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. The knife wasn’t SHARP enough to cut through the meat. She has been MARRIED for ten years before they had their first child. She was wearing a very FANCY dress and everyone was looking at her. I decided to go on a diet. All my clothes were too TIGHT. I saw Gary last night dancing with the most BEAUTIFUL girl I’d ever seen. She found the door OPEN when she arrived at the house. Betty has long, dark, STRAIGHT hair and she looks like a film star. The room was FULL of people by the time I arrived. John was a very WEAK baby and died at the age of 4. That kitchen doesn’t look very CLEAN, does it? My brother is becoming more and more HANDSOME as the days go on. I don’t know why they bought that LARGE house in the country, do you? We drove down a long NARROW road before we saw the signs to the motorway. Did you notice how FAT John has got; he ought to go on a diet. I liked the book you lent me; it was EASY reading, just what I needed at the time! The suitcase was too HEAVY for me to pick up. Mary was a very QUIET, pleasant child who always paid attention at school. I had to find my way quickly, it was getting DARK and I was very afraid. Brian was very GOOD at tennis when he was at university. The table was much too LONG for the tablecloth so we had to use two. We had to buy a NEW cooker for the kitchen because the old one didn’t work anymore. The car was a big red SHINY one and stood out amongst the others in the car park. Luckily the fence was LOW and we were able to climb over it. My daughter’s bedroom is always so MESSY despite the number of times I tell her to tidy it. Did you see that OLD man sitting on the bench? He must be nearly 100. I love my new pullover, it’s so SOFT and comfortable. If I were RICH I’d buy a yacht and sail around the world. The train was a SLOW one and we were afraid to miss our flight. He was a very TALL man, a good head above everyone else. There was a THICK layer of dust in the house; it was obvious nobody had been there for years. You could then get them to make up sentences using the adjectives from column B or leaving the adjective out for their partner to find. In pairs or small groups depending on the size of the class.

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