Understanding adjectives and adverbs at CEFR Level B2

In this lesson, we will look at understanding adjectives and adverbs. We will look at what strong adjectives are, how intensifiers are used, and common collocations for adjectives and intensifiers. We will also look at adverbs that are used to express attitude (e.g. Frankly, I couldn’t care less).

Before we begin this lesson, let’s quickly review what adjectives and adverbs are:

An adjective is a describing word that gives more information about a noun. Here are some examples: A red car, a beautiful sunset, a disappointing result.

An adverb is a modifying word that gives more information about a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. Adverbs commonly end in -ly. Here are some examples: She ran quickly, the boys went to bed happily, a beautifully painted sunset.

The basics of adjectives and adverbs are covered in earlier levels of our online course – this section is for more complex constructions. Right, let’s begin with understanding adjectives and adverbs. The first part of this lesson will focus on using extreme adjectives.