Adjectives are words that describe nouns.

‘Colour’ is a noun. You could say, ‘I love colours.’ The sentence would be correct. But think about how much more your sentence would convey if you were to add an adjective:  I love bright and bold colours. ‘Bright’ and ‘bold’ are adjectives. Which sentence conveys more meaning? The one with adjectives or the one without adjectives?

Many adjectives in English have an extreme form, which adds VERY to the meaning.
Example: Small = Tiny
Tiny = Very small

Match the adjectives on the left to their extreme forms on the right:

  1. surprised                  a) famished
  2. tired                          b) astonished
  3. big                             c) fascinating
  4. frightening              d) huge/enormous
  5. cold                           e) tiny
  6. small                         f) terrifying
  7. hungry                     g) exhausted
  8. interesting               h) freezing

Make pairs of sentences using both the word in the left column and its extreme form in the right column.
Example:  Word pair – Hungry, Famished
My sister was hungrywhen she woke up. She helped herself to a banana.
I’m famished! I think I can eat an entire loaf of bread and a dozen bananas.