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This is part of a story about a spy called X. Put in adverbs formed from these adjectives: bright, careful, fluent, immediate, patient, punctual, quiet, safe, secret, slow
The journey took a long time because the train travelled so slowly. It was hot, and the sun shone from a clear sky. X could only wait for the journey to end. When the train finally arrived, he had no time to spare, so he took a taxi to the hotel. Y was on time. She arrived at three. No one else knew about the meeting – it was important to meet . ‘I had a terrible journey,’ said Y. ‘But luckily the pilot managed to land .’ Her English was good, and she spoke very . X was listening to every word. They were speaking very in case the room was bugged.
Look at the information in brackets and put in the adverbs. Be careful with the spelling.
► (Emma’s toothache was terrible.) Emma’s tooth ached terribly.
1- (Henry was angry.) Henry shouted at the waiter.
2- (I’m happy sitting here.) I can sit here for hours.
3- (The switch is automatic.) The machine switches itself off .
4- (The debate should be public.) We need to debate the matter .
5- (Everyone was enthusiastic.) Everyone discussed the idea .
6- (We should be reasonable.) Can’t we discuss the problem ?
7- (The building has to be secure.) Did you lock all the doors ?
Decide what you need to say. End your sentence with an adverb ending in -ly.
► Tell the police that you can’t remember the accident. It isn’t very clear in your mind.
I can’t remember the accident very clearly.
1- Tell your friend that United won the game. It was an easy win.
2- Tell your boss that you’ve checked the figures. You’ve been careful.
3- Tell your neighbour that his dog barked at you. It was very fierce.
4- You are phoning your friend. Tell him about the rain where you are. It’s quite heavy.
Complete the conversation. Decide if you need -ly with the words in brackets.
Mark: How did you get on with Henry today?
Sarah: Oh, we had a nice lunch and some lively (live)conversation. Henry was charming, as usual. He gave me a lift back to the office, but it was (hard) worth risking our lives to save a few minutes. He (near) killed us.
Mark: What do you mean?
Sarah: Well, we’d sat a bit too (long) over our meal, and we were (late) getting back to work. Henry drove very (fast). I tried (hard) to keep calm, but I was quite scared. We went (wrong) and missed a left turn, and Henry got annoyed. Then a van came round the corner, and it was coming (straight) at us. I don’t know how we missed it.
Mark: Well, I’m glad you did. And next time you’d better take a taxi.
Complete the conversation. Put in good, well (×2), bad, badly and ill.
Rachel: How did you and Daniel get on in your tennis match?
Matthew: We lost. I’m afraid we didn’t play very well. Daniel made some mistakes. It wasn’t a very day for us. We played really .
Andrew: I heard Daniel’s in bed at the moment because he isn’t very .
Matthew: Yes, I’m afraid he’s been for several days, but he’s better now.