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Parts of Speech Vocabulary and Language Exercises

Understanding the parts of speech is fundamental to learning the English language.  Sorting exercises help students become familiar with different types of word formation.  The exercises below can be used to introduce, review or reinforce students’ knowledge of the parts of speech.

1 Understanding elementary parts of speech 

   This is an elementary ESL sorting exercise for practicing the parts of speech .  First, the students sort  the words into the appropriate columns. Then they try to write sentences using the words.

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Understanding 4 parts of speech sorting exercise

Understanding 4 parts of speech (PDF)

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2  Parts of speech for neighborhoods (with answers)

This is a fairly elementary parts of speech exercise for elementary language that students need to know when talking about their homes, local communities and neighborhoods.

Parts of speech for talking about neighborhoods.

Parts of speech for neighborhoods (PDF)

3 Parts of speech sorting for personality

When you look at the grammar of personality, it is quite interesting that  most of the words are adjectives. But it is worth helping students get to  know  the noun forms of these adjectives too.

Parts of speech for personality vocabulary sorting exercise.

Parts of speech for personality (PDF)

4 Health vocabulary parts of speech sorting

 Another specific topic that is great as a  parts of speech sorting exercise is health.  The language of health has such a wide variety of word  formations that it becomes quite obvious why it is very difficult for second language learners.

Parts of speech for health vocabulary sorting exercise.

Health parts of speech (PDF)

5 Advanced parts of speech sorting

 I had to teach a group of words and I thought I’d just do a sorting exercise to reinforce the vocabulary a bit. But I gradually realized that this set of words was a pretty good demonstration of a variety of noun endings. Students were pretty curious about the endings and so this exercise worked really well.

Advanced parts of speech vocabulary sorting exercise.

Advanced parts of speech (PDF)

6 Brainstorming elementary parts of speech

 
   The exercise below is for introducing, reviewing or reinforcing commonly used parts of speech. Depending on the level and ability of the students, a  teacher  may ask  students to work in groups or work independently. This activity works really well as simultaneously an individual, group and class activity. While students work independently the teacher can walk around and choose some  of the best ideas and write them on the the brainstorming diagram (which they have already drawn) on the board.

Brainstorming parts of speech exercise

Brainstorming parts of speech (PDF)

7 Writing sentences for the parts of speech

This is an elementary ESL exercise for practicing the parts of speech by writing sentences. It is a good way to guage the students’ knowledge of basic grammar. First, the students match the words to the pictures. Then they try to write sentences using the words.

Click on the image or the link to download the printable PDF file.

 

writing-sentences-for-parts-of-speech

Writing sentences for parts of speech (PDF)

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