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Parts of Speech Vocabulary and Language Exercises

Understanding the parts of speech is fundamental to learning the English language. Nonetheless,  sometimes it’s surprising  how far students can get without learning basic grammar. The exercises below can be used to introduce, review or reinforce students’ knowledge of the parts of speech.

1 Brainstorming 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)

2 Understanding 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)

3 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.

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Writing sentences for parts of speech (PDF)

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