Unit 2 : Describing Things

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Look at the following adjectives :  

1-  Big   Small                      2-    Large   #   Little

3-  Huge   Tiny                    4-  enormous   #   minute

Answer the following questions : 

1- Define each adjective without using it.  
2- Choose three  adjectives and use them in three separate sentences. 
3- Can you add more synonyms to each adjective ?

2-Match the words with similar meaning in the list below

circular - tiny - modern - large - little
1- big                          

2- small                        

3- minute                       

4- new                       

5-  round                        

3- match the words with opposite meanings below

light - modern - second-hand - huge - new

opposite adjectives

1- old    #                 

2- heavy   #              

3- tiny   #                   

4- brand new    #                

5- antique   #                 

4- Use the words from the exercises 1& 2 to complete the sentences below

1 This isn't             ; it's second-hand.

2 They have a modern house but it's full of           furniture. 

3 This pile of books is too          to carry. Could you help me?

4 She used to live in a tiny flat in Battersea, but after the success of her book she moved to a        house with eleven rooms.

5 Do you prefer square or        clock faces?

6 This blouse comes in three sizes: small, medium and        

The following denote particles or small quantities of things. Match the words to form phrases

sand - light - paper - water - salt - medicine - bread - hair - flowers 


1 a grain of                    

2 a crumb of                    

3 a spoonful of                         

4 a bouquet of                  

5 a drop of                  

6 a pinch of                  

7 a ray of                 

8 a scrap of                 

9 a lock of                

6- Fill the gaps in the following sentences with words from the previous exercise in their correct forms:

1 I wrote my address down on a             of        

2- The recipe says you should add a         of         to the sauce. 

3- I enjoyed the picnic on the beach but I kept getting         of         in my sandwiches.

4- I felt a           of          on my head; it must be starting to rain. 

5- He's so romantic; he sent me a huge         of         on Valentine's Day.


We often derive the name of something from the purpose for which it is intended. For example, a jam jar is a jar which is used or has been used as a container for jam. Match the following nouns in a similar way :


1- potato __________.


tea ____________


dish __________


cigarette ______________


toothpaste _________


soap ___________


biscuit ___________


milk ___________


soup __________


glove ___________


rubbish ____________


money ___________ 

8-Choose from the correct word to complete the sentences below

1 That was a really ______ meal!


 I enjoyed the play; the murder scene was very _____.


My shirt is made of ______ material but I would prefer cotton.


 Lemonade is a very ______ drink in the summertime.


You have to be a pretty ______ driver to cope with those sharp bends on the coastal road.

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