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Choosing Adjectives

In this worksheet, students will learn how to expand noun phrases using adjectives in order to give more detail.

'Choosing Adjectives' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Expanded Noun Phrases

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Adjectives are words that describe nouns (objects, places or people). A story without adjectives could be very dull.

The adjective goes before the noun it is describing.

 

For example:

 

a tiny cottage

a huge forest

a snowy mountain or

a remote mountain

 

In this worksheet, you need to choose the best adjectives you can to give more detail.

Choose an adjective that gives the best description.

 

her ______ face

angry

smiley

purple

Choose an adjective that gives the best description.
 

their  ______  faces

scared

happy

blue

Choose the adjectives that give the best description.

 

the ______ waves

rough

rippling

blue

Choose the adjectives that give the best description.

 

the ______ coin

shiny

wooden

round

Choose the adjectives that give the best description.

 

the ______ trees

tall

giant

long

Choose the adjectives that give the best description.

 

the ______ ship

large

black

wooden

Choose the adjectives that give the best description.

 

a ______ butterfly

purple

delicate

fluttering

Choose the adjectives that give the best description.

a ______ deer

dangerous

spotty

short-haired

Choose the adjectives that give the best description.

a ______ insect

red

curved

shiny

Choose the adjectives that give the best description.

 

the ______ cat

soft

grey

shiny

  • Question 1

Choose an adjective that gives the best description.

 

her ______ face

CORRECT ANSWER
angry
EDDIE SAYS
'angry' is the best adjective to describe this picture. The other adjectives do not match the girl's face.
  • Question 2

Choose an adjective that gives the best description.
 

their  ______  faces

CORRECT ANSWER
happy
EDDIE SAYS
'happy' is the best adjective to describe this picture. The other adjectives do not match the boys' faces.
  • Question 3

Choose the adjectives that give the best description.

 

the ______ waves

CORRECT ANSWER
rippling
blue
EDDIE SAYS
Both 'rippling' and 'blue' are the best adjectives to describe this picture. 'rough' does not match the picture of the waves.
  • Question 4

Choose the adjectives that give the best description.

 

the ______ coin

CORRECT ANSWER
shiny
round
EDDIE SAYS
Both 'shiny' and 'round' are the best adjectives to describe this picture. 'wooden' does not match the picture of the coin.
  • Question 5

Choose the adjectives that give the best description.

 

the ______ trees

CORRECT ANSWER
tall
giant
EDDIE SAYS
Both 'tall' and 'giant' are the best adjectives to describe this picture. 'long' is usually used to describe objects that are lying down.
  • Question 6

Choose the adjectives that give the best description.

 

the ______ ship

CORRECT ANSWER
large
black
wooden
EDDIE SAYS
Any of these adjectives would give more detail about the ship in this picture.
  • Question 7

Choose the adjectives that give the best description.

 

a ______ butterfly

CORRECT ANSWER
purple
delicate
EDDIE SAYS
Both 'purple' and 'delicate' are the best adjectives to describe this picture. The butterfly is not moving or 'fluttering'.
  • Question 8

Choose the adjectives that give the best description.

a ______ deer

CORRECT ANSWER
spotty
short-haired
EDDIE SAYS
'spotty' and 'short-haired' are the best adjectives to describe this picture. The deer does not look dangerous.
  • Question 9

Choose the adjectives that give the best description.

a ______ insect

CORRECT ANSWER
red
curved
shiny
EDDIE SAYS
Any of these adjectives would give more detail about the insect in this picture.
  • Question 10

Choose the adjectives that give the best description.

 

the ______ cat

CORRECT ANSWER
soft
grey
EDDIE SAYS
Both 'soft' and 'grey' are the best adjectives to describe this picture. The cat is not shiny!
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