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Classify Adjectives by Type

In this worksheet, students sort adjectives into different types.

'Classify Adjectives by Type' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:  Grammar Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

An adjective is a word that describes a noun (someone or something).

 

Adjectives can be sorted into different types.

Jimmy was happy because he had a big red balloon.

 

In the sentence about Jimmy there are three adjectives. The word happy describes how Jimmy was feeling, while big describes the size of the balloon and red describes the colour of the balloon.

 

In this activity, you will need to sort adjectives into different groups depending on what type they are.

Which of the adjectives in the list are used to describe the colour of something?

 

Tick three boxes.

purple

big

long

blue

narrow

small

tall

orange

Which of the adjectives in the list are used to describe the size of something?

 

Tick three boxes.

happy

tiny

pink

noisy

careful

enormous

heavy

huge

Which of the adjectives in the list are used to describe somebody's feelings or mood?

happy and sad

Tick three boxes.

 

tall

excited

long

yellow

nervous

green

bumpy

scared

Which of the adjectives in the list are used to describe the appearance of something (what it looks like)?

Tick three boxes.

hot

happy

rusty

noisy

shiny

cold

nervous

ugly

Which of the adjectives in the list are used to describe the texture of something (what it feels like)?

 

Tick three boxes.

rough

happy

blue

smooth

long

tall

excited

bumpy

Which of the adjectives in the list are used to describe the sound of something?

ear

Tick three boxes.

pink

young

noisy

careful

old

silent

quiet

cheerful

Which of the adjectives in the list are used to describe the temperature of something?

Tick three boxes.

careful

warm

grey

red

freezing

happy

long

scorching

Which of the adjectives in the list are used to describe the age of something?

 

Tick three boxes.

rusty

big

ancient

shiny

small

elderly

white

young

All the adjectives in the list except one can be used to describe a person's feelings about a situation.

 

Tick the odd one out.

excited

upset

nervous

hungry

thrilled

All the adjectives in the list except one can be used to describe feelings of fear.

 

Tick the odd one out.

terrified

brave

anxious

afraid

alarmed

  • Question 1

Which of the adjectives in the list are used to describe the colour of something?

 

Tick three boxes.

CORRECT ANSWER
purple
blue
orange
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? Purple, blue and orange were the three colours.
  • Question 2

Which of the adjectives in the list are used to describe the size of something?

 

Tick three boxes.

CORRECT ANSWER
tiny
enormous
huge
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot all three? They were tiny, enormous and huge.
  • Question 3

Which of the adjectives in the list are used to describe somebody's feelings or mood?

happy and sad

Tick three boxes.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
excited
nervous
scared
EDDIE SAYS
Somebody's feelings could be described as excited, nervous or scared. Can you think of a time that you felt excited or nervous?
  • Question 4

Which of the adjectives in the list are used to describe the appearance of something (what it looks like)?

Tick three boxes.

CORRECT ANSWER
rusty
shiny
ugly
EDDIE SAYS
The way something looks (its appearance) could be described as rusty, shiny or ugly. Can you think of something in your home that is shiny?
  • Question 5

Which of the adjectives in the list are used to describe the texture of something (what it feels like)?

 

Tick three boxes.

CORRECT ANSWER
rough
smooth
bumpy
EDDIE SAYS
Rough, smooth and bumpy all describe the texture of something. 'The bottom of my trainers feel bumpy'.
  • Question 6

Which of the adjectives in the list are used to describe the sound of something?

ear

Tick three boxes.

CORRECT ANSWER
noisy
silent
quiet
EDDIE SAYS
Noisy, silent and quiet all describe sounds. Which one do you prefer?
  • Question 7

Which of the adjectives in the list are used to describe the temperature of something?

Tick three boxes.

CORRECT ANSWER
warm
freezing
scorching
EDDIE SAYS
How did you find this one? The adjectives to describe temperature were warm, freezing and scorching.
  • Question 8

Which of the adjectives in the list are used to describe the age of something?

 

Tick three boxes.

CORRECT ANSWER
ancient
elderly
young
EDDIE SAYS
Ancient, elderly and young describe the age of someone or something.
  • Question 9

All the adjectives in the list except one can be used to describe a person's feelings about a situation.

 

Tick the odd one out.

CORRECT ANSWER
hungry
EDDIE SAYS
'Hungry' describes the state of our bodies rather than our feelings about a situation.
  • Question 10

All the adjectives in the list except one can be used to describe feelings of fear.

 

Tick the odd one out.

CORRECT ANSWER
brave
EDDIE SAYS
Someone who is brave is often afraid, but the word means 'ready to face fear' rather than just 'afraid'.
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