Would you like to expand your vocabulary? I know a good way to do it.
1. Look at the sentence below:
It’s very cold outside…-20 and lots of snow.
Do you know another way to say ‘very cold‘ in English? I know it and I think you do, too.
It’s freezing outside…-20 and lots of snow.
2. Look at the second sentence:
After 3 hours of running, I was very tired. How to say in a different way?
After 3 hours of running, I was completely exhausted.
The adjectives freezing and exhausted are called STRONG or EXTREME adjectives.
Now let’s focus on the STRONG ADJECTIVES box:
!!! TO IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH VOCABULARY YOU SHOULD LEARN THE SIMPLE RULE ⇒ EACH TIME YOU WANT TO SAY AN ADJECTIVE, THINK ABOUT ITS STRONG VERSION AND REPLACE IT.
I hope everything is clear for you. Let’s practice:
- Complete the sentences with a normal adjective.
Answer the questions using strong adjectives.
- Is the tea hot? (It’s really boiling)
- Is the water cold in winter? (freezing)
- Is the castle big? (enormous/huge)
- Was the film good? (fantastic)
- Were you tired after doing the housework? (exhausted)
- Was the apartment dirty? (filthy)
- Were you surprised when he got a job? (amazed)
- Are you scared of rats? (terrified)
- Were you happy with the gift? (delighted)
- Was your boss angry? (furious)
- Is your kitchen small? (tiny)
- Are the children in Africa hungry? (starving)
- Is the book interesting? (fascinating)