|PEARSON ADULT LEARNING CENTRE
Exercise on Adjectives
January 28, 1999
Directions: Choose adjectives from the parentheses to fill in the
blanks. All adjectives can be correctly used in the blanks. How does the meaning change
depending on which adjective you choose? Write an explanation on the lines below each
example. Can you think of other specific adjectives you could use?
- We planned to have breakfast at Jake and Marys new house, but it was full
carpenters. (sweaty, noisy)
- We tried eating at a restaurant near their house, but its food was (inedible,
undercooked), its service (glacial, inattentive), its atmosphere. (raucous, funereal)
- Then, we went to the beach, but the weather had turned (dull, overcast), with a (chilly,
bone chilling) temperature and (threatening, ominous) clouds.