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Grade 5

People with passion

Module 17

Describing words: adjectives

Punk-cat, the love-struck tom, gazes adoringly into Pasha’s green eyes. She purrs contentedly, while flicking her long fluffy tail quickly and arching her slender spine slowly.

Find the describing words:

Underline all the nouns in RED.

Underline all the verbs in GREEN.

Find the words that tell us more about (describe) the nouns. Circle them in RED.

Find the words that tell us more about (describe) the verbs. Circle them in GREEN.

These describing words have special names.

A word that describes the noun is called an ADJECTIVE.

A word that describes the verb is called an ADVERB.


  1. Let’s take a look at adjectives in greater detail.

Gemma’s wagging tail has jumbled up these words. Sort the words into categories and give each category a name. Place the words into the given ‘hats’.

slow round rectangular salty sweet
woolly bitter rapid square lonely
happy rough overcast sunny fast
oblong sour sad jerky smooth
triangular cold knobbly tasteless content

Adjectives tell us more about the person, place, etc.

Fill in the missing adjectives:

  • The __ man smacked the __ boy hard and he cried.
  • The __ pear in my lunchbox smelled rotten.
  • __ teachers accept __ work from __ pupils.
  • The __ child behaved badly when he kicked the __ dog.
  • The __ lady is reading a __ book.
  1. Which of the following two paragraphs is more interesting to read? Why?
  • Sonia Bata collects shoes as a hobby. These artefacts are stored in a building shaped like a box.
  • Sonia Bata collects various shoes as a fascinating hobby. These ancient artefacts are stored in an interesting building shaped like a rectangular box.
  • Expand the following sentence, using adjectives.

The professor sold his invention to the manufacturer for a sum of money.

  1. Take a look at the two pictures below and describe what you see. Write at least two descriptive sentences per sketch. Once you have finished, count how many adjectives you have used.

[LO 4.4.2; 5.3.3; 6.2.3; 6.6]


LO 4


The learner will be able to write different kinds of factual and imaginative texts for a wide range of purposes.

We know this when the learner:

4.1 writes different kinds of texts for different purposes and audiences:

4.1.1 writes for personal, exploratory, playful, imaginative and creative purposes (e.g. diary, humorous anecdotes, story, poem);

4.1.3 writes and designs visual texts expressing information clearly and creatively (e.g. advertisements, newsletters, map with pictures and labels);

4.2 develops and organises ideas through a writing process:

4.2.1 explores and analyses a topic and brainstorms ideas using mind maps, flow charts, and lists;

4.2.2 develops the topic by consulting relevant sources, selecting relevant information and organising ideas;

4.2.3 produces a first draft with central idea and well-developed supporting paragraphs;

4.2.4 uses simple, compound and complex sentences with awareness of the specific purpose and audience;

4.2.5 revises work focusing on content, appropriate language, organisation and style, and uses feedback from classmates and / or teacher;

Questions & Answers

what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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Source:  OpenStax, English home language grade 5. OpenStax CNX. Sep 22, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10991/1.2
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