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(A Tough Match!)


Rory had a tough match today.

We use adjectives to describe someone or something.


To be + adjective


  • I am tall.

  • You are small.

  • It is interesting.

  • She is noisy.

  • We are clever.

  • You are similar.

  • They are quiet.

Well? How did it go?

It was bad!


I have a sore hand, a cut knee, and...

We also use adjectives before a noun.


  • sore hand

  • cut knee

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... two bruised ankles!

It doesn’t matter if the noun is singular or plural, the adjective doesn’t change.

  • A bruised ankle

  • Two bruised ankles

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And the ref...she was so unfair!

In English, it doesn’t matter if you are talking about a girl or a boy – the adjective doesn’t change. 


  • She is an unfair referee.

  • He is an unfair referee.

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You look a bit angry!

I am angry! And I feel cold and tired.

We use adjectives with these verbs:

  • to feel

  • to look

  • to smell

  • to taste

  • to sound

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Come on! You need some hot food.

Yeah, I think you're right, Mac.

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I always say, Mac, you have really good ideas!

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How do you feel now, Rory?

I feel great! These chips taste so good. Do you want some?


  • tough: difficult

  • sore: painful

  • unfair: unjust

  • chips (UK English): french fries (US English)



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