For a lot of Myanmar students, using an incorrect part of speech (e.g. adjective, noun, adverb etc) in a sentence is a common problem. As your level of English develops, you need to become familiar and comfortable with using different parts of speech so that you can construct a range of complex sentences. For example, read the sentences below, that all use vocabulary of the word family 'influence'.
Celebrities have a lot of influence on young people. (noun)
Young people are easily influenced by celebrities. (verb)
Celebrities are very influential, especially on young people. (adjective)
If you can confidently use different parts of speech for word families, then you can construct a greater range of sentences, and this improves your English writing and speaking. Look at the ten adjectives below and decide on the noun for each adjective (e.g. confident / confidence).
Now use either the noun or adjective form of the correct verb to complete the sentences below.
Even though I was feeling quite angry, I remained ________ and did not show it.
My sister has been practising her English a lot and she now has much more ______ when she is speaking.
Working from home often means that people have more _______ working hours because they can start work when they want to.
However, when working from home, young children can be a __________.
To be a successful sportsperson, you need to have motivation and ________.
I prefer to travel by car, as it is much more _________ because I can stop when I like and rest when I need to.
It is often argued that men are more involved in physical work because they have greater _______ than women.
I've noticed that a lot of Myanmar people love watching Korean ______ on television.
One of the most ________ factors in job satisfaction is job security.
In my culture, young people usually leave home and become _________ from their parents in their late teens.
Enter your answers in the sheet below: