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Introducction. In Unit 1, you learn how to……• Use manner and adjectives to talk about people’s

behaviour and personality• Use adverbs like extremely to make adjectives

and adverbs stronger• Add prefixes to adjective to make opposites• Use always with a continous verb to decribe

individual habits• Use at least to point out the positive side of a



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Manner adverbs vs adjectives

Structure verb + manner adverb ExampleI drive carefully in the city.Structure adjective + noum ExampleI´m a impatient person

d Grammar

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Regular adverbs (Add ly)Patient patientlyCareful carefullyEasy easilyAutomatic automaticallyIrregular adverbsGood wellLate lateFast fastHard hard

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In conversation the most common-ly manner adverbs are quickly, easily, differently, automatically, slowly, properly, badly, strongly, and carefully.

uDid you know

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Circle the correct words

1. I listen to people carefully / careful.2. I’m a quiet/ quietly person.3. I get impatient/ impatiently in long lines.4. I take school and work seriously/ serious


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Describe a People do you admire

My mom is Blanca. She’s incredibly friendly and totally honest, she always help to the other people.She hate the lies and the people dishonest, but my mom always is reliable and geneourusI think so my mom is the best in the world

cPersonality and


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Adverbs before adjectives and adverbs


Use incredibly, extremely, very, really, so, pretty, and fairly to make some adjectives and adverbs stronger.


She’s incredibly generousHe’s very reliableShe’s a extremely friendly

d Grammar

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Rulers Use absolutely or really (but not very) with adjectives that are already very strong.ExampleShe’s really fanatasticHe’s absolutelly marvelousRulersThe expression at all makes negative strongerExample He’s not unfriendly at all

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RulersCompletely and totally mean 100%Example He’s completely friendlyMy mom’s completely reliableAdjectives prefixesPatient impatienConsiderate insconsiderateFriendly unfriendlyReliable unreliableHonest dishonestOrganized disorganized

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In conversation people use really and pretty much more often in conversation than in writting

fDid you know

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The expression always is use for describing individual habits Structure Subject+to be + always+ verb ing + complementExample:I’m always learning English

fExpression always

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The expression at least can use to point out the positive side of a situation.Example:Yeah,at least she apologizes. My girlfrien never says she’s late

fExpressions at least

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Your personal profileExample:1. I was born in Riobamba2. I study in Unach3. I cant be very competitive4. I cant be very friendly

fWritting and Speaking