You will study the different types of adverbs.



Instructions: Read the text about Canada. Look at the words in bold.

Canada is a country in North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean. It is the world's second-largest country by total area and the fourth-largest country by land area. Canada’s border with the United States is the world’s longest land border. The majority of the country has a cold or severely cold winter climate, but southerly areas are warm in summer. Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its land territory being dominated by forest and tundra and the Rocky Mountains. About four-fifths of the country’s populations of 36 million people is urbanized and live near the southern border. Its capital is Ottawa. Its largest metropolis is Toronto. Other major urban areas include Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, and Quebec City.

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Getting started: A federal Dominion

Instructions: Read the following information to do the activity suggested.

The land now called Canada has been inhabited for millennia by various Aboriginal peoples. Beginning in the 15th century, British and French expeditions explored, and later settled the Atlantic coast, with the first establishment of a region called Canada occurring in 1534. As a consequence of various conflicts, the majority of New France was ceded to the British Empire in 1763. Subsequently, the United Kingdom gained and lost territories within British North American until it was left, in the late 18th century, with what mostly geographically comprises Canada today. Pursuant to the British North America Act, on July 1, 1867, the colonies of Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia joined together to form a federal Dominion under the name “Canada”. This began an accretion of provinces and territories to the mostly self-governing Dominion to the present ten provinces and three territories forming modern Canada.

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The colonies

Instructions: Match the sentences.

together to form a federal Dominion under the name “Canada”.for millennia by various Aboriginal peoples. settled the Atlantic coast.

1. Canada has been inhabited _______________

2. British and French expeditions explored, and later _______________

3. The colonies of Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia joined _______________

Let’s study how adverbs function.

Instructions: Look at the information about adverbs.

An adverb is a word that describes or modifies a verb, and adjective or another adverb

  1. When modifying a verb, adverbs simply explain most about the action. Example:
    • The boy runs quickly
    • I walk slowly
  2. When describing an adjective or other adverbs, they provide more information about that other descriptive word. Example:
    • Describing an adjective: That very pretty girl is my Canadian friend.
      In this sentences “very” is an adverb describing the word “pretty” (adjective).
    • Describing an adverb David runs very quickly
      In this sentence, “quickly” is an adverb describing the word “runs”, and “Very” is another adverb, this time describing the word “quickly” (adverb).

Adverbs have different types according to what you want to say. These types are:

  • Time adverbs: tell us about when something happens: already, now, soon, tomorrow, etc.
  • Place adverbs: are ones that describe where something happens or where something is: here, there, upstairs, nearby, etc.
  • Manner adverbs: tell us about the way something happens or is done: carefully, badly, loudly, quietly, quickly etc.
  • Frequency adverbs: are ones that describe how often something is done: always, never, usually, sometimes, etc.
  • Focusing adverbs: point to something: especially, just, only, simply, etc.
  • Quantity adverbs: express the degree to which something is done or is: many, more, fewer, a lot, etc.
  • Degree adverbs: express degrees of qualities, properties, states, conditions and relations: very, too, lots, enough, etc.


Classifying adverbs

Instructions: Classify the following adverbs in the correct category.

fairlynearby mostlyenoughusually firstcarefully

1. Manner - __________

2. Frequency - __________

3. Time - __________

4. Place - __________

5. Degree - __________

6. Quantity - __________

7. Focusing - __________


Canada independence

Instructions: Choose the best adverb for each sentence.

  1. In 1931, Canada nearly / fairly achieved total independence from the United Kingdom.
  2. Full sovereignty was enough / finally attained with the Canada Act 1982.
  3. Canada is a fairly / quickly federal parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy with Queen Elizabeth as the head of state.
  4. The country is usually / officially bilingual at the federal level.
  5. It is now / sometimes one of the world’s most ethnically diverse and multicultural nation.
  6. Its advanced economy is simply / already the eleventh largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources.
  7. Canada’s long and complex relationship with the US has enough / especially had a significant impact on its economy and culture.
done Check


A developed country

Instructions: Drag and drop the best adverb for each statement.

simplynow globally

Canada is a developed country and has the tenth highest nominal per capita income ________ as well as the ninth highest ranking in the Human Development Index. It ________ ranks among the highest in international measurements of government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom and education. Canada is ________ a Commonwealth realm member of the Commonwealth of Nations, a member of the Francophonie, and part of several major international and intergovernmental institutions or groupings including the United Nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the G8, the Group of Ten, The G20, the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.

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