Using Grammar: Describing a Fun Day


Tell us about your last vacation or good time.

  1. Where did you go?
  2. When did you go?
  3. Who did you go with?
  4. How did you get there?
  5. What did you do during the day?
  6. What did you eat?

For example


Last year, I had the chance the amusement park , Zarcero and  Ciudad Quesada in a day. I went with my daughter, my wife and some friends. We woke up early that day and our friends drove us to the amusement park, my daughter enjoyed the many rides available, we ate pizza and  we left around three.

Then we headed to San Carlos, on the way to San carlos we stopped by the catholic church and took some pictures of ourselves in the gardens. We got to San Carlos around 5:00 PM , we had dinner there, picked some people up and headed home.


Teaching Grammar: The Parts of Speech

2015-03-15 11.13.14A verb tells about an action or a state and is the main part of a sentence

  • The cat slept.
  • That is John.
  • She loves you.
  • They are running.

A noun is a word used to name a person, animal, place, thing, and abstract idea.

  • The dog slept.
  • That is John.
  • This is the Alton police station.
  • The pay of the job is high.

pronoun can replace a noun or another pronoun

  • She is very good at playing the piano.

An adjective modifies a noun or a pronoun by describing, identifying, or quantifying words.

  • I like blue skies and fluffy clouds.
  • He is a nice man.
  • It was a cold day.
  • They are good people.

An adverb can modify a verb, an adjective, another adverb, a phrase, or a clause. An adverb indicates manner, time, place, cause, or degree and answers questions such as “how,” “when,” “where,” “how much”.

  •  The man walked slowly.
  • The dogs barked loudly.

Prepositions are words which link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence

  • The cat is under the table.
  • He is sitting on the chair.
  • The pencil is in the box.

You can use a conjunction to link words, phrases, and clauses, as in the following example:

  • I ate the pizza and the pasta.
  • Call the movers when you are ready.

An interjection is a word added to a sentence to convey emotion. It is not grammatically related to any other part of the sentence.

  • Ouch, that hurt!
  • Oh no, I forgot that the exam was today.
  • Hey! Put that down!


Identify to what part of the speech  the  following words belong to.

  1. Happy:_______________________________
  2. Roof:_________________________________
  3. This:_________________________________
  4. Clap:_________________________________
  5. Happiness:___________________________
  6. Feel:_________________________________
  7. Seem:_______________________________
  8. Space:_______________________________
  9. Crazy:________________________________
  10. Care:_________________________________
  11. Because:_____________________________
  12. That:_________________________________
  13. About:_______________________________
  14. Without:_____________________________
  15. None:_______________________________

Identify the parts of the speech  in the following sentence

  1. I finished last in the race.
  2. I ate lobster for lunch.
  3. I jumped into the water.
  4. I sang a beautiful  song.
  5. I started fire in the forest.
  6. She did the homework.
  7. She always says nice words.



  1. Identifying adverbs
  2. Identifying adverbs 

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Part of the Speech