Adverb Miming


Approach 1

  • In turn, students stand with back to the board.
  • You write an adverb of manner on the board.
  • Student with back to the board gives instructions to different students in the class. (e.g. turn around, walk around the room, walk to the window.) Student does so while acting out adverb.
  • Student tries to guess adverb. If can't, asks another student to do it.

Approach 2

  • One student volunteers to leave the room.
  • The student chooses a manner adverb. For example: quickly.
  • The student returns to the classroom and the other students give this student orders such as, "Walk around the room." or "Stand up." or "Shut the door."
  • The person who has chosen the adverb has to follow his classmate's orders in the manner of his chosen adverb. (He must walk around the room quickly.)
  • After the student has been given at least three orders, his classmates can guess his adverb.

Adverbs to use

  • Elementary adverbs: quickly, slowly, angrily, sadly, happily, quietly, loudly, lightly, heavily, strongly, noisily
  • Intermediate adverbs: calmly, lazily, sleepily, fearfully, proudly, secretly, silently, painfully, lightly, seriously, angrily, fearfully
  • Advanced adverbs: dramatically, gracefully, decisively, apologetically, worriedly, thoughtfully, stiffly, jerkily, childishly, drunkenly, gracefully

You could also ask students to do imaginary things:

  • climb a tree
  • catch a ball
  • clean a window
  • put on a hat
  • say hello
  • wave goodbye
  • open a suitcase

Source: A common game discussed on the Internet. Adverb list modified from here