This 15-25 minute activity gives simplified definitions for parts of speech and encourages students to think critically about what these definitions mean, by matching each definition to examples. This activity is student-centered and communicative, with students working in small groups to discuss and match the POS. This activity is suitable for beginning ESL students who know some basic vocabulary: thing, word, describe, beautiful. This activity is suitable for adult beginners, but could also be used by secondary or even elementary students.
This activity requires the teacher to cut out pieces beforehand. Correct matches are shown in the document.