We can use adverbs of degree in front of adverbs of manner or adjectives. We can use them to make their meaning stronger or weaker. Maggie plays badminton quite / fairlywell. Cathy plays badminton really / verywell. Jasmine plays badminton extremelywell.
Maggie is afairlygood badminton player. Cathy is a really / verygood badminton player. Jasmine is an extremelygood badminton player.
Practice Complete the presentation with the correct adverbs of degree.
Today, I’m going to talk about Tiger Woods because he’s not only a (fairly / really) talented golfer but he’s also a (quite / very) good role model for any young sports players. Tiger Woods began playing golf when he was (extremely / quite) young. In fact, he started when he was just two years old. He played (extremely / rather) well then, but he kept getting better and better. He did (fairly / really) well in competitions, winning many major junior and amateur championships.
In his first professional competition, Woods played (quite / really) well, coming in at sixtieth place. However, the following April, he won The Masters. In fact, he won it (fairly / very) easily, with a much higher score than his competitors. Woods then went on to win many other tournaments and became the world’s number one player (extremely / quite) quickly, just forty-two weeks after becoming a professional. Other players take years to achieve this position. During his career, he’s had over eighty professional wins, and he’s still (rather / really) young, so he’s bound to continue his great success. Thank you.