Adverbs are words that describe a verb (unlike an adjective, which describes a noun).

How to Make an Adverb

Usually adverbs are made by adding ‘ly’ to an adjective.

– examples

quickly
slowly
intelligently
stupidly
roughly
smoothly
strongly
weakly
badly

There are exceptions:
well (not ‘goodly’)
fast (not ‘fastly’)

Example sentences using adverbs

It began to rain, so we quickly ran to the bus stop.
He is a fool. Anything you ask him to do, he will always do it terribly.
She plays chess very well. I, on the other hand, play awfully.
He recklessly drove his car into the river.

Exercises
1. What do you do well? What do you do badly?
2. Add adverbs to these sentences:
(i) I was in a hurry, so I grabbed my coat and ran to the station.
(ii) The bird flew through the air. It was a beautiful thing to watch.
(iii) He was thirsty, so he gulped down his drink.