Understanding parts of speech in English

Understanding parts of speech in English. In this section, we will look at the different parts of speech in English. Although knowing what an adverb is or how a preposition is used won’t directly improve your English, it will make it a LOT easier to learn if you know the names of these groups of words.  Think if it like riding a bicycle – if you know what the pedals and the brakes are, it’s a lot easier to build your skills – and easier to understand the advice you are given!

Understanding how the parts of speech connect together will help improve your overall spoken fluency, but it also helps you with writing and understanding listening and reading texts.

In this lesson, we will look at what the following groups of words mean: adverb, adjective, preposition, verb, noun, article, conjunction, interjection and pronoun. When you have looked at the learning resource on the next page, you can then take a short test to see what you know or have learned! So let’s get start with understanding parts of speech!