In both the writing and speaking modules of the IELTS TEST, it may be necessary to provide descriptions of people, places and things. This is an important skill in communication. For this purpose, Adjectives are used for descriptions and precede the noun they modify or qualify. When a series of adjectives is used, they are generally put in a certain order. This is sometimes called the royal order of adjectives. Masterprep is the best IELTS Coaching Institute in North India that provide to best IELTS Coaching.
There are generally six categories and four sub-categories that define the royal order of adjectives:
1. Determiner/ number
3. Physical description: size, age, shape, colour
6. Qualifier/compound nouns/-ing forms
7. Head noun
Royal Order of Adjectives
|Physical description||Origin||Material||Qualifier/Compound noun|
I bought a pair of black leather shoes. (colour, material)
My sister has a big, beautiful, brown and white dog. (size, quality, colour)
The adjectives are always in the singular, for example expensive business suits.
It is best to avoid long strings of adjectives as this may sound unnatural in English. Limit your descriptions to two, three or maximum four adjectives.