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Making Comparisons. The Intermediate Class The Warehouse Madrid. Adjectives to describe a perso n’s appearance. Link Tall Short Chubby Fat. Do you know these words?. Which words describe your character?. Which words DON’T describe your character?. Questions.

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making comparisons

Making Comparisons

The Intermediate Class

The Warehouse Madrid

questions
Questions
  • Which is the most difficult person to be: a child, a teenager, a middle-aged person or an elderly person? Why?
  • Which is the most difficult person to live with: a child, a teenager, a middle-aged person or an elderly person? Why?
when do we use comparatives
When do we use comparatives?
  • When we want to compare two things
    • He’s bigger than I am.
    • He’s bigger than me.
    • She’s more intelligent than I am.
    • She’s more intelligent than me.
when do we use superlatives
When do we use superlatives?
  • When we want to compare three or more things.
    • He’s the biggest student in his class.
    • She’s the smartest girl in the whole school.
when an adjective ends in e
When an adjective ends in -e
  • We only add –r or –st
    • Safe
    • Safer
    • Safest
when an adjective ends in cvc
When an adjective ends in cvc
  • Double the final “c”
    • Thin
    • Thinner
    • Thinnest
    • Trim
    • Trimmer
    • trimmest
2 syllables and ends in y
2 syllables and ends in “y”
  • Change the “y” to “i” and add –er or –est
  • Funny
  • Funnier
  • Funniest
irregular
Irregular
  • Good
    • Better
    • Best
  • Bad
    • Worse
    • Worst
  • Far
    • Further
    • furthest
comparatives
Comparatives
  • To compare two people, places or things that are different: Harry’s more aggressive than Tom.
more less
More/less
  • He’s less intelligent than his sister.
  • She’s more intelligent than him.
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than
  • To compare two things in the same sentence:
  • Tom is 2 years older than his brother.
  • She is slighter taller than him.
a lot much
A lot/much
  • A big difference
  • He’s a lot brighter than she is.
  • She’s much prettier than her sister
a bit
A bit
  • A small difference
  • This soup’s a bit colder than I’d like it to be.
not as adjective as
Not as + adjective + as
  • He’s not as smart as his sister.
  • She’s not as tall as her brother.
  • He’s not as athletic as she is.
as adjective as
As + adjective + as
  • The same
  • She’s as beautiful as the day I met her.
  • He’s as happy as a clam.
write six sentences to compare yourself and a friend
Write six sentences to compare yourself and a friend.
  • Use…
    • A lot
    • Much
    • a bit
    • Not as…as
    • As…as
think about your life now and your life 5 years ago
Think about your life now and your life 5 years ago
  • Write two adjectives for your personality
  • Write two adjectives for your appearance
  • Write two adjectives for your day-to-day life
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