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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


Adjectives to describe a perso n s appearance
Adjectivesto describe a person’s appearance

  • Link

  • Tall

  • Short

  • Chubby

  • Fat





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 ending in -y

  • We only add –r or –st

    • Safe

    • Safer

    • Safest


When an adjective ends in cvc
When an adjective ends in ending in -ycvc

  • Double the final “c”

    • Thin

    • Thinner

    • Thinnest

    • Trim

    • Trimmer

    • trimmest


2 syllables and ends in y
2 syllables and ends in “y” ending in -y

  • Change the “y” to “i” and add –er or –est

  • Funny

  • Funnier

  • Funniest



Irregular
Irregular ending in -y

  • Good

    • Better

    • Best

  • Bad

    • Worse

    • Worst

  • Far

    • Further

    • furthest


Comparatives
Comparatives ending in -y

  • To compare two people, places or things that are different: Harry’s more aggressive than Tom.


More less
More/less ending in -y

  • He’s less intelligent than his sister.

  • She’s more intelligent than him.


than ending in -y

  • 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 ending in -y

  • A big difference

  • He’s a lot brighter than she is.

  • She’s much prettier than her sister


A bit
A bit ending in -y

  • A small difference

  • This soup’s a bit colder than I’d like it to be.


Not as adjective as
Not as + adjective + as ending in -y

  • 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 ending in -y

  • 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. ending in -y

  • 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 ending in -y

  • 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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