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Unit 10 Communication. Keeping in touch. Brainstorm ways to keep in touch message in a bottle tin cans on a string carrier pigeon. Keeping in touch P98. Read each person's story. Decide who you are most similar to. Discuss with your partner. What's the pattern?.

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Unit 10

Communication

keeping in touch
Keeping in touch

Brainstorm ways to keep in touch

message in a bottle

tin cans on a string

carrier pigeon

keeping in touch p98
Keeping in touch P98

Read each person's story.

Decide who you are most similar to.

Discuss with your partner.

what s the pattern
What's the pattern?

1. Email is quicker than regular mail.

2. Video conferencing is less expensive than business trips.

3. Skype video calls are better than regular phone calls.

noun 1 + BE + comparative adj + than + noun 2

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What's the pattern?

It's nice to get a card.

It's nicer to get a real card than an e-card.

It's + adj + infinitive + noun 1 + than + noun 2

grammar point comparative adjectives
Grammar Point: Comparative Adjectives

USAGE

  • used to talk about differences between 2 things, people, events
    • The spaghetti is more delicious than the pizza.
    • She's taller than he is.
    • The second lecture was longer.
  • comparative form often used with “than”
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Grammar Point: Comparative Adjectives

FORM

  • Most 1 syllable adjectives and some 2 syllable adjectives

adjective + -er

  • most other adjectives of 2 or more syllables

more + adjective

  • “less” used with adjectives in comparisons
      • less + adjective
      • Desktop computers are less expensive than laptops.
spelling rules
SPELLING RULES
  • adjs ending in -e, add -er

nice-->nicer

  • adjs ending in a consonant + -y, change “y” to “i” and add -er

busy-->busier

  • most adjs ending in vowel + consonant, double the final consonant and add -er

big-->bigger thin-->thinner

    • DO NOT double consonants in words ending in -w

slow-->slower

exceptions
Exceptions

IRREGULAR FORMS:

good --> better

bad --> worse

far --> farther

little --> less

many --> more

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Exceptions

Two-Syllable Adjectives which take -er or more

clever cleverer more clever

gentle gentler more gentle

friendly friendlier more friendly

quiet quieter more quiet

simple simpler more simple

wealthy wealthier more wealthy

healthy healthier more healthy

common mistakes
Common Mistakes
  • adding -er AND more to the same adj

Assignment 2 was more harder. x

  • adding more to irregular adjs

Vanilla cake is more good then chocolate. x

try it out
Try it out!
  • P 99 2A and B