Unit 6: Family and Friends. Life with teenagers Family members & Personality Comparatives and Superlatives Leaving phone messages. Living with teenagers. Read the passage “Living with the enemy”. Underline comparative sentences , or sentences that compare one thing or person to another.
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Life with teenagers
Family members & Personality
Comparatives and Superlatives
Leaving phone messages
The Middle, an American TV series featuring a family life with teenagers
See a table of comparatives and superlatives here: http://www.tefl.net/alexcase/worksheets/grammar/comparative-superlative-games/comparative-superlative/
1. as ________ as / not as _________as Tom is as smart as his brother.Marilyn is as happy as Jane.Having a cold is as bad as having a headache.This room is as noisy as a restaurant.Harry is not as stubborn as his brother.
2. adjective (+er) thanYour skirt is shorter than my skirt. He is happier and lazier than his brother.Beth is (much) easier to live with than Carol.Carol is younger than Beth.She is busier than she was last year.I'm (a bit) thinner than I was five years ago.
Some adjectives change the forms:good better bestbad worse worstmuch (many) more mostlittle less least
Now read the passage on page 45 and fill in the gaps with comparative adjectives.
I am a bit stronger than Micky.
Micky is muchmore patient than me.
Bill is a lot older than me.
I am not as big as Bill.
I am as honest as Micky.
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One Syllable Adjectives
place 'the' before the adjective and add '-est' to end of the adjective (Note: double the final consonant if preceded by a vowel)
Example: cheap - the cheapest / hot - the hottest / high - the highest
Today is the hottest day of the summer. This book is the cheapest I can find.
Two, Three or More Syllable Adjectives
place 'the most' before the adjective
Example: interesting - the most interesting / difficult - the most difficult
London is the most expensive city in England. That is the most beautiful painting here.
Two Syllable Adjectives Ending in '-y' place 'the' before the adjective and remove the 'y' from the adjective and add 'iest'
Example: happy - the happiest / funny - the funniest
New York is the noisiest city in the USA. He is themost important person I know.
Use six of these words to describe people in your family or friends in superlative forms
good happy boring organised
popular intelligent helpful stubborn
big bright thin lazy
selfish noisy considerate
Find the opposite of these adjectives in the article on p.48
patient considerate employ maturehelpful honest reliable selfishhappy intelligent polite ambitiousfriendly possible attractive correctsure organised healthy
- Hold the line please.
- Just a moment please.
- I’m sorry. He’s in a meeting.
- I’m afraid he’s taken the afternoon leave.
- I’m sorry he’s not in the office.
- Can I take a message?
- Would you like to leave a message?
- Can I have your name please?
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