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  1. Making Comparisons The Intermediate Class The Warehouse Madrid

  2. Adjectivesto describe a person’s appearance • Link • Tall • Short • Chubby • Fat

  3. Do you know these words?

  4. Which words describe your character?

  5. Which words DON’T describe your character?

  6. 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?

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 1-syllable adjectives, 2-syllable adjectives and adjectives ending in -y

  10. When an adjective ends in -e • We only add –r or –st • Safe • Safer • Safest

  11. When an adjective ends in cvc • Double the final “c” • Thin • Thinner • Thinnest • Trim • Trimmer • trimmest

  12. 2 syllables and ends in “y” • Change the “y” to “i” and add –er or –est • Funny • Funnier • Funniest

  13. 2-syllable adjectives, long adjectives

  14. Irregular • Good • Better • Best • Bad • Worse • Worst • Far • Further • furthest

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

  16. More/less • He’s less intelligent than his sister. • She’s more intelligent than him.

  17. than • To compare two things in the same sentence: • Tom is 2 years older than his brother. • She is slighter taller than him.

  18. A lot/much • A big difference • He’s a lot brighter than she is. • She’s much prettier than her sister

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

  20. 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.

  21. As + adjective + as • The same • She’s as beautiful as the day I met her. • He’s as happy as a clam.

  22. Write six sentences to compare yourself and a friend. • Use… • A lot • Much • a bit • Not as…as • As…as

  23. 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