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  • Do you know these people? Read their fact files and make comparisons:
                                                                              
 

RAFA NADAL

NOVAK DJOKOVIC

ROGER FEDERER

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 3rd June, 1986
  • BIRTHPLACE: Manacor, Majorca, Spain
  • SIBLINGS: 1 younger sister, Mª Isabel
  • HEIGHT: 1,85 m
  • WEIGHT: 85 kg
  • RANKING: world number 2 since 2011
  • CAREER TITLES: 46
  • TURNED PRO: 2011
  • SPOKEN LANGUAGES: Catalan, Spanish and English
  • KING OF CLAY
  • DAVIS CUP: aged 17

                        

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 22nd May, 1987
  • BIRTHPLACE:  Belgrade, Serbia
  • SIBLINGS: 2 younger brothers
  • HEIGHT: 1,88 m
  • WEIGHT: 80 kg
  • RANKING: world number 1 since 2011
  • CAREER TITLES: 28
  • TURNED PRO: 2003
  • SPOKEN LANGUAGES: Serbian, English, German and Italian.
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 8th August, 1981
  • BIRTHPLACE: Basel, Switzerland
  • SIBLINGS: 1 older sister, Diana
  • HEIGHT: 1,85 m
  • WEIGHT: 85 kg
  • RANKING: world number 3 since 2011
  • CAREER TITLES: 70
  • TURNED PRO: 1998
  • SPOKEN LANGUAGES: Swiss German, English, French and Italian.
                                   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Complete the crossword with the most suitable word. Find the hidden word:
 
8 9
3
7
1 2
6
4
5

CLUES

1. Rafa Nadal was   Manacor.
2. He hasn't got any
3. He's quite a good player on a clay
4. Rafa is very tall and thin, but he's also strong. He is
     1,85 metres
5. He's got long  brown hair and dark skin.
6. Novak Djokovic's hair is short and
7. Nadal  85 kg.
8. Djokovic's country of origin is
9. Hidden word:
 
2. Write the comparative and the superlative form of the adjectives below:
 
    StarCheck the rules for the formation of comparative and superlative adjectives HERE:
        * Pay attention to two-syllable adjectives ending in 'y', 'er', 'le',or 'ow'
        * What's special about the highlighted adjectives?
   
    POSITIVE          COMPARATIVE              SUPERLATIVE
  1. TALL                  1.                   1.
  2. BIG                     2.                     2.
  3. HIGH                  3.                     3.
  4. HEAVY               4.                     4.
  5. LIGHT                5.                 5.
  6. DARK                 6.                 6.
  7. OLD                    7.                 7.
  8. YOUNG              8.                  8.
  9. BEAUTIFUL       9.                 9.
  10. HANDSOME      10.               10.
  11. STRONG            11.               11.
  12. GOOD                12.               12.
  13. LONG                13.                13.
  14. LARGE              14.                14.
  15. GENTLE           15.                 15.
  16. MANY              16.                  16.
  17. SHORT             17.                  17.
  18. WIDE                18.                  18.
  19. THIN                 19.                  19.
  20. CLEVER            20.                  20.
  21. NARROW             21.                        21. 
  22. HUMBLE                 22.                       22.  
  23. BAD                         23.                       23.
 
 3. Choose the most appropriate option (comparative or superlative adjective) to complete the sentences 
    below.
     a) Djokovic is  (young) than Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer.
     b) Roger Federer is  (old) of the three.
     c) Rafa Nadal has got  (many) titles than Djokovic.
     d) Djokovic is  (tall) but  than Nadal.
     e) Nadal's hair is  (long) and  (wavy) than Djokovic's hair.
     f) Federer is  (tall) and  (heavy) Nadal.
     g) Nadal is  (strong) of them.
     h) Djokovic is  (light)
     i) Nadal's skin is  (dark) than Djokovic's skin.
     j) Djokovic's face is  (narrow) of the three.
     k) Djokovic's family is  (big).
     l) Federer's nose is  (wide).
     m) Djokovic's hair is  (short).
     n) Federer speaks  (many) languages than Nadal and Djokovic.
     o) Rafa Nadal is  (good) clay court player of all time.
 
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