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THE COMPARATIVE

SHORT ADJECTIVES: -ER

ADJECTIVES ENDING -Y: -IER

  LONG ADJECTIVES: MORE

 IRREGULAR ADJECTIVES

tall - taller
hot - hotter (one syllable adjectives ending in consonant - vowel - consonant: double the last consonant)
short -
long -
big -
 
 happy - happier
 ugly - uglier
 friendly -
dirty -
 intelligent - more intelligent
 beautiful - more beautiful
 expensive -
 modern -
 sensible -
 
 good - better
 bad - worse
 far - farther / further
ACTIVITY ONE: Complete with a comparative adjective:
 
a) A Ferrari is  (fast) than a motorbike.
b) I think Anne's sister is  (friendly) than her brother.
c) James is  (tall) than his brother, but his brother is  (attractive) than he is.
d) This activity is  (difficult) than the one we did yesterday. Yesterday's activity was  (easy).
e) That red sweater is  (cheap) than the blue one. The blue one is  (expensive).
f) Our street is  (clean) than yours. Your street is  (dirty).
g) Jane and her sister Anne are very different. Jane is  (quieter) and  (sensible) than her sister. Anne's  (noisy) and  (crazy) than Jane.
h) These buildings are  (modern) than the ones in High Street. In High Street, the buildings are  (old) and  (beautiful).
i) Elena is  (intelligent) than her classmates. She always has  (good) marks than the rest of them.
 
ACTIVITY TWO: Read the information about Peter and Joe and choose the right option:
 
  
                                                                              Peter Wilson                         Joe Cooper
                                                                              Age: 45 years old                  Age: 58 years old
                                                                              1.78 cm tall                           1.70 cm tall
                                                                              109 kg                                  68 kg
                                                                              sociable, friendly                   good at maths, clever
1.         2.        3.       4.  
 
5.     6.          7.   8.
 
9.  10.  11.  12.
 
ACTIVITY THREE: Write sentences comparing the pictures. Use the adjectives in brackets. Follow the example to form the sentences: Willy is more intelligent than Charlie.

  
                                                             Willy                             Charlie
a) Willy . (ugly)
b) Charlie . (more attractive)
c) Willy . (good at maths)
d) Charlie . (bad at sport)
e) Willy . (successful with girls)
f) Willy and Charlie (friendly) than their classmates.
g) Charlie . (fast)
h) Willy . (creative)
i) Willy . (young)
j) Charlie . (popular)
k) Willy and Charlie (good at maths) than the rest of their classmates.
l) Willy . (noisy)
m) Charlie . (quiet)