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COMPARING TENNIS PLAYERS




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

NOVAK DJOKOVIC

ROGER FEDERER

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 3rd June, 1986
  • BIRTHPLACE: Manacor, Majorca, Spain
  • SIBLINGS: 1 younger sister, M� 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

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  • 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.
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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?
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����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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