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Comparatives and superlatives

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  • 1. Comparatives
    and
    Superlatives
    Teacher Tomás
  • 2. Adjectives
    Teacher Tomás
  • 3. Tall
    Short
    Sad
    Happy
    Empty
    Full
    Large
    Small
    Teacher Tomás
  • 4. Fast
    Slow
    Good
    Bad
    Clean
    Dirty
    New
    Old
    Teacher Tomás
  • 5. Heavy
    Light
    Far
    Close
    Thin
    Fat
    Hot
    Cold
    Teacher Tomás
  • 6. Wet
    Dry
    Old
    Young
    Easy
    Difficult
    Rigth
    Wrong
    Teacher Tomás
  • 7. Exercise #1
    Fill the blanks with the opposite of the adjective.
    Tall:___________ Close:____________
    Funny:_________ Modern:__________
    Good:_________ Fat:______________
    Tame:_________ Handsome:________
    Cold:__________ Dry:_____________
    Boring:_________ Lazy:_____________
    Young:_________ Easy:_____________
    Dull:___________ Big:______________
    Right:__________ New:_____________
    Fast:___________ Empty:____________
    Clean:__________ Fast:______________
    Teacher Tomás
  • 8. Comparatives
    Teacher Tomás
  • 9. How is a Comparative Adjective formed:
    • If the adjective is short add the ending –er.
    Adjective Comparative
    Short Shorter
    Full Fuller
    Old Older
    • If and adjective ends in –y, preceded by a consonant, change the –y for –I and add –er.
    Adjective Comparative
    Pretty Prettier
    Crazy Crazier
    Ugly Uglier
    • If the adjective has more than 2 syllables (long adjective) we add the word more before the adjective to make the comparative.
    Adjective Comparative
    Beautiful More beautiful
    Intelligent More intelligent
    Teacher Tomás
  • 10.
    • Finally we have some adjectives that are irregular, and have to be memorized.
    Adjective Comparative
    Good Better
    Far Farther
    Bad Worse
    Exercise #2
    Fill the blank with the correct comparative for each adjective
    Cold:___________________ Young:___________________
    Dry:____________________ Clean:___________________
    Good:___________________ Funny:___________________
    Handsome:_______________ Easy:____________________
    Big:____________________ Fat:_____________________
    Bad:___________________ Far:_____________________
    Close:__________________ Thin:____________________
    Dirty:____________________ Happy:__________________
    Teacher Tomás
  • 11. Exercise #3
    Complete the following sentences with the correct comparative.
    Pizza is _________________ than broccoli.
    France is __________________ than Mexico.
    My Ipod is 2 times ________________ than yours.
    Shakira is _____________________ than Amandititita.
    1st B is ____________________ than 1st A.
    My laptop is ___________________ than yours.
    English homework is _________________ than Spanish homework.
    A Ferrari is ________________ than a Volkswagen.
    A basketball player is _________________ than a soccer player.
    Bill Gates is ____________________ than me.
    Teacher Tomás
  • 12. Superlatives
    Teacher Tomás
  • 13. How is a Superlative formed:
    • If the adjective is short add the ending –est.
    Adjective Superlative
    Short Shortest
    Full Fullest
    Old Oldest
    • If and adjective ends in –y, preceded by a consonant, change the –y for –I and add –est.
    Adjective Superlative
    Pretty Prettiest
    Crazy Craziest
    Ugly Ugliest
    • If the adjective has more than 2 syllables (long adjective) we add the words themost before the adjective to make the comparative.
    Adjective Superlative
    Beautiful The most beautiful
    Intelligent The most intelligent
    Teacher Tomás
  • 14.
    • Finally we have some adjectives that are irregular, and have to be memorized.
    Adjective Superlative
    Good The best
    Far The farthest
    Bad The worst
    Exercise #4
    Fill the column with the correct comparative and superlative form of the adjective.
    Adjective Comparative Superlative
    Clean ______________ __________________
    Handsome ______________ __________________
    Pretty ______________ __________________
    Short ______________ __________________
    Fast ______________ __________________
    Intelligent ______________ __________________
    Thin ______________ __________________
    Beautiful ______________ __________________
    Teacher Tomás
  • 15. Exercise #5
    Look at the picture and answer with the correct Superlative.
    Homer is _________________ member of the family. (old)
    Marge is ___________________ if you count her hair. (tall)
    Bart is __________________________ of the family. (dirty)
    Maggie is ______________________ of the family. (young)
    Lisa is ___________________________ of them all. (smart)
    Teacher Tomás
  • 16. Teacher Tomás
    Final Exercise
    Find a partner using the numbers the teacher will give you and answer the following questions.
    Who is the most intelligent in your class? __________________
    Who is the worst singing? __________________
    Who is the best singing? __________________
    Who is the best soccer player? __________________
    Who is the worst soccer player? __________________
    Who is the most beautiful? __________________
    Who is the most handsome? __________________
    Who is the youngest? __________________
    Who is the oldest? __________________
    Who is the funniest? __________________
    Who is the dirtiest? __________________
    Who is the cleanest? __________________
    Who is the most serious? __________________
    Who is the tallest? __________________
    Who is the shortest? __________________
  • 17. Teacher Tomás
    Thanks for your attention.