Comparative and superlative adjectives

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  • 1. Comparative and Superlative Adjectives Colegio San José La Serena English Area Trainee Teacher: Miss Jocelyn
  • 2.  
  • 3. What are Comparative Adjectives? Comparative adjectives are used to compare the difference between 2 nouns and they are followed by the word THAN Example: Max is old er than Mary
  • 4. Spelling Rules Comparative Adjectives
    • Adjectives of one syllable we add –er to the adjective
    • Example: Cold – Cold er
    • The Antarctica is cold er than Brazil
    • Tall - Tall er
    • Peter is tall er than John
    Peter John
  • 5.
    • Adjective of one syllable with a CVC pattern, we double the consonant and add –er
    • Example:
    • big - big ger
    • The blue fish is big ger than the red fish
    • sad - sad der
    • The cloud is sad der than the sun
  • 6.
    • Adjectives of two syllables that finish in “ y ” we change the “ y ” to “ i ” and add -er  
    • Example:
    • pretty - prett ier
    • Princess Aurora is prett ier than Oliva
    • happy - happ ier
    • The girl is happ ier than the boy
  • 7.
    • Adjectives of two or more syllables we add the word more
    • Example:
    • famous =  more famous
    • Hannah Montana is more famous than Selena
    • interesting =  more interesting
    • English is more interesting than History
  • 8. But there are certain exceptions
    • Irregular adjectives: There isn´t any rule here, so you'll just have to remember them
    • Example: good =  better
    • bad =  worse
    • far = farther
    • little = less
  • 9. What are Superlative Adjectives?
    • We use a superlative adjective to describe the extreme quality of one noun in a group of nouns.
    • Example: Letter A is the big gest
    • A b c
  • 10. Spelling Rules Superlative Adjectives
    • Adjectives of one syllable we add before the adjective the word “THE” and we add –est to the adjective.
    • Example:
    • Cold – Cold est
    • Pinguins live in the coldest place in the world
    • Tall - Tall est
    • The giraffe is the tallest animal in the jungle
  • 11.
    • Adjective of one syllable with a CVC pattern, we double the consonant and add –est
    • Example:
    • big  =  the big gest
    • The Liberty Statue is the biggest statue in the world
    • sad = the sad dest
  • 12.
    • Adjectives of two syllables that finish in “ y ” we change the “ y ” to “ i ” and add -est  
    • Example: pretty =  the prett iest
    • happy =  the happ iest
    • busy = the bus iest
    • The woman is the busiest of all woman
  • 13.
    • Adjectives of two or more syllables we add
    • the most
    • Example:
    • famous =  the most famous
    • Britney Spears is the most famous singer in USA
    • interesting =  the most interesting
  • 14. But there are certain exceptions
    • Irregular adjectives: There isn´t any rule here, so you'll just have to remember them
    • Example:
    • good =  the best
    • Roger Federer is the best tennis player in the world
    • bad =  the worst
    • far = the farthest
    • little = the least
  • 15. Activity
  • 16. Choose the correct answer
    • Our house is …………….than theirs.
    • big b. bigger c. biggest
    • 2. I’m ……………… than my brother
    • more taller b. the tallest c. taller
    • 3. The Grand Canyon is ………………..canyon in the world
    • the longest b. longer c. the longer
    • 4. I am …………….. student in the class
    • the goodest b. the best c. gooder
    • 5. I think that Mathematics is…………………………than English
    • More difficult b. difficulter c. difficult
    bigger taller the longest the best more difficult
  • 17. Activity 2
    • Look at the picture
    • Compare the Donkey, Shrek, Princess and Prince in the chart.
    • Write sentences using comparative and superlative forms in your copybook.
    • Use the adjectives: tall ,  short , beautiful , ugly , good-looking , thin , fat , intelligent, young, old , romantic , strong
  • 18.  
  • 19. Donkey Shrek Princess Prince Age Weight Height Appearence Intelligence Romance Power