CLASS SURVEY1. How do you get to school?2. How long does it take you?3. Do you have a pleasant journey?
ANSWERS• By train It takes me:• By car• By bus • 20 minutes• By motorbike • Half an hour• By bike • More than 40 minutes• On foot if I get stuck in a• Hitchhiking traffic jam
RESULTS• _________ is the fastest.• _________ is the slowest.• ________ uses the most comfortable form of transport.• ________ uses the least enviromentally friendly form of transport.• _______ has the most pleasant journey.• _______ has the most unpleasant journey.
Which is the.... ....• Most Enviromentally friendly• Most Convenient• Most Comfortable• Fastest• Cheapest• Slowest
COMPARATIVES AND SUPERLATIVES• Comparatives are adjectives and adverbs that end in –er (e.g. bigger, richer, faster)• Superlatives are adjectives and adverbs that end in –est (e.g. biggest, richest, fastest)
RULES OF THUMB1. In general with one syllable adjectives we add –er or –est:He drove faster this morning.It is a lot hotter in Indian that in the UK.2. Adjectives with two syllables:ending in: -y, we add + -ier or + -iesthappy, pretty, busy, sunny, luckyA car is heavy, a truck is heavier, but a train is theheaviest.
TO BE REMEMBERED... 3. With one syllable adjectives with the spelling consonant + single vowel + consonant: double the final consonant: Fat/ fatter /the fattest Big/ bigger / the biggest sad / sadder / saddest 4. With adjectives that are also past participles we use MORE/THE MOST: burnt, drunk, forced, lost, spoiled, tired, torn I’m getting more and more tired.
LONG ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS5. We use more and most with long adjectives andadverbs:It was the most expensive wine in the shop.She talks more energetically when she’s in with people she knows.A park bench is comfortable, a restaurant chair is more comfortable,but a sofa is the most comfortable
IRREGULAR COMPARATIVES AND SUPERLATIVESIrregular Adjectives:Good / better/ the bestBad / worse / the worstFar / further/ the furthestIrregular AdverbsBadly / worse / the worstFar / further / the furthestWell / better/ the best