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  • COMPARISON REPEATED COMPARATIVES AND DOUBLE COMPARATIVESRepeated comparatives describe things that are increasing or decreasing.The birth-rate is getting lower and lower.Fewer and fewer children are leaving school.It’s becoming more and more difficult.By the end of the century, couples were waiting longer and longer to marry.FILL THE GAPS ACCORDING TO THE EXAMPLES ABOVE: 1. He gets _______________________ (boring). I can’t listen to him any longer. 2. I didn’t like this book at first, but it’s getting ________________________________(interesting) 3. My daughter’s English results are getting __________________________________(bad) 4. The boss will be angry with you. You arrive _________________________ (late) at work. 5. In spring the weather gets _______________________________________ (warm) 6. It’s time you tidied your room. It’s getting _____________________________ (messy) 7. Food is getting _______________________________ (expensive) 8. I think TV programs are getting ________________________________ (violent) 9. I find it _____________________________________________ (difficult) to see him. 10. She’s getting over her operation. She feels ________________________ (good)Double comparatives describe a cause-and-effect process.The more education women get, the later they marry.The better the quality of health care (is), the higher the life expectancy (is).What happens when you sunbathe?The longer you are in the sun, the more tanned you getThe more sensitive your skin is, the more dangerous it is.The earlier in the morning you sunbathe, the less dangerous it is for your skin. 1.- What happens when you practise sport? 5.- What happens if you drink too much? 2.- What happens when you eat too much? 6.- What happens if you can’t sleep? 3.- What happens when you have exams? 7.- What happens if you’ve got a lot of work? 4.- What happens if you are waiting for somebody? 8.- What happens if it rains?
  • Double Comparatives 1Choose one of the following adjectives and put it into the correct form before placing it in a space inthe sentences. better less loud happy hot merry probable late small safe better fast more cheap rich more big hard1. The __________ you study for these exams, the __________ you will do.2. She doesnt really like vodka, so the __________ a bottle you find, the __________ it will be forus.3. My neighbour is driving me mad! It seems that the __________ it is at night, the __________ heplays his music!4. He spent a year in India and loves spicy food. The __________ the food is, the __________ helikes it.5. Of course you can come to the party. The __________ the __________.6. She will be really angry about that vase being broken! The __________ she knows about it, the___________.7. He has 6 large dogs to protect his house. The __________ the dog, the __________ he feels.8. Earning money has always been the thing that pleases him most. The _________ he becomes, the________ he is.9. You must drive slower in built up areas. The __________ you drive in the city, the __________ it isthat you will have an accident. DOUBLE COMPARATIVE 2 As I get older, I become more irritable I usually eat very little and I getfat THE OLDER I get, THE MORE IRRITABLE I become THE LESS I eat, THE FATTER I get 1.- If a child is well brought up, he will 4.- If you study hard, you’ll find exam quitebehave well easy 2.- If you always drive so fast, you’re likely to 5.- I waited for him for a long time and I washave getting an accident worried 3.- If you work so little, you’ll have low marks 6.- I practised a lot of sport and I became fitin your exams 7.- I explained it to him a lot of times and he couldn’t understand at all
  • 14.- If you are careful when driving, you’ll 8.- How cold! I put on a lot of clothes and I’m have fewstill accidents cold 15.- He earns a lot of money, but his wife is 9.- I’ve known him for a long time, but I still alwaysdon’t like complaining him10.- If the students are clever, they’re easy to 16.- If you do a lot of exercises, you’ll learnteach the subject well11.- It’s better if you come back soon 17.- I listened to his story for a long time and12.- It’ll be worse if you pay him a lot of I wasattention more and more surprised13.- If you work in a pleasant atmosphere, 18.- If you live far from your school, you’llyou won’t have to get be stressed up early DOUBLE COMPARATIVE 3I feel better and better when the weather is warmThe warmer the weather, the better I feel 1. I like it more when things are dangerous. 2. As Mark is getting old, he looks more and more like his grandfather. 3. When I met him I didn’t like him at all but I do, now that I know him better. 4. She had to wait for a long time and she got very impatient. 5. If a chicken is old, it’s rather tough. 6. When a student is careful, he makes very few mistakes. 7. A diamond is very expensive if it’s perfect. 8. When the plums are ripen, they are very sweet. 9. If you drink a lot of coffee, you’ll get more and more nervous. 10. When people eat very quickly, there is a high chance of indigestion. 11. Houses close to the centre are very expensive. 12. When people are young, they learn very quickly. 13. If we leave early, the roads will be clear. 14. A big supermarket usually has a very wide choice. 15. when the weather is hot the beaches get crowded. 16. I’m trying to work this out, but I’m more and more confused.
  • REVIEW ON ALL COMPARATIVES AND SUPERLATIVES1.- Oil and water don’t mix very easily because water isn’t ..............……………................ oil. (thick) 2.- Everyone enjoys listening to him. He tells ............………..................... storiesyou’ve ever heard. (amusing) 3.- Health is a question of diet. ......................…............ food youeat, .................…........... you are. (good/healthy) 4.- Nobody wants to go out with him. He’s ...............……............................person I’ve ever known. (boring)5.- You should talk to him .................…............ possible. ..................……............ you wait, .................................... (soon/long/bad) 6.- The exam turned out to be ....................…………………………................ we hadthought. (easy)7.- He’s an experienced climber. He’s climbed some of ............……….....................mountains in the world. (high)8.- I don’t know what he does. ..............…................ he gets, ..............………..................... he looks. (old/young)9.- If you do ...........................………...... exercise, you’ll get ....……………….......................... (much/fit)10.- A - I won’t invite ........…….................... people, otherwise there won’t beenough room in the dining-room. (many) B - Yes, but you must take into account that ..............................……….......people you invite, ...................…………….............. presents you will get.(many/many)11.- You haven’t done this exam ...........………...................... you usually do. Ithink you must study ................................………......... next time. (well/hard)12.- He never stops. He’s ............................………............ person in the office. (hard-working)13.- Minor roads have ..........................………........ traffic but they are ..........…...................
  • and ..................................………........... motorways. (little/slow/dangerous)14.- ................................ I think about the problem, ...................………................ it seems to me to solve. (much/difficult)15.- Excuse me, can you tell me where ..........……………..................... post officeis? (near)16.- His new car is ............……................ and ..............……............... his oldone. Obviously, it is .......................……………...... . It is ...................……….............. modelin the market. (large/fast/expensive/new)PAGE 1REPEATED COMPARATIVES 1. more and more boring 2. more and more interesting 3. worse and worse 4. later and later 5. warmer and warmer 6. messier and messier 7. more and more expensive 8. more and more violent 9. more and more difficult 10. better and betterDOUBLE COMPARATIVES(IDEAS) 1. the more sport you practise, the fitter you get 2. the more you eat, the fatter you get 3. the more I study, the better marks I’ll get in the exam 4. the longer I wait, the more impatient I get 5. the more I drink, the less self-control I have 6. the less I sleep, the more tired I am the following day 7. the more work I have, the longer I have to work 8. the more it rains, the better crops they getPAGE 2DOUBLE COMPARATIVES 11. harder - better2. smaller - cheaper3. later - louder4. hotter - more5. more - merrier6. less - better7. bigger - safer8. richer - happier9. faster - more probable
  • DOUBLE COMPARATIVES 2 1. The better a child is brought up, the better he behaves 2. The faster you drive, the more likely you are to have an accident 3. The less you work, the lower marks you’ll have in your exam 4. The harder you study, the easier you’ll find exams 5. The longer I waited for him, the more worried I got 6. The more sport I practised, the fitter I got 7. The more I explained it to him, the less he understood 8. The more clothes I put on, the colder I am 9. The longer I know him, the less I like hium 10. The cleverer the students are, the easier it is to teach them 11. The sooner you come, the better 12. The more attention you pay to him, the worse 13. The more pleasant atmosphere you work in, the less stressed you’ll be 14. The more careful you are when driving, the fewer accidents you’ll have 15. The more money he earns, the more his wife complains 16. The more exercises you do, the better you’ll learn the subject 17. The longer I listened to his story, the more surprise I was 18. The farther from your school you live, the earlier you-ll have to getPAGE 3DOUBLE COMPARATIVES 3 1. The more dangerous things are, the more I like it 2. The older Mark gets, the more he looks like his grandfather 3. The more I get to know him, the more I like him 4. The longer she waited, the more impatient she got 5. The older a chicken is, the tougher 6. The more careful a student is, the fewer mistakes he makes 7. The more perfect a diamond is, the more expensive 8. the more ripen plums are, the sweeter 9. The more coffee you drink, the more nervous you get 10. The more quickly people eat, the higher chance of indigestion they have 11. the closer to the centre a house is, the more expensive 12. The younger people are, the more quickly they learn 13. The earlier we leave, the clearer the roads will be 14. ´The bigger a supermarket, the wider choice it has 15. The hotter the weather is, the more crowded the beaches get 16. The more I try to work this out, the more confused I getPAGE 4REVIEW ON ALL COMPARATIVES 1. as thick as 2. the most amusing 3. the better the healthier 4. the most boring 5. as soon as the longer the worse 6. easier than 7. the highest 8. the older the younger 9. more fitter 10. more the more the more 11. as well as harder 12. the most hardworking 13. less slower more dangerous 14. the more the more difficult 15. the nearest 16. larger faster than more expensive the newest