Comparatives and Superlatives - The Greatest Show on Earth

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For pre-intermediate EFL students. Look at the presentation and make sentences using comparatives and superlatives based on the pictures.

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Comparatives and Superlatives - The Greatest Show on Earth

  1. 1. Ladies and Gentlemen! http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com /
  2. 2. What do these pictures have in common? http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com /
  3. 3. Comparatives and Superlatives http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com /
  4. 4. Which are Comparatives and which are Superlatives? http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com /
  5. 5. Comparatives and Superlatives Let’s look at this together “ Two minds are better than one” How do we make comparatives and superlatives? http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com /
  6. 6. Comparatives and Superlatives Let’s look at this together “ Two minds are better than one” How do we make comparatives and superlatives? We have to look at how many syllables the adjective has http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com /
  7. 7. Comparatives and Superlatives http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com / long old tall Superlative Form Comparative Form One-Syllable Adjective
  8. 8. Comparatives and Superlatives http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com / the longest longer than… long the oldest older than… old the tallest taller than… tall Superlative Form Comparative Form One-Syllable Adjective
  9. 9. Practice Which is... Tall? Taller? Tallest? http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com /
  10. 10. Practice Born December 18, 1963 Born March 28, 1986 Born 2 May 1975 Born August 4, 1961 Who is... Old? Older? Oldest? Born September 4, 1981 http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com /
  11. 11. Practice Which is... Long? Longer? Longest? http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com /
  12. 12. Practice What are these? The longest... http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com /
  13. 13. Comparatives and Superlatives This house is only 96 square feet, smaller than most of people’s bathrooms. It’s the… http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com /
  14. 14. Comparatives and Superlatives This house is only 96 square feet, smaller than most of people’s bathrooms. It’s the smallest house in the world! http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com /
  15. 15. Comparatives and Superlatives http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com / wise large Superlative Form Comparative Form One-Syllable Adjective with Final -e
  16. 16. Comparatives and Superlatives http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com / the wisest wiser than… wise the largest larger than… large Superlative Form Comparative Form One-Syllable Adjective with Final -e
  17. 17. Practice A cross-section of the Queen Mary 2 compared to the Titanic and to the Airbus A 380 , currently the largest passenger plane with a capacity of up to 850 people. Which is... Large? Larger? Largest? http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com /
  18. 18. Comparatives and Superlatives http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com / f a t th i n b i g Superlative Form Comparative Form One-Syllable Adjective Ending with a Single Consonant with a Single Vowel before It
  19. 19. Comparatives and Superlatives http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com / the f a tt est f a tt er than… f a t the th i nn est th i nn er than… th i n the b i gg est b i gg er than… b i g Superlative Form Comparative Form One-Syllable Adjective Ending with a Single Consonant with a Single Vowel before It
  20. 20. Practice Windsor Castle , located in England, has a surface of around 484,000 square feet (about 45,000 square meters) and has 1,000 rooms . The Istana Nurul Iman palace is the official residence of the Sultan of Brunei. The palace contains 1,788 rooms, and 5 swimming pools. In total, Istana Nurul Iman contains 2,152,782 square feet (200,000 m²) of floor space Bill Gates’ House is 66,000 sq ft (6,100 m2) Guests wear pins that on entering a room automatically adjust temperature, music, and lighting based on the guest's preferences Which is... Big? Bigger? Biggest?
  21. 21. Practice Samsung introduced world’s thinnest phone - only 5.9mm The Dell Adamo XPS is the world's thinnest laptop which is just under one centimetre thin. This is world’s thinnest car , is Tango, 102 inches long and only 39 inches wide. Which is... Thin? Thinner? Thinnest? http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com /
  22. 22. Practice Which is... Fat? Fatter? Fattest?
  23. 23. Comparatives and Superlatives http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com / bus y angr y happ y Superlative Form Comparative Form Two-Syllable Adjective Ending with -y
  24. 24. Comparatives and Superlatives http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com / the bus iest bus ier than bus y the angr iest angr ier than angr y the happ iest happ ier than happ y Superlative Form Comparative Form Two-Syllable Adjective Ending with -y
  25. 25. Practice Who is... Happy? Happier? Happiest? http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com /
  26. 26. Practice 20 Busiest Airports Number Of Passengers Which is... Busy? Busier? Busiest? http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com /
  27. 27. Comparatives and Superlatives Other two-syllable adjectives take – ER / - EST http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com / boring modern Superlative Form Comparative Form Some two-Syllable Adjectives
  28. 28. Comparatives and Superlatives Other two-syllable adjectives take – ER / - EST clever - clever er than - the clever est http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com / the most boring more boring than boring the most modern more modern than modern Superlative Form Comparative Form Some two-Syllable Adjectives
  29. 29. Practice Which of these do you think is the most modern ? Put them in order Which do you think is the most important ? http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com / eBooks Post-it Notes iPod Computer Mouse World Wide Web Personal Computer Google http:// www.ideafinder.com/history/timeline.htm
  30. 30. Practice Which of these do you think is the most modern ? Which do you think is the most important ? http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com / Computer Mouse 1968 eBooks 1971 Post-it Notes 1974 Personal Computer 1976 World Wide Web 1991 Google 1998 iPod 2001 http:// www.ideafinder.com/history/timeline.htm
  31. 31. Comparatives and Superlatives http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com / important expensive Superlative Form Comparative Form Adjective with Three or More Syllables
  32. 32. Comparatives and Superlatives http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com / the most important more important than important the most expensive more expensive than expensive Superlative Form Comparative Form Adjective with Three or More Syllables
  33. 33. Practice http://www.luxurylaunches.com/other_stuff/the_most_expensive_things_of_2009.php Which of these things is the most expensive ? How much do you think each item costs? Put them in order of price Click on the link to see if you are right http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com /
  34. 34. Comparatives and Superlatives http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com / many little far bad good Superlative Form Comparative Form Irregular Adjectives
  35. 35. Comparatives and Superlatives http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com / the most more many the least less little the furthest further far the worst worse bad the best better good Superlative Form Comparative Form Irregular Adjectives
  36. 36. Ask Questions What do you think? http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com / What’s the best thing in the world? What’s the worst thing?
  37. 37. Comparatives and Superlatives Quantifiers http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com / Much, a lot, far, a little, a bit MORE + ADJECTIVE Much, a lot, far, a little, a bit MORE + ADJECTIVE -ER
  38. 38. Comparatives and Superlatives Quantifiers http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com / This film is far better than that one. This game is a little bit more exciting This bag is a bit heavier than that one. This book is much more interesting Today is a lot colder than yesterday Much, a lot, far, a little, a bit MORE + ADJECTIVE Much, a lot, far, a little, a bit MORE + ADJECTIVE -ER
  39. 39. Make comparative sentences much... a lot... far... a little... a bit... cheaper more expensive
  40. 40. Make comparative sentences much... a lot... far... a little... a bit... cheaper more expensive http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com /
  41. 41. Negative Comparatives …not as (adjective) as… http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com /
  42. 42. Negative Comparatives …not as (adjective) as… Born March 28, 1986 Born 2 May 1975 I'm as old as him. = The same age but Lady Gaga isn’t as old as David Beckham = David Beckham is older The carrot isn’t as long as the hot dog = The hot dog is longer http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com /
  43. 43. Negative Comparatives …not as old / young as… Born December 18, 1963 Born March 28, 1986 Born 2 May 1975 Born August 4, 1961 Born September 4, 1981 Practice http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com /
  44. 44. Negative Comparatives …not as long / short as… Practice http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com /
  45. 45. Comparatives and Superlatives http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com /
  46. 46. Further Practice The Guinness book of World Records is a book about the fastest, biggest, richest, oldest... Go on the internet and find some more records. Make you own Eb ook of World Records http:// efllecturer.blogspot.com /

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