COMPARATIVES
comparatives?A      is big and B is smallA     is bigger than BB is smaller than   A
Short adjectives    adjective + er + than        shorter than   February is shorter than January
Short adjectivesadjective          comparative Tall              Taller Strong            Stronger Easy             ...
Long adjectives    more + adjective + than   Japanese products are more expensive than    chinese ones.    less+ adject...
Long adjectivesadjective         comparative   Difficult        more difficult than   Interesting      more interestin...
Irregular adjectivesadjective         comparative Good             Better Bad              Worse Little           Le...
   Travelling by car is better than travelling by    bus   Living in the city is worse than living in the    country
adjective = adjective   as adjective as Scuba diving is as interesting as surfing. cigarettes are as dangerous as drugs.
English is easier than chinese
Chinese is more difficult thanEnglish
Practice I   Compare the following using the prompts    given.
expensiveSamsung Galaxsy S III   Nokia C3
Samsung GSIII ismore expensivethan nokia C3
oldRenault 4   Ferrari
    This Renault 4 is    older than that    Ferrari
smallJadida   Casablanca
Jadida issmaller thancasablanca
comfortabletaxi          bus
The taxi is morecomfortablethan the bus
goodHaving money   Being broke
Having moneyis better thanbeing broke
enjoyableworking     holidays
Working is lessenjoyable thanholidays
healthyOrganic food   Junk food
    Organic food is    healthier than    junk food    healthy   → healthier
comfortableTravelling by plane   Travelling by car
Travelling byplane is morecomfortable thantravelling by car
Practice II   Compare the following using your own way to    express your own opinions, you can use other    adjectives.
importantHaving money   Being in good health
stressingBeing sick   being broke
goodEating at home   Eating in the office
interestingWatching Tv   reading
excitingSummer     Winter
goodDrinking tea   Drinking coffee
badovereating   oversleeping
terribleFootball betting   Playing in the casino
expensiveUsed cars   New cars
comfortableLiving in a villa   Living in a flat
difficultBeing married to one woman   Being married to four women
importantHave a good neighbour   Be a good neighbour
What do you think?
importantWork to live   Live to work
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  1. 1. COMPARATIVES
  2. 2. comparatives?A is big and B is smallA is bigger than BB is smaller than A
  3. 3. Short adjectives adjective + er + than shorter than February is shorter than January
  4. 4. Short adjectivesadjective comparative Tall  Taller Strong  Stronger Easy  Easier Big  Bigger hot  hotter
  5. 5. Long adjectives more + adjective + than Japanese products are more expensive than chinese ones. less+ adjective + than Chinese products are less expensive than Japanese ones.
  6. 6. Long adjectivesadjective comparative Difficult  more difficult than Interesting  more interesting than Creative  more creative than reliable  more reliable than Expensive  more expensive experienced than  more experienced than
  7. 7. Irregular adjectivesadjective comparative Good  Better Bad  Worse Little  Less far  Further/farther
  8. 8.  Travelling by car is better than travelling by bus Living in the city is worse than living in the country
  9. 9. adjective = adjective as adjective as Scuba diving is as interesting as surfing. cigarettes are as dangerous as drugs.
  10. 10. English is easier than chinese
  11. 11. Chinese is more difficult thanEnglish
  12. 12. Practice I Compare the following using the prompts given.
  13. 13. expensiveSamsung Galaxsy S III Nokia C3
  14. 14. Samsung GSIII ismore expensivethan nokia C3
  15. 15. oldRenault 4 Ferrari
  16. 16.  This Renault 4 is older than that Ferrari
  17. 17. smallJadida Casablanca
  18. 18. Jadida issmaller thancasablanca
  19. 19. comfortabletaxi bus
  20. 20. The taxi is morecomfortablethan the bus
  21. 21. goodHaving money Being broke
  22. 22. Having moneyis better thanbeing broke
  23. 23. enjoyableworking holidays
  24. 24. Working is lessenjoyable thanholidays
  25. 25. healthyOrganic food Junk food
  26. 26.  Organic food is healthier than junk food healthy → healthier
  27. 27. comfortableTravelling by plane Travelling by car
  28. 28. Travelling byplane is morecomfortable thantravelling by car
  29. 29. Practice II Compare the following using your own way to express your own opinions, you can use other adjectives.
  30. 30. importantHaving money Being in good health
  31. 31. stressingBeing sick being broke
  32. 32. goodEating at home Eating in the office
  33. 33. interestingWatching Tv reading
  34. 34. excitingSummer Winter
  35. 35. goodDrinking tea Drinking coffee
  36. 36. badovereating oversleeping
  37. 37. terribleFootball betting Playing in the casino
  38. 38. expensiveUsed cars New cars
  39. 39. comfortableLiving in a villa Living in a flat
  40. 40. difficultBeing married to one woman Being married to four women
  41. 41. importantHave a good neighbour Be a good neighbour
  42. 42. What do you think?
  43. 43. importantWork to live Live to work

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