Comparative and superlative

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Comparative and superlative

  1. 1. Comparative and superlative
  2. 2. Think of a word: ........................• Something bigger: ...• Something smaller: ...• A word that comes earlier in the dictionary: ...• A longer word beginning with the same letter: ...• A shorter word beginning with the same letter: ...• Something more expensive: ....• Something cheaper: ....
  3. 3. elephant• Something bigger: ...• Something smaller: ...• A word that comes earlier in the dictionary: ...• A longer word beginning with the same letter: ...• A shorter word beginning with the same letter: ...• Something more expensive: ....• Something cheaper: ....
  4. 4. guitar• Something bigger: ...• Something smaller: ...• A word that comes earlier in the dictionary: ...• A longer word beginning with the same letter: ...• A shorter word beginning with the same letter: ...• Something more expensive: ....• Something cheaper: ....
  5. 5. banana• Something bigger: ...• Something smaller: ...• A word that comes earlier in the dictionary: ...• A longer word beginning with the same letter: ...• A shorter word beginning with the same letter: ...• Something more expensive: ....• Something cheaper: ....
  6. 6. Guinness records1. Who is the oldest person that has ever lived?2. Which is the most poisonous fish in the world?3. Which is the driest desert in the world?4. Which is the fastest car in the world?
  7. 7. 1. Jeanne Calment (died at age 124)2. Puffer fish3. The Atacama desert, in Chile4. The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (431 km/h)
  8. 8. Comparatives - A is bigger than B A - A is more expensive than B Bbigger / smaller / longer / shorter / cheaper /earliermore expensive /more beautiful /more interesting
  9. 9. A Superlatives C - A is the biggestB D - A is the most expensivethe oldest / the driest / the fastestthe most poisonous / the most expensive
  10. 10. “short” and “long” adjectives- 1 Syllable: rich/ poor /old / large / dry / ... SHORT- 3 or more syllables: expensive / interesting / beautiful ... LONG- 2 Syllables: common / narrow / tidy / clever ... ???
  11. 11. “short” adjectivesCOMPARATIVE: “-----er than ...” A is bigger than B.SUPERLATIVE: “the ----------est” A is the biggest.
  12. 12. “long” adjectivesCOMPARATIVE: “more ----------- than...” A is more expensive than B.SUPERLATIVE: “the most ------------” A is the most expensive.
  13. 13. Irregular adjectivesThe most common irregular adjectives are“good” and “bad”Good better than ... / the bestBad worse than ... / the worst

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