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Colegio Infantes De La Reina

Idioma Extranjero Ingls


Profesora: Gladys Paredes

Comparatives and superlatives


Name: __________________________________ Grade: 8th Date: Friday, September
4th
Objetivo:
- Reconocer la forma y el uso de los adjetivos comparativos y superlativos.
- Aplicar los conocimientos adquiridos con ejercicios de comprensin.

Form

Adjective

Comparative

Superlative

One syllable

long
short
big
fat
lazy
funny
important
boring
bad
good
far

longer
shorter
bigger
fatter
lazier
funnier
more important
more boring
worse
better
farther/further

the
the
the
the
the
the
the
the
the
the
the

One syllable ending in one vowel


and one consonant
Two syllables ending in y
Two or more syllables
Irregular

Use
We use the comparative to compare
two people, places or things.
We use the superlative to compare
more than two people, places or things.

Less than, as as
Use
Less is the opposite of more.
Badminton is less popular than football.
(= football is more popular than
badminton.)
We use as as to say two things are
the same.
Books are as good as films.

longest
shortest
biggest
fattest
laziest
funniest
most important
most boring
worst
best
farthest / the furthest

We use than in sentences that compare


two people, places or things.
Soaps are worse than
documentaries.
We use the before the superlative form
of the adjective and we often use in.
Hes the most famous
actor in Hollywood.

We use not as as to say that the


second person or thing is more than
the first one.
Badminton isnt as popular as football.
(= football is more popular than
badminton.)

Too
Form
The word too comes before the
adjective.
The programme is too serious, People
get bored when they watch it.

Enough, not enough


Form
The word enough comes after
adjectives and before nouns.

Use
We use too to say that something is
excessive. It is not the same as very
because it has a negative meaning.
Hes very clever. (= positive)
Yes, but sometimes hes too clever. (=
negative)

Its good enough.


It isnt good enough.
I havent got enough time.

Use
We use enough to say that something
is sufficient.

We use not enough to say that


something is insufficient.
Hes good enough to be a TV presenter.
Im not fast enough to win a gold
medal.

Activities:
I. Correct the mistakes in these sentences.
1.
Charlottes
school
is
more
bigger
than
this
school.
_____________________________________
2.
You
look
thinner
than
the
last
time
I
saw
you.
__________________________________________
3. Some people think that watching sport is more boring that playing it.
___________________
4.
The
Volga
is
longest
river
in
Europe.
___________________________________________________
5.
Ethan
is
much
worst
at
German
than
Jake.
____________________________________________
6.
Do
you
think
this
exercise
in
most
difficult
in
the
book?
_________________________________
7.
Thats
the
silliest
thing
youve
said
today.
______________________________________________

II. Make true sentences using the words and as as, not as as or less than.
1.
Holland
/
big
/
the
USA
_______________________________________________________________
2.
A
kilo
of
sugar
/
heavy
/
a
kilo
of
iron
__________________________________________________
3.
Knowing
English
/
important
/
knowing
anatomy
_______________________________________
4.
Jamie
(born
1995)
/
old
/
Alex
(born
1995)
_____________________________________________
5.
I
/
good
at
maths
/
my
best
friend
_____________________________________________________
6.
Playing
tennis
/
dangerous
/
parachuting
_____________________________________________

III. Complete the sentences with the correct words too or (not) enough.
1. Hes 50. Hes ______ old to be a professional football player.
2. When you are 15 you are not old __________ to drive.
3. I cant buy that computer. Its $400.000 and Ive only got $300.000. Its ________
expensive.
4. She plays the guitar really well. Shes _____ old ________ to become a professional
musician.
5. Those shoes are size 10 and your feet are size 8. The shoes are ________ small for
you.