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Tall

Short
Happy

Sad
Empty Large

Full
Small

Fast Good Clean New

Slow Bad Dirty Old

Heavy

Light

Far Thin Hot

Close Fat Cold

Wet
Old Easy Rigth

Dry
Young Difficult Wrong

Exercise 1 Fill the blanks with the opposite of the adjective. Tall:___________ Close:____________ Funny:_________ Modern:__________ Good:_________ Fat:______________ Cheap:_________ Handsome:________ Cold:__________ Dry:_____________ Boring:_________ Lazy:_____________ Young:_________ Easy:_____________ Intelligent:___________ Big:______________ Right:__________ New:_____________ Fast:___________ Empty:____________ Clean:__________ Fast:______________

1. When we want to say that something is similar we use: as as


My little brother is as tall as me The weather today is as nice as yesterday These players are as good as the others

2. If the adjective is short, we have to add the ending er.


Adjective Comparative

Short Full Old

Shorter than Fuller than Older than

3. If and adjective ends in y, preceded by a consonant, change the y for i and add er.
Adjective Comparative

Pretty Crazy Ugly

Prettier than Crazier than Uglier than

4. If the adjective has more than 2 syllables (long adjective) we add the word more before the adjective to make the comparative.
Adjective Comparative

Beautiful Intelligent

More beautiful than More intelligent than

5. Also there are some adjectives that are irregular, and have to be memorized.
Adjective Comparative

Good Far Bad

Better Farther /further Worse

Exercise 2 Fill the blank with the correct comparative for each adjective

Cold:___________________ Dry:____________________ Good:___________________ Handsome:_______________ Big:____________________ Bad:___________________ Close:__________________ Dirty:____________________

Young:___________________ Clean:___________________ Expensive:_______________ Easy:____________________ Fat:_____________________ Far:_____________________ Thin:____________________ Happy:__________________

6. When we want to say that one thing is less than another, you can use 'less .......... than' :
"This programme is less interesting

than I thought".

Exercise 3 Complete the following sentences with the correct comparative.

1. Pizza is _________________ vegetables. (tasty) 2. Candelaria is __________________ La Laguna. (dry) 3. My Ipod is 2 times ________________ yours. (fast) 4. Shakira is _____________________ Lady Gaga. (good) 5. My house is ___________________ yours. (new) 6. Our group is ____________________ their group. (bad) 7. My laptop is ___________________ yours. (modern) 8. English homework is _______ Spanish homework. (difficult) 9. A Ferrari is ________________ a Volkswagen. (expensive) 10. A basketball player is _________ a football player. (tall) 11. Bill Gates is ___________________ me. (rich) 12.Technology is _________________ maths. (easy)

1. If the adjective is short add the ending est. Adjective Superlative

Short Full Old

The shortest The fullest The oldest

2. If and adjective ends in y, preceded by a consonant, change the y for I and add est. Adjective Superlative

Pretty Crazy Ugly

The prettiest The craziest The ugliest

3. If the adjective has more than 2 syllables (long adjective) we add the words the most before the adjective to make the comparative. Adjective Superlative

Beautiful Intelligent

The most beautiful The most intelligent

Finally we have some adjectives that are irregular, and have to be memorized. Adjective Superlative

Good Far Bad

The best The farthest The worst

Exercise 4 Fill the column with the correct comparative and superlative form of the adjective. Adjective Comparative Superlative Clean ______________ __________________ Handsome ______________ __________________ Pretty ______________ __________________ Short ______________ __________________ Fast ______________ __________________ Intelligent ______________ __________________ Thin ______________ __________________ Beautiful ______________ __________________

Exercise #5 Look at the pictures compare them. Use comparative and superlative. The adjectives and other words below may help you.

Living in the countryside

Living in the city

stressful // relaxing // noisy // quiet // clean // dirty // boring // interesting // funny // healthy // polluting // expensive // cheap

free time // facilities // environment // get a job // clean // safety // traffic // important events // funny // possibilities to have a pet // enjoy nature // night life

Final Exercise answer

the following questions about your class.


__________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ _________________ _________________ __________________ __________________ __________________

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Who is the most intelligent in your class? Who is the worst studying maths? Who is the best drawing? Who is the best football player? Who is the worst singing? Who is the most beautiful? Who is the most handsome? Who is the youngest? Who is the oldest? Who is the funniest? Who is the most introverted ? Who is the most extroverted? Who is the most serious? Who is the tallest? Who is the shortest?