Reading and Writing

THE COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE ADJECTIVES

 

1. Compare the jobs. Use the comparative form of the adjectives in brackets. Give your opinion

            e.g. firefighter / soldier (dangerous) I think a firefighter has got a more dangerous job than a soldier.

 

  1. flight attendant/ tour guide (easy)
  2. coach / architect (interesting)
  3. surgeon/vet (difficult)
  4. receptionist / cashier (boring)
  5. chemist / police inspector ( safe)
  6. soldier / plumber (dirty)

 

2. Compare the sentences with the COMPARATIVE. Decide if you agree or disagree.

            e.g. Will Young is popular, but Robbie Williams is more popular.

                        I agree                          I disagree

            1. Christina Aguilera is beautiful, but Jennifer López is ....................................

                        I agree                          I disagree

            2. Jim Carrey is funny, but Mike Myers is ....................................

                        I agree                          I disagree

            3. Manchester United are successful, but Real Madrid are ................................

                        I agree                          I disagree

            4. Chocolate is nice, but fruit is ............................

                        I agree                          I disagree

            5. History is interesting, but geography is ..........................

                        I agree                          I disagree

            6. Johnny Depp is a good actor, but Brad Pitt is ............................

                        I agree                          I disagree

 

3. Write sentences. Use the COMPARATIVE form of the adjectives and THAN

            e.g. Liam / tall / Helen. Liam is taller than Helen.

            1. I / lazy / my brother.

            2. Tom / confident / Karen

            3. Simon / impatient / his sister

            4. August / hot / May

            5. My mum / funny / my dad.

            6. London / big / Manchester.

 

4. Write sentences. Use NOT AS ... AS

           

 HEAVY / RICH / LIGHT / OLD / POOR / SHORT / TALL / YOUNG

           

 

SALLY

VICKY

Age

18

21

Height

165 cm

150 cm

Weight

56 kg

64 kg

Salary

$ 450

$700

                        e.g. Sally isn’t as old as  Vicky

           

5. Write sentences using the SUPERLATIVE FORM of the adjectives. Giver your opinion

            e.g. (easy/subject) I think geography is the easiest subject in the world!

            1. (beautiful / actress)

            2. (funny / TV programme)

            3. (honest / politician)

            4. (bad / singer)

            5. (handsome / actor)

            6. (good / pop group)

 

 

 

6. THE COMPARATIVE QUIZ. Put these words in the correct order

            e.g. sea, ocean, lake (large). Ocean, sea, lake. An ocean is the largest. A sea is larger than a lake.

 

  1. captain, sergeant, major (important)
  2. city, village, town (big)
  3. foot, inch, yard (long)
  4. gold, platinum, silver (precious)
  5. motorway, lane, road (wide)
  6. puddle, river, stream (deep)
  7. nurse, matron, surgeon (senior)
  8. bush, shrub, tree (tall)
  9. baby, teenager, infant (young)

 

7 Complete with the COMPARATIVE OR THE SUPERLATIVE

            1. You look much.........................(good)..........yesterday
            2. The ..............................(bad) thing you can do near a fierce dog is to be afraid.
            3. She's ........... ....................(careful) girl .............the class. She has never broken anything.
            4. Indian cooking has some of .... ...................................(hot) dishes ........... the world.
            5. Who is...................................................... (beautiful) , Madonna or Sophia Loren ?
            6. He is ..............................(extravagant) teacher I know. He wears his hat even in class.
            7. Living in Paris is ................................................(expensive) ............... living in Valencia.
            8. Anne is .........................(clever) person I know. She learns everything immediately.
            9. The teacher thinks we have to be ...........................(tidy) .............. last year. We can't go on like             this.
            10. I feel ..................................(bad) ................ yesterday. I need a rest.

 

8. The same instructions as in exercise 7

            1. A car is.................................................... (expensive) a bicycle.
            2. Tokyo is............................................ (large) city  .............the world.
            3. An elephant is ............................................  (heavy)a horse.
            4. Spain is ............................................  (big) England. England isn’t ................................ Spain (big).
            5. My car is............................................  (bad)your car.
            6. Helen was ............................................ (beautiful) woman .............Greece.
            7.An aeroplane is ............................................ (fast) ..........a plane.
            8. This exam is ............................................ (difficult) ............. all
            9. Old people are  ...................................................... (intelligent) young people.
            10. Winter is ......................................................... (cold) autumn.

            11. ...........................................(hot) desert ........... all is the Sahara and it's in Africa.
            12. I am much .................................. (healthy) now ................. 5 years ago.

            13. Germany is .................................................... (far) from home .............. France.
            14. I've got  ..........................(little) money ............. you but I don't mind.
            15. Chinese is  ...........................................(difficult) language ......... the world.
            16. The pink sweater is ............................................. (warm) the green one. (-)

            17. Cats are not  ........................................... (intelligent) ............. dogs.
            18. I think you must tell me  .................. (good) way to do it, or it will take me ages to finish.
            19. My sister Anne had a  .......................... (tidy) room ............. me, but was always having arguments with     everybody.
            20. Who is..................................................... (talkative) person .............. class? (-)