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Pre-intermediate level

Comparative and superlative adjectives


Monosyllabic adjectives & disyllabic adjectives
ending on
-y, -le, -er, -ow
Comparative form
Superlative form
-er
the -est

Other disyllabic adjectives & adjectives


with three or more syllables
Comparative form
more/ less

Superlative form
the most/ the
least

Big
Beautiful
Old
Polite
Large
Careful
Heavy
Interesting
Short
Difficult
Thin
Serious
Funny
Honest
Fat
Boring
Small
Expensive
Slow
Artistic
Friendly Important Exceptions:
Good better the best
Bad worse the worst
Far farther (about time), further (about distance) the farthest, the furthest
Much / many more the most
Little less the least
Old older, elder (age in family) the oldest, the eldest
Note:
1. as + adjective + as : He is as clever as his brother.
2. not so + adjective + as : She is not so clever as her sister.
3. less + adjective + than : This dress is less expensive than that one.
4. the least + adjective + of/in: This dress is the least expensive of all / in this shop.
5. the + comparative adjective , the + comparative adjective : The more you know, the more you
forget.
6. the + superlative adjective + of / in : This car is the fastest of all.
Task 1. Complete the sentences.
1. This book is interesting, but the other book is ______________________.
2. Im busy on Mondays, but Im _____________________ on Thursdays.
3. Module 8 was difficult, but Module 9 is _____________________.
4. Julia is short, but her sister is _____________________.
5. The movie is funny, but the book is _____________________.
6. The cake is good, but the ice cream is _____________________.
7. The speaking lesson is boring, but the grammar lesson is _____________________.
8. My grandfather is active, but my grandmother is _____________________.
9. The traffic today is bad, but the traffic yesterday was _____________________.
10.Its cold today, but it was _____________________ yesterday.
Task 2. Make comparisons.
Its too noisy here. Can we go somewhere _______________________?
This coffee is very weak. I like it a bit _________________________.
The hotel was surprisingly big. I expected it to be ________________________.
The hotel was surprisingly cheap. I expected it to be ______________________.
The weather is too cold in this country. Id like to live somewhere ________________________.
My job is a bit boring. Id like to do something ____________________________.
I was surprised how easy it was to use a computer. I thought it would be _______________________.
Your work isnt very good. Im sure you can do ___________________________.
Dont worry, the situations isnt so bad. It could be __________________________.
You were a bit depressed yesterday but you look ____________________________ today.
Task 3. Complete the sentences.
1. My room is larger ______________________ yours.
2. The white car is the fastest ____________________________ the three cars.
3. Watching TV is more interesting _____________________ listening to the radio.

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He is the best student _______________________ his class.


She has got the most money _________________ all.
Ive got more money ___________ you.
Summer is hotter ___________ winter.
Tom is the oldest ___________ all.
Winter is the coldest month _______________________ the year.

Task 4. Use the following comparative phrases to make your own examples.
as as
not so as
less than
the least of/in
the + comparative , the + comparative
the + superlative of/in
Task 5. Compare these guys:

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(young)
(old)
(heavy)
(light)
(tall)
(tall)
(old)
(little)
(much)
(small)
(big)
(big)

David is younger than Tom and George.


George and Tom _______________________ David.
George is the _______________________ all.
Tom is _______________________ George.
Tom is _______________________ David.
George is the _______________________ all.
George is _______________________ Tom.
David gets _______________________money ___________________ Tom.
George gets ___________________money______________________Tom.
Davids house is _______________________Toms.
Georges house is the _______________________all.
Toms house is _______________________Davi

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