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Chapter 9 :
 
Have money,WillTravel !
 
Conservation Practice :Living in Kyoto
Robin
: Have you ever been to Japan ?
Patricia
: No, I´ve never been there. Have you ?
Robin
: Yes, I worked in Japan for two years as anEnglish teacher.
Patricia
: Really ? That must have been very interesting.
Robin
: Yes, it was a great experience.
Patricia
: Where did you live in Japan ?
Robin
: I lived in a city called Kyoto. It´s really famous.It has a reputation of being the most Japaneseplace in Japan.
Patricia
: What do you mean ?
Robin
: When most people think of Japan, they think of Geishas, kimonos, teaceremony and Zen Buddhism. Well, Kyoto has all of it and more. Thereare hundreds of temples and shrines. It is the cultural and artist center ofthe country.
Patricia
: It sounds wonderful. Is it expensive to go there ?
Robin
: Yes. Japan is probably one of the most expensive places to visit.
Patricia
:Can you speak any Japanese ?
Robin
:Sure. Would you like me to teach you some ?
Patricia
:That would be great !
Class Survey : Where have you been? Where would you like to go?
Interview two students and ask them the questions below. Then exchange the information
NAME :WHERE HAVE YOUBEEN?WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO ? WHY?
Practice the conversation above and then replace Japan with some ofthe places you have been or would like to go
.
 
Comparatives and Superlatives
The chart will explain how comparatives and superlatives work in English. Weuse comparatives to compare things , and we use superlatives to say thatsomething, has more of a quality than anything else of its kind.Ex. The blue skirt is
longer than
the green one. (Comparative)The Nile River is
the longest
river in the world. (Superlative)Canada is
bigger than
Mexico.(comparative)Canada is
the biggest
country in the world. (Superlative)Mexico City is the
largest
city in the world.Petroleos Mexicanos is the
biggest
company in Mexico.General motors is the
bigger
than Daimlerchrysler in Mexico.
 
Adjective :Comparatives orSuperlativesComparatives :
One syllable adjectivesbig, nice, cold, fresh, smartslow, old, cheap,bigger, nicer, colder, fresher,smarter, slower, older, cheaperTwo syllable adjectiveswith “Y”pretty, heavy, early, tasty,happy, noisy, easyprettier, heavier, earlier, tastier,happier, noisier, easierTwo syllable adjectiveswithout “Y”modern, polite, careful,charming, tired,more modern, more polite, morecareful, more charming,more tiredThree syllable +adjectivesinteresting, expensive,comfortable, organized,beautiful, dangerousmore interesting, more expensive,more comfortable, moreorganized, more beautiful, moredangerous
Superlatives :
One syllable adjectivessmall, tall, long, young, thin,poorsmallest, tallest, longest,youngest, thinnest, poorestTwo syllable adjectiveswith “Y”nasty, lazy, crazy, smelly,busy, friendlynastiest, laziest, craziest, smelliest, busiest, friendlierTwo syllable adjectiveswithout “Y”famous, crowded, boring,most famous, most crowded,most boringThree syllable +adjectivespopular, intelligent, dynamicmost popular, most intelligent,most dynamic
Exceptions
:goodbetterbestbadworseworstfarfartherfarthestlessleast
Exercises :

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