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Ladies and Gentlemen!

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What do these pictures have in common?

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Comparatives and Superlatives

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Which are Comparatives and which are Superlatives?

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Lets look at this together Two minds are better than one How do we make comparatives and superlatives?

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Lets look at this together Two minds are better than one How do we make comparatives and superlatives?
We have to look at how many syllables the adjective has

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One-Syllable Adjective

Comparative Form

Superlative Form

tall old long

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One-Syllable Adjective

Comparative Form

Superlative Form

tall old long

taller than older than

the tallest the oldest

longer than the longest

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Practice
Which is... Tall? Taller? Tallest?

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Who is... Old? Older? Oldest?

Born March 28, 1986


Born 2 May 1975

Born August 4, 1961


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Which is... Long? Longer? Longest?

Practice

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What are these? The longest...

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This house is only 96 square feet, smaller than most of peoples bathrooms. Its the

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This house is only 96 square feet, smaller than most of peoples bathrooms. Its the smallest house in the world!

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One-Syllable Adjective with Final -e Comparative Form Superlative Form

large wise

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One-Syllable Adjective with Final -e Comparative Form Superlative Form

large wise

larger than
wiser than

the largest the wisest

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Practice
Which is... Large? Larger? Largest?

A cross-section of the Queen Mary 2 compared to the Titanic and to the Airbus A 380, currently the largest passenger plane with a capacity of up to 850 people.

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One-Syllable Adjective Ending with a Single Consonant with a Single Vowel before It

Comparative Form

Superlative Form

big
thin fat
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One-Syllable Adjective Ending with a Single Consonant with a Single Vowel before It

Comparative Form

Superlative Form

big
thin fat

bigger than thinner than fatter than


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the biggest
the thinnest the fattest

Practice
Which is... The Istana Nurul Iman palace is Big? the official residence of the Sultan of Brunei. The palace contains Bigger? 1,788 rooms, and 5 swimming pools. In total, Istana Nurul Iman Biggest?
contains 2,152,782 square feet (200,000 m) of floor space Windsor Castle, located in England, has a surface of around 484,000 square feet (about 45,000 square meters) and has 1,000 rooms.

Bill Gates House is 66,000 sq ft (6,100 m2) Guests wear pins that on entering a room automatically adjust temperature, music, and lighting based on the guest's preferences

Practice
Samsung introduced worlds thinnest phone - only 5.9mm The Dell Adamo XPS is the world's thinnest laptop which is just under one centimetre thin.

This is worlds thinnest car, is Tango, 102 inches long and only 39 inches wide.

Which is... Thin? Thinner? Thinnest?

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Practice

Which is... Fat? Fatter? Fattest?

Comparatives and Superlatives


Two-Syllable Adjective Ending with -y Comparative Form Superlative Form

happy angry

busy

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Two-Syllable Adjective Ending with -y Comparative Form Superlative Form

happy angry

busy

happier than angrier than busier than


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the happiest the angriest the busiest

Practice
Who is... Happy? Happier? Happiest?

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Practice
20 Busiest Airports Number Of Passengers

Which is... Busy? Busier? Busiest?

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Some twoSyllable Adjectives Comparative Form Superlative Form

modern boring
Other two-syllable adjectives take ER / -EST

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Some twoSyllable Adjectives Comparative Form Superlative Form

modern boring

more modern than more boring than

the most modern the most boring

Other two-syllable adjectives take ER / -EST

clever - cleverer than - the cleverest


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Practice
Which of these do you think is the most modern?
eBooks Post-it Notes iPod Computer Mouse World Wide Web Personal Computer

Put them in order


Which do you think is the most important?

Google

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Practice
Which of these do you think is the most modern?
Computer Mouse 1968 eBooks 1971 Post-it Notes 1974 Personal Computer 1976 World Wide Web 1991 Google 1998

Which do you think is the most important?

iPod 2001

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Adjective with Three or More Syllables Comparative Form Superlative Form

expensive

important
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Adjective with Three or More Syllables Comparative Form Superlative Form

expensive

important

more expensive than more important than


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the most expensive the most important

Practice
Which of these things is the most expensive? How much do you think each item costs? Put them in order of price Click on the link to see if you are right
http://www.luxurylaunches.com/other_stuff/the_most_expensive_things_of_2009.php

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Irregular Adjectives Comparative Form Superlative Form

good

bad
far

little
many
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Irregular Adjectives Comparative Form Superlative Form

good

better

the best

bad
far

worse
further

the worst
furthest

the

little
many

less
more
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the least
the most

Ask Questions
What do you think?
Whats the best thing in the world? Whats the worst thing?

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Comparatives and Superlatives Quantifiers


Much, a lot, far, a little, a bit MORE + ADJECTIVE-ER Much, a lot, far, a little, a bit MORE + ADJECTIVE

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Comparatives and Superlatives Quantifiers


Much, a lot, far, a little, a bit MORE + ADJECTIVE-ER Today is a lot colder than yesterday This bag is a bit heavier than that one. This film is far better than that one. Much, a lot, far, a little, a bit MORE + ADJECTIVE

This book is much more interesting This game is a little bit more exciting

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Make comparative sentences


much...
a lot...

far...
a little...

a bit...
cheaper

more expensive

Make comparative sentences


much...
a lot...

far...
a little...

a bit...
cheaper

more expensive
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Negative Comparatives

not as (adjective) as

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Negative Comparatives

not as (adjective) as
I'm as old as him. = The same age but Lady Gaga isnt as old as David Beckham = David Beckham is older The carrot isnt as long as the hot dog = The hot dog is longer
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Negative Comparatives

not as old / young as

Practice
Born March 28, 1986
Born 2 May 1975

Born August 4, 1961


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Negative Comparatives

not as long / short as

Practice

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Further Practice
The Guinness book of World Records is a book about the fastest, biggest, richest, oldest... Go on the internet and find some more records. Make you own Ebook of World Records

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