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. I’m busy on Mondays, but I’m _____________________ 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.It’s cold today, but it was _____________________ yesterday.
Task 2. Make comparisons.
• It’s 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. I’d like to live somewhere ________________________.
• My job is a bit boring. I’d like to do something ____________________________.
• I was surprised how easy it was to use a computer. I thought it would be _______________________.
• Your work isn’t very good. I’m sure you can do ___________________________.
• Don’t worry, the situations isn’t 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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коли мами не було вдома. що живу в особняку. але зараз вона не знає про неї нічого. She has got the most money _________________ all. 6. 10. 4. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 7. the + comparative the + superlative …of/in Task 5. as … as not so … as less … than the least … of/in the + comparative …. Tom’s house is _______________________Davi Task 6. 6. 9. George’s house is the _______________________all. 3. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 9. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. Анна підтримувала зв'язок зі своєю кузиною два роки тому. George is the _______________________ all. 2. Мій молодший брат завжди розкидає усюди сміття. Мені подобаються затишні просторі пів-особняки з фонтанами в саду. 11. Раніше я хвалилася. 7. 5. що вона занадто дорога. Я сиділа в кріслі. Summer is hotter ___________ winter. George is _______________________ Tom. Пітер відремонтував огорожу вчора і тепер наш маєток виглядає набагато краще. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2 . хоча у нас у кожній кімнаті є смітник. 5. David’s house is _______________________Tom’s. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 4. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8. Use the following comparative phrases to make your own examples. He is the best student _______________________ his class. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 5. але зараз мені все одно. Translate the sentences. Tom is _______________________ George. I’ve got more money ___________ you.4. George gets ___________________money______________________Tom. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 6. але зараз ми живемо поза містом у бабусі. 7. Winter is the coldest month _______________________ the year. 1. Tom is the oldest ___________ all. але нажаль цього року я не ладнаю з усіма. але тато сказав. але менш затишний. 12. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. George and Tom _______________________ David. (young) (old) (heavy) (light) (tall) (tall) (old) (little) (much) (small) (big) (big) David is younger than Tom and George. Task 4.Цей будинок дорожчий і більший ніж попередня квартира Сема . 8. 8. Ми живемо в гарному районі в центрі міста. George is the _______________________ all. Мама попросила купити їй мікрохвильову піч. коли моя мама зайшла в кімнату і спитала чи я доглядала за своєю молодшою сестрою. David gets _______________________money ___________________ Tom. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 10. Tom is _______________________ David. Я завжди маю гарні відносини з сусідами. 9. Compare these guys: 1.