COMPARISON OF ADJECTIVES • One-syllable adjectives and two-syllable adjectives ending in –y add –er • small • nice • big • warm • hot • pretty • dirty • smaller • nicer • bigger • warmer • hotter • prettier • dirtier
COMPARISON OF ADJECTIVES • We use more with two-syllable adjectives and longer ones • more interesting • more expensive • more dangerous • more common • more comfortable • more boring • interesting • expensive • dangerous • common • comfortable • boring
COMPARISON OF ADJECTIVES • Some adjectives have irregular forms: • good • bad • far • better • worse • farther/further
COMPARATIVE PATTERNS • We use as…asto say that two things are equal or unequal. Our house is as big as yours. It isn’t as cold as yesterday. • We often use a phrase with than after the comparison. Fruit is healthier than cakes. • After than we use an object pronoun or a personal pronoun with a verb. She is younger than me / than I am He speaks English better than me / than I do.
COMPARISON OF ADJECTIVES Now let’s practise! Use the adjectives given to compare the pictures.
Practice 1 FRUIT healthy expensive sweet tasty expensive CHOCOLATE
Practice 2 ENGLISH FRENCH difficult easy useful beautiful
Practice 3 SPAIN cold hot big populated popular with tourists CANADA
Practice 4 COOKING CLEANING boring useful time-consuming creative good
Practice 5 A BIKE AN SUV slow cheap eco-friendly polluting comfortable
Practice 6 SNOWBOARDING FOOTBALL popular dangerous expensive amusing
Practice 7 GIJON cosmopolitan crowded polluted cheap noisy TOKYO