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  1. Comparatives

  2. Match an adjective with its opposite Cheap Slow Friendly Clean Quiet Old Safe Boring small • Fast • Big • Dirty • Dangerous • Noisy • Modern • Unfriendly • Exciting • expensive

  3. Match sentences comparing city and country life. than the country than the city. • The city is • The country is cheaper safer noisier dirtier more expensive more exciting

  4. Grammar • Complete these comparatives. What are the rules? • I’m ________ (old) than you. • Your class is _________ (noisy) than my class. • Your car was ______________ (expensive) than my car. older noisier more expensive

  5. Formation • Rule 1 • Short adjectives add the suffix –er • small + er • fast + er • strong + er

  6. Formation Rule 2 • If the adjective ends in a consonant preceded by a vowel, the consonant is doubled • Big + ger • Fat + ter • Wet + ter

  7. Formation Rule 3 • Adjectives ending in –y and preceded by a consonant • Crazy craz + ier • Ugly ugl + ier • Lazy laz +ier

  8. Formation Rule 4 • Adjectives with more than two syllables we add “more” for the comparatives • more attractive • more dangerous • more interesting

  9. Irregular adjectives • There are some irregular adjectives

  10. faster cheaper What are the comparative forms of these adjectives? Cheap Slow Friendly Clean Quiet Old Safe Boring small bigger slower dirtier more friendly • Fast • Big • Dirty • Dangerous • Noisy • Modern • Unfriendly • Exciting • expensive more dangerous cleaner noisier quieter more modern older more unfriendly safer more exciting more boring more expensive smaller

  11. Comparatives lead iron 1. _____ is heavier than _____. Lead iron

  12. Comparatives Venus the Earth 2. _____ is further from the Sun than _____. Earth Venus

  13. Comparatives Christianity Islam 3. _____ is an older religion than _____. Christianity Islam

  14. Comparatives Canada China 4. _____ is bigger than _____. Canada China

  15. Comparatives a jet engine a diesel engine 5. _____ is more powerful than _____. A jet engine a diesel engine

  16. Comparatives Rio de Janeiro Cairo 6. _____ is closer to the equator than _____. Rio de Janeiro Cairo

  17. Discuss • Yesterday was more hot than today. Yesterday was hotter than today.

  18. Discuss • She’s taller that her brother. She’s taller than her brother.

  19. Discuss • Last week was busyer than this week. Las week was busier than this week.

  20. Discuss • My homework is more good than your homework. My homework is better than your homework.

  21. Talking about the class • Write 10 sentences comparing someone in the class. • He / She is younger than Elena. • I think he /she is more intelligent than the teacher. • In my opinion, he / she is taller than me.