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NorthStar Level 1 Reading and Writing

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NorthStar Level 1 Reading and Writing

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  1. NorthStarLevel 1 Reading and Writing Unit 7 Are We There Yet ? Presented By : Azza Khattab

  2. The main idea of How people feel when they are stuck in traffic jams. How long it takes someone to reach their destination What possible solutions there can be.

  3. Vocabulary Committee ( noun ) Solutions ( noun ) Meeting ( noun ) Heavy ( adjective ) Convenient ( adjective ) on time ( showing exact time ) Avoid ( verb ) Increase ( verb / noun ) Expert ( noun )

  4. Forms of transportation and Traffic solutions • Forms • Buses • Cars • Helicopters • Planes • Subways • Taxis • Commuter trains • Skytrains • Solutions • Bicycle lanes • Internet traffic maps • HOV lanes • Tunnels • ( for commuter trains) • More highways • more skytrains

  5. Comparative adjectives • Positive • Tall • Small • Fat • Big • hot • Warm • Friendly • Busy • Noisy • Old • Comparative • Taller ( than ) • Smaller ( than ) • Fatter ( than ) • Bigger ( than ) • Hotter ( than ) • Warmer ( than ) • Friendlier ( than ) • Busier ( than ) • Noisier ( than ) • Older ( than ) Short adjectives Short adjectives

  6. How to form the comparative adjectives We add “er” or “r”to the end of the short adjective . If the short adjective ends in a consonant and it is preceded by one vowel, we double the last letter before adding (ër) Hot ( hotter ) If there is a( y )we change it into( I )if there is a consonant before it. Busy ( busier ) We usually follow the comparative adjective with ( than )

  7. Long Adjectives We don’t add “er”to the end of a multi syllable adjective ( long adjective ) To change such adjectives into the comparative form , we add more then write the adjective as it is without any changes. Expensive ( more expensive ) ( than ) Beautiful ( more beautiful ) ( than )

  8. Writing about Similarities We use “and so + helping verb “to avoid repetition. My bag is new , and so is yours. He has a camera , and so do I. I have a laptop , and so does she. I am a student , and so are they. They come on time, and so do I. You play football , and so does he. He is clever , and so is she.

  9. Writing about similarities We can use “…..and ……helping verb, too” He has a computer , and I do too. They come on time, and we do too. He is a doctor , and I am too. Paris is wonderful, and London is too. My father drives a car, and my uncle does too. John has work to do , and Mark does too.