Presentation on theme: "What is an adjective? It´s a word that gives information about a noun. A noun is the name of a person, thing or animal."— Presentation transcript:
1 What is an adjective?It´s a word that gives information about a noun. A noun is the name of a person, thing or animal.
2 They answer the questions what kind? or how many? What kind of student ?How many students?A studentTwo studentsSome studentsMany studentsAn outstanding studentA dedicated studentA bright studentA lazy student
3 There are three degrees : Degrees of adjectivesThere are three degrees :-Positive: The car is fast. (no comparison here)Comparative: My car is faster than yours.(for comparing two nouns )-Superlative: My car is the fastest of all (for comparing three or more nouns)
4 -Comparative degree Examples: tall taller low lower -Add the suffix –er to one-syllable adjectivesExamples:tall tallerlow lowersmart smarterAdd the suffix –er to two -syllable adjectives ending with ´y´. But first drop the ´y´, change it to ´i´ and then add –er . Examples:busy busierangry angriereasy easier
5 Use the word ´´more´´ for two or more than two-syllable adjectives Examples:More modernMore beautifulMore convenientMore expensive
6 Sample sentences For the comparative degree: Johny is taller than Peter.Grammar is easier than Math.BMW cars are more expensive than Toyotas.
7 Semi-controlled Practice A- Write the correct form of the adjective in parentheses 1-The Eiffel Tower is________________ than The Leaning Tower of Pisa. (High) 2- Justin Bieber ________________ than Eminen .(talented) 3- Apples are __________________ than French Fries. (healthy) B- Answer these questions in complete sentences 1- Is Darien smaller than Herrera? 2- Is Decameron better than Playa Blanca? 3- What cartoon is funnier, The Flinstones or the Pink Panther ?
8 Using the superlative degree (comparing three or more nouns) Add the suffix -est to one–syllable adjectivesExamples:Slow slowestFast fastestCheap cheapest
9 pretty prettiest heavy heaviest Examples: Add the suffix –est to two syllable adjectives ending with ´y´ First drop the ´y´, change it to ´i´ and then add –estExamples:sticky stickiestpretty prettiestheavy heaviest
10 Use the word ´´most´´ for two or more than two-syllable adjectives Examples:spectacular most spectacular interesting most interestingprofessional most professional
11 Sample Sentences Superlative degree 1- Elephants are the heaviest mammals in the world. 2- Rolex is the most expensive wrist watch brand in the market. 3- This swimming pool is the deepest in the hotel.
12 SEMI-CONTROLLED PRACTICE Answer these questions in complete sentences.Who has been the greatest boxing champion in Panama ?What is the best place to grow strawberries in Panama?What is the biggest province in Panama ?Is Chiriqui the most crowded province of all ?
13 SPECIAL FORMSSome adjectives do not follow any of the rules already explained before.They simply have their own form.Examples:Positive Comparative Superlativegood better bestbad worse worst