Presentation on theme: "comparatives, superlatives, as…as"— Presentation transcript:
1comparatives, superlatives, as…as What’s the opposite of…?Comparative adjectivesSuperlative adjectiveslongersmallercheapermore difficultmore interestingbettermorethe slowestthe coldestthe safestthe saddestthe rudestthe bestthe most
2comparatives, superlatives, as…as What’s the opposite of…?Comparative adjectivesSuperlative adjectiveslongersmallercheapermore difficultmore interestingbettermoreshorterbiggermore expensiveeasiermore boringworselessthe slowestthe coldestthe safestthe saddestthe rudestthe bestthe mostthe fastestthe hottestthe most dangerousthe happiestthe most politethe worstthe least
3ADJECTIVESCOMPARATIVESSUPERLATIVES1 syllable2 syllableending in “y”3 syllable+ ermore + adjective+ ier+ estthe most + adjective+ iestADVERBSregularmore + adverbthe most + adverbIRREGULAR ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBSgood/wellbad/badlyfarbetterworsefurtherthe bestthe worstthe furthest
4To compare two things, use: a comparative adjective/adverb + thanBoxing is more dangerous than rugby.I can run faster than you.To express maximums or minimums, use:the + a superlative adjective/adverbShe’s the tallest / most exciting player in the team.She plays the best.To say that two things are the same, use:as + adjective/adverb + asOur team is as good as yours.He can play as well as me.the same asMy racket is the same as yours.
5He was the (bad) referee we’ve ever had. I think swimming is (relaxing) than jogging.The new sports centre is much (good) than the old one.It was the (big) crowd of the season.I’m much (fit) than I used to be.One of the (easy) sports to do is cycling.Cross-country skiing is (tiring) than normal skiing.It was the (exciting) match I’ve ever seen.
6Compare the following using not as …as motor racing/motorcycling (dangerous)live sport/sport on TV (exciting)golf/cycling (boring to watch)swimming/aerobics (good for you)watching sport/doing sport (enjoyable)squash/tennis (tiring)being a player/being a coach (difficult)winning/taking part (important)