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1 Adjectives: Superlatives Around the World in Superlatives 8 Focus on Grammar 3 Part VI, Unit 25 By Ruth Luman, Gabriele Steiner, and BJ Wells Copyright © 2006. Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

2 A Superlatives Trivia Quiz 1.What is the highest mountain in the world? 2.Where is the tallest waterfall located? 3.What is the longest river? 4.What is the driest place on earth? 5.What is the most populated nation? 6.What is often called the happiest place on earth? 7.What is one of the most mysterious places? Hang on! You’ll get the answers later!

3 Superlative Adjectives Use superlative adjectives to compare one person, place, or thing with other people, places, or things in a group. The Amazon River The Nile RiverThe Yangtze River The Nile River The Yangtze River The Amazon River The Nile River is the longest river in the world.

4 happy Disneyland is often called the happiest place on earth. Disneyland is often called the happiest place on earth. Form 1 For short adjectives (one syllable and two syllables ending in –y), use the + adjective + -est. high the highestthe happiest Mount Everest is the highest mountain. Mount Everest is the highest mountain.

5 the biggest big The pyramids in Egypt are the biggest tombs. The pyramids in Egypt are the biggest tombs. The Atacama Desert in Chile is the driest desert. The Atacama Desert in Chile is the driest desert. Be Careful! There are often spelling changes when you add –est. dry the driest

6 Be Careful! Some adjectives have irregular superlative forms. This is the worst camera. Wow!! This is the best place to see the Eiffel Tower! bad bad good good

7 the least inhabited inhabited Some scientists say that the Brazilian rain forest is the least inhabited place on earth. Some scientists say that the Brazilian rain forest is the least inhabited place on earth. mysterious the most mysterious Some archaeologists say that Easter Island is one of the most mysterious places in the world. Some archaeologists say that Easter Island is one of the most mysterious places in the world. Form 2 For long adjectives (two or more syllables), use the most / the least + adjective.

8 The weather in Greece in May was the pleasantest. The weather in Greece in May was the most pleasant. The weather in the Grand Canyon in July was the least pleasant. The weather in the Grand Canyon in July was the least pleasant. Form 3 For some adjectives, like pleasant, lively, lovely, or quiet, use either the… -est or the most / the least.

9 Practice 1 Change the adjectives into superlative forms. Example: large  the largest 1. friendly 2. hot 3. crowded 4. expensive 5. far 6. nice 7. early  the hottest  the friendliest or the most friendly  the most crowded  the farthest  the most expensive  the nicest  the earliest Now, create your own sentences with these superlatives.

10 Expressions 1 We often use the superlative with other words and expressions, including in and of (in the world, of all). China is the most populated nation in the world. China is the most populated nation in the world. Angel Falls in Argentina is the tallest waterfall of all (waterfalls). Angel Falls in Argentina is the tallest waterfall of all (waterfalls).

11 Expressions 2 We often use the superlative with ever + the present perfect. Machu Picchu has the most amazing ruins that I’ve ever seen! Machu Picchu has the most amazing ruins that I’ve ever seen! ever + present perfect ever + present perfect

12 Practice 2 Talk with a partner and complete the sentences with your own ideas. Example: The most interesting place I’ve ever seen is… 1.The most popular tourist site in my country is… 2.The nicest place to stay in my country is… 3.The most dangerous place of all places is… 4.I think the oldest ruins in the world are… 5.The best food I’ve ever eaten is… 6.The prettiest place I’ve ever been to is… The most interesting place I’ve ever seen is… the Taj Mahal in India.

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