2 A Superlatives Trivia Quiz Hang on! You’ll get the answers later!What is the highest mountain in the world?Where is the tallest waterfall located?What is the longest river?What is the driest place on earth?What is the most populated nation?What is often called the happiest place on earth?What is one of the most mysterious places?
3 Superlative Adjectives Use superlative adjectives to compare one person, place, or thing with other people, places, or things in a group.The Nile RiverThe Amazon RiverThe Amazon RiverThe Nile RiverThe Yangtze RiverThe Yangtze RiverThe Nile River is the longest river in the world.
4 Form 1 happy high the happiest the highest For short adjectives (one syllable and two syllables ending in –y), use the + adjective + -est.Disneylandis often calledthe happiestplace on earth.Mount Everestisthe highestmountain.happyhighthe happiestthe highest
5 Be Careful! dry big the driest the biggest There are often spelling changes when you add –est.The Atacama Desertin Chile isthe driest desert.The pyramidsin Egypt arethe biggesttombs.drybigthe driestthe biggest
6 Be Careful! bad good This is the worst camera. Some adjectives have irregular superlative forms.badgoodThis is the worst camera.Wow!! This is the best place to see the Eiffel Tower!
7 Form 2 inhabited mysterious the least inhabited the most mysterious For long adjectives (two or more syllables), use the most / the least + adjective.Some scientists saythat the Brazilianrain forest isthe least inhabitedplace on earth.Some archaeologistssay that Easter Islandis one ofthe most mysteriousplaces in the world.inhabitedmysteriousthe least inhabitedthe most mysterious
8 Form 3For some adjectives, like pleasant, lively, lovely, or quiet, use either the… -est or the most / the least.The weather in the Grand Canyon in July wasthe least pleasant.The weather in Greece in May was the most pleasant.The weather in Greece in May was the pleasantest.
9 Now, create your own sentences with these superlatives. Practice 1Change the adjectives into superlative forms.Example: large the largestfriendlyhotcrowdedexpensivefarniceearly the friendliest or the most friendly the hottestNow, create your own sentences with these superlatives. the most crowded the most expensive the farthest the nicest the earliest
10 Expressions 1We often use the superlative with other words and expressions, including in and of (in the world, of all).China isthe most populatednation in the world.Angel Falls inArgentina isthe tallest waterfallof all (waterfalls).
11 Machu Picchu has the most amazing ruins Expressions 2We often use the superlative with ever + the present perfect.Machu Picchu has the most amazing ruinsthat I’ve ever seen!ever + present perfect
12 The most interesting place I’ve ever seen is… Talk with a partner and complete the sentences with your own ideas.Practice 2Example: The most interesting place I’ve ever seen is…The most popular tourist site in my country is…The nicest place to stay in my country is…The most dangerous place of all places is…I think the oldest ruins in the world are…The best food I’ve ever eaten is…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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