Presentation on theme: "comparatives, superlatives, as…as"— Presentation transcript:
1 comparatives, superlatives, as…as What’s the opposite of…?Comparative adjectivesSuperlative adjectiveslongersmallercheapermore difficultmore interestingbettermorethe slowestthe coldestthe safestthe saddestthe rudestthe bestthe most
2 comparatives, 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
3 ADJECTIVESCOMPARATIVESSUPERLATIVES1 syllable2 syllableending in “y”3 syllable+ ermore + adjective+ ier+ estthe most + adjective+ iestADVERBSregularmore + adverbthe most + adverbIRREGULAR ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBSgood/wellbad/badlyfarbetterworsefurtherthe bestthe worstthe furthest
4 To 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.
5 He 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.
6 Compare 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)