Supply the right adjective forms for the italicized words. 1.Im attracted by this scheme. I find it very attractive. 2.A class of forty can be managed. Its just about _________. 3.I know I hesitated before agreeing. I couldnt help being _________. 4.I dont know where you find all that energy. Youre tremendously ______. 5.This piece of furniture was made in the reign of Victoria. Its __________. 6.I dont know how to describe the colour of the sky. Its almost red, sort of _______. 7.Ive never met anyone who boasts as he does. Hes extremely ________. 8.What level of radiation can be permitted? How much radiation is ______. 9.The story is full of humour. Ive rarely read anything thats so _________.
adjectivescomparativesuperlative One syllable & some two syllable words ending in: -y, -er, - ow, -le hot large narrow simple … + -erthe … + est hotter, larger, narrower, simpler the hottest, the largest, the narrowest, the simplest Two- or more syllable words beautiful interesting more + …the most + … more beautiful, more interesting the most beautiful, the most interesting adjectivescomparativesuperlative Irregular forms goodbetterthe best badworsethe worst littlelessthe least many much morethe most oldolder elder the oldest The eldest farfarther further the farthest the furthest latelaterthe latest the last
Give the comparative and superlative of the following adjectives 1. Polite, happy, glad, complete, grey, honourable, shy, dry, just, free, recent, merry, uncomfortable, joyful, hot, thin, accurate, narrow, real, sweet, right, wicked, yellow, cozy, merciful, bad, fat, cheap, big, clumsy, stupid; 2. far, miserable, narrow, virtuous, simple, regular, expensive, low, deep, sad, significant, bitter, intimate, lazy, old, serious, tiny, clever, little, considerate, good, much, dark, beautiful, dear, fit.
Choose the right form in these sentences. In some sentences both forms are right. 1. Is your house much (further/farther)? 2. Who is the (oldest/eldest) in the class? 3. Your driving is (worse/worst) than mine. 4. Its the (less/lesser) of two evils. 5. Have you heard the (last/latest) news? 6. We have no (further/farther) information. 7. Jane Sommers writes (good/well). 8. His (latest/last) words were: The end. 9. This is the towns (oldest/eldest) house. 10. My flat is (littler/smaller) than yours.
Choose the right form in these sentences. In some sentences both forms are right. 11. Ive got (less/lesser) than you. 12. Jane is (older/elder) than I am. 13. This is the (more/most) expensive. 14. His English is (best/better) than mine. 15. Its the (better/best) in the shop. 16. Its the (furthest/farthest) point west. 17. Its the (oldest/eldest) tree in the country. 18. Shes my (older/elder) sister. 19. Ive got the (least/less)! 20. Youve got the (more/most)!
Complete the sentences with the words from the box using the proper degree. 1. She is easy to deal with. I think she is ___ than her sister. 2. I suppose the works of this artist are ___ abroad than in his country. 3. This armchair is ___ of all. 4. He knows a lot. He is ___ than his schoolmates. 5. Lets take this path. Its ___. 6. The street you live in is ___ than mine. 7. Days are getting ___ in July. 8. He made ___ mistakes in his class. busy few famous convenient well-read kind- hearted straight hot
as… as - так(ой)же… как not so/as… as – не такой… как twice/three times as… as – в два/три раза больше Sorry, Im late. I got here as fast as I could. He is not so/as tall as his father. Petrol is twice as expensive as it was two years ago.
Change the sentences according to the given model. Model: This book costs $4 and that one costs $2. – This book costs twice as much as that one. 1. Nick has 8CDs and I have 24 CDs. 2. This TV model costs $700 and that one $ It took me 40 minutes and her 10 minutes to get there. 4. I earn $2000 and she earns $ This room is 12m 2 and that one is 24 2.
half as much/many – в два раза меньше half the size – в два раза меньше half my age – в два раза моложе half the weight – в два раза легче The room is half the size. He is half my age. My case is half the weight of yours.
much - намного far - гораздо a great deal/a lot - значительно a bit/a little - немного The Dniper is much longer than the Thames First book is far more interesting than the second Your room is a great deal better than mine Could you speak a bit/little more slowly?
Use a bit/a little/much/a lot/far to complete the sentences. Use than where necessary. 1. Its ___today ___ it was yesterday. (a little/warm) 2. Youre driving too fast. Can you drive ___? (a bit/slowly) 3. I prefer this armchair. Its ___ the other one. (much/comfortable). 4. You looked depressed this morning but you look ___ now. (a bit/happy) 5. This flat is too small for me. I need something ___. (much/big) 6. Its ___ to learn a foreign language in the country where it is spoken. (a lot/easy)
Most the most – самый This is the most interesting book… a/0 most (крайне, весьма) This is a most interesting book These are most interesting books Most – большинство, большая часть Most young people are fond of music Most of my friends live in Moscow
the more… the better – чем… тем the same… as – такой же… как than/as me - чем The warmer the weather the better. Ann gets the same salary as mine. They have more money than us (we have)
Sometimes we use two or more adjectives together: There was a beautiful large round table in the kitchen. opinionfactnoun A nicesunnyday delicioushotsoup An intelligentyoungman A beautifullarge round wooden table Adjectives like new, large, round, wooden are FACT adjectives. They give objective information about age, size, colour, etc. Adjectives like nice, beautiful are OPINION adjectives. They tell us what someone thinks of something.
How big? How old? What colour? Where from? What is it made of? Noun A tallyoung---man big-blue--eyes A small-black-plasticbag A large--Frenchwoodentable -An old-Russian-song Fact adjectives
opinion size age shape colour from where made of noun Example: An expensive old round Victorian handmade oak table Summary
Put the adjectives in brackets in the correct position 1. an unusual ring (gold) 2. an old lady (nice) 3. a good-looking man (young) 4. a modern house (attractive) 5. black gloves (leather) 6. an American film (old) 7. a large nose (red) 8. a sunny day (lovely) 9. a hot bath (nice) 10. an ugly dress (orange) 11. a red car (old/little) 12. a metal box (black/small) 13. a little village (old/lovely) 14. long hair (fair/beautiful) 15. an old painting (interesting/French)