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Comparatives and superlatives



valfairyrose
Uruguay

Comparatives and superlatives
 
Hello!
Well, i have to prepare a class about comparatives and superlatives for a basic level, the average age is 20 so... what can you suggest to do it more interesting, or what advices can you give me.
Thanks!

Val

17 Sep 2010      



Chilvis
Argentina

If they are mostly men or if they are not but they are interested in sport you could compare sport stars as well as different sports or clubes or national teams, etc.
 
For example you can prepare cards with information about some players and then make comparative and superlative sentences talking about them. In this way you can use both short and long adjectives (I don īt know if you want to introduce both short and long adj in the same class)
 
By the way, I don īt mean to correct you and please don īt take it wrong because I make a lot of mistakes myself but I think your question should be:      what advice can you give me? 
 
advice is an uncountable noun so you cannot say advices
 
Hope it helps
Have a great day  ; )
 

17 Sep 2010     



SueThom
United States

You might consider having them compare something they like/want to buy, etc.  For example, cell phones (smaller, heavier, cheaper, more minutes, longer contract, etc.) or restaurants, flats, TVs, computers, or whatever they like.

18 Sep 2010     



valfairyrose
Uruguay

Chilvis: By the way, I don īt mean to correct you and please don īt take it wrong because I make a lot of mistakes myself but I think your question should be:      what advice can you give me?
Please, that is the kind of correction that help, valuable, thanks

All your ideas are great!
Thanks a lot!

18 Sep 2010     



ldthemagicman
United Kingdom

Hello Valeria,
 
I recently submitted a six-page Worksheet on Adjectives, Comparatives and Superlatives to ESLP.  If you send me your e-mail address, Iīll forward it to you as an Attachment and you donīt need to lose a point.  It has several exercises.  Page 5 can be made into an Overhead Projector Transparency (OHP) for class discussion, Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing - "Ann is older than Jill"; "Tom is heavier than Ali"; "Ann is the richest"; etc.  You are free to use it, if you wish.
 
Les Douglas

18 Sep 2010