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I. Form the comparative and superlative degrees of the following adjectives.

Fine, late, full, funny, good, boring, hard, handsome, interesting, lazy, light, old, nervous, sad, soft, far, violent, polite, silly, stupid, uncomfortable, useful, little, young, bad, fresh, careless, much, pretty, gifted, clever, red, happy, unforgettable.

II. Complete the advertisements with the comparative form of the necessary adjective.

1. Use Clean-It and you`ll get your floors _________.

2. Elegant Wallpapers simply look ____________.

3. Intelligent Books will make you ___________.

4. Wear a pair of Fast Shoes and you`ll be a ________ runner.

5. Helpful Cookbooks are a _______ guide to cooking.

6. Fresh Food supermarkets have got _______ food.

7. Wear a Smart-Look suit and you`ll be a _______ person.

8. Restful Beds give you a ______ night.

9. Pleasant Hotels for a ________ stay.

III. Put in the comparative or superlative form of the adjectives in brackets.

There are lots of hotels in the pretty town of Blexham. You get a (wide) choice than in most places. The Crown is (famous) because Charles Dickens once stayed there. It`s also one of (old). The Metropole is a (big) and a (modern) hotel. It`s also (comfortable) than the Crown. The Metropole is (expensive) hotel in town, and so it`s (popular) with business people than with tourists. Personally I can`t think of anything (boring) than a big modern hotel. My own favourite is the Down Court Hotel, which is (small) and (pleasant) than the Metropole. The staff at Down Court are (helpful) than at the other hotels. The Down Court is also in a (nice) place than the others. The Metropole is the (noisy) hotel in town because it`s on the main road. The Bristol has a good restaurant. But you need to book a table because it`s the (busy) place in Blexham.

IV. Give the right forms of the adjectives.

1. The 22 of December is the (short) day in the year.

2. Elbrus is the (high) peak in the Caucasian mountains.

3. Silver is (heavy) than copper.

4. This wall is (low) than that one.

5. The Volga is the (long) river in Europe.

6. This exercise is (good) than the last one.

7. I bought the (late) edition of today's paper.

8. The two men are sitting at the bar. The one (near) to me is the (big) and (strong) man I've ever seen.

9.. The one'(far) from me is the (small) and (weak) one.

10. This is her (good) answer.

11. Iron is (useful) than any other metal.

12. It's (late) than I thought.

13. The car seems (bad) than yesterday.

V. Insert the comparative form of the adverbs in the table.

carefully easily high smartly frequently late long loud

1. I was too nervous to go ______ than halfway up the tower.

2. I could have found the place _______ if I had had a map.

3. Do you have to wear those old jeans? You could dress __________ .

4. You needn`t go yet. You can stay a bit ________ .

5. To get to London by nine, we can`t leave _______ than seven. It takes two hours.

6. There are lots of break-ins. They happen ________ nowadays than before.

7. Do it again ________ and you won`t make so many mistakes.

8.We can`t hear. Could you speak a bit _______ ?

VI. Put in further, furthest, better, best, worse and worst.

- I`m not used to country walks. How much ________ is it?

- Not far. And it gets better. We`ve done the _________ part. Look! The path goes down the hill from here. I hope you`re feeling _______ now.

- I feel dreadful actually, _______ than before.

- Oh, dear. Do you want to have a rest?

- No, the _______ thing would be to get there first. I`m not fit, you know. This is the _______ I`ve walked for a long time.

VII. Put in the comparative or superlative form of the words in brackets.

- I`m going to the Lake District next week. We`re going (early) than usual.

- I`d love a holiday in June, but it`s (convenient) for the children to go in the school holidays.

- I know. But May and June are the (dry) and (nice) months. Sometimes we go in September which is the (beautiful) time of the year with leaves on the trees changing colour.

- Maybe it would be (sensible) to go in winter than in summer. It would certainly be (cheap). It might be (good) than August. I can`t think of a (bad) time to go than August.

VIII. Insert more, most, less and least.

- Our new car is smaller, so it uses ______ petrol. They tested some small cars, and this one costs the _______ to run of all the cars in the test. It`s very economical.

- Can you get three people in the back?

- Not very easily. We had ______ room in our old car. ________ cars take five people, but not this one.

IX. Answer the questions, using the comparative or superlative degree of the necessary adjectives.

e.g. If I`m not happy with the pen I`ve got and money is not a problem, what should I do? - You should buy a better pen.

1. Three thousand people entered a poetry competition. Max`s poem won. Why?

2. Five friends all arrived for lunch at the same time. Alice had left home an hour before anyone else. Why?

3. I wanted to make a pear pie, but I realized all the pears were going bad. I used parts of some of the pears. Which three pears did I throw away?

4. I had a cold. I went to work, but left early and went home to bed. Why?

5. Jill was born in 1970. Her sisters Liz and Sue were born in 1972 and 1973, and her brothers Ted and Joe were born in 1971 and 1974. What can Liz call Jill? What can Joe call Ted? What can Sue call Jill?

6. My cousin has a medical problem. The doctors have done some tests, but they still can`t decide what the problem is. What are they going to do?

7. Seven different plants need different amounts of water. Which one will grow best in a dry sunny place?

8. The Greens have got a big house and three expensive cars. The Browns have got a small flat and one inexpensive car. Why?

9. Why does it take longer for me to walk to the post office than to the park?

X. State whether the words in italics are adjectives or adverbs.

1. It's getting late.

2. The Times is a daily paper.

3. She's a lonely, friendly, lively person. But she seems lonely.

4. It doesn't seem lonely that your children will be ugly.

5. Look straight ahead.

6. The postman's early.

7. She speaks English very well.

8. We have monthly meetings.

9. Don't talk so loud.

10. If you've got a fast car, why don't you drive fast.

11. If you want me to work hard, you'll have to pay me more.

12. This is the wrong way.

13. The train arrived late.

14. I can't stand loud noises.

15. Don't be so silly.

16. I am very well, thanks.

17. I get paid monthly.

18. Try to come home early.

19. He led us wrong.

20. Turn right here.

XI. Paraphrase the following sentences using the words given.

  1. I have never had such a bad day. (the, ever).
  2. Meg is the fastest typist of all. (than, else).
  3. She is more imaginative than him. (less)
  4. As she gets older, he becomes less tolerant. (the)
  5. Lucy spent as much money on clothes as Laura. (same)
  6. Canít you do any better than that? (best)
  7. Rita is prettier than Sheila. (as)
  8. My jacket was cheaper than his. (cost)
  9. Mary is better-looking than Joanna. (good)
  10. He runs more slowly than I thought. (as)

XII. Choose the appropriate variant.

XIII. Fill the blanks with the appropriate word form.

XIV. Paraphrase the following sentences using the words given.

  1. I have never seen such a gripping film. (the)
  2. Canít you drive any faster than that? (fastest)
  3. Beth is more intelligent than Kate. (as)
  4. No other employee is as efficient as he is. (more)
  5. Fiona has received the same number of letters as me. (many)
  6. Mandy has passed the same number of exams as Sue. (many)
  7. As she got older, she became more sophisticated. (the)
  8. Janeís car was cheaper than Adamís. (less)
  9. This film is not as bad as that one. (far)
  10. I have never been to such an expensive restaurant. (the, ever)

XV. Fill the blanks with the appropriate word form.

XVI. Fill the blanks with the appropriate word form.

XVII. Fill the blanks using the comparison constructions.

XVIII. Fill the blanks using the comparison constructions.

XIX. Paraphrase the sentences.

XIX. Paraphrase the sentences.



IX. Match the two halves and you`ll get colourful and unusual comparisions.

1. As slow as a) a dustbin lid
2. As dirty as b) home-made soap
4. As thick as c) the first man who ate an oyster
5. As black as d) a dog`s hind leg
6. As ugly as e) a broken down snail
7. As happy as f) the little end of nothing
8. As poor as g) a brick wall
9. As crooked as h) two skeletons dancing on a tin roof
10. As crooked as i) watching paint dry
11. As nervous as j) a dog with two tails
12. As brave as k) two short planks
13. As cold as l) a wet shoe
14. As big as m) hen`s teeth
15. As welcome as n) an ex-wife`s heart
16. As noisy as o) a church mouse
17. As dark as p) two o`clock in the morning
18. As scarce as q) a barrel of fish hooks
19. As exciting as r) the inside of a wolf
20. As black as s) gold
21. As blind as t) a mouse
22. As cool as u) a post
23. As deaf as v) snow
24. As white as w) a bat
25. As fit as x) lead
26. As good as y) coal
27. As heavy as z) a hatter
28. As mad as za) a fiddle
29. As quiet as zb) a cucumber


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