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Exercise 114 Comparing two things

Look at exercise 110 and, in pairs, compare the two typewriters, like this:

 

SIMON: My typewriter’s small.

ANNA: You’re right. It’s smaller than mine.

ANNA: My typewriter’s difficult to use.

SIMON: You’re right. It’s more difficult to use than mine.

NB: You cannot compare two of the adjectives! Which two?

Exercise 115

Write sentences with as…as.

1. Athens is older than Rome. Rome isn’t as old as Athens.

2. We worked better than them. _____________________________________________________

3. I’m harder up than him. _________________________________________________________

4. The inflation rate in Russia is higher than in America. _________________________________

5. The US dollar is stronger than many other currencies. _________________________________

6. White collar workers’ salary is higher than blue collar workers’. _________________________

 

Exercise 116

Using the words below make the sentences like in the model.

 

This book, the other one, interesting. This book is as interesting as the other one.

This book is not so interesting as the other one.

1. Jane, Anna, beautiful. – ________________________________________________________

2. He, I, tall. – __________________________________________________________________

3. Michael, his brother, strong. – ____________________________________________________

4. Our car, their car, good. – ________________________________________________________

5. This report, your report, interesting. – ______________________________________________

6. My salary, yours, high. – ________________________________________________________

7. I feel, tired, yesterday. – ___________________________________________________­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­________

8. The ice-cream, the cake, delicious. – _________________________________________________

9. Russian currency, strong, last year. – _________________________________________________

10. My house, expensive, yours. – ______________________________________________________

Exercise 117

Put in asor than.

 

1. Athens is older than Rome.

1. I don’t watch TV as much _______ you.

2. You eat more ________ me.

3. I feel better _________ I felt yesterday.

4. Jim isn’t as clever _________ he thinks.

5. Belgium is smaller ____________ Switzerland.

6. Brazil isn’t as big _________ Canada.

7. I can’t wait longer _________ an hour.

 

Exercise 118 Comparing three things

Tommy, Tony and Terry are brothers. What do we know about them?

 

    Tommy Tony Terry  
  1. polite *** * **  
  2. lazy * *** **  
  3. funny ** * ***  
  4. good *** * **  
  5. friendly * ** ***  
  6. clever *** * **  
  7. careful ** *** *  
  8. thin * ** ***  
  9. tall ** *** *  
  10. old ** *** *  
  1. Tony is polite. Terry is more polite than Tony. Tommy is the most polite of all. 2. Tommy ____________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ 3. Tony ______________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ 4. Tony ______________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ 5. Tommy ____________________________ ______________________________________________________________________     6. Tony __________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ 7. Terry _________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ 8. Terry _________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ 9. Tommy _______________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ 10. Tony _________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________  
           

Exercise 119



Complete the table with the comparative and superlative forms of the expressions:

 

COMPARATIVE SUPERLATIVE

a high salary    
a large company    
high profits    
a fast delivery    
an easy program    
a friendly welcome    
a busy day    
interesting ideas    
uncomfortable chairs    
a difficult problem    

 

 

Now use expressions from the table to complete the sentences below:

1.... ………………………………. we face at the moment is whether to increase investment or not.

2. This time we received a ……………………………. than on the last occasion we visited their headquarters. In fact, the last time no-one even said "hello".

3.... …………………………………. at the conference were put forward by the Italian speaker.

4. With more than 2,500 employees, STC Products is a much ………….. than most of its competitors in the field.

5. These are........................................ I've ever sat on. Isn't it time we got some new ones!

6. Shareholders at the AGM were relieved when the chairman announced …………. than last year.

7. We use RT Supplies because they guarantee a much ……………………….. than the competition. Those insulation units we ordered last Thursday arrived the following morning.

8. The Adword TX2 is one of …………… to learn. A complete beginner can use it after a day or two.

9. Huguette earns a much …………….. than in her old job. She also gets some very generous fringe benefits, like a company car and a housing allowance.

10. Yesterday was …………….. I've had for a long time. The phone never stopped ringing.

Exercise 120

Fill in the gaps with “than”, “of”, or “in”.

 

1. My room is larger than yours.

2. The white car is the fastest ____________ the three cars.

3. Watching TV is more interesting ___________ listening to the radio.

4. He is the best student ___________ his class.

5. She has got the most money ____________ all

6. I’ve got more money _________ you.

7. Summer is hotter ___________ winter.

8. Tom is the oldest ___________ all.

Exercise 121

Look at Helen’s typewriter and, using the information from exercises 110; in pairs compare all three typewriters like this:

 

A: Whose typewriter is the oldest?

B: Helen’s.

Figure 3

Exercise 122

All of the following sentences contain mistakes. Find and correct them.

 

1. Alaska is large than Texas. – Alaska is larger than Texas.

2. Alaska is largest state in the United States.

3. Texas is the larger from France in land area.

4. Old shoes are usually more comfortable that new shoes.

5. My running shoes are more comfortable as my boots.

6. Mr. Molina writes reports the most clearly than Ms. York.

7. English is the most widely used language in the world.

8. I have one sister and one brother. My sister is younger in the family.

9. Mark’s knife was as sharper from a razor blade.

10. I like Chinese food more better then French food.

Exercise 123

Use these comparative and superlative partnerships to complete the dialogue below:

a much higher salary a lot more interesting

the most experienced a much bigger company

the largest producers a lot friendlier

 

Frank: So how are you enjoying your new job, Eleni?

Eleni: It's great. Telmer is................................... than ALS, so I feel I have a lot more responsibility than before.

Frank: So you find it.................................... working for Telmer?

Eleni: Well, it's one of................................... of telecommunications equipment in the country. I'm working with some of............................................... people in the industry.

Frank: And what about your new boss?

Eleni; Macgregor? He's.................................. than I expected. We get on really well.

Frank: And I suppose they pay you................................... ?

Eleni: Well, of course, the more responsibility you have, the more you expect to earn!

Exercise 124 º

[1, ex. 189]

Listen to the tape. Richard and Penelope are brother and sister. They are talking about their jobs and about Susan’s job. Susan is their sister. Fill in a copy of this table with the information on the tape.

 

  training hours per week salary pa holidays pa
Penelope       3 weeks
Richard 1 year   $ 12,000  
Susan   20-30    

 

Question: Who is the youngest in the family?


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