Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

Hello again!

This past few weeks we’ve been learning about comparative and superlative adjectives. I’ve realized students often have trouble understanding when we use each type of adjective, and even though at first it might result confusing it’s actually very simple! Don’t believe me? Just look at the chart below.

At the end of the post you can find a link to a very fun game about comparatives and superlatives!

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Now you know when to use each of them! But, how do we use them? The form of the comparative and superlative adjectives will vary depending on the number of syllables of the word.

  • Comparatives: Used to compare two things.

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  • Superlatives: Used to compare three or more things.

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I hope this post helps clear any doubts you might have regarding this subject. There’s a lot more to learn about these types of adjectives, but we will leave it here…for now! Meanwhile, you can watch a couple videos to review what we learned in this post.

 

And to review everything again, this game. 

Learning about Place Prepositions

Learning about Place Prepositions

Hello! Last week we worked with the prepositions In-On-Under. These prepositions indicate the location of something, they tell us where an object is. For example- “the puppy is on the box”.

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But sometimes they can get very confusing! That’s why today i bring you some tips about when to use each preposition.

IN:

  • We use -IN when we talk about the place of something in a room, building, town or country.
    • The cake is in the kitchen.
    • The Tower Bridge is in London.
  • We use -IN when something is inside a car and taxi.
    • Sara is in the car.
    • I left my wallet in the taxi.
  • We use -IN when we talk about pictures.
    • There’s a puppy in the picture!

ON:

  • We use -ON when we want to say something is attached.
    • The painting is on the wall.
    • The mirror is on the wall.
  • We use -ON when something is on a surface.
    • The book is on the table.
    • The mat is on the floor.
  • We use -ON when we talk about public transport.
    • The girl was on the bus.
    • There’s a kitten on the train.

UNDER:

  • We use -UNDER to indicate something is on the ground.
    • The mouse is under the table.
  • We use -UNDER  to indicate something is on a lower level.
    • The towel is under the sink.
  • We use UNDER to indicate something is covered by another thing.
    • The rubber is under the paper.

It’s very easy once you get the hang of it! Remember in, on and under aren’t the only place prepositions,  there are many other you can use. We will learn more about them during the school year, but for now here’s a graphic with the most used ones!

PrepositionsHere’s a video that might help you understand prepositions better.

And a fun song!

 

 

Preparing for the Supermoon

Preparing for the Supermoon

Earth’s satellite is coming up close for the first time since 1948 and you can’t miss it!

On Monday night watchers will be able to experience the supermoon, an astronomical event that occurs when a full moon makes its closest pass to earth in its orbit, making it appear 7% larger and 15% brighter than usual. It’s expected the moon will reach its fullest phase during today’s afternoon. For the best experience, experts recommend enjoying the supermoon right after sunset.

The moon won’t be as close again in at least 18 years, until November 25, 2034. The biggest supermoon of the 21st century is expected to occur December 6, 2052.

There have been speculations of an increased risk of natural disasters during this event, although there’s no substantial evidence to prove this. Still, one can’t help but to wonder with the 7.5 magnitude earthquake New Zealand suffered early Monday.

Supermoon view from the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. LAVANDEIRA JR (EFE) via El País

Supermoon view from the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. LAVANDEIRA JR (EFE) via El País

Will you be watching the supermoon tonight?