COMPARATIVE ADJECTIVES

COMPARATIVE ADJECTIVES

Hello dear students. During the last weeks we have been learning how to use adjectives when we want to compare things.

At the bottom of this blog you will find a link to a game about comparatives.

But first, remember that in order to form a comparative adjective, we need to follow the next rules:

 

  1. One-syllable adjectives adding “er”

 

tall                     taller

old                     older

long                     longer

Example: My dad is older than me

 

 

  1. If the one-syllable adjective ends with “e”. Just add “r”

 

large                     larger

wise                     wiser

Example: A ship is larger than a boat

 

  1. If the one-syllable adjective ends with a consonant and a single vowel before it, you have to double the consonant and add “er”.

 

big                            bigger

thin                            thinner

Example: A horse is bigger than a cat

 

  1. Two-syllable adjectives. You have to add “more” before the adjective

 

beautiful                            more beautiful

peaceful                            more peaceful

Example: Our new house is more beautiful than the old one.

 

  1. Two-syllable adjectives ending with “y”. Change the “y” for an “i” and add “er”.

 

happy                            happier

funny                            funnier

 

  1. Two-syllable adjectives ending with: “le” add “r”. Ending with “ow”, add “er.”

 

gentle                            gentler

narrow                          narrower

This road is narrower than the motorway.

 

  1. Adjectives with three or more syllables. Add “more” before the adjective.

 

important                     more important

intelligent                     more intelligent

A dolphin is more intelligent than a fish.

 

  1. Remember there exist some irregular adjectives which are exception to the rules:

good                            better

bad                            worse

far                            farther

little                            less

many                     more

GAME

Here you have a link with a game where you can have some fun while you learn. Now, try to score the most points as you can with this fun game about comparative adjectives. I am sure you will do great!

https://www.gamestolearnenglish.com/compare/

 

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

 

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Hello students. We are now in Halloween, a holiday celebrated in many countries around the world. When we think of Halloween, we think about pumpkins, witches, vampires and other scary things.

But, have you heard of the Day of the Dead?

During several days, Mexico celebrates a tradicional holiday which traces its origins to hundreds of years ago when native americans ( the Aztecs ) dedicated a festival to Mitecacihuatl, the underworld goddess.

After the Spanish colonization, many elements merged with the traditional culture, and nowadays this is one of the most important, familiar and colourful celebrations in Mexico. With this, death becomes a party instead of something creepy or sad. Families make symbolic offerings (including the favourite drink and food) to spirits of those members of the family who died and come every year to visit their loved ones.

A candle lit grave, Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations in a cemetery in Tzintzuntzan, Lago de Patzcuaro, Michoacan state, Mexico, North America

A candle lit grave, Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations in a cemetery in Tzintzuntzan, Lago de Patzcuaro, Michoacan state, Mexico, North America

Besides this, sense of humor is an essential element. People use to write down poems or songs laughing at death.

In 2008 this tradition was included in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

You can watch a video of the latest parade in Mexico City

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWwT-r2uBv4

Irregular Verb Wheel Game (KET)

Irregular Verb Wheel Game (KET)

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Hello students. This is a fun game for you to practise irregular verbs.

With the wheel you will able to practise some of the most common verbs used in english.

Just press “play” and let the wheel spin!

Try to score the most points you can within the given period of  time.

The more you try, the better you will become

 

http://www.macmillandictionary.com/verb_wheel/

 

Modal Verbs Game

Hello again students. In past weeks we have been working with modal verbs. As you have seen, they are very useful and important, but sometimes confusing.

If you still have doubts about them, here you have a list of the most common and their meanings:

 

Modal Meaning Example
can

 

to express ability

 

can speak Spanish.

 

can

 

to request permission

 

Can I close the door?

 

may

 

to express possibility

 

may be there next week.

 

may

 

to request permission

 

May I borrow your pen, please?

 

must

 

to express obligation

 

must call the doctor.

 

must

 

to express strong belief

 

She must be over 90 years old.

 

should

 

to give advice

 

You should play guitar more often if you want to become a good guitar player.

 

would

 

to request or offer

 

Would you like a glass of water?

 

would

 

in if-sentences

 

If I were you, I would call now to buy the tickets.

 

 

And now, for you to keep improving your skills with modal verbs, this is a game where you can practise them:

 

http://eslgamesworld.com/members/games/grammar/New_Snakes_%20Ladders/Mixed_Modals.html

Have fun!