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FCE Unit 2 Making Comparisons

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Rianne Moonen

on 5 October 2015

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Making Comparisons
Comparison of Adjectives
Comparison of Adjectives
Comparison of Adjectives
Irregular forms:
Comparison of Adjectives
To say two things are the same, use
as + adjective + as
She finds doing aerobics
as interesting as
playing team sports.

To say that one thing is less than another, use:
not so/as + adjective + as
Window shopping is
not so/as enjoyable as
less/least + adjective
Playing chess
is less healthy than
playing team sports.
Clubbing is
the least healthy
activity you can do.
Chess is one of
the cheapest
Playing team sports is
the most sociable
free-time activity.
Making Comparisons FCE Unit 2
Comparative forms:

Tennis is

Marina works

before. Golf is
more expensive

It rains
more often than
in the past.
Making Comparisons
Add -er / -est with:

one-syllable adjectives
(double the consonant in big/hot/fit/etc)
two-syllable adjectives ending in -y / -ly
Use more and most with:
adjectives of two syllables or more (except two-syllable adjectives ending in -y / -ly)
good, better, best
bad, worse, worst
much, more, most
many, more, most
little, less, least
far, farther/further, farthest, furthest

Comparison of Adverbs
Add -er and -est with:
one-syllable adverbs, e.g.
hard, fast, straight
Use more and most with:
two-syllable adverbs including adverbs ending in -ly.
Comparison of Adverbs
Irregular forms:
well - better - best
badly - worse - worst
Comparison of Adverbs
To say two things are the same, use
as + adverb + as:
Julia finished the exercise as quickly as Mark.

To say that we do one thing differently from another, use:
not so/as + adverb + as
Sophie doesn't speak Spanish so/as well as Gordon.
Making Comparisons
We can use words and phrases with comparative forms to express large and small differences. These are some ways of expressing a large difference:
Much/far/a lot/considerably +
adjective/adverbs + -er /
more + adjective/adverb
Playing team sports is much riskier than many people imagine.
Not nearly as + adjective/adverbs +as
Some obile apps are not nearly as difficult to use as normal computer programmes.

Making Comparisons
These are some ways of expressing a small difference:

slightly/a bit/a little + adjective/adverb + -er / most + adjective/adverb
People drive slightly slower than they did in the past.
not quite as + adjective/adverb + as
I don't find running quite as enjoyable as cycling.
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