Unit 24 Level 3 (Upper Intermediate- Advanced): Comparatives and Superlatives

In this lesson we are going to learn about some advanced comparative structures such as “double” and “repeated” comparatives as well as about some special rules and exceptions affecting both comparative and superlative adjectives.

1) Let’s start by watching these videos. Pay attention to the examples and try to learn them by heart.

Double comparatives


2) Here you will find some information about “repeated comparatives”

Now, let’s do some practice with these exercises:

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Exercise 4

Exercise 5

Exercise 6

Exercise 7

4) Time to practise your listening skills. Notice how the double comparative is used in this song called “The more things change” by Bon Jovi.

5) Use the sentences from the above exercises to practice with your language exchange. If you don't have a language exchange (or a teacher) you are wasting your time, you'll never learn to speak English.

6) Don’t forget to learn new vocabulary. Extract all the words you don't know from this article from Newsweek Magazine titled “Harvard´s secret clubs go Hollywood”. Look the new words up in an English-English dictionary like this one.

7) Listen and read this story. You should learn all the vocabulary and practice pronunciation. And, for the most daring, read this article from “The Guardian”.

8) Finally, write a story of about 200/250 words using as many comparative structures as possible. You can use examples from the videos and exercises above.

If you have done all these exercises, then you've scored a 10! Well done! Imprimir

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