Степени сравнения прилагательных.

Ex. 1. Write the comparative and superlative form of the adjectives.

happy

young

shallow

difficult

dirty

patient

hot

comfortable

brave

wise

friendly

ridiculous

late

little

Ex. 2. Complete the sentences using the appropriate adjectives.

  1. A train is ___________ than a bus.
  2. This text is the ___________ of all.
  3. I was ill last week but today I am________
  4. Park Street is _______ than Market Street.
  5. This jacket is small for me. Show me a ________ one.
  6. What is the __________ thing in life?
  7. A crocodile is _________ than a water snake.
  8. Helen is the ________  girl in our class.

Ex. 3. Complete the sentences using the words from the brackets.

  1. Jill’s a far________ (intelligent) person than my brother.
  2. Kate was the_________ (practical) of the family.
  3. Greg felt __________ (bad) yesterday than the day before.
  4. This wine is the ____________ (good) I’ve ever tasted.
  5. Jack was the________ (tall) of the two.
  6. Jack is the__________ (clever) of the three brothers.
  7. If you need any ___________ (far) information, please contact our head office.
  8.  The sinking of Titanic is one of _____________ (famous) shipwreck stories of all time.
  9. Please, send the books back without_________ (far) delay.
  10. The deposits of oil in Russia are by far the __________ (rich) in the world.
  11. Could you come a bit _______ (early) tomorrow?
  12. I like this song _________ (well) than the previous one.
  13. Which of these two performances did you enjoy ________ (much)?
  14. The fire was put out _________ (quickly) than we expected.

Ex. 4. More or less?

  1. People are______ intelligent than monkeys.
  2. Summer holidays are ____ splendid than winter holidays.
  3. Maths is _____ important than English.
  4.  Books are ______ interesting than films.
  5. Writing in English is_____ difficult than speaking.
  6. Parents are_______ helpful than teachers.
  7. Reading is_______ useful than watching TV.
  8. Food is _____ expensive than clothes.

Ex. 5. Choose the correct option.

  1. Let’s take a later/latest train.
  2. Computers are one of the latest/last dis­coveries of the 20th century.
  3. Sorry I’m late — am I the last/latest?
  4. That’s a further/farther reason to do it.
  5. This poem belongs to his latter /later works.
  6. Jane is 2 years older/elder than Jack.
  7. Jane is older/elder than Jack by two years.
  8. My older/elder brother is 5 years older/elder than me.
  9. Where is the nearest/next post office?
  10. The teacher told us about the latest/last elections in this country.
  11. The nearest/next house to ours is 2 miles away.
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