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					                   COMPARING TWO ITEMS IN ENGLISH: PART I, II, III, AND IV
                                   TEACHER NOTES
 This program is an introduction to expressions that compare two ideas in
 Each part (see tabs along the bottom bar) works with one rule, which stud
 Each part uses increasingly more difficult language in order to build vocab
 This program is not password-protected. You may change any and all part

         Part I: er + than
         Part II: consonant + er + than
         Part III: i + er + than
         Part IV: more + adjective + than
         PART V: Irregular Terms
         Compare Numbers
         Practice and Evaluation



Created for Colorado Adult Education Instructors by
Leecy Wise, leecy@coloradoadulted.org
Four Corners Professional Development Resource Center, CDE/AEFL, January 1, 2008
T I, II, III, AND IV

mpare two ideas in Engish.
 ne rule, which students will discover and write on their own.
 rder to build vocabulary and sentence sense.
nge any and all parts of the program.
                                        COMPARE TWO IDEAS: PART I


                               Is this blue triangle large or small? How do you kno




                               The blue triangle is smaller than the red triangle.
                               The red triangle is larger than the blue triangle.
                               The red triangle is not smaller than the blue triangl

                               Is the orange rectangle long?
                               It is longer than the blue one. The blue one is short
                               The blue rectangle is not longer than the orange on
                                         small                 smallER THAN
                                         large                 largeER THAN
                                          hard                 hardER THAN
                                           fast                fastER THAN
                                          cold                 coldER THAN
                                        bright                 brightER THAN
                                        smart                  smartER THAN
                                            old                oldER THAN
                                          slow                 slowER THAN
                                        young                  youngER THAN
                                           soft                slowER THAN
                                         short                 shortER THAN
                 Read the questions below about each picture. Answer in sentences
       Before of after you answer the questions, check some possible answers by r
1. Is circle 1 blue?
2. Is the Eifel Tower tall?
3. Is the white dog small?
4. Is the star on tree 1 bright?
5. Is the red car fast?
6. Is it cold today?
7. Were the eggs at breakfast soft?
8. Are Mary's students young?
9. Are pigs smart?

                                      PRACTICE WRITING AN
        1            2




house           Eifel Tower




            1                 2
    today            last month




breakfast              lunch




Mary's students           John's students

   Examine all of the sentences on this page. Look at each one. Look at the comparative words
                                         compare? Examine the adjectives below and how they
         ON A SEPARATE PIECE OF PAPER, WRITE A RULE FOR COMPARING TERMS LIKE THE O

                                               nice                   smallER THAN
                                               safe                   largeER THAN
                                               hard                   hardER THAN
                                                fast                  fastER THAN
                                               cold                   coldER THAN
                                             bright                   brightER THAN
                                             smart                    smartER THAN
                                                 old                  oldER THAN
                                               slow                   slowER THAN
                                             young                    youngER THAN
                                                soft                  slowER THAN
                                              short                   shortER THAN
: PART I


all? How do you know?




n the red triangle.
he blue triangle.
han the blue triangle.


he blue one is shorter than the orange one.
r than the orange one.
 smallER THAN
 largeER THAN
 hardER THAN
 fastER THAN
 coldER THAN
 brightER THAN
 smartER THAN
 oldER THAN
 slowER THAN
 youngER THAN
 slowER THAN
 shortER THAN
Answer in sentences using a comparative.
ossible answers by resting your cursor on the red arrows.
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PRACTICE WRITING AND SPEAKING
the comparative words. How did they change? Did you add a word to
es below and how they change.
RING TERMS LIKE THE ONES ABOVE AND BELOW IN ENGLISH!

 smallER THAN
 largeER THAN
 hardER THAN
 fastER THAN
 coldER THAN
 brightER THAN
 smartER THAN
 oldER THAN
 slowER THAN
 youngER THAN
 slowER THAN
 shortER THAN
                                        COMPARE TWO IDEAS: PART II



                               Is the dog in the picture wet? Yes, but the girls are w




                               Both Dolores and Sufrido are sad.
                               Dolores is sadder than Sufrido.
   Dolores      Sufrido



                               Is the red and white car big?
                               It is bigger than the blue one next to it.

                                           big                   bigGER THAN
                                          wet                    wetTER THAN
                                           sad                   sadDER THAN
                                           hot                   hotTER THAN
                                             fit                 fitTER THAN
                                            fat                  fatTER THAN
                                          thin                   thinNER THAN
                                          mad                    madDER THAN
        Read the questions below about each picture. In the boxes below, answer in
                                             using comparative terms.
  Before of after you answer the questions, check some possible answers by resti
1. Is the Pine bigger than the Cottonwood?
2. Who is wetter, the boy or the girls?
3. Who is sadder, the woman or the man?
4. Who is hotter, the man or the woman?
5. Is Dora fit?
6. Which is fatter, the cat or the pig?
7. Is Roberto mad?



                                          PRACTICE WRITING AN



    Pine          Cottonwood
Julia                  Roberto


        Examine all of the sentences on this page. Look at each one. Look at the compara
           ON A SEPARATE PIECE OF PAPER, WRITE A RULE FOR COMPARING TERMS LIKE
 PART II



es, but the girls are wetter than the dog!




ad.




ext to it.

 bigGER THAN
 wetTER THAN
 sadDER THAN
 hotTER THAN
 fitTER THAN
 fatTER THAN
 thinNER THAN
 madDER THAN
xes below, answer in sentences in different ways,
ve terms.
ble answers by resting your cursor on the red arrows.
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PRACTICE WRITING AND SPEAKING
ne. Look at the comparative words. How did they change?
OMPARING TERMS LIKE THE ONES ABOVE IN ENGLISH!
                                    COMPARE TWO IDEAS: PART III



                            Is the couple happy? Yes, it is (they are) happier tha




                            The children are enjoying the salt water.
                            Ocean water is saltier than river water.



                            I love poppies. They are very pretty.
                            Poppies are prettier than many other flowers in Cal



                                    happy                    happIER THAN
                                      salty                  saltIER THAN
                                    pretty                   prettIER THAN
                                     crazy                   crazIER THAN
                                      early                  earIER THAN
                                       lazy                  lazIER THAN
                                    muddy                    muddIER THAN
                                    sleepy                   sleepIER THAN
                                      easy                   easIER THAN
   Read the questions below about each picture. In the boxes below, answer in
                                            using comparative terms.
Before of after you answer the questions, check some possible answers by resti
1. How does the little girl feel?
2. How does ocean water compare to pool water?
3. Which do you think is prettier, a poppy or a tulip ?
4. Do you think monkeys act crazy?
5. Will you leave for lunch early?
6. Are cats lazy?
7. Do ATV racers get muddy?
8. Do babies get sleepy during the day?
9. Was your son's math test easy?



                                                          PRACTICE WRITING AN




              poppy                tulip
Examine all of the sentences on this page. Look at each one. Look at the comparative wor
           ON A SEPARATE PIECE OF PAPER, WRITE A RULE FOR COMPARING TERMS LIKE

                                                    shy
                                                   gray
                                                    dry
 PART III



hey are) happier than some other couples!




alt water.
r water.



etty.
 other flowers in California.



 happIER THAN
 saltIER THAN
 prettIER THAN
 crazIER THAN
 earIER THAN
 lazIER THAN
 muddIER THAN
 sleepIER THAN
 easIER THAN
xes below, answer in sentences in different ways,
ive terms.
ble answers by resting your cursor on the red arrows.
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PRACTICE WRITING AND SPEAKING
at the comparative words above and below. How did they change?
OMPARING TERMS LIKE THE ONES ABOVE IN ENGLISH!

         shyER THAN
         grayER THAN
         dryER THAN
            COMPARE TWO IDEAS: PART IV



Isn't flying dangerous? Actually, driving can be mor




Wasn't your cruise expensive?
It was less expensive than our trip to Ohio!



Weren't you really nervous giving that speech?
Yes. I was more nervous than I have ever been in m




    dangerous                   MORE/LESS      danger
    expensive                   MORE/LESS      expens
      nervous                   MORE/LESS      nervou
     confused                   MORE/LESS      confus
       jealous                  MORE/LESS      jealous
     powerful                   MORE/LESS      power
      helpless                  MORE/LESS      helples
      difficult                 MORE/LESS      difficul
        selfish                 MORE/LESS      selfish
         Read the questions below about each picture. In the boxes below, answ
                                                  using comparative terms.
      Before of after you answer the questions, check some possible answers by r


1. Which is more dangerous, a knife or a spoon?
2. Did you buy the house?
3. How nervous were you before the trip?
4. Why didn't you answer the question the other players ?
5. Is the fork jealous of the spoon?
6. Who is more powerful, a man or a woman?
7. Are children helpless?
8. What do you think of driving across the border? Is it difficult?
9. Is it selfish to buy your own presents?



                                                                      PRACTICE WRITI
Examine all of the sentences on this page. Look at each one. Look at the comparative wor
     ON A SEPARATE PIECE OF PAPER, WRITE A RULE FOR COMPARING ITEMS USING EX

                                                    shy
                                                   gray
                                                    dry
EAS: PART IV



, driving can be more dangerous than flying!




trip to Ohio!



ng that speech?
have ever been in my life!




 MORE/LESS      dangerous THAN
 MORE/LESS      expensive THAN
 MORE/LESS      nervous THAN
 MORE/LESS      confused THAN
 MORE/LESS      jealous THAN
 MORE/LESS      powerful THAN
 MORE/LESS      helpless THAN
 MORE/LESS      difficult THAN
 MORE/LESS      selfish THAN
e boxes below, answer in sentences in different ways,
arative terms.
 ossible answers by resting your cursor on the red arrows.


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        PRACTICE WRITING AND SPEAKING
at the comparative words above and below. How did the sentences change?
ARING ITEMS USING EXPRESSIONS LIKE THE ONES ABOVE IN ENGLISH!

         shyER THAN
         grayER THAN
         dryER THAN
                                          COMPARE TWO IDEAS: PART V



                          Do you like cake? Yes, sometimes, but I like fruit be




                          New York is far from here, isn't it?
                          Yes, but Paris is farther!




                          Is Tammy feeling better? I heard she was sick.
                          Yes. Yesterday she was worse, but today she is muc




                                      good                 better
                                     bad/ill               worse
                             far (distance)                father
                           little (amount)                 less
                                      many                 more
                                      much                 more
                                       well                better
   Read the questions below about each picture. In the boxes below, answer
                                            using comparative terms.
Before of after you answer the questions, check some possible answers by res
1. Is Joe a good builder?
2. How did Gloria do on her science test?
3. How far is Denver from Colorado Springs?
4. Is the dollar worth more or less than British pound?
5. How many people attended the concert?
6. Is $30.55 enough to pay for the shoes?
7. Is Vincente well? Did he come to work today?


                                                          PRACTICE WRIT
Examine all of the sentences on this page. Look at each one. Look at the comparative words
     ON A SEPARATE PIECE OF PAPER, WRITE A RULE FOR COMPARING ITEMS USING EXPRE
DEAS: PART V



es, but I like fruit better than desserts.




it?




d she was sick.
but today she is much better!




 better
 worse
 father
 less
 more
 more
 better
oxes below, answer in sentences in different ways,
 tive terms.
sible answers by resting your cursor on the red arrows.
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PRACTICE WRITING AND SPEAKING
he comparative words above and below. How did the sentences change?
NG ITEMS USING EXPRESSIONS LIKE THE ONES ABOVE IN ENGLISH!
COMPARING NUMBERS: GREATER THAN (>), LESSER THAN (<) AND EQUAL TO/THE SAME AS; M
Write a comparative sentence next to each number expression. For example…
65 > 57: 65 is greater than 57, or 1/5 ? 1/4: 1/5 is less than 1/4. Check answers with the red arr


457 = 457
4>2
12 < 31
6980 < 679
1/4 ? 2/8
3/7 ? 4/9
9/9 ? 8/10
45% ? 69%

Write your own sentences comparing numbers
RING NUMBERS: GREATER THAN (>), LESSER THAN (<) AND EQUAL TO/THE SAME AS; MORE, LESS
comparative sentence next to each number expression. For example…
 65 is greater than 57, or 1/5 ? 1/4: 1/5 is less than 1/4. Check answers with the red arrows.




your own sentences comparing numbers
ORE, LESS

ws.
TEST YOUR SKILLS. GO TO THE SITES LISTED AND PRACTICE USING COMPARATIVE T

http://www.english-zone.com/grammar/compare1.html

http://www.eduhi.at/dl/Comparing_Adjectives_11.htm

http://www.english-zone.com/spelling/comp5.htm

http://www.eslprintables.com/printable.asp?id=14122

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/view.php?u=12894

PLAY WITH THE ADJECTIVES BELOW. LEARN AND USE FIVE NEW ADJECTIVES EVERY
To see the list online, go to http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/view.php?u=1289
         Appearance           Appearance             Condition             Condition
                                 Contd.                                     Contd.


adorable              glamorous            alive                 impossible
adventurous           gleaming             annoying              inexpensive
aggressive            gorgeous             bad                   innocent
alert                 graceful             better                inquisitive
attractive            grotesque            beautiful             modern
average               handsome             brainy                mushy
beautiful             homely               breakable             odd
blue-eyed             light                busy                  open
bloody                long                 careful               outstanding
blushing              magnificent          cautious              poor
bright                misty                clever                powerful
clean                 motionless           clumsy                prickly
clear                 muddy                concerned             puzzled
cloudy                old-fashioned        crazy                 real
colorful              plain                curious               rich
crowded               poised               dead                  shy
cute                  precious             different             sleepy
dark              quaint            difficult           stupid
drab              shiny             doubtful            super
distinct          smoggy            easy                talented
dull              sparkling         expensive           tame
elegant           spotless          famous              tender
excited           stormy            fragile             tough
fancy             strange           frail               uninterested
filthy            ugly              gifted              vast
                  ugliest           helpful             wandering
                  unsightly         helpless            wild
                  unusual           horrible            wrong
                  wide-eyed         important




Feelings (Good)   Feelings (Good)               Shape               Size
                  Contd.


agreeable         happy             broad               big
amused            healthy           chubby              colossal
brave             helpful           crooked             fat
calm              hilarious         curved              gigantic
charming          jolly             deep                great
cheerful          joyous            flat                huge
comfortable       kind              high                immense
cooperative       lively            hollow              large
courageous        lovely            low                 little
delightful        lucky             narrow              mammoth
determined        nice              round               massive
eager             obedient          shallow             miniature
elated            perfect           skinny              petite
enchanting        pleasant          square              puny
encouraging       proud             steep               scrawny
energetic              relieved               straight           short
enthusiastic           silly                  wide               small
excited                smiling                                   tall
exuberant              splendid                                  teeny
fair                   successful                                teeny-tiny
faithful               thankful                                  tiny
fantastic              thoughtful
fine                   victorious
friendly               vivacious
funny                  witty
gentle                 wonderful
glorious               zealous
good                   zany

         Taste/Touch            Taste/Touch              Touch           Quantity
                                   Contd.


bitter                 melted                 boiling            abundant
delicious              nutritious             breezy             empty
fresh                  plastic                broken             few
juicy                  prickly                bumpy              heavy
ripe                   rainy                  chilly             light
rotten                 rough                  cold               many
salty                  scattered              cool               numerous
sour                   shaggy                 creepy             substantial
spicy                  shaky                  crooked
stale                  sharp                  cuddly
sticky                 shivering              curly
strong                 silky                  damaged
sweet                  slimy                  damp
tart                   slippery               dirty
tasteless              smooth                 dry
tasty                  soft                   dusty
thirsty                solid                  filthy
fluttering             steady                 flaky
fuzzy                  sticky                 fluffy
greasy   tender   freezing
grubby   tight    hot
hard     uneven   warm
hot      weak     wet
icy      wet
loose    wooden
         yummy
NG COMPARATIVE TERMS.




 ADJECTIVES EVERY DAY!
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                Feelings (Bad)           Feelings (Bad)
                                 Contd.


        angry                    grumpy
        annoyed                  helpless
        anxious                  homeless
        arrogant                 hungry
        ashamed                  hurt
        awful                    ill
        bad                      itchy
        bewildered               jealous
        black                    jittery
        blue                     lazy
        bored                    lonely
        clumsy                   mysterious
        combative                nasty
        condemned                naughty
        confused                 nervous
        crazy, flipped-out       nutty
        creepy                   obnoxious
cruel              outrageous
dangerous          panicky
defeated           repulsive
defiant            scary
depressed          selfish
disgusted          sore
disturbed          tense
dizzy              terrible
dull               testy
embarrassed        thoughtless
envious            tired
evil               troubled
fierce             upset
foolish            uptight
frantic            weary
frightened         wicked
grieving           worried
           Sound               Time




cooing             ancient
deafening          brief
faint              Early
harsh              fast
high-pitched       late
hissing            long
hushed             modern
husky              old
loud               old-fashioned
melodic            quick
moaning            rapid
mute               short
noisy              slow
purring            swift
quiet              young
raspy
resonant
screeching
shrill
silent
soft
squealing
thundering
voiceless
whispering

				
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