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Comparative Adjective Exercises and WorksheetsComparative adjectives conversation

Learning how to use comparative adjectives is vital as it aids students in expressing degrees of differences, making precise comparisons, and improves overall communication skills in English. These exercises are designed to provide hands-on experience in applying this crucial aspect of English grammar.

1 Comparative adjectives discussion

This English as a Second Language (ESL) worksheet is designed to teach and practice comparative adjectives. Students engage in various activities where they listen and write down comparative adjectives they hear from a given conversation. The conversation explores several scenarios, touching on subjects like transportation, diet, technology, lifestyle, and professional choices. Each scenario presents two options, and the students are expected to complete the provided sentences with the appropriate comparative adjectives.

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Adjective Comparison Chart

Adjective Type Original Adjective Comparative Adjective Superlative Adjective
Short Adjective (1 syllable) hard harder hardest
Long Adjective (2+ syllables) interesting more interesting most interesting
“y” Adjective busy busier busiest
Irregular Adjective good better best
Irregular Adjective bad worse worst
Other Adjectives beautiful more beautiful most beautiful
happy happier happiest
close closer closest
sharp sharper sharpest
bitter more bitter most bitter

2 Comparative adjectives conversation

This activity is designed to help learners deepen students’ understanding and use of comparative adjectives. In this exercise, students are required to complete a conversation using given phrases and their own ideas.

As an example, an audio gap fill conversation between two characters, Ava and Elijah, revolves around a range of topics, providing a diverse set of contexts for learners to apply their understanding of comparative adjectives. Topics range from the comparison of a new television with an old one to discussing various types of television shows and their preferences, and even transition into the value of exercise over watching TV. Phrases like “bigger than”, “more modern”, “more expensive”, “funnier than”, “more exciting”, and “healthier than” offer examples of comparative adjectives in action.

The exercise encourages students to think creatively, using their own ideas to make the conversation more personalized and relatable. It is a versatile activity suitable for self-study or peer-learning, promoting both grammatical understanding and conversational skills.

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3 Comparative adjectives intro and guide

This worksheet offers a beginner-friendly introduction to basic comparative adjectives.

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4 Comparative adjective chart exercise (with answers)

This is an  elementary exercise  to help students understand and remember the different forms of comparative adjectives. Students write in the appropriate adjectives to complete the chart. 

Comparative adjective chart exercise (PDF)

 

5 Comparative adjective sorting exercise (with answers)

This is another  elementary exercise  challenging students’ understand ing of  the different forms of comparative adjectives. Students fill in each column with the appropriate comparative adjective form.  

Comparative adjective sorting exercise (PDF)

 

6 Writing sentences with comparative adjectives (with answers)

In this exercise, picture cues are used to suggest comparisons. Students use the adjectives at the side of the page or their own ideas to write sentences. Multiple adjectives might apply to each set of pictures and it would be possible to ask the students to write as many sentences as possible to describe the pictures. Elementary students might be asked to write basic comparisons with nouns while more advanced students might be asked to use gerunds.

Writing comparative adjective sentences (PDF)

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