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.

For instance, a dialogue comparing a bicycle and a car prompts students to identify phrases like “a car is better than a bicycle” or “a car is more comfortable.” These practical contexts provide a natural and effective way to learn how comparative adjectives are used in everyday speech.

This worksheet encourages students to think critically about the choices in the scenarios, offering their own thoughts and reasons. It fosters interaction and discussion, as students can pose the questions to their classmates. Thus, in addition to grammar practice, this worksheet also encourages learners to express opinions, agree or disagree, and give reasons – important skills for fluency in English.

The worksheet is suited for both self-study and group learning in a classroom setting. The flexibility of this exercise allows students to learn at their own pace, while also providing an interactive, engaging, and inclusive learning environment. The lively dialogue and relatable situations also help students remain interested and attentive throughout the lesson.

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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. The worksheet is thoughtfully organized and features clear instructions, designed to guide the learners through the intricacies of comparative adjectives in an easily comprehensible manner.

The worksheet commences with an overview of how to form comparatives based on the word’s length and ending, with examples provided for short words (1 syllable), longer words (2 or more syllables), words ending in “y”, and irregular words.

Next, the learners will have the opportunity to test their understanding of the material in the ‘Write the Comparatives’ section. This section provides a set of adjectives for which the learners will write their comparative forms. The answer key is included to help students self-check their responses.

The ‘Write the Opposites’ section will challenge learners to write the opposites of given comparative adjectives, reinforcing their grasp of the concept.

Following this, a ‘Complete the Sentences’ activity requires learners to fill in the blanks with the appropriate comparative adjective, thereby further consolidating their understanding of the topic.

Finally, learners are invited to construct their own comparative sentences, using the verbs provided in the brackets. This practical exercise will allow learners to apply their understanding of the comparatives in a meaningful context.

Overall, this worksheet serves as a comprehensive guide to basic comparative adjectives for learners who are studying English as a second language, providing the necessary knowledge, practice, and reinforcement to fully grasp this essential grammar concept.

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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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