How to Compare Things in English. Comparative Adjectives

reynaalonzo July 28, 2019

Three sentences - How to teach English using videos EP 04 

In this episode we are bringing you a simple but effective activity that helps focus on language and tests students' memory. We talk about how you can use it with a 1-1 student and a group at various levels - and add a possible extension, where you can create your very own custom video quiz as a class using questions generated by the students.

The video quiz we are using to demonstrate the activity can be found here.

Enjoy!

Anna Csíky, iSLCollective Teacher Trainer

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Students listen to a video about degrees of comparison while filling in the gaps.
Created using the grammar quiz generator of iSLCollective. Make your own quiz from any Youtube video in a few minutes.
Scene summary:
This video is about the degrees of comparison (comparative forms of English adjectives) Students listen to an interactive video
Video length: 5 minutes 31 seconds
Video genre: Miscellaneous
Lesson type: Deep listening comprehension - Meaning check ("Do you understand what it means?")
Level:
Student types:
Grammar:
Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2019-07-28, 04:30:53 (GMT+1)

About the author

KIERAN DONAGHY ABOUT ISLCOLLECTIVE VIDEO QUIZZES:

"iSLCollective Interactive Video Quizzes are highly engaging and motivating multimodal texts for English language students to learn vocabulary and improve their listening skills. They are the perfect complement to the creative and innovative lesson plans on Film English."

Kieran Donaghy,
Creator of FilmEnglish.com, a site with hundreds of high quality, free ESL/EFL lesson plans created around short films

Video quiz questions (printable)

1) What is this video about?

Answer the question using your own words

2)

Fill the gap: Jack is ________________________ than Mike Mike is taller than Jack.

3)

Fill the gap: We use comparative adjectives, for example, ________________________ bigger, taller shorter.

4)

Fill the gap: And if the adjective has a short vowel and a consonant at the end, we need to double the consonant, big ________________________ .

5)

Fill the gap: More examples, small ________________________ tall, taller old older, hot.

6)

Fill the gap: If it's a 2 and ________________________ syllable adjectives,

7)

Fill the gap: The opposite of the word more is ________________________ less sociable, less interesting, less boring.

8)

Fill the gap: … easy, easy ________________________ , lazy lazier, happy, happier, funny funnier.

9)

Fill the gap: you can also make the comparative form of adjectives, ending in white with the help of ________________________ more easy.

10)

Fill the gap: Jack is a ________________________ speaker than Mike.

11)

Fill the gap: my car is ________________________ than Jags Mike and Kate are 25 years old Jack is 40.

12)

Fill the gap: … not as adjectives as Jack is not as young as Mike and Kate Mike and Kate are much ________________________ than Jack.

13)

Fill the gap: A lot ________________________ than Jack Kate, Micah, far younger than Jack.

14)

Fill the gap: And one ________________________ example with a long adjective Jack is a bit more experienced than Mike.

About the author

KIERAN DONAGHY ABOUT ISLCOLLECTIVE VIDEO QUIZZES:

"iSLCollective Interactive Video Quizzes are highly engaging and motivating multimodal texts for English language students to learn vocabulary and improve their listening skills. They are the perfect complement to the creative and innovative lesson plans on Film English."

Kieran Donaghy,
Creator of FilmEnglish.com, a site with hundreds of high quality, free ESL/EFL lesson plans created around short films

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NadiaHumaniuk
2019-08-15 07:29:23
Thank you! It's very useful