Showing posts with label superlatives. Show all posts
Showing posts with label superlatives. Show all posts

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Outer Space Attackers Game. Comparatives vs Superlatives

Hi! I've got a mission for you. Revise the rules of spelling and use of comparatives and superlatives to play this game. Can you tell one structure from the others? Reas the sentences and click on the right answer to get correct sentences. If your answer is right, you will have the chance to save the Earth from aliens. Read the instructions of the game and enjoy your revision.

  Comparatives vs Superlatives.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Billionaire Quiz. Superlatives

Do you know the game show "Do you want to be a millionaire?" Here's something similar to help you practise superlatives. It's just a game, you won't become rich but you will improve your English. Try to win one billion dollars by answering all ten questions correctly. You have three lifelines to help you: Text a Friend, 50 - 50 and Audience Assistance. How much money can you win?

  Billionaire Quiz

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Comparatives and Superlatives Jeopardy: The Final Challenge

How about a Jeopardy game to prove how much you know about comparatives, superlatives and the use of too and enough? You can play alone or in teams with your friends and classmates. There are different categories with a different score and if you are lucky, you might have the chance of playing for the "daily double", a special case which will allow you to get more points. But be careful! You could lose more points if your answer is wrong. For each category, you have to answer questions correctly; the more correct answers, the more points for your team.

Comparatives and Superlatives Jeopardy by Pilar

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Space Attackers Game

This is a game to practise comparatives and superlatives and it's called Outer Space Attackers. You must answer 10 questions about grammar with vocabulary in context. Remember to revise spelling rules first before you put them into practise. To play this videogame, use the left and right arrows on the keyboard to move your ship. Hit the space bar to fire at the aliens. Be careful, they are trying to destroy your ship! Can you become the best player? Come on! I want you to say that those attackers aren't better than you. They can't beat you.

Comparatives and Superlatives Game by Pilar

Friday, 16 March 2012

Fill in the gaps and play

Play the manic miner game to practise the use of comparatives and superlatives in context. Choose the right answer to complete the gaps in each sentence. Decide if it must be a comparative with than, a comparative of equality, a superlative, etcetera. After you answer three questions, don't forget to get the key so that you can get into the toilet and get to the next level. Beware of your enemies and avoid false answers because they will make you lose your energy. Good luck!

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Some extra exercises about comparatives and superlatives will be helpful. In this one, you just have to unscramble the words by dragging each letter to its correct position. There's a time limit, so try to be the smartest and quickest. Do you best and good luck!

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Spelling Rules for Comparatives and Superlatives

Adjectives ending in -L double the L before taking -er and -estcrueller, cruellest.
One-syllable adjectives ending in letter -E take only -r in the comparative and -st in the superlative, such as in nicer-nicest.
Two-syllable adjectives ending in -Y turn the Y into I and then take -er or -est such as in happier-happiest. Adjectives ending in a stressed vowel between two consonants double the final consonant and then take -er or -est: thinner,thinnest. Watch out! There is an exception: old, older, oldest.
One more thing, letters Y, W and X are never doubled.
Now drag the adjectives to the right dustbin.

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Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Comparatives and Superlatives Grammar 2

Adjectives of more than two syllables form the comparative with more and the superlative with most. For example: useful - more useful, most useful.
Normally, two-syllable adjectives ending in letter -Y have both options. In other words, you can say "Cindy is more friendly than Tom" or "Cindy is friendlier than Tom".
Some adjectives such as narrow, stupid, gentle, clever and some others take both options too. That is, you can say "She is the cleverest student" or "She is the most clever student".
To sum up, you can use -er and -est or more and most to form the comparative and the superlative, but only in these cases.

Comparatives and Superlatives Grammar 1

Adjectives have three forms:
- positive (small)
- comparative (smaller)
- and superlative (the smallest)

We use the comparative form plus than two compare two people or things. For example: This mobile is cheaper than the laptop but it is more expensive than the mp3 player.
We use the superlative form plus of or in to compare three or more people or things. For example: Mark is the smartest boy of all. Patty is the most beautiful girl in town.
We use in when we talk about places.
Adjectives of one or two syllables form the comparative by adding -er and the superlative by adding -est. For example: Light - lighter - lightest

Unscramble these words

Do you know the rules? Do you know how to spell comparatives and superlatives correctly? In the exercise below, you will find scrambled comparative and superlative adjectives. Put the letters in the right order. You can see the capital letter of each word to make it easier. If you can't unjumble all of them, you can check the solutions on the second page.

Scramble Comparatives Superlatives

Shoot the right comparatives and superlatives

What about taking on a more difficult challenge? How about mixing comparatives and superlatives in the next game? Rules are easy to understand and assimilate. Let's put them into practice. The Earth is being attacked, you can save it if you answer questions correctly. At the bottom of the screen, you will see an adjective, then shoot the right capsule. You must move your mouse quickly to make it on time and to get to the next level. Each stage of the game is more difficult. Are you the quickest, most skillful and most hard-working player?

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Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Do you want to be the best millionaire player in the world?

This game won't make you win a billion dollars but you will revise superlatives rule formation in an entertaining way. Will you take on the challenge or will you go back? Do you fancy playing with your friends and impersonating the host of this famous quiz show?

Superlatives Billionaire Game