Grammar 3-09 | High Beginner 3


Listen to Katie compare two things using the comparative form of adjectives.

1) Comparing People

My mother and father are very different. My mom is older than my dad, but my dad looks older than my mom. My dad is more active because he plays sports. My mom is more talkative. She loves to talk with people. My dad is taller than my mom. My mom is shorter than my dad.

2) Comparing Places

Los Angeles and San Francisco are both in California but they are very different. San Francisco is smaller than Los Angeles. It is also colder. Los Angeles is bigger than San Francisco, but San Francisco is more expensive. It is harder to find housing in San Francisco. I think San Francisco is a better place to live.

3) Comparing Movies

I think the old Star Wars movies are better than the new Star Wars movies. In the old movies, the characters were more interesting, and the story was faster. The new stories are more difficult to follow. I felt happier watching the old movies.

4) Comparing Food

I like Japanese food more than American food because it is healthier. Japanese meals are smaller and fresher than American meals. American food is more international though, so I like that about it. Still, I think Japanese food tastes better.

Grammar Focus

One Syllable / -er
small – smaller
cold – colder
young – younger

One Syllable ends in /e/ -r
safe – safer
nice – nicer
close – closer

Consonant + vowel + Consonant -(x)er
hot – hotter
big – bigger
fat – fatter

Two Syllable ends in /y/ -ier
happy – happier
angry – angrier
hungry – hungrier

Two or More Syllables >> more -
dangerous – more dangerous
expensive – more expensive
difficult – more difficult

good – better
bad – worse

Answer the following questions about the interview.

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