How to Make Comparisons in English
There are several ways to Make Comparisons in English. People commonly use superlatives and comparatives to make comparisons.
You can make comparisons about almost everything but one of the most common topics to make comparison with are:
- Personal Appearance
- Countries, Places and Cities
To do that, we need to know some of the most used adjectives
Adjectives to Describe Physical Appearance
These are some of the most common adjectives to describe physical appearance.
This chart includes the comparative and superlative from of each adjective
|handsome||more handsome||the most handsome|
|muscular||more muscular||the most muscular|
Adjectives to Describe Personality
These are some of the most common adjectives to describe personality
|honest||more honest||the most honest|
|outgoing||more outgoing||the most outgoing|
|polite||more polite||the most polite|
|Loyal||more loyal||the most loyal|
Adjectives to Describe a City, Country or Place
|Amazing||More amazing||The most amazing|
|Beautiful||More beautiful||The most beautiful|
|Boring||More boring||The most boring|
|Convenient||More convinient||The most convinient|
|Crowded||More crowded||The most crowded|
|Interesting||More interesting||The most interesting|
|Famous||More famous||The most famous|
|Fantastic||More fantastic||The most fantastic|
|Exciting||More exciting||The most exciting|
|Fascinating||More fascinating||The most fascinating|
|Inexpensive||More inexpensive||The most inexpensive|
|Polluted||More polluted||The most polluted|
|Dangerous||More dangerous||The most dangerous|
|Natural||More natural||The most natural|
|Modern||More modern||The most modern|
|Industrial||More industrial||The most industrial|
|Commercial||More commercial||The most commercial|
|Prosperous||More prosperous||The most prosperous|
|Quiet||Quieter / More quiet||The quiest / the most quiet|
|Peaceful||More peaceful||The most peaceful|
Two-syllable adjectives which end in -y
Two-syllable adjectives which end in -y usually form the comparative by adding -er and the superlative by adding -est,
Make Comparisons with Comparatives and Superlatives
Comparisons with Personal Appearance
These are some examples of making comparisons using personal appearance
- She is taller than me.
- I am skinnier than her.
- He is shorter than me.
- Joe’s older than Mike.
- Linda is younger than John
- Mike is stronger than joshua
- Linda is the tallest in the Basketball team.
- John is the oldest in the classroom.
- I am the most handsome man in the room.
- She is the most beautiful woman in the university.
- Sheila is the youngest girl in the family.
- Mike is the strongest athlete in the wrestling team.
Comparison about Personality Traits
- I am smarter than him
- Maria is Nicer than Linda
- I am more open minded than him
- She is more creative than me
- Mike is more clever than her
- I am the funniest person in the party.
- I am the most intelligent student in class.
- She is the most confident athlete in the team.
- He is the most creative person in the graphic design team.
Comparisons with countries, places or cities
- Santa Cruz is cleaner than Nicoya
- Nicoya is less dangerous than San José
- For swimmers, Conchal Beach is more dangerous than Flamingo Beach
- La Cruz City is more quiet than Liberia City
- Cartago is the coldest city in Costa Rica
- Guanacaste is the hottest place in Costa Rica
- Canada has the best education in America
- Brazil is one of the biggest countries in South America
Lesson Plan: How to Make Comparisons in English
- Students are sent a Tiny Card link.
- They open the link and start checking the spelling and pronunciation of new words.
- Students are sent a link with unscrambled words.
- They arrange the words to form statements aboutpeople’s phyiscal appearance and personality.
- Once they order the phrasees, they make negative sentences from the affirmative statements.
- Then they make questions from the affirmative sentences.
- Teachersends two different collages with pictures of celebriites.
- Teacherdivides the class into two teams.
- Studentanalyze and describe the celebrities in the collage to another classmate and viceversa
- Students watch a video about how superlatives and comparatives are made
- Teacher sends a link to students with a picture about how to make comparisons.
- Students check the picture as teacher explains how to make comparatives and superlatives
- Teacher sends a picture via whatsapp and ask students to check if the sentences made are correct or incorrect.
- Students answer quizzes online about comparatives and superlatives.Quiz
Task #4 (Optional)
- Students play a bingo once, the bingo is made up of adjectives, comparatives and superlatives.
Talk about your a topic of your choice but make sure that you use comparatives and superlatives.