Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Talk about Vehicles and Tractors Using Comparative and Superlative: a Vocabulary and Grammar In Context Lesson

Students learn adjectives to talk about a vehicle, revise how to use the comparative and superlative, and practise their writing and speaking skills.



Talk about a tractor

1. Comparative/Superlative



Big

(adjectifs d’une syllabe et ceux de
deux syllabes qui finissent par
-e, -y, -ow)
Expensive

(adjectif de plus de deux syllabes et
ceux de deux syllabes qui ne
terminent pas par -e, -y, -ow)
Comparative
plus …que
moins … que
aussi … que

bigger than
less big than
as big as

more expensive than
less expensive than
as expensive as
Superlative
le plus …
le moins …

the biggest
the least big

the most expensive
the least expensive


Exceptions: good ⇒ better than / the best, bad⇒ worse than / the worst

2. Match each adjective below with either the Little Grey Fergie or the John Deere 9RX series:


reliable / robust / durable
efficient
state-of-the-art / innovative ≠ obsolete / outdated
in good condition ≠ in bad condition
heavy ≠ light
manoeuvrable / easy to manoeuvre / easy to drive
easy to use / easy to repair
safe ≠  dangerous
useful ≠ useless
customized
user-friendly
powerful, big ≠ small
expensive / costly ≠ cheap / affordable / economical
fast ≠ slow
beautiful / nice to look at ≠ ugly
polluting ≠ environmentally friendly, green
large ≠ narrow
recent ≠ old
comfortable ≠ uncomfortable
versatile, intuitive
enhanced, improved
optimal


Ferguson TE 20 (Little Grey Fergie)
John Deere 9RX Series tractor

3. ‘Easy to use / Easy to repair’. What do these expressions have in common? Can you make new ones?

4. Translate the following sentences

a. Le TE 20 est plus sympa à regarder que le JD 9RX.

b. Le JD 9RX est plus à la pointe de la technologie que le TE 20.

c. Le TE 20 est en pire état que le JD 9RX.

d. Le TE 20 est plus écologique (vert) que le JD 9RX.

e. Le JD 9RX est le moins abordable du marché.

f. Le TE 20 est aussi facile à utiliser que le JD 9RX.   



5. Write sentences using comparative and superlative about the Ferguson TE 20 and the John Deere 9RX


Ferguson TE 20
John Deere 9RX
Comparative

Il est plus …que



Il est moins … que



Il est aussi … que


Superlative

Il est le plus …



Il est le moins …




Downloadable versions of the worksheets:


Students learn adjectives to talk about a vehicle, revise how to use the comparative and superlative, and practice their writing and speaking skills.

Students learn adjectives to talk about a vehicle, revise how to use the comparative and superlative, and practice their writing and speaking skills.



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