Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Comparatives and Superlatives - ESL EFL Activities, Games and Worksheets

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Classroom Survey

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes

This delightful ESL activity enables you to teach comparatives and superlatives in a personalized manner. Students answer six questions and write the answers in a table. The students then work in groups of six and ask the same six questions to their classmates. The students' answers are also noted down in the table. When the table is complete, students write sentences comparing the information in the table using comparatives and superlatives.

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Comparative and Superlative Practice

ESL EFL Lesson - Elementary - 2 Hours

This five-page lesson is useful for teaching or reviewing comparatives and superlatives. Throughout the lesson, the students get plenty of practice using comparative and superlative structures. This in-depth lesson includes a grammar review, comparative and superlative forms, a quiz, writing activities and various questions related to using comparatives. Students also create a dialogue that can be presented to the class.

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Comparative and Superlative Quiz

ESL EFL Writing Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes

This rewarding teaching activity gives students practice at writing comparative and superlative sentences. First, students put different nouns in order depending on the stated adjective, e.g. goldfish, gorilla, human – intelligent. Then, they write comparative and superlative sentences using the adjectives and nouns.

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Comparative Geography

ESL EFL Writing Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes

You can use this enjoyable game to teach comparative and superlative structures to your students. Students are divided into small teams. The class names as many adjectives as they can and you write them on the board. Next, the students name ten countries. These answers are also written on the board. The students then have ten minutes to make as many comparative and superlative sentences as they can, using the adjectives and countries listed on the board. You can play more rounds by asking the students to name other categories such as sports, animals, famous people, etc.

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Three Classmates

ESL EFL Reading and Drawing Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes

In this enjoyable teaching activity, students draw pictures of three classmates from a comparative and superlative description of their appearance. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet and some coloured pencils. The students read the sentences on their worksheet. The sentences describe three classmates using comparative and superlative forms. After reading the sentences, the students draw pictures of the three classmates from the description. When the students have finished, they compare their pictures in pairs. As an extension, students can write a description of three of their classmates using comparative and superlative forms and then dictate the description to a partner for them to draw.

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Comparative and Superlative Card Game

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes

This engaging card game allows you to teach your students how to make comparative and superlative sentences with a range of adjectives. Class members work in groups of three or four. Each group has a set of topic cards and adjective cards. Each student in turn picks up an adjective card and chooses a topic. The student has to make a comparative or superlative sentence using the adjective. The sentence must be related to the topic. Students receive one point for each grammatically correct sentence. The student with the highest number of points by the end of the game wins.

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Comparative and Superlative Question Time

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 40 Minutes

In this intriguing activity, students complete questions using various comparative and superlative adjectives and structures. The students then ask and answer the questions with a partner. The class is divided into two groups and each student is given a copy of the worksheet. The students work together with the other people in their group to complete the questions with their own ideas. Students must write a different comparative or superlative adjective in each question. When the students have finished, their questions are checked. The students then cut their questions into cards. After that, students pair up with someone from the other group. The students shuffle their own question cards and place them in a pile, face down in front of them. Students then take it in turns to pick up one of their question cards and ask the question to their partner. The students should try to give detailed answers and keep the conversation going by asking follow-up questions. This continues until all the questions have been asked and answered. Afterwards, students give feedback to the class on what they found out about their partner. Any interesting findings are discussed in more detail.

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Compare it

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 20 Minutes

This speaking activity is perfect for teaching students how to make comparative and superlative sentences. Students work in groups of three. They play a category card game where they turn over two cards from the same category and make a comparison between two words. If a student turns over two identical words, they make a superlative sentence. When a student completes the comparative or superlative sentence correctly, they keep the two cards. The student with the most cards at the end of the game is the winner.

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Comparing Companies

Business English Lesson - Pre-intermediate - 1 Hour +

You can use this Business English lesson to teach adults or university students. Students learn ways to make direct and general comparisons using various comparative and superlative structures. Students also compare companies and products from information contained in charts. In addition, the lesson includes several writing and speaking activities based on comparing companies and their competitors.

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Superlative Slips

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 15 Minute

In this speaking activity, students practice comparative and superlative structures. Students race to see how many people they can find who fit the comparative and superlative description on their slip of paper. Each student receives one point for each person who matches their description. Several rounds are played using different slips each time. The student with the most points at the end of the game wins.

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