Lesson: Comparative adjectives


In this lesson students will learn to understand, produce, and use comparative adjectives.

They will learn the use of –er with short adjectives, –ier with 2-syllable adjectives that end in –y, and more/most with longer adjectives.

Timetable fit and presumed student knowledge:

Students are already familiar with most of the bare adjectives being used in this lesson.


Comparative adjectives — PROCEDURE

Materials / Resources:

 – Picture sets of opposites: fast – slow // dirty – clean // dangerous – safe // noisy – quiet // expensive – cheap // big – small [SOURCE: Google images*]

– Pictures: one each of the city (downtown Santiago) and the country (Chilean countryside) [SOURCE: Google images*]

– Handout I, controlled practice [original]

– Pictures, freer practice [SOURCE: Google images*]

– Bonus handout I [original]

– Bonus handout II [original]

Comparative adjectives — HANDOUTS

*Note: Because I do not own the copyright to the images used in this lesson, I do not provide them here.


About Christine Ghattas

Christine Ghattas (Christine Bonnie Ghattas) is a teacher and artist from the United States. View all posts by Christine Ghattas

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